ESSE 10 conference, Turin, Italy, 24-28 August 2010: seminar on Shakespeare's language and style

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Mireille Ravassat and Jonathan Culpeper

ESSE 10 conference – Turin, Italy, 24-28 August 2010

Call for papers: New approaches to Shakespeare's language and style
We invite papers for seminar 12 on Shakespeare's language and style at the tenth international conference of ESSE (The European Society for the Study of English):

Shakespeare had a lifelong interest in exploiting the mechanics of language, as is evidenced by the adroit linguistic manipulations displayed in his works, and his own uses of language still intrigue and baffle us today. The current revived interest in his language and style and new tools of investigation allow us to probe further into his production and offer innovative insights bridging the gap between linguists and literary scholars. This seminar will take a particular interest in such cutting-edge approaches as corpus stylistics and cognitive stylistics, but also aims at showing that there can be new life in more traditional approaches (rhetoric, poetics, pragmatics, etc.).

Please send a 200-word abstract of the proposed paper directly to both convenors of the seminar before 31 January 2010:
Mireille Ravassat (University of Valenciennes, FR):
Jonathan Culpeper (Lancaster University, UK) :
The convenors will let the proponents know whether their proposals have been accepted no later than 28 February 2010.
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