UPDATE: 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

Third Circular and Second 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 http://www.kongress.no/95.
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 =20
recommend that papers/presentations last 20 minutes, freeing the rest =20=

of the time for discussion.)

The following panel topics have been proposed, and will be included =20
in the programme: =94The Captivity Narrative in British and American =20
Literatures: Beginnings to the Present,=94 =94American Studies and its =20=

=91Outsides=92,=94 =94Postcolonial Studies,=94 =94Contemporary Poetry in =
English,=94 =94English in Europe,=94 =94Global Migrations: History, =
Fiction =20
and Narrative,=94 =94Interartial Connections,=94 =94English Historical =20=

Linguistics," "Children and Young adults=92 literature."

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: "Vernacular universals in dialects of =20
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: Lise.Opdahl_at_eng.uib.no.

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. =20
See this internet link: http://www.festspillene.no/

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

and from cities like Oslo, Copenhagen and Amsterdam.

English Department, Det historisk-filosofiske fakultet, Postboks =20
7805, 5020 Bergen, Norway

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