Language, Literature, Play and Games: 8th International Conference on Language and Literary Studies, 24–25 May, 2019 / Belgrade, Serbia

deadline for submissions: 
March 15, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa BK University in Belgrade

The Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa BK University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Eighth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies, which will be held on 24–25 May, 2019.

For the eighth issue of our annual conference, we hope to gather scholars, teachers and professionals whose scientific research focuses on the study of  


Children's play and board games, sport and dance, political and various other games are an integral part of the collective experience of humankind. Although the first significant theories and classifications of play and games appeared in the twentieth century (e.g. Caillois's four play forms – agon, alea, mimicry and ilinx), many great thinkers, from Heraclitus and Plato to Kant, Gadamer and Wittgenstein, have expressed their opinions about this phenomenon. Language, Literature, Play and Games conference looks into the significance of the concepts of play and games and their influence on various aspects of human culture and civilization. The aim of our conference is to present possible empirical and theoretical views on play and games from the perspective of philology, pedagogy, philosophy, sociology and psychology, as well as from the point of view of other humanities and arts. Within the scope of this topic and with your presence and collaboration, we shall attempt to address and analyze issues such as:

-         Philosophical, sociological and psychological aspects of play and games

-         Wordplay in discourse

-         The function of games and playing in teaching language and literature

-         Play and games as literary motifs

-         Play as a principle of text structure

-         Play and dance in traditional and modern art and performance

-         The importance of play and games in the media, social networks and other means of communication

-         Games and playing in sport and entertainment industry

-         Play and games in politics and economy

Papers addressing aspects of play and games which are not mentioned here are welcome as well.

Your proposals for a fifteen-minute presentation (followed by a short discussion) should be sent by e-mail to 15 March, 2019. The proposals should contain your name, affiliation and e-mail address, title of the presentation and an abstract of 200 to 250 words, together with 5 to 8 keywords. Proposals should be submitted in the language in which the presentation will be delivered: English or Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 1 April, 2019.

Conference fee is 50 EUR.