deadline for submissions: 
November 15, 2020
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CURRENTS: A Journal of Young English Philology Thought and Review






We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the sixth issue of CURRENTS: A Journal of Young English Philology Thought and Review. CURRENTS is an open access, peer-reviewed, yearly interdisciplinary journal, based in Toruń (Nicolaus Copernicus University), addressed to young researchers in the field of English studies.

As it has once been stated, “science never solves a problem without creating ten more”, which demonstrates its never-ending evolution. New trends emerge as the old ones are amended or abandoned, frequently owing to the fact that they are no longer suitable for the changing world.

Particularly at the beginning of a new decade, this exchange and traffic in ideas appears to be worth examining. Hence, the major theme of the sixth issue of CURRENTSare new trends in the field of English philology. New trends are comprehended hereby as these that have lately developed or are just being introduced to the field in question, including currently examined topics, applied methods, recently advanced theories and formulated concepts, as well as potential directions in which English studies could further expand.

These new currents transgress the boundaries between the humanities and the sciences, as well as dominant and peripheral worldviews. Responding to the current social and cultural issues, research within different areas of humanities, including English studies, attempts to analyze and, potentially, transform our globalized realities. Referring back to the first issue of the journal, this volume reiterates its aspiration to provide space for the discussion of new trends, opening up the opportunity to observe transitions in what is considered new currents at the beginning of the 2020s.

Our invitation is addressed to academics, doctoral and postgraduate students representing different fields, including cultural studies, cross-cultural studies, film and theatre studies, literary studies, linguistics, methodology of teaching English, and translation.

The list of suggested fields includes, but is not limited to, the following aspects of literary and cultural studies as well as (applied) linguistics (i.e. linguistics, methodology of teaching English, translation studies):

  • instances of new trends in the fields in question
  • shifting of theories and works in new directions
  • the relationship between the previous and the newly emerging trends in the aforementioned fields
  • the history and evolution of trends throughout the years
  • the background of the emergence of new trends
  • the development of new methods of solving issues in the indicated fields
  • potential influence of newly emerging trends on the fields in question
  • predictions for the future development of the above-mentioned fields
  • new perspectives on long-established theories and interpretations
  • interdisciplinary research: between humanities and sciences
  • inclusion of peripheral voices and ontologies in research and cultural production.

The aim of our journal is to provide space for the exchange of thought among young English philology scholars. We are especially interested in contributions from students at master’s or doctoral level, but academics who have recently obtained a PhD are encouraged to submit their proposals as well.

We also invite submissions to the review section, preferably devoted to publications relevant to the theme of new trends in the field of English philology, especially, though not exclusively, written by Polish specialists in the discipline.

Articles accompanied by abstracts of 200 words and/or reviews should be submitted to by 15th November 2020.


Suggested article length: 2,000 – 4,000 words.

Suggested review length: ca. 1500 words.