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Third International Conference on English Language, Literature, Teaching and Translation Studies (CELLTTS)

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Third International Conference on English Language, Literature, Teaching and Translation Studies (CELLTTS)

Living, Reading, Teaching and Translating in a World Dominated by the Culture of War and War of Cultures

The Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo, is pleased to announce its 3rd International Conference on English Language, Literature, Teaching and Translation Studies (CELLTTS) which will take place on September 28-29, 2018. For the third time we invite scholars and experts in their respective fields of research to Sarajevo to present and discuss their research findings and exchange experience and ideas with their colleagues from the region and the world.
The approaching Centenary (1918-2018) of the Armistice which ended the First World War sadly reminds us that peace is an empty signifier, a phantom or a beautiful illusion that remains out of reach. The past hundred years of violent conflicts have changed the world we live in out of recognition, while the discourse of conflict has become firmly entrenched even within academia in the form of the so called “culture wars” fought in the various branches of the humanities. Why do humanities matter in a world in which the label “post-conflict” has become a synonym for peace? What is the role of media in times of war and post-war transition? What is it like to teach (English) language/literature/history/culture in a post-conflict society? How is war represented in literature? What are the ways to study language as the site and reflection of wars, agony and revolutions? How can trauma studies and a culture of remembrance help us understand and accept what was meant to be suppressed and unacknowledged? Finally, how are we to cope with the challenge of living the humanities in time of wars?
It is these and related topics that we intend to examine as closely as possible at this year’s conference and we invite researchers and scholars working in the broad area of Anglo-American studies to submit abstracts for oral presentations based on the (non-exhaustive) list of areas of interest below:

Cognitive Linguistics
(Critical) Discourse Analysis
History of English
Contrastive Analysis
Corpus Linguistics
Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language
Language Acquisition
Translation Studies
Interpretation Studies
Literary Theory/ Literary Criticism/ Literary History
Cultural Studies

Venue: Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo
The conference language is English. The presenters are required to restrict their presentations to 15 minutes.

Submission guidelines
Abstracts within 200–250 words should be submitted here,
or sent electronically as email attachments (using application form) in Microsoft Word for Windows (.doc or .docx formats) to the Conference’s email address:, with the word ‘Abstract’ as the subject.
Abstracts will be evaluated according to the originality of the theme, clear methodology and theoretical framework, and scholarly contribution of the research.

Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 15 April 2018
Deadline for the notification of acceptance: 1 May 2018

Registration fee:
Regular: 60 euros (EUR), or 120 Bosnian convertible marks (BAM) (bank transfer fees are to be paid by the participants or will be charged at the conference; on-site registration is an option)
Early bird registration fee: 50 euros (EUR), or 100 Bosnian convertible marks (BAM)
Registration fee for students from BiH: 30 euros (EUR), or 60 Bosnian convertible marks (BAM)
Early bird registration fee for students from BiH: 20 euros (EUR), or 40 Bosnian convertible marks (BAM)

Deadline for early bird registration: 1 September 2018

The fee covers organisational costs, conference pack, refreshments during coffee breaks, and buffet lunch on 28 and 29 September. After the Conference, a refereed selection of papers will be published as a book of proceedings.
Please visit the conference website for more information.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Sarajevo!
Organizing Committee
Dr. Sanja Šoštarić
Dr. Amira Sadiković
Dr. Ifeta Čirić-Fazlija
Dr. Larisa Kasumagić-Kafedžić
Dr. Selma Đuliman
Dr. Nejla Kalajdžisalihović
Dr. Merima Osmankadić
Dr. Lejla Mulalić
Dr. Melisa Okičić
Alma Žero, MA
Nermina Čordalija, MA

Programme Committee
Dr. Snežana Bilbija
Dr. Srebren Dizdar
Dr. Nedžad Leko
Dr. Sanja Šoštarić
Dr. Amira Sadiković
Dr. Larisa Kasumagić-Kafedžić
Dr. Merima Osmankadić
Dr. Ifeta Čirić-Fazlija
Dr. Lejla Mulalić

Serbian American Studies
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