Call for Papers



This seminar is intended for doctoral students in English studies who wish to present their current research. Like previous editions corroborate, this event allows students to get in contact with peers who share similar concerns and face similar challenges throughout their research years. As research in English Studies has to adapt to our ever changing world, this seminar is conceived as an opportunity for young researchers to share and compare their initiatives and their experiences as PhD students with other colleagues. During this seminar, PhD students will be accompanied by early-career researchers and postgraduates, as well as senior lecturers and experts in English Studies research.


Dr Rosa Lorés
(Universidad de Zaragoza)

Dr Katarzyna Paszkiewicz
(Universitat de les Illes Balears)

● Applied linguistics
● EFL pedagogy
● Academic and professional discourses
● Genre theory and rhetoric
● Pragmatics and discourse analysis

● Audiovisual translation
● Specialised translation
● Literary translation
● Language, style, and cultural change

● Contemporary and modern literatures
in English
● Recent trends in critical theory
● Literary theory
● Postcolonial and decolonial studies

● Culture and film theories
● Globalisation in the cinema
● Transnational cinema and

The seminar welcomes proposals for papers on all the topics listed above. We are
particularly keen to encourage contributions that engage with the department’s areas of
expertise: transmodern and posthuman literatures, transnationality and crisis in contemporary
cinema, and recontextualization and interdiscursivity in digital (scientific) genres.

Abstracts must be submitted both for papers and for posters. The text must be written in English, with a 250-300 word length. Please use the abstract template provided on the website (typeset in Time New Roman, 12pt, single-spaced, and properly indented). Bibliographical
references are strongly recommended, following a well-established reference style (APA, MLA). Abstracts must be sent to seing@unizar.esincluding the name and affiliation of the author(s) in the message. The author’s name must be removed from the title and from references to earlier publications. Please, name the attachment “LING”, “TRANS”, “LIT”, or “FILM”, according to your field, followed by the author’s initials. e.g. Luis Rodrigo’s paper on Literature: LIT_LR; or Luisa Galve’s paper on Linguistics: LING_LG.


SCHEDULE Friday, May 3rd, 9:00-14:00 / 15:00-20:00


Deadline for abstract submission January 30th
Notification of acceptance March 4th

Call for Papers

14th Biennial HAAS Conference America Beyond Crisis: Regeneration, Coping, Healing

America Beyond Crisis: Regeneration, Coping, Healing
May 24-25, 2024
University of Szeged contact:
Department of American Studies web:

The HAAS 2024 conference invites contributions that address diverse modes and narratives of moving beyond crisis in American culture. The presentations are to explore the possible uses of dialogue, negotiation, coping mechanisms, mobility or hybridisation in various attempts to tackle senses of crisis, ambiguity, and various forms of cultural, political, social, linguistic, mental, affective, moral disorder represented by cultural forms within the contexts of transnational American Studies. The general aim is to further explore the ways methodologies in the humanities may diagnose, process, and proactively prevent the cultural experience of crisis in diverse transnational American contexts. Scholars and PhD students from various fields including literature, history, social and cultural studies, visual culture, politics, applied linguistics, etc. are encouraged to offer their critical insights on any aspect of crisis and regeneration in American culture.
Potential paper and panel submissions can address but are not limited to:

● narratives of crisis, coping, healing
● languages of crisis and regeneration
● displacement and migration as ways of regeneration
● activism, solidarity, consciousness-raising and crisis management
● the ethics of crisis management
● crises and negotiations in diplomacy
● hybridization and healing
● climate change, climate crisis
● gendered perspectives on coping
● economic depression and regeneration
● crisis as an opportunity

Abstracts should be submitted to our website at https://between November 20, 2023 and February 15, 2024. Submitters will receive notification of acceptance by March 15, 2024.
The conference will be arranged as an onsite conference at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of the University of Szeged (Szeged, Egyetem u 2). Conference proceedings are to be published by Americana Ebooks.


Please, fill in the registration form at the following link:

For presentations, an abstract of around 250 words (in English) and a short bio of 80 words should be uploaded at the end of the registration form. Deadline for submission of abstracts: February 15, 2024.

Call for Papers

Postcolonial Infrastructure

Annual Conference of the German Association for Postcolonial Studies (GAPS) University of Konstanz, 18-20 May 2023

Please submit your 250-300 word abstract by December 31, 2022 to

Mobility systems, urban planning, markets, educational facilities, digital appliances: infrastructure organizes social life, assigns subject positions, and enables or prevents cultural exchange. Yet its powerful role often goes unnoticed as most infrastructure is designed to recede into the half-conscious background of daily life. In recent years, researchers in several fields have begun to uncover the sociopolitical hierarchies and resistant forces at work in the construction, maintenance, transformation, and dismantling of infrastructure. Postcolonial studies has much to contribute to this research—and vice versa.

After all, colonization is itself a large-scale infrastructure project. Both historically and systemically, colonization involves the transcultural transfer of military, political, economic, legal, social, and other infrastructure, and the destruction of indigenous infrastructure, in order to establish and maintain power over colonized peoples. As Édouard Glissant remarks, today’s infrastructures are “products of structures inherited from colonization, which no adjustment of parity (between the former colony and the former home country) and, moreover, no planning of an ideological order has been able to remedy.” Scholars in postcolonial studies have therefore begun to analyze infrastructure as a form of “planned violence” (Boehmer and Davies). At the same time, infrastructure can function as a social good that fosters relations and enables alternative forms of sociality. Access to infrastructure thus confers privilege, regulates participation, and erects hierarchies. In the decolonial struggle, infrastructure has therefore emerged as a key site and means of resistance.

These infrastructural dynamics require analytic approaches from the humanities, and especially from postcolonial studies, because they unfold centrally on a cultural level. Infrastructure is shaped by specific actors and processes, and it sustains cultural presuppositions, imaginaries, and ideologies. Infrastructure is also a discursive category that confers visibility or invisibility, and can thus establish epistemological hierarchies and undergird material ones. The concept of infrastructure itself emerged in France at the peak of European imperialism and first spread in anglophone military discourse. At the same time, there are comparable concepts in languages and cultures around the world whose knowledge might modify, challenge, or interrelate with anglophone conceptions of infrastructure.

The 2023 GAPS conference seeks to explore this underrepresented yet essential dimension of colonial, postcolonial, and decolonial life. Proposals may address, but are not limited to, issues such as:
• infrastructures of (post)colonial literature / literature about (post)colonial
• language as infrastructure / infrastructures of language
• the uses of infrastructure in postcolonial and decolonial theory
• racialized infrastructure
• infrastructure and identity
• trans/national infrastructure; cross/border infrastructures
• infrastructures of empire
• imperial and colonial entanglements of the infrastructure concept
• the temporality of post/colonial infrastructures
• the political aesthetics of infrastructures
• infrastructure and travel (writing)
• infrastructural genres / genre as infrastructure
• translating infrastructure / infrastructures of translation
• infrastructural imaginaries
• teaching postcolonial infrastructure (within educational infrastructure)
• rethinking postcolonial studies infrastructurally: which linguistic, literary, formal, theoretical, artistic, social, etc. phenomena can productively be described as infrastructural?

Please submit your 250-300 word abstract by December 31, 2022 to All presenters must be GAPS members by the time of the conference.

Work in progress in anglophone postcolonial studies—including M.A./M.Ed., PhD, and Postdoc projects as well as ongoing research projects in general—can be presented in the “Under Construction” section of the conference, for which poster presentations are also welcome. Please submit abstracts for project presentations (250-300 words) indicating your chosen format (paper or poster) by March 1, 2023.

A limited number of travel bursaries are available for emerging scholars, part-time, or currently unemployed speakers who are, or will become, members of GAPS. If you wish to apply for a travel bursary, please indicate so via e-mail to the conference organizers by March 1, 2023.

GAPS strives to create a conference in which everyone can participate in critical discussions of all topics. If a paper contains discussions of and/or representations of violence, presenters are encouraged to consider whether a content note might be warranted in order to prepare audience members. Content notes should be included in submitted abstracts for later inclusion in the conference program. Presenters are also encouraged to think critically about how they might choose to present such content (visually, orally, as text on a slide etc).

Feel free to contact the organizers if you have any questions or special requirements.

Call for Papers

50th AAAS Conference 2023 “Versions of America: Speculative Pasts, Presents, Futures” University of Klagenfurt, Oct. 20-22, 2023

The United States has always been one and many, as its national motto E pluribus unum highlights. Although the phrase originally reflected the determination to form a political unity from a collection of single states, it has much deeper cultural meanings in a nation of immigrants where people with many different backgrounds and beliefs have engaged in perceiving, telling, and living a multiplicity of versions of America. Recent years suggest a new urgency to address this multiplicity and plural imaginations of the nation, especially in a (post-pandemic) America that lays open deep societal divides and that is marked by an unprecedented sense of uncertainty and instability.

The 50th conference of the Austrian Association for American Studies sets out to explore America through its versions, understood as cultural practices of imagination and speculation that shape our perceived realities and that can manifest, for example, through single works and their variants, across media, and in various discourses, ideologies, or disciplines. As the notion of a version always implies a potential for plurality and interlinkages, we ask how past, present, and future versions of America function and interact: Which versions of America have emerged historically, when, where, and why? How do some of these create or celebrate awareness of their status as versions, while others obscure their versionality, aiming to naturalize themselves as a-versional in order to maintain the hegemony, e.g., of heteronormativity, patriarchy or white supremacy? How do versions of America emerge through one another, creating the U.S. as a multi-layered phenomenon? How are they told through different media, genres, modes, and forms of storytelling? How is America perceived as multi-versional in the U.S. and abroad? What are the political potentials of thinking through versions and how may such thinking engender new forms of resistance and resilience?

Seeking to explore versions of America in their aesthetic, epistemological, and political potentials, we invite contributions that consider the conference theme across all kinds of historical, cultural, and artistic discourses.

For more information on the conference theme “Versions of America: Speculative Pasts, Presents, Futures,” please have a look at the conference website, which will be continuously updated: The deadline for abstract submission is May 31, 2023.

We look forward to reading your abstracts and to welcoming you in Klagenfurt! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

Organizers: Matthias Klestil & Marijana Mikić

Call for Papers

Konferencija Jezik, književnost, proces

Drage koleginice i kolege,


Zadovoljstvo nam je da vam uputimo poziv i obavestimo da će naša interdisciplinarna konferencija Jezik, književnost, proces biti održana uživo 21. i 22. aprila 2023. godine na Filozofskom fakultetu u Nišu.

Rok za slanje apstrakata je 20. februar 2023. godine, a obaveštenje o prihvaćenoj prijavi za konferenciju dobićete do 15. marta 2023. godine. Više  informacija na sajtu:


Uz ovaj mejl prilažemo pozivno pismo u kome možete videti detalje u vezi sa konferencijom, a molimo vas da ga prosledite i koleginicama i kolegama koji bi mogli biti zainteresovani za učešće na konferenciji. Prijavni formular se može popuniti na ovom linku: Obrazac za prijavu.


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