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LEECH GEOFFREY
NEXUS
2015, 01
16/01/1936
GEOFFREY
LEECH
19/08/2014
edita: Marian Amengual
2015.1
This issue is published in honour of
Geoffrey Neil Leech (1936-2014)
Professor of English Linguistics
Lancaster University
(Lancashire, United Kingdom)
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ÍNDICE
Nota de la editora
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Un saludo desde la Presidencia de AEDEAN
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Informe de la Dirección de Atlantis
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Información de interés para los socios/as
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XXXIX Congreso Internacional de AEDEAN
en Bilbao (Universidad de Deusto).
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Actividades académicas, conferencias, cursos,
congresos y seminarios
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Información sobre revistas
91
Publicaciones de los socios/as: Resúmenes
109
“Geoff Leech_ A Tribute”
Por NICK SMITH (University of Leicester)
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“In Memoriam Geoffrey Neil Leech”
Por PALOMA NÚÑEZ PERTEJO (Universidad
de Santiago de Compostela)
139
“To the Memory of Geoffrey Leech”
Por LAURA ALBA-JUEZ (Universidad
Nacional de Educación a Distancia, UNED)
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Presidenta: Montserrat Martínez Vázquez (Universidad Pablo de
Olavide, Sevilla)
Vocal 1º: Juan Ignacio Oliva Cruz (Universidad de La Laguna,
Tenerife)
Vocal 2º: M. Luz Celaya Villanueva (Universitat de Barcelona,
Barcelona)
Secretaria: Marian Amengual Pizarro (Universitat de les Illes
Balears, Palma de Mallorca)
Tesorera: Belén Méndez Naya (Universidade de Santiago de
Compostela, Santiago de Compostela)
ISSN: 1697-4646
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<http://www.aedean.org/>
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EN
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Nexus AEDEAN is published twice a year by the Spanish
Association for Anglo-American Studies. Members of such
association receive it free of charge. Nexus AEDEAN cannot be
bought or sold. Back issues, if available, may be obtained from
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Front Cover: Toni Camps
© AEDEAN
Edita: Marian Amengual Pizarro
ISSN: 1697-4646
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Nota de la Editora
Como cada año a finales de marzo, tengo el placer de saludaros
y presentaros la primera edición del NEXUS- AEDEAN de este
año 2015.
Después del magnífico programa académico y social que
nos brindaron los organizadores del pasado Congreso de
AEDEAN celebrado en la Universidad de Alcalá (Alcalá de
Henares), estamos trabajando en los preparativos del próximo
XXXIX congreso de la Asociación que, como sabéis, tendrá
lugar en la Universidad de Deusto. Antes de pasar a comentar
algunos detalles de este próximo Congreso se hace necesario
reconocer una vez más la excelente labor llevada a cabo por
nuestros compañeros y amigos de la Universidad de Alcalá
durante la edición del pasado congreso. Su magnífica gestión e
impecable organización nos permitieron disfrutar de unas
excelentes jornadas académicas de las que guardamos un grato
recuerdo, tanto por su calidad académica como por la cercanía
y trato personal que nos demostraron todos los miembros del
comité local durante la celebración de las mismas. Por ello, en
nombre de la Junta Directiva y de todos los socios y socias,
quisiera expresar nuestra gratitud a dicho comité y agradecerles
su excelente trabajo.
El XXXIX Congreso de AEDEAN nos traslada esta vez al
norte de la Península, concretamente a la bella y cosmopolita
ciudad de Bilbao. El Departamento de Lenguas Modernas y
Estudios Vascos de la Universidad de Deusto será el encargado
de la organización de este próximo evento que se celebrará en
la Universidad de Deusto del 11 al 13 de noviembre de 2015.
Como hemos podido comprobar, el comité organizador se halla
ya inmerso en los preparativos del congreso y está llevando a
cabo los trabajos organizativos con una gran profesionalidad e
ilusión para que los socios de AEDEAN puedan disfrutar de la
que indudablemente será una nueva exitosa edición de
AEDEAN. Quisiera, así pues, animaros a todos a contribuir con
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vuestros trabajos, investigaciones y, por supuesto, vuestra
inestimable presencia en el próximo congreso de la Asociación
en la Universidad de Deusto (Bilbao).
Como podréis apreciar, el primer número de este boletín
rinde un sentido homenaje al eminente profesor de lengua y
lingüística inglesa Geoffrey Neil Leech de la Universidad de
Lancaster (Lancaster University). Los profesores Nick Smith de la
Universidad de Leicester (University of Leicester), Paloma
Núnez Pertejo de la Universidad de Santiago de Compostela y
Laura Alba Juez de la Universidad Nacional de Educación a
Distancia (UNED) han querido participar y contribuir con sus
aportaciones a rendir un merecido homenaje a la extensa,
renombrada y magnífica aportación al ámbito de la lingüística
inglesa del gran maestro Geoffrey Leech. Mi más sincero
agradecimiento a todos ellos por su gran trabajo que ensalza
los logros académicos y profesionales de Geoffrey Leech pero
también su faceta más cercana, personal y humana. Agradezco
a todos ellos su interés y buena predisposición en todo
momento.
El resto del volumen sigue el esquema habitual de la
publicación. La Presidenta de la Asociación, la profesora
Montserrat Martínez Vázquez, abre la edición del boletín con
un afectuoso Saluda a todos los socios y socias y nos informa
brevemente de los aspectos más destacados relativos a la
Asociación y a los preparativos del próximo congreso en Bilbao.
El recién nombrado Editor de Atlantis, el profesor Juan Camilo
Conde, nos presenta a su nuevo equipo editorial y nos informa
de los trabajos más recientes que con gran ilusión se están
llevando a cabo en la revista por parte de todo el equipo
directivo.
Posteriormente a estos informes, se recoge información
sintetizada sobre los principales aspectos discutidos y
aprobados en la última Asamblea de socios en Alcalá así como
sobre la resolución de los distintos premios y ayudas
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correspondientes al pasado año 2014. Se presenta seguidamente
el próximo congreso de AEDEAN que, como hemos avanzado,
tendrá lugar en la ciudad de Bilbao los días 11, 12 y 13 de
noviembre de 2015.
Las actividades académicas, conferencias, cursos y
seminarios que se celebrarán en los próximos meses se incluyen
en las siguientes secciones seguidas de un listado ordenado
alfabéticamente de las revistas especializadas que solicitan su
difusión y la contribución de aportaciones para sus próximos
números. A continuación, el apartado de publicaciones del
boletín recoge las aportaciones más recientes que los socios han
hecho llegar a Secretaría. A lo largo de todo el volumen, el
boletín incluye también diversas muestras fotográficas de la
pasada edición de AEDEAN en Alcalá que amablemente nos ha
cedido el comité local de la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares,
al cual agradecemos su amabilidad y cortesía.
Quisiera terminar esta presentación mostrando de nuevo
mi más sincera gratitud a las colaboraciones especiales de los
profesores que han contribuido a homenajear la figura del
excelente profesor y lingüista Geoffrey Leech. Gracias a Nick
Smith, Paloma Núnez Pertejo y Laura Alba Juez por su
participación en este volumen. Sin duda, es todo un placer para
nosotros poder leer sus bellas palabras en honor a Geoffrey
Leech.
Como cada año, espero que este boletín sea de vuestro
agrado e interés y sirva como canal de información, divulgación
de noticias y eventos y, sobre todo, punto de enlace entre todos
los socios de AEDEAN. Quisiera también agradecer el trabajo
de todas las personas que han colaborado en esta pequeña
publicación.
Antes de cerrar esta presentación, me gustaría dedicar
unas breves palabras a todos los socios y socias de AEDEAN.
Como debéis saber, la edición de este número del Nexus
adquiere un significado ciertamente especial para mí puesto
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que este año se cumple mi último mandato al frente de la
Secretaría de AEDEAN. A lo largo de estos seis últimos años al
frente de la misma, he compartido con la Junta Directiva
momentos de gran responsabilidad y trabajo pero también
numerosos momentos de alegría y satisfacción, muchos de los
cuales han sido sin duda posibles gracias a la comprensión y
amabilidad que los socios de AEDEAN me han brindado en
todo momento. Quisiera por ello daros las gracias. Por
supuesto, también quisiera expresar mi gratitud a mis
compañeros y amigos de la actual Junta Directiva, Monserrat
Martínez, Belén Méndez, Mª Luz Celaya y Nacho Oliva con
quienes he vivido muchos acontecimientos, experiencias e
incluso anécdotas que me han permitido aprender y
ciertamente me han enriquecido tanto académica como
personalmente. Agradecer también la ayuda y apoyo de mis
antiguos compañeros de la Junta Directiva con los que he
