CFP: Shakespeare's Language: Stylistic and Linguistic Approaches (3/1/06; ESSE 8, 8/29/06-9/2/06)

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Mireille Ravassat

ESSE 8: LONDON 29 August -- 2 September 2006

The next ESSE (European Society for the Study of English) Conference, ESSE
8, will take place at the Institute of English Studies (IES),University of
London, from Tuesday 29 August to Saturday 2 September 2006.


Despite age-old discussions, Shakespeare's ever-renewed interest in the
issue of language per se still requires investigation and new vistas of
reflection. The seminar will take a particular, but not exclusive, interest
in tropes as a way of considering Shakespeare at the intersection of
stylistics and linguistics. One of the important issues at stake will be the
isolated status of metonymy as an orphan figure too often upstaged by its
eminent tropical counterpart, metaphor. All contributions drawing on the
models and terminology provided by multifarious aspects of linguistics are
relevant, e.g. discourse analysis, pragmatics, literary semantics,
stylometry, corpus/computer text analysis etc.

Convenor: Dr Mireille Ravassat (University of Valenciennes)

Co-convenor: Dr Jonathan Hope (Strathclyde University)

Please send your abstracts directly to both convenors.
Deadline: 1 March 2006

Seminar papers will not be read at the meeting but summarised in such a way
as to encourage discussion. Convenors will ask successful proposers to
present their paper as a 4-page abstract, if they have not already done so;
and to provide a 100-word summary of the abstract to be published on the
Conference website. Each seminar will allow a maximum of six participants
and will be limited to a single two-hour session.
Further information is available on the ESSE 8 website:

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