CFP: Tenth Nordic Conference of English Studies (Norway) (12/1/06; 5/24/07-5/26/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Charles Armstrong

Tenth Nordic Conference for English Studies
University of Bergen, Norway
Thursday May 24 to Saturday May 26, 2007

Second Circular and First Call for Papers

The Tenth Nordic Conference for English Studies will be hosted by the =20=

English Department of the University of Bergen, Norway, in May 2007. =20
Details of the conference will be posted as they become available on =20
the conference web site at

Scholars in all areas of English Studies are invited to submit =20
proposals for papers or posters to be presented at the conference. =20
Papers will be presented at thematically organised parallel sessions =20
and at workshops on specific topics. Each presenter will be allocated =20=

30 minutes, including time for questions and discussion. (We recommed =20=

that papers/presentations last 20 minutes, freeing the rest of the =20
time for discussion.) The following themes have already been proposed =20=

as panel topics: =93American Studies and its =91Outsides=92=94, =94The =
Body in =20
the Text: Literary and Linguistic Approaches to Embodied Language=94, =20=

"The Captivity Narrative in British and American Literatures, =20

to the Present", =94Contemporary Poetry in English=94, =94Emigrant =
Letters =20
in Historical Dialectology/Sociolinguistics=94, =94English in Europe=94, =
=93History of the English Language=94, =94Post-Colonial Studies=94.

There is room for many more panels and workshops, and the conference =20
will be organised around the actual papers submitted. For those who =20
prefer to give a visual rather than an oral presentation, there is =20
the option of preparing a display in poster form. Posters will be =20
displayed throughout the conference, and a specific time will be =20
allocated for conference participants to speak to poster presenters.

There will also be plenary lectures with invited speakers on issues =20
of general interest within English studies. Here are the speakers in =20
question, with provisional lecture titles:

Professor Sylvia Adamson, University of Manchester, UK: =91Linguistics =20=

and Literary History, Literature and Linguistic History=92
Professor Benita Parry, Warwick University, UK: =91A Third World =20
Professor Donald Pease, Dartmouth College, USA: =91The Planetarization=20=

(s) of American Literature=92
Professor Robert Phillipson, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark: =20
=91Lingua Franca or Lingua Frankensteinia? English in European =20
Integration and Globalisation=92
Professor Peter Trudgill, Fribourg University, Switzerland, and =20
University of East Anglia, UK: to be announced

Proposals - including information about your academic position and =20
institution, as well as a title and an abstract of 75-100 words in =20
length =96 should be sent to Charles I. Armstrong, email address =20

The organisers welcome proposals for workshop or panel themes from =20
anyone who would like to chair a workshop/panel and is also willing =20
to encourage and invite others to present papers there. If you want =20
to suggest a new workshop or panel title, please contact Lise Opdahl =20
at the following email address:

The deadline for firm proposals for papers and poster presentations =20
is December 1st, 2006, but the organisers will be happy to receive =20
preliminary suggestions before that date.

In addition to the academic programme, there will be a social =20
programme at the conference, including opportunities to see something =20=

of Bergen and its beautiful surroundings. Bergen is Norway=92s second-=20=

largest city, with an intimate city centre and a vibrant student =20
life. The city=92s most prestigious cultural event, the annual Bergen =20=

arts festival (Festspillene i Bergen), will be taking place at the =20
time of the conference =96 and tickets for concerts, plays, etc., =20
should be available if participants enquire a few months in advance.

Bergen has its own airport: Flesland Lufthavn, with direct flights to =20=

and from cities like Oslo, Copenhagen and Amsterdam.

English Department, University of Bergen, Sydnesplassen 7, 9037 Bergen.

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