ENGLISHES AND CHANGING IDENTITIES IN THE NORTH, May 4-7

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Second and final call for papers
Nordic Association of English Studies Conference, 2016
University of Agder, Norway
May 4-7, 2016
"Englishes and Changing Identities in the North"

The 12th triennial conference for the Nordic Association of English Studies (NAES) will take place at the University of Agder, in Kristiansand Norway, from May 4 to 7, 2016.
The conference is broadly inclusive, open to academics working in such fields as English linguistics, literatures in English, cultural studies, and English-language pedagogy. Interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.
Confirmed plenary speakers are:
Dr. Christine Berberich (University of Portsmouth)
Professor Kathleen Jamie (Stirling University)
Professor Peter Trudgill (University of Agder)

The theme of the conference is Englishes and Changing Identities in the North, and the focus this year will be on discussions and re-evaluations of English identities, particularly in the Northern hemisphere, as realized through language, literature and culture. There are currently open panels on the following topics:
"Passification: Identity Documents, Border Control, and the Movement of Peoples"
"Englishness: Identity and Belonging in Modern English Literature"
"Drama and Early Modern Education"
"American and British Politics & Society"
"Literature and Trauma"

Other possible topics include the following:
British identity in a time of devolution, the European Union and the Peace Process
The US/UK relationship in a changing world
Migration politics and migrant literature and language in the North
Arctic and circumpolar culture and literature
Literature and identity formation in British/North American/Scandinavian literature
Developments within media, social media and film in the North
Linguistic developments in North American and Northern European English
Scandinavia and the English-speaking world
Boundaries of English identity, discussions of the northern identity in Ulster, Scotland, Northern England, the Orkneys and Shetland Islands
Translation theories and practices

Papers, posters and panels are welcomed, in all the mentioned fields, and on related topics. All paper presentations will have 20 minutes at their disposal, with an extra 10 minutes set aside for discussion.
Deadline for submitting abstracts: 15 February 2016. Paper proposals should be no more than 250 words and panel proposals no more than 500 words. The submissions will be reviewed by the conference's organizing committee, and should be sent to the following email address: Charles.Armstrong@uia.no