compartido parte de mi mandato: Socorro Suárez, Alberto
Lázaro, María Losada, David Río, Angela Downing, Isabel
Carrera, y también J. Camilo Conde, recientemente elegido
editor de la revista Atlantis. En esta ronda de agradecimientos
quisiera hacer una mención especial a mi entrañable compañero
Ignacio Palacios por depositar su confianza en mí y animarme a
hacerme cargo de la Secretaría de AEDEAN. Ignacio me ayudó
desde el primer momento en que me puse al frente de la
Secretaría y me ha seguido acompañado durante todos estos
años mostrándome su amistad y apoyo continuo por lo que le
estoy sumamente agradecida. También quisiera dar las gracias
a Mª José López Couso quien me propuso en la Asamblea de
Cádiz para el cargo de Secretaria. Como he dicho
anteriormente, han sido años de trabajo y responsabilidad pero
todos ellos muy gratificantes, así que muchas gracias a todos.
Después de estas últimas palabras, me resta tan sólo
invitaros y animaros a participar en el próximo Congreso de
AEDEAN en la Universidad de Deusto (Bilbao).
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Quedo a vuestra entera disposición para lo que
consideréis oportuno, pudiendo contactar conmigo a través del
correo electrónico <[email protected]> o vía telefónica:
971 172313.
¡Nos vemos en Bilbao!
Saludos muy cordiales,
Marian Amengual
Secretaría AEDEAN
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Un saludo desde la Presidencia de
AEDEAN
Estimados/as socios/as:
Un año más, me complace saludaros desde este Nexus y
compartir las novedades que han surgido desde nuestro último
encuentro en la Universidad de Alcalá. La organización del
XXXVIII Congreso fue un éxito. En nombre de todos, quiero
felicitar al Comité Organizador y dejar constancia de nuestro
profundo agradecimiento por una organización admirable y
por el entrañable reportaje fotográfico, disponible en la página
web. En estos momentos, están trabajando en la edición del
libro electrónico de las Actas, que esperan presentar en nuestro
próximo Congreso.
Como se informó en la Asamblea, se está preparando un
repositorio de todas las actas de nuestros congresos para
proceder luego a su digitalización y apertura a la comunidad.
Solo faltan dos, la de Valencia (1978) y la de Santiago de
Compostela (1979). Si alguien puede localizar esos volúmenes,
le agradeceríamos que se los enviara a Alberto Lázaro.
Desde la Junta Directiva, trabajamos ya con el Comité
Organizador del próximo Congreso, que se celebrará en Deusto
los días 11, 12 y 13 de noviembre. En enero nos desplazamos a
Bilbao para iniciar los preparativos y visitar las magníficas
instalaciones que nos ofrece la Universidad de Deusto. Nuestro
colega Aitor Ibarrola y su equipo están organizando un sólido
programa académico, en el que se cuentan ya conferenciantes
plenarios de reconocido prestigio: Dave Bartholomae, Geoffrey
Pullum, Rosa Rabadán y David Río. Además, la ciudad de
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Bilbao, que luce espectacular con su moderno skyline a ambos
lados de la ría, nos proporcionará un entorno cosmopolita y al
mismo tiempo muy acogedor. Por ello, os animamos a que
acudáis a esta cita, que sin duda será muy provechosa en lo
profesional y lo personal.
Recibid un afectuoso saludo,
Montse Martínez
Presidenta de AEDEAN
Bilbao, ciudad sede del XXXIX Congreso anual de AEDEAN
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Sesión inaugural del XXXVIII Congreso de AEDEAN celebrado en Alcalá
El Rector de la Universidad de Alcalá y Presidente del Comité local,
Fernando Galván, junto a la Decana de la Facultad de Letras y la Presidenta
de AEDEAN, Montserrat Martínez, en la sesión inaugural del congreso en
Alcalá.
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Sesión inaugural del XXXVIII Congreso de AEDEAN celebrado en Alcalá
Varios miembros del Comité local, entre ellos: Isabel de la Cruz, Mercedes
Díez y Mª Dolores Porto junto a una alumna colaboradora.
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Informe de la Dirección de Atlantis
J. Camilo Conde Silvestre
General Editor
A lo largo de estos meses se ha producido el relevo en la
dirección de Atlantis y la renovación de su equipo editorial, tras
mi elección como General Editor en la asamblea general
celebrada en Alcalá de Henares en noviembre. Quisiera
comenzar este informe agradeciendo la confianza que se ha
depositado en mí y ratificando mi compromiso de dedicación a
la revista.
El equipo saliente cerró el año 2014 con la publicación
puntual del volumen 36.2., a la vez que se centraba en el diseño
de la nueva página web. Se trata de una interfaz adaptada al
sistema OJS de gestión de revistas, la cual, sin duda, facilitará el
trabajo de edición y revisión de los trabajos, a la vez que
permitirá la auditoría de su gestión por parte de los órganos
interesados. Todo el quehacer cotidiano se realizará a partir de
ahora a través de la web <http://atlantisjournal.org>, desde el
envío de originales (artículos, reseñas o entrevistas), hasta las
tareas de revisión y edición de los textos. La web sirve también
como plataforma online de difusión en acceso abierto y desde
ella se pueden consultar todos los volúmenes publicados.
Conviene, con todo, darse de alta como usuario para recibir
notificaciones. Os ruego que cualquier problema que se detecte
en relación con su funcionamiento lo comuniquéis a
<[email protected]>. Esta dirección de correo puede utilizarse
también para contactar con el equipo editorial.
La complejidad de este sistema ha supuesto que el traspaso
haya sido más lento de lo esperado. A mediados de febrero me
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desplacé a Oviedo, donde recibí información de primera mano
del equipo saliente: Isabel Carrera, Esther Álvarez y Carla
Rodríguez. Quisiera agradecerles, en mi propio nombre y en el
de la Sociedad, su dedicación durante los últimos tres años y
felicitarlas por la calidad y los éxitos académicos que la revista
ha cosechado en este periodo. Entre ellos me gustaría destacar
su indexación en las bases de datos de Thomson-Reuters (AHCI,
SCCI), en ERIHPlus y en SCImago Journal and Country Rank
(SJR), además de haber obtenido, en nuestro país, el
reconocimiento de la Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la
Tecnología (FECYT) que le otorgó en octubre el certificado de
“Excelencia”, con una validez de tres años (hasta 2017). Hago
extensivo mi agradecimiento a los editores de reseñas salientes,
Belén Martín (Vigo) e Ignacio Palacios (Santiago), quienes han
asumido con criterio propio y gran profesionalidad una parcela
bastante demandada en los últimos tiempos, aliviando así parte
del trabajo del equipo editorial.
Uno de los asuntos pendientes, anunciado por mi
antecesora en el Nexus de 2014 y en la última asamblea, es la
acumulación de artículos y reseñas y el retraso consiguiente en
su publicación, pese a contar con un índice de aceptación
moderado (en torno al 30%). Entre las soluciones posibles está
el aumento de los artículos publicados por número o de la
frecuencia de aparición de la revista (pasando de dos a tres
números por año). Se trata de una decisión importante que, a la
vista de los datos concretos que manejemos este año, podría
plantearse en la próxima asamblea de AEDEAN, junto con
otros asuntos que vayan surgiendo a lo largo de estos meses.
Los miembros del nuevo equipo editorial pertenecen a la
Universidad de Murcia: Laura Esteban ejercerá de Managing
Editor y Juan Francisco Cerdá como Copy Editor. El trabajo de
edición de reseñas lo asumirán Rosario Arias (para el ámbito
literario/cultural) y Javier Calle (para el lingüístico), ambos de
la Universidad de Málaga. No hay duda de que el futuro de
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Atlantis depende del trabajo cotidiano de este nuevo equipo,
bajo mi dirección, pero también, como hasta ahora, de la
colaboración de los miembros de AEDEAN en diversas facetas:
como autores, asesores, revisores, lectores… Aprovecho la
oportunidad que me brinda Nexus para corroborar nuestro
compromiso de cara a mantener la excelente reputación de la
revista, a la vez que pido vuestra colaboración para esta nueva
etapa.
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Información de interés para los socios/as
Asamblea General Ordinaria. Alcalá de Henares 14.11.2015
Resumimos a continuación los temas de mayor relevancia
que se debatieron y mencionaron en la pasada Asamblea
General de Alcalá de Henares:
 La Presidenta de la Asociación, la profesora Montserrat
Martínez, explica que se va a crear un repositorio de las
actas de AEDEAN. Se informa de que el profesor Alberto
Lázaro se ofreció voluntario para recoger las actas y
depositarlas en la biblioteca de la Universidad de Alcalá.
Queda pendiente la recuperación de alguna de ellas. Una
vez finalice este proceso se procederá a la digitalización
de las mismas para finalmente ponerlas en acceso abierto
en la web de la Asociación tras obtenerse los permisos de
las Universidades respectivas.
 Se informa del proceso continuo de puesta en marcha y
actualización de los contenidos de la página web de
AEDEAN que está llevando a cabo el Vocal 1ª, Juan
Ignacio Oliva.
 Se comenta la representación de ADEAN en foros
