NFEAP 2020 - Stages

deadline for submissions: 
February 14, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Norwegian Forum for English for Academic Purposes
contact email: 

We are pleased to announce the  14th annual NFEAP summer conference, which will take place on Thursday the 11th  and Friday the 12th  of June 2020 at Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet), Oslo, Norway.


The theme for the 2020 conference is Stages. 


The idea of a stage – as space of performance, period of development or both – opens up rich ways of thinking about academic writing and academic speech. When we talk about stages, we might mean the stages of a text, the stages of a writing process, the stages of a writing career. We might mean writing as performance, or the stages of the seminar room or lecture theatre, where discoursal norms demand that speaking entails a kind of performing. How might EAP teachers and thinkers reckon with the stages – process and performance – of writing, teaching, speaking, research, academic work as a whole?


We welcome work that addresses staging or stages in relation to EAP theory and practice. We invite proposals that explore the stages of  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:


Paul Kei Matsuda, Arizona State University, USA


Pat Thomson, University of Nottingham, UK


Lisa McGrath (Sheffield Hallam University, UK) and Raffaella Negretti (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)


Submission guidelines:

Please submit your abstract of no more than 300 words and a biography of no more than 50 words by February 14th, 2020 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 16th, 2020. 


Please use this link to submit your proposal.



The Ann Torday Gulden Scholarship

Ann Torday Gulden has been, for many years, a tireless and vital advocate for EAP in Norway, and this scholarship is named in her honour. This annual scholarship contributes up to 5000 NOK to the expenses of an EAP teacher or researcher to come to the conference and present their work. We seek to support work that is distinctive and original and that exemplifies innovative approaches to EAP theory and practice. It is open to all – please check the box provided in the proposal submission form if you would like to be considered for the scholarship. We particularly encourage graduate students to apply.



Conference webpage:


Important dates:


  • Registration opens: January 2020
  • Deadline for abstracts: 14 February 2020
  • Notification of acceptance: 16 March 2020
  • Conference programme available: mid-April 2020
  • Deadline for registration: 20 May 2020
  • NFEAP conference 2020: 11th-12th June 2020




The 2000 NOK conference registration fee includes refreshments and lunch for both days of the conference and the conference dinner on Thursday evening.


Please note that the NFEAP is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to assist with conference travel or subsistence.


We would like to thank you in advance for your contribution to the 14th NFEAP summer conference and look forward to having the opportunity to discuss and disseminate your work.