|English and I: Literary and Cultural Encounters|
Fourth ASSE International Conference on British and American StudiesÂ organized in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Languages, University of Vlora "Ismail Qemali"
June 8-10, 2017
Deadline for proposals: 31 March 2017
"Viewed freely, the English language is the accretion and growth of every dialect, race, and range of time, and is both the free and compacted composition of all."
In today's world flooded by globalization, internationalization, interculturalisation and other related concepts and social approaches, English has become a necessity that often conditions our work, lifestyle and even our way of thinking. Although it would be curious enough to trace back the beginnings of such influence of English upon other languages and cultures, it would be even more interesting to investigate the ways in which English has interacted with them over the years and centuries. Occurring inside and outside the UK and at a multi-layered level of cultural exchange, that is, between English and Welsh or English and Irish, between English and the former colonies, between English and the European and American worlds, these encounters have been far from easy ones. The historical perspective of these encounters is indeed important to understand why English has acquired such linguistic, cultural and literary dominance not only among the English-speaking countries but also worldwide, but it is even more important to investigate the outcome(s) of these encounters, resulting most notably from conflict, migration, mixed marriage, (mis)communication etc.
Some possible topics the conference aims at addressing include:
• Historical encounters of English with other languages and cultures
Papers are welcomed from but are not limited to:
• British and Commonwealth Literature
The conference language is English. Please send your abstracts (about 250 words) for papers (20 min) as an MS word attachment to the following Email-address by 31 March 2017:
Please follow the template to be found at http://www.assenglish.org/eandi/abstracts/for abstract submission.
A selection of papers will be published in the journal in esse: English Studies in Albania, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2.
For more information, please visit the conference website, http://www.assenglish.org/eandi/.
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