English Studies as Archive and as Prospecting

“80 Years of English Studies in Zagreb”
International Conference / Zagreb, Croatia, 18-21 September 2014

Perhaps the most exciting problem that English studies are facing today is coming to terms with the complexities of knowledge produced and dominated by the English speaking worlds in the past two and a half centuries. While this calls for a nuanced approach to the questions of archive and cultural memory, as implicated in it is the probing of the futures that this knowledge fuels or envisions. Our conference welcomes a critical discussion of this issue, not least where it touches on the future of English studies themselves and the ways in which the humanities embedded in them depend on the encounter with other disciplines and agendas.
The Department of English, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb, on the occasion of its 80th anniversary invites papers encompassing but not limited to the following areas of interest:

– English Literary Histories
– Critical Theory
– American Studies
– Postcolonial Cultures
– Film and Media Studies
– Theoretical Linguistics
– Second Language Acquisition and Teaching
– Applied Linguistics
– Varieties of the English Language
– Translation Studies
– Scandinavian Studies

Featured plenary speakers are:
Professor Diane Larsen-Freeman (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)
Professor Hubert Cuyckens (University of Leuven, Belgium)
Professor Liam Kennedy (University College Dublin, Ireland)

Deadline for proposals: 15 March 2014

Notification of acceptance: by 1 April 2014.

Selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

For additional information on deadlines, application procedure and fees, please refer to the conference website: http://www.ffzg.unizg.hr/engconference14/