DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 17th, 2020 International Conference of the Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies (APEAA)

deadline for submissions: 
February 17, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies (APEAA)

DEADLINE EXTENDED to 17 February 2020



The Department of Languages and Cultures at the University of Aveiro is very pleased to announce the 41st Conference of the Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies, which will take place between 26 and 28 March 2020.

Proposals for papers, panels and roundtables are welcome on a wide range of topics that fall within the field of English Studies (literary and cultural studies, postcolonial studies, performance, film and theatre studies, gender and sexuality studies, translation studies, linguistics, language teaching and methodology).

Although the conference programme will take into consideration a plethora of themes and issues anchored in the domain of English Studies, the conference invites proposals imbued with the spirit of the 1920s and the 2020s – inaugural  decades launching a series of social, economic, cultural, scientific, artistic and literary changes shaping the world.


‘The Lost Generation’: Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald

The (Post)Suffragette Struggle for Women’s Rights

The modernist novel and modernist poetry: Virginia Woolf, William Faulkner, James Joyce, Henry James, T. S. Eliot, and Ezra Pound

New Woman Fiction

The Bloomsbury Group

Eugenics and the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan

The Immigration Acts of 1917-1924 in the USA

Prohibition: The Progressive Era

Race, Class and Gender

The Influence of Psychoanalysis

Social Darwinism


Brexit and Ireland: Could the Troubles return?

The Post-Brexit Imagination

Post-Brexit Literature

The Era of “Make America Great Again”

Keynote speakers 

Tim Armstrong (Royal Holloway)


Paul Lauter (Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut)


Lucy Collins (University College Dublin)


Please include the following information with your proposal:
• the full title of your paper / panel / roundtable;
• a 250-300 word description of your paper / panel / roundtable;
• your name, postal address and e-mail address;
• your institutional affiliation and position;
• a short bionote;
• AV requirements (if any)

Working languages: English and Portuguese


Submissions and queries should be sent by e-mail to:


Deadline for submissions: 20 January 2020
Notification of acceptance: 10 February 2020
Deadline for registration: 29 February 2020

Conference webpage:


Registration Fee (APEAA, SAAS and HELAAS members): 60 Euros
Registration Fee (non-members): 90 Euros
Student fee (APEAA, SAAS and HELAAS members): 30 Euros
Student fee (non-members): 45 Euros

Registration payment details: 
Name of the Payee: Universidade de Aveiro
NIB: 0035 0836 0000 1785 2307 0
IBAN: PT 50 0035 0836 0000 1785 2307 0
Bank: Caixa Geral de Depósitos


Organising Committee:
Reinaldo Silva (

Aline Ferreira (

Scientific Committee:

Aline Ferreira

Anthony Barker

David Callahan

Reinaldo Silva