NFEAP 2018: The Future of Genres

deadline for submissions: 
February 18, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Norwegian Forum for English for Academic Purposes
contact email: 

We are pleased to announce the  12th annual NFEAP summer conference, which will take place on Thursday the 7th   and Friday the 8th  of June 2018 at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus), Oslo, Norway.


The theme for the 2018 conference is The Future of Genres


Or, to put it another way, “The Futures of Genre” …


Genre is a vital concept and resource in EAP, and NFEAP 2018 offers opportunities to think about the ongoing, ever-developing relationship between genres, teaching, research and thinking.  What are the key questions about genre, EAP and teaching at this moment in time, and what might they be in the future? How do concepts of genre affect and shape teaching and research in academic disciplines, and in EAP itself?


We welcome work that addresses genre(s) in relation to EAP theory and practice. This may include, for example, genre and voice or position; genre innovation (and innovative genres); genre analysis; the affordances of genres (and their limitations). Genre and its relationship to EAP may be understood broadly.


We invite proposals that explore genre in connection with  EAP concepts; EAP training methods, principles, practices and research; needs analysis, syllabus and materials design, teaching strategies and methodological issues; group/interdisciplinary teaching; critical EAP; e-learning and technology; academic identities; academic literacies; any other relevant topics.


Plenary speakers:


John M. Swales, University of Michigan, USA


Christine M. Tardy, University of Arizona, USA


Carmen Perez-Llantada, University of Zaragoza, Spain


Submission guidelines:

Please submit your abstract of no more than 300 words and a biography of no more than 50 words by February 18th, 2018 using the link below. The standard length for presentations is 30 minutes (20 minutes for presentation, plus 10 minutes for discussion). You will be notified of the outcome of the review process by March 17th, 2018. 

More information and submission of proposals at: