English Dialects from Page to Stage

deadline for submissions: 
January 15, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Claire Hélie, université de Lille

the next ESSE congress will take place in Lyon, France from August 31 to September 4. Natalie Braber (Nottingham University) and I would be delighted to read your abstracts (200-250 words), which are due on January 15. Participants will be given notice of acceptance after March 15 for 15 minute-long papers followed by a short Q&A.  S59: English Dialects from Page to Stage This seminar examines the construction of diatopic variation on the page and on the stage. The participants are invited to present their work on English dialects in poetry and drama with a special emphasis on rather contemporary productions (from the 1950s to today). The papers may include, but are not limited to, the following topics:  - how dialect is enregistered in the literary field - how dialect is encoded by the poet or the playwright and decoded by the reader in the text - how textual / literary dialect is actualised by the poet or the actor and received by the audience during poetic and theatrical performances - how dialect translates in other regions and other countries Convenors: * Natalie Braber (Nottingham Trent University, UK), natalie.braber[at-sign]ntu.ac.uk * Claire Hélie (Lille University, France) claire.helie[at-sign]univ-lille.fr