internacionales por parte del Vocal 1ª en EAAS y por
parte de la profesora Socorro Suárez en ESSE. La
Presidenta informa sobre sus labores propias de
representación en la asociación portuguesa APPEA y en
la francesa SAES. Se comenta, asimismo, la retoma de
relaciones con la asociación alemana y su nuevo recién
elegido presidente, el profesor Klaus Schneider.
 Se felicita a la Directora de la Revista Atlantis, la
profesora Isabel Carrera y todo su equipo por recibir el
certificado de excelencia de revistas científicas otorgado
por la Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la
Tecnología (FECYT).
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Se felicita a la profesora Jacqueline Hutley, de la
Universidad de Barcelona, por la obtención del premio al
mejor libro en la categoría A de Estudios Culturales por
su libro Walter Starkie: An Odyssey en el XII congreso de
ESSE celebrado en Kosice (Eslovaquia).
Se aprueba la inclusión de una clausula en el Premio
“Catalina Montes” que contemple que dicho premio se
puede obtener en una única convocatoria por parte de un
solo candidato. Con ello se pretende que un mayor
número de solicitantes puedan beneficiarse de dicho
premio.
Se aprueba la gestión económica correspondiente al
ejercicio del año 2014 así como el presupuesto para el
año 2015.
Se renueva la Presidencia de AEDEAN. La profesora
Montserrat Martínez continuará realizando dicha labor
durante un segundo mandato. Se renueva, asimismo, la
Vocalía 1º de la Asociación a cargo del profesor Ignacio
Oliva, por cumplir igualmente su primer mandato al
frente de dicho cargo.
La Directora de la Revista Atlantis, la profesora Isabel
Carrera, anuncia su cese tras su primer mandato. Se
agradece su excelente trabajo al frente de la misma y los
éxitos conseguidos por la Revista durante su cargo como
Presidenta. Se propone al profesor Juan Camilo Conde
como nuevo Director de la Revista. La propuesta se
aprueba por asentimiento.
Se anuncia el cese de la profesora Aída Diaz Bild como
Presidenta de la Comisión gestora del Fondo
Institucional de AEDEAN (FIA) después de cumplir su
mandato. Se propone a la profesora María Losada, de la
Universidad de Huelva, como miembro suplente de
dicha Comisión. Se aprueba la propuesta por
asentimiento.
Se renovaron los Coordinadores de los Paneles de:
Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Feminist and Gender
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Studies, New Technologies, Phonetics and Phonology y
Syntax. Se proponen a los siguientes profesores
respectivamente: Jorge Figueroa Dorrego (Universidad
de Vigo), Luz Mar González (Universidad de Oviedo),
Cristina Tejedor (Universidad de Alcalá ), Esther Gómez
Lacabex (Universidad del País Vasco) y Ángel JiménezFernández (Universidad de Sevilla) respectivamente. El
panel de Lexis debe también renovarse. Cuenta con dos
propuestas y tras someterse a votación se propone a la
profesora Isabel de la Cruz (Universidad de Alcalá)
como nueva coordinadora de dicho Panel.
Se comenta que se está estudiando la posibilidad de
realizar el XL Congreso de AEDEAN en la Universidad
de Zaragoza tras recibir la propuesta del profesor
Celestino Deleyto.
Se propone la creación de un espacio en el próximo
congreso de AEDEAN para debatir la propuesta
ministerial de que los Grados pasen a ser de 3 años más 2
de especialización en lugar de los 4 años actuales.
Inscripción institucional en AEDEAN
Un año más, se invita a todos los Departamentos a que se
inscriban en AEDEAN como socios institucionales, con una cuota
anual especial. Esto permitirá que los Departamentos y las
bibliotecas universitarias correspondientes puedan disponer del
Nexus-AEDEAN, Atlantis, The English Messenger y American
Studies in Europe. Aquellos Departamentos interesados deberán
ponerse en contacto con la profesora Belén Méndez Naya,
Tesorera de la Asociación, en <[email protected]>.
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Actas del XXXVIII Congreso (Alcalá de Henares)
La confección del volumen de Actas en formato e-book del
Congreso de Alcalá de Henares se encuentra ya en marcha,
estando prevista su publicación para unos días antes de la
celebración del próximo Congreso en Alcalá de Henares. El 31
de enero de 2015 fue la fecha límite para la presentación de
originales. Cualquier pregunta o duda relativa a la publicación
de estas Actas se puede dirigir a la profesora Mª Dolores Porto
Requejo a la siguiente dirección de correo electrónico:
<[email protected]>
Conferencia plenaria de Carlos Acuña (Universidad de Santiago de
Compostela) en Alcalá: " So exactly how different are English and Spanish in
the mind?
"
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La profesora Teresa Fanego durante la presentación de la conferencia
plenaria de Carlos Acuña
Conferencia Plenaria del profesor Roger D. Sell (Åbo Akademi University,
Findland): “Post-postmodern communicational studies”
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La profesora Claro Calvo (Universidad de Murcia) que impartió la
conferencia plenaria: “Shakespeare in khaki”
Conferencia Plenaria de la profesora Ana Castillo (Dominican University,
Ilinois) que impartió la conferencia plenaria: “Genre-jumper: poetry and
prose readings and comments”
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XXXIX Congreso Internacional de
AEDEAN en Bilbao,
11, 12 y 13 de noviembre de 2015
La Junta Directiva de AEDEAN visitó Bilbao los pasados días 22 y
23 de enero de 2015 con el objetivo de iniciar los preparativos
del XXXIX congreso de la Asociación, que tendrá lugar los días,
11, 12 y 13 de noviembre del presente año, en colaboración con
el comité local del Departamento de Lenguas Modernas y
Estudios Vascos de la Universidad de Deusto (Bilbao).
En este primer encuentro tuvimos ocasión de comprobar
el excelente equipamiento de los espacios y de las diversas
dependencias de la Universidad de Deusto donde se celebrará
el próximo congreso de AEDEAN. Nos reunimos con la mayoría
de los miembros que forman parte del comité organizador del
congreso con el propósito de intercambiar opiniones
e
impresiones y resolver posibles dudas sobre los principales
aspectos organizativos de dicho evento: invitación de
conferenciantes plenarios, programa y calendario de las
sesiones, ubicación de Paneles, etc. Esta primera visita nos
sirvió también para comprobar la seriedad y espíritu de trabajo
de todos los miembros de comité local que están trabajando con
mucha ilusión para que el próximo congreso resulte lo más
enriquecedor posible y sea del agrado de todos. Todo ello nos
permite anticipar, sin duda, el éxito de la próxima edición del
congreso de AEDEAN en Bilbao.
El Comité Local estará coordinado por el profesor José
Antonio Rodríguez Ranz, en calidad de Presidente, y los
profesores Aitor Ibarrola Armendariz y Javier Llorente Mingo
actuando como Secretario y como Tesorero respectivamente.
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Las profesores Jon Ortiz de Urbina, Asier Altuna García de
Salazar, María Ángeles Castellanos Valverde, Mª Isabel
Parrondo Sainz, Jon Andoni Etxegibel Zarandona, Saioa
Zaldunbide y Nerea Respaldiza e Isabel Lamas y Belén
Urdangarain completarán esta Comisión en calidad de
vocales.
En la primera circular informativa del Comité Local,
aparecerá la página Web del congreso donde se podrán
consultar más detalles concretos sobre este evento así como
información adicional sobre Bilbao y la Universidad de Deusto.
En el servidor Web de AEDEAN <http://www.aedean.org>
mantendremos un enlace actualizado a las páginas específicas
del Congreso que podréis consultar en la siguiente dirección:
<http://aedean2015.deusto.es/ >
Todas las personas interesadas en presentar propuestas de
comunicaciones/mesas redondas/talleres en el próximo
Congreso AEDEAN XXXIX deberán:
A) Ser socios en el momento de presentar su propuesta y de
participar en el Congreso.
B) Enviar su propuesta siguiendo las normas que a
continuación se detallan. No ajustarse a tales normas
podría derivar en el rechazo de la misma.
1. Se podrán realizar propuestas de comunicaciones,
mesas redondas y talleres.
2. Cada persona podrá participar con un máximo de dos
propuestas (excluyendo la presentación de libros).
3. Los trabajos habrán de ser presentados personalmente
por su autor/a durante el Congreso. No podrán
admitirse lecturas realizadas por otros colegas. Se
recuerda que sólo recibirán certificado de asistencia y
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participación aquellos autores que acudan al Congreso
a presentar sus trabajos.
4. No está permitido el envío de una misma propuesta a
varios paneles.
5. Las propuestas serán enviadas a través de la página
electrónica de AEDEAN (<http://www.aedean.org>),
antes del próximo 15 de mayo de 2015.
6. Una vez recibidos los informes de los evaluadores,
gestionados a través de los coordinadores de paneles, se
comunicará a los interesados la aceptación o no de sus
propuestas durante el mes de junio de 2015.
Bibao, ciudad sede del XXXIX Congreso anual de AEDEAN
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Propuestas de comunicaciones para el XXXIX Congreso
Internacional de AEDEAN

Envío de resúmenes: Fecha límite: 15 de mayo de
2015.
Resúmenes (Abstracts): Extensión mínima de 400 y máxima
de 500 palabras (excluyendo el título, referencias y palabras
clave). Se deberán especificar los siguientes aspectos: marco
teórico, pregunta(s) de investigación o hipótesi(s), método,
resultados, debate y conclusiones.
 La duración de una sesión de comunicaciones (donde
generalmente se presentan 3 propuestas) es de 90
minutos. El tiempo permitido para la exposición de
cada comunicación es de 20 minutos, lo que permite un
espacio necesario para preguntas o debates posteriores.
Se recuerda a todos los miembros que presenten
comunicación que es necesaria su presencia durante toda
la sesión en deferencia a los otros lectores y en beneficio
de un debate e intercambio de datos enriquecedor para
toda la audiencia.
Trabajos completos: Aquéllos socios cuyos resúmenes han
sido “aceptados” pueden optar a la entrega del trabajo
completo para su posible publicación en las Actas del
congreso.
 La extensión máxima de la comunicación será de 2.500
palabras (aproximadamente nueve páginas Din-A4 a
doble espacio), incluyendo notas y referencias
bibliográficas. Dentro de lo posible, las pautas de edición
en las propuestas deben seguir las de la revista de la
Asociación Atlantis:
<http://www.atlantisjournal.org/AUTHORS/Guidelines.html >
Esto facilitará el posterior trabajo de edición de las Actas
del Congreso.
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Propuestas de Mesas Redondas para el XXXIX Congreso
Internacional de AEDEAN


Mesas redondas (Round tables): Las propuestas deberán
incluir tanto los resúmenes individuales (400-500
palabras cada uno) de las diferentes intervenciones como
el resumen del moderador sobre el desarrollo de la
sesión (sintetizando la investigación previa, el alcance de
cada una de las propuestas que se presentan y la
inclusión de posibles preguntas que deberán responder
los participantes de la mesa).
La duración de una sesión de mesa redonda es de 90
minutos. Se recuerda que las mesas redondas no deben
ser una simple presentación secuencial de varias
comunicaciones, sino que deben servir de foro de debate
para el tema elegido. Se recomienda al moderador de la
mesa que organice un orden de intervenciones cortas
(máximo 10-12 minutos por participante) para presentar
el tema desde distintos ángulos y permitir el intercambio
posterior de ideas entre participantes y resto de los
asistentes a la sesión.
Propuestas de Talleres
Internacional de AEDEAN


para
el
XXXIX
Congreso
La propuesta para talleres consistirá en la descripción de
los objetivos generales que se proponen, así como un
breve resumen sobre las pautas que se seguirán a lo
largo del mismo, junto con la bibliografía que se ha
tenido en cuenta.
La duración de una sesión de taller es de 90 minutos. Se
recomienda que el organizador del taller mantenga el
cariz práctico que se espera de este tipo de actividad,
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haciendo partícipe a la audiencia asistente en la
actividad propuesta.
Propuestas de presentación de libros para el XXXIX
Congreso Internacional de AEDEAN
Los socios AEDEAN interesados en presentar sus libros durante
el próximo Congreso deberán notificar dicha intención al
profesor Mª Isabel Parrondo Sainz, vocal del Comité
Organizador, antes del 1 de octubre de 2015:
Mª Isabel Parrondo Sainz
<[email protected] >
Departamento de Lenguas Modernas y Estudios Vascos
Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas
Avenida de las Universidades, 24
48007 Bilbao
Spain
Las presentaciones de libros suelen estar organizadas en grupos
de temática homogénea. Se recomienda una breve presentación
de 10 minutos máximo, donde queden recogidos al menos los
siguientes puntos:






Nombre de autor/es,
Lugar de publicación, editorial y año,
Índice o partes fundamentales del libro,
Objetivo fundamental de la publicación,
Aportación a la investigación en el campo
pertinente, y
Otros detalles de interés
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Tras la presentación de cada libro, si es posible, se
permitirá un breve espacio para preguntas o comentarios del
público asistente.
Cómo enviar la propuesta ONLINE
La página de envíos de propuestas está ubicada en la página
web de AEDEAN<http://www.aedean.org>. Las propuestas se
deben enviar siguiendo las siguientes indicaciones:
1) Ir a la pestaña de Acceso al intranet CALL FOR PAPERS
y pulsar Access.
2) Para entrar por primera vez este año (LOGIN) es
necesario obtener una contraseña. Usa tu número de
socio/a como usuario y pulsa "I forgot my password"; el
programa te enviará un link a tu correo electrónico para
establecer tu nueva contraseña. IMPORTANTE: Si te da
error o si has cambiado de dirección de correo
electrónico recientemente y no lo has comunicado, por
favor,
ponte
en
contacto
con
la
Tesorera
(<[email protected]>). Una vez en tu cuenta de
intranet, también puedes cambiar tu contraseña en MY
ACCOUNT.
3) El número de socio es siempre de cuatro cifras; en el caso
de que el número tenga menos dígitos, se deberá rellenar
con ceros a la izquierda. En el caso de no recordar tu
número de socio, puedes obtenerlo en la pestaña
MEMBERSHIP- “Check Membership” (Usuarios).
4) Una vez dentro de tu cuenta de intranet, completar la
información que se solicita:
- INFORMACIÓN AUTOR: Nombre completo del autor de la
propuesta, afiliación y dirección de correo electrónico.
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- CO-AUTORES: Se añaden pulsando ADD MORE.
- TÍTULO PROPUESTA: Título completo de la propuesta.
- PANEL: Seleccionar el panel temático en el desplegable.
Debe seleccionarse sólo uno; en otro caso se invalidará la
propuesta.
- PROPUESTA: Seleccionar tipo de presentación (“paper”,
“round table” o “workshop” del menú desplegable).
- KEYWORDS: Hasta un máximo de 4.
- ABSTRACT: Insertar el texto del resumen (abstract)
IMPORTANTE: verificar que en el texto del resumen no
aparece el nombre del autor.
- REFERENCES: Hasta un máximo de 100 palabras.
Resúmenes (Abstracts): Extensión mínima de 400 y máxima
de 500 palabras. Se deberán especificar los siguientes
aspectos: marco teórico, pregunta(s) de investigación o
hipótesis, método, resultados, discusión y conclusiones.
Mesas redondas (Round tables): Las propuestas deberán
incluir tanto los resúmenes individuales (400-500 palabras
cada uno) de las diferentes intervenciones como el resumen
del moderador sobre el desarrollo de la sesión (sintetizando
la investigación previa, el alcance de cada una de las
propuestas que se presentan y la inclusión de posibles
preguntas que deberán responder los participantes de la
mesa).
Talleres (Workshops): Extensión mínima de 400 y máxima
de 500 palabras. Se deberá especificar el objetivo práctico del
taller.
- PREMIO “CATALINA MONTES” A LA MEJOR COMUNICACIÓN
(estudiantes de postgrado que tengan inscrita su tesis doctoral o
estén inscritos en un programa de doctorado (Ver Bases en las
páginas 41 y 42 de este boletín): Si se desea optar a dicho
premio, deberás adjuntar el formulario del pago de inscripción
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de la tesis doctoral o el de la matrícula en un curso de
doctorado.
- Finalmente, pulsar la pestaña SEND para enviar la
propuesta. Se abrirá una ventana en la pantalla indicando si
el envío ha sido correcto.
El vocal 1ª, Ignacio Oliva, junto a una compañera durante la celebración de
una de las jornadas académicas del Congreso de la Universidad de Alcalá
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La profesora Paloma Núñez (USC) en una de las sesiones académicas
celebradas en el Congreso de la Universidad de Alcalá
Miembros del Congreso durante una de las conferencias plenarias en el
Congreso de la Universidad de Alcalá.
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XXXIX Congreso
ACTIVIDAD
(Bilbao, 2015)
FECHA
LÍMITE
ENVÍO
Comunicaciones, mesas 15 de mayo coordinador/a del Panel
redondas y talleres
Premio
Montes”
“Catalina 15 de mayo coordinador/a del Panel
Premios de Investigación
y Traducción 2015
1 octubre
Asier Altuna García de Salazar
<[email protected] >
Departamento de Lenguas
Modernas y Estudios Vascos
Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y
Humanas
Avenida de las Universidades, 24
48007 Bilbao, Spain.
Exposición/presentación
libros 2014
1 octubre
Mª Isabel Parrondo Sainz
<[email protected] >
Departamento de Lenguas
Modernas y Estudios Vascos
Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y
Humanas
Avenida de las Universidades, 24
48007 Bilbao, Spain.
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XXXIX Congreso
(Bilbao, 2015)
Ayudas “Enrique
Alcaraz” 2015
1 marzo
(Ayudas AEDEAN)
Marian Amengual
<[email protected]>
Dpto.
de
Filología Española,
Moderna y Clásica (Filología
Inglesa).
Edf. Beatriu de Pinos,
Cra. de Valldemossa, Km. 7,5 Palma
de Mallorca 07122. Universitat de les
Illes Balears. BALEARES.
Ayudas
a
investigación
1 de
octubre
(Ayudas AEDEAN)
Marian Amengual
<[email protected]>
Dpto.
de
Filología Española,
Moderna y Clásica (Filología
Inglesa).
Edf. Beatriu de Pinos,
Cra. de Valldemossa, Km. 7,5 Palma
de Mallorca 07122. Universitat de les
Illes Balears. BALEARES.
1 de
octubre
Esperanza Cerdà Redondo
< [email protected] >
Instituto Franklin
Universidad de Alcalá
Colegio de Trinitarios
Calle Trinidad, 1
28801 - Alcalá de Henares
Madrid
Tel. (34) 91-8855164
“Patricia
2015
la
Shaw”
Ayudas a los
Estudios
Estadounidenses
“Margaret
Fuller” 2015
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Paneles temáticos: Coordinación
THEORETICAL LINGUISTICS

Historical Linguistics: Paloma Núñez Pertejo.
(Universidad
de
Santiago
de
Compostela),
Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana, Facultade
de Filoloxía, Avda. Castelao s/n 15782 Santiago de
Compostela; <[email protected]>

Lexis: Isabel de la Cruz (Universidad de Alcalá),
Departamento de Filología Moderna, C.M. San José de
Caracciolos, C/Trinidad 3, 28801 Alcalá de Henares;
<[email protected]>

Phonetics and Phonology: Esther Gómez Lacabex
(Universidad del País Vasco/EHU); Departamento de
Filología Inglesa y Alemana, y Traducción e
Interpretación, Paseo de la Universidad, 5, 01006 VitoriaGasteiz; <[email protected]>

Syntax: Ángel Jiménez Fernández (Universidad de
Sevilla); Departamento de Filología Inglesa, C/ palos de
la
frontera,
s/n,
41004
(Sevilla);
<[email protected]>
APPLIED LINGUISTICS

New Technologies: Cristina Tejedor (Universidad de
Alcalá). Dpto. Filología Moderna, C.M. San José de
Caracciolos, C/ Trinidad 3, 28801 Alcalá de Henares;
<[email protected]>
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
Language Teaching and Acquisition: Francisco
Gallardo del Puerto. Universidad de Cantabria.
Dpto. de Filología. Universidad de Cantabria. Avda. de
los Castros, s/n. 39005 Santander.
<[email protected]>

Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis: Barry PennockSpeck. Universidad de Valencia. Departament de
Filologia Anglesa i Alemanya Facultat de Filologia,
Traducció i Comunicació. Avda. Blasco Ibáñez, 32, 46010
Valencia. <[email protected]>

Sociolinguistics and Dialectology: Cristina Suárez
Gómez (Universitat de les Illes Balears), Departamento
de Filología Española, Moderna y Clásica, (Àrea de
Filologia Inglesa), Edifici Ramon Llull. Cra. de
Valldemossa, km. 7,5. 07122 Palma de Mallorca;
<[email protected]>

Translation Studies: Miguel Ángel Campos Pardillos
(Universidad de Alicante), Departamento de Filología
Inglesa. Ap. 99. 03080, Alicante; <[email protected]>
LITERATURE AND HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL
STUDIES

Comparative Literature: Patricia Fra (Universidad de
Santiago de Compostela), Departamento de Filología
Inglesa y Alemana, Facultade de Filoloxía. Avda. de
Castelao s/n, Santiago de Compostela 15782;
<[email protected]>
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
Critical Theory: Carmen Lara Rallo (Universidad de
Málaga), Departamento de Filología Inglesa, Francesa y
Alemana. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Campus de
Teatinos. 29071 Málaga; <[email protected]>

Cultural Studies: Mª Isabel Romero Ruiz (Universidad
de Málaga), Departamento de Filología Inglesa, Francesa
y Alemana. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Campus de
Teatinos. 29071 Málaga; <[email protected]>
 Feminist and Gender Studies: Luz Mar González Arias,
(Universidad de Oviedo), Departamento de Filología
Anglogermánica y Francesa. Facultad de Filosofía y
Letras. Campus de Humanidades “El Milán”
C/
Teniente Alfonso Martínez s/n 33011, Oviedo;
<[email protected]>

Film Studies: Carmen Indurain. Universidad Pública de
Navarra. Dpto. de Filología y Didáctica de la Lengua.
Facultad
de
Ciencias
Humanas
y
Sociales.
Edificio de Los Magnolios Planta Baja. Campus de
Arrosadía S/N. 31006 Pamplona;
<[email protected]>

Medieval and Renaissance Studies: Jorge Figueroa
Dorrego (Universidad de Vigo), Filoloxía Inglesa,
Francesa e Alemá, F. Filología y Traducción, Campus
Universitario | C.P. 36.310 Vigo (Pontevedra);
<[email protected]>

Modern and Contemporary Literature: Tomás
Monterrey. Universidad de La Laguna. Dep. Filología
Inglesa y Alemana. Facultad de Filología. Campus de
Guajara. 38071 La Laguna (Tenerife); <[email protected]>
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
Postcolonial Studies: Alejandra Moreno Álvarez.
Universidad de Oviedo. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras.
Campus de Humanidades "El Milán". Departamento de
Filología Anglogermánica y Francesa. C/Teniente
Alfonso Martínez s/n. 33011 Oviedo
<[email protected]>

Short Story in English: Laura Lojo (Universidad de
Santiago de Compostela), Departamento de Filología
Inglesa y Alemana, Facultade de Filoloxía. Avda. de
Castelao s/n, Santiago de Compostela 15782;
<[email protected]>

US Studies: Susana Jiménez Placer. Universidad de
Santiago. Avda. de Castelao s/n. Facultade de Filoloxía.
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela. Santiago de
Compostela 15782.
<[email protected]>
Premios
Por acuerdo de la Junta Directiva, los autores y autoras
podrán concursar bien a iniciativa propia o a propuesta de otros
socios o socias.
No se valorarán trabajos de investigación que hayan sido
sometidos con anterioridad a otros jurados o tribunales.
Premio de Traducción 2015 (XXXIX edición): Bases
1. La finalidad de este premio es la promoción de la
traducción así como el estímulo a traductores y traductoras que,
sin ser profesionales, hayan realizado en este ámbito una obra
de cierta envergadura, caracterizada por su seriedad, rigor
científico o calidad literaria.
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2. Podrán ser seleccionados los socios de AEDEAN que hayan
realizado la traducción de una obra en lengua inglesa a
cualquier lengua del Estado español.
3. Sólo podrán concursar las obras publicadas en 2014 o
2015.
4. Los concursantes deberán enviar TRES ejemplares al
Comité Organizador del próximo Congreso:
Asier Altuna García de Salazar
<[email protected] >
Departamento de Lenguas Modernas y Estudios Vascos
Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas
Avenida de las Universidades, 24
48007 Bilbao, Spain.
Una vez fallado el premio, los originales serán devueltos a
los participantes por dicho Comité Organizador.
5. La Junta Directiva nombrará a los miembros del Jurado y
propondrá a socios especialistas de probada competencia, no
sólo en el conocimiento de la obra traducida y la labor de
traducción, sino también en el dominio de la lengua meta.
6. La decisión del jurado, que será inapelable, se hará
pública en el transcurso de la cena del XXXIX Congreso de
AEDEAN en Bilbao.
7. Este premio está dotado con 600 euros.
8. La fecha límite para la recepción de originales será el
1 de octubre de 2015.
9. Según acuerdo de la Junta Directiva de AEDEAN, no se
hará pública la composición del jurado de este premio.
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Premio de investigación 2015 “Enrique García Díez” de
Literatura en lengua inglesa (XXV edición) y “Leocadio
Martín Mingorance” de Lengua y Lingüística inglesas (XX
edición)
Serán aplicables las bases del Premio de Traducción desde el
punto 3 al 9.
Premio “Catalina Montes” 2015 a la mejor comunicación
presentada al Congreso
La finalidad de este premio es promocionar la divulgación del
trabajo de investigación de estudiantes de postgrado que
tengan inscrita su tesis doctoral o que estén inscritos en un
programa de doctorado.
Los premiados para cada una de las dos modalidades: i)
literatura y cultura y ii) lingüística teórica y lingüística aplicada
estarán exentos del pago de la cuota de AEDEAN durante tres
años y del pago de la inscripción en el congreso de la
Asociación correspondiente al año posterior al premio.
Bases
Pueden presentarse los socios y socias de AEDEAN que,
estando al día en el pago de su cuota, estén en posesión de la
licenciatura o grado y no hayan leído aún la tesis doctoral, o lo
hayan hecho en el año académico en curso.
Quienes quieran optar a este premio deben expresarlo así en el
momento de enviar su propuesta de comunicación.
Sólo se podrá optar al premio como único autor y con una sola
comunicación. Los participantes que hayan obtenido el premio en
anteriores convocatorias no podrán solicitarlo de nuevo en
convocatorias futuras.
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Las comunicaciones serán evaluadas por una comisión
de especialistas de cada una de las dos modalidades: i)
literatura y cultura y ii) lingüística teórica y lingüística aplicada
a propuesta de la Junta Directiva. La comisión podrá solicitar el
asesoramiento que considere oportuno a la hora de evaluar. Se
tendrá en cuenta tanto el contenido como la presentación oral
de las comunicaciones. La composición de los miembros de la
comisión no se hará pública.
El fallo de la comisión será inapelable y se hará público en el
transcurso de la cena del Congreso correspondiente de
AEDEAN.
Premios 2014
Premio de investigación 2014 “Enrique García Díez” de
Literatura en Lengua Inglesa:
Se concede a la obra titulada Restoration Comedy
Project, 1660-1679. A Catalogue, Teneo Press, 2014, de Manuel J.
Gómez-Lara, María José Mora, Paula de Pando, Rafael Portillo,
Juan A. Prieto-Pablos y Rafael Vélez (eds.) de la Universidad
de Sevilla.
Premio de investigación 2014 “Leocadio Martín
Mingorance” de Lengua y Lingüística inglesas:
Se concede a la obra titulada English Modality: Core,
Periphery and Evidentiality, De Groyter Mouton, Berlin, 2014, de
Juana I. Marín-Arrese, Marta Carretero, Jorge Arús Hita y Johan
van der Auwera (eds.) de la Universidad Complutense de
Madrid.
Premio de Traducción 2014:
Se concede (ex aequo) a la traducción de la obra de autor
anónimo Sir Gawain e o cabaleiro verde de Jorge L. Bueno
(Universidad de Vigo) así como a la obra titulada Un país de
cuento: veinte relatos de Nueva Zelanda, de Paloma Fresno Calleja
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y Janet Wilson (eds.), de la Universitat de les Illes Balears y The
University of Northampton respectivamente.
Premio “Catalina Montes” 2014 a la mejor comunicación
presentada al Congreso:
Se concede a las comunicaciones de las dos modalidades
siguientes:
- Lingüística Teórica y Lingüística Aplicada Inglesa: a
Pérez Veneros, Miriam (Universidad de Salamanca) por su
comunicación: “Are scientists ‘human’? The relation between
authorial authorial voices and reported speech in science
popularizations in English”.
- Literatura y Cultura Inglesa a: Andrés Bartolomé Leal
(Universidad
de
Zaragoza)
por
su
comunicación:
“Transnational Aesthetics: Exilic Cinematic Space in Roman
Polanski’s The Ghost Writer”, Sara Prieto García-Cañedo
(Universidad de Alicante) por su comunicación: “The American
Rite of Passage: Three Examples of Literary Journalism in
Relation to US Involvement in World War I” y Alfredo Moro
Martín (Universidad Camilo José Cela) por su comunicación:
“Calderón de la Barca y el Romanticismo Inglés: Una
reexaminación”
Ayudas a la Investigación AEDEAN 2015 “Patricia Shaw”
La finalidad principal de esta convocatoria es la de ayudar a
los socios y socias de AEDEAN en sus tareas de investigación.
La partida disponible para la presente convocatoria es de
3.200 euros, que se destinarán a la creación de cuatro ayudas a
la investigación de una cuantía de 800 euros
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Para poder optar a las ayudas será necesario ser miembro de
pleno derecho de AEDEAN en el momento de solicitarlas y haber
obtenido la licenciatura en Filología Inglesa (o denominación
equivalente en el nuevo sistema de Grados) con posterioridad
al 1 de enero de 2011.
Su disfrute es incompatible con cualquier otra beca o ayuda
financiada con fondos públicos o privados.
Las solicitudes (modelo libre) se enviarán a la Secretaría de
(Departamento de Filología Española, Moderna y
Clásica, Área de Filología Inglesa. Edificio Beatriu de Pinós.
Universitat de les Illes Balears. Cra. Valldemosa, km. 7,5. 07122
Palma de Mallorca. E-mail: <[email protected]>), desde
donde se harán llegar a la Comisión del Fondo Institucional de
AEDEAN (FIA). Podrán enviarse desde el momento de la
publicación de esta convocatoria hasta el 1 de octubre de 2015.
AEDEAN
Las solicitudes, en las que se expondrán los motivos por los
que se opta a la ayuda, irán acompañadas de:
1) curriculum vitae del candidato o candidata;
2) copia del expediente académico personal;
3) declaración jurada de que el solicitante no disfruta de
ninguna beca o percibe ningún tipo de ayuda
financiada con fondos públicos o privados durante el
período de disfrute de la ayuda;
4) breve memoria del proyecto de investigación que se
pretende realizar, con indicación de los objetivos,
plan de trabajo y resultados que se espera alcanzar; y
5) finalidad de la cuantía asociada (breve presupuesto).
Los candidatos que hayan obtenido la ayuda deberán elaborar una
memoria final que justifique la utilización de la cuantía otorgada en
un plazo máximo de 9 meses después de la finalización de la misma.
Se deberán enviar dos copias de dicha memoria en formato .pdf: una
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a Secretaría (<[email protected]>) y otra a la Tesorería de
AEDEAN (<[email protected]>) a través de correo electrónico.
Aquéllos socios premiados con la ayuda, no podrán volver a optar a
la misma hasta transcurrido un plazo mínimo de 3 años después de la
obtención de esta última.
Estas ayudas no están destinadas a financiar la asistencia a
congresos, los desplazamientos a la propia universidad donde
se realiza la investigación o la adquisición exclusiva de fondos
bibliográficos.
La selección de los candidatos y candidatas será realizada
por la comisión del FIA durante el Congreso anual de AEDEAN.
La relación priorizada se hará pública en la cena de clausura del
Congreso y se publicará en el Nexus-AEDEAN de marzo de 2016.
Para la elaboración de la relación priorizada, la Comisión
tendrá en cuenta los méritos académicos, científicos y
profesionales de los solicitantes así como su situación
económica. Para ello, la Comisión podrá solicitar el
asesoramiento que considere oportuno a la hora de evaluar la
calidad científica de los proyectos presentados.
En el caso de que un mismo candidato fuese premiado con
dos ayudas distintas otorgadas por la Asociación, deberá
necesariamente renunciar a una de ellas.
En el caso de que haya renuncias o bajas entre los primeros
candidatos nominados, la Comisión hará uso de la lista
priorizada.
El fallo de la Comisión es inapelable.
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Ayudas a la Investigación para jóvenes investigadores
“Patricia Shaw” 2014
Las ayudas correspondientes al pasado año recayeron en las
personas siguientes:
 Nora Rodríguez Loro (Universidad de Sevilla)
 Iván Tamaredo Meira: (Universidad de Santiago)
 Elena Avanzas Álvarez (Universidad de Oviedo)
 Madalina Armie (Universidad de Almería)
Ayudas a la Investigación en Estudios Estadounidenses
“Margaret Fuller” 2015
Bases
Se convoca una beca de 1.600 € para ayudar a los socios y
socias de AEDEAN en sus tareas de investigación en el campo de
los Estudios sobre Estados Unidos. Dicha beca está destinada,
bien a jóvenes investigadores o a aquellos investigadores
consolidados que desean ampliar o variar sus líneas de
investigación. Dicha ayuda está financiada por el Instituto B.
Franklin, ubicado en Alcalá de Henares, y consiste en una
estancia en dicho Instituto, durante el mes de julio o la primera
quincena de septiembre, para investigar en el tema propuesto
por quien solicita la beca. La ayuda consiste en 600 € para
hospedaje y manutención en el lugar propuesto por el Instituto
B. Franklin, hasta 200 € para transporte, 100 € para fotocopias y
material de oficina, 100 € para material informático y 600 € en
libros de la bibliografía específica propuesta por el/la
solicitante; estos libros formarán parte del fondo bibliográfico
del Instituto pero estarán a disposición de quien haya
conseguido la ayuda en el momento en que la disfrute. Se
facilitará un espacio adecuado al estudio en las dependencias
del Instituto B. Franklin.
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Para poder optar a las ayudas será necesario ser miembro de
pleno derecho de AEDEAN en el momento de solicitarlas. Su
disfrute es incompatible con cualquier otra ayuda financiada
con fondos públicos o privados. Las solicitudes (modelo libre)
se enviarán a:
Esperanza Cerdà Redondo
Instituto Franklin
Universidad de Alcalá
Colegio de Trinitarios
Calle Trinidad, 1
28801 - Alcalá de Henares
Madrid
E-mail: < [email protected] >
Tel. (34) 91-8855164
Podrán enviarse desde el momento de la publicación de esta
convocatoria hasta el 1 de octubre de 2015. Las solicitudes, en
las que se expondrán los motivos por los que se opta a la ayuda,
irán acompañadas de:
1) Copia firmada en papel o archivo en .pdf del
curriculum vitae del candidato o candidata.
2) Copia en papel o archivo escaneado en .pdf del
expediente académico personal si el/la solicitante es
Becario/a de Investigación o alumno/a; u hoja de
servicios si es profesor/a, emitida por la autoridad
correspondiente de su centro de trabajo o institución.
3) Declaración jurada, en papel o en archivo escaneado
en .pdf, de que el/la solicitante no percibe ninguna otra
ayuda para este fin durante el período de disfrute de la
ayuda.
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5) Breve memoria, en papel o .pdf, del proyecto de
investigación que se pretende realizar en la que se hará
un resumen del estado de la cuestión que se desea
investigar, los objetivos específicos del estudio y su
posible relevancia y la metodología que se empleará. Se
enumerará asimismo la bibliografía relevante que el/la
solicitante desearía adquirir con cargo a la ayuda, de
acuerdo con las bases anteriores.
Para más información dirigirse a:
<http://www.institutofranklin.net/es/investigacion/pro
yectos-de-investigacion-y-ayudas/ayudasinvestigacion/ayuda-margaret-fuller>
La selección será realizada durante el Congreso anual de
AEDEAN por una Comisión elegida a tal fin por la Junta
Directiva de AEDEAN y el Instituto B. Franklin. La relación,
priorizada, se hará pública en la cena de clausura del Congreso,
en Bilbao, noviembre de 2015 y se publicará en el NexusAEDEAN de marzo de 2016. Para la elaboración de la relación
priorizada la Comisión tendrá en cuenta los méritos
académicos, científicos y profesionales de los/las solicitantes.
Para ello, la Comisión podrá solicitar el asesoramiento que
considere oportuno a la hora de evaluar la calidad científica de
los proyectos presentados. En el caso de que haya renuncias o
bajas entre las primeras personas nominadas, la Comisión hará
uso de la lista priorizada. El fallo de la Comisión es inapelable.
Ayudas a la Investigación en Estudios Estadounidenses
“Margaret Fuller” 2014
La ayuda correspondiente al pasado año recayó en:
 Alexandra Álvaro Cortés (Universidad Complutense de
Madrid)
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Ayudas a la Investigación para socios jubilados “Enrique
Alcaraz” 2015
La finalidad de esta convocatoria es ayudar a aquellos
socios/as jubilados/as que mantengan una actividad
investigadora y no continúen ligados, mediante cualquier
modalidad contractual, con la Universidad en la que prestaban
sus servicios en el momento de la jubilación, por lo que carecen
de los medios usuales para financiar su asistencia y
participación en congresos, desplazamientos a centros de
investigación y bibliotecas, etc.
La partida disponible en esta convocatoria es de 1.600 euros,
que se destinarán a financiar ayudas de una cuantía máxima de
800 euros.
Para poder optar a las ayudas será necesario ser miembro
jubilado de pleno derecho de AEDEAN en el momento de
solicitarlas.
Las solicitudes (modelo libre) se enviarán a la Secretaría de
AEDEAN (Departamento de Filología Española, Moderna y
Clásica. Edificio Beatriu de Pinós. Universitat de les Illes Balears
(UIB). Cra. Valldemosa, km. 7,5. 07122 Palma de Mallorca. Email: <[email protected]>, desde donde se harán llegar
a la Comisión del Fondo Institucional de AEDEAN (FