[lg policy] CFP: Slovene Association for the Study of English

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 14 13:30:23 UTC 2011

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SDAŠ 2012: The Changes in Epochal Paradigms and the Opportunities they
Offer for English Studies

(10 - 12 May 2012, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Conference Call

More than a decade into the 21st century, we have yet to grasp fully
the age in which we are living. The Third International Conference of
the Slovene Association for the Study of English will address changes
in epochal paradigms and the opportunities they offer for English

While English's role as the predominant global language seems more
assured than ever, the traditional role of English studies is no
longer obvious. As well, the critical theoretical tools employed in
the past - tools which emerged from a context of static print and
which were developed before the rise of television, let alone the
internet - do not always seem adequate for examining today's world.

What lies ahead for scholars of English and for English studies? For
the English language? How are we to theorize, to come to terms with,
the literary and real world that surrounds us? What is the role of the
traditional (or contemporary) canon in a context where reading has
lost is primacy? Are books and texts a bygone concept in the era of
hypertext, immediate electronic revision, and truly interactive
reading/comment experiences in online environments? Is language
reduced to computer code as content and speed trump form in text
messages and sometimes even more formal discourse? What is the broader
role of culture in a world in which everything is cultural, and in
which culture and economy are intertwined to an unprecedented degree?

The SDAŠ 2012 conference will take place from 10th to 12th May 2012 in
Ljubljana, Slovenia. Proposals for papers are invited in the following
subject areas.

Literatures in English



Cultural Studies

Gender and Queer Studies

Language Teaching

English for Specific Purposes

Keynote Speakers

Prof. David Crystal (Honorary Prof. of Linguistics, University of
Wales, Bangor, UK) is a writer, editor, lecturer, and broadcaster. He
is the author of a number of books on linguistics and the English
language. He is perhaps best known for his work on language
encyclopedias, phonetics, phonology, endangered languages, internet
linguistics and text language.

Prof. David Staines (University of Ottawa, Canada), the author and
editor of several scholarly books on topics ranging from Arthurian
Romance to Marshall McLuhan, has been especially instrumental in the
development of Canadian literature. He has been a driving force behind
the Giller Prize, Canada's primary award for fiction, and the Charles
Taylor Prize, its counterpart for Literary Non-Fiction. Professor
Staines is general editor of McClelland & Stewart's "New Canadian

Submission of Abstracts

Please send an abstract of between 150 to 200 words to
info at sdas.edus.si or to Andrej Stopar (Department of English, Faculty
of Arts, Aškerčeva 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia;
andrej.stopar at guest.arnes.si). The preferred method is by e-mail.
Abstracts should be sent as part of the Abstract Submission Form

Due date for the submission of abstracts: 20th September 2011.

E-mail notifications of acceptance will be sent by 1st December 2011.

Each paper should be 20-minutes in length to allow for a 5-minute
discussion period. A selection of papers will be published after the
event in a special edition of ELOPE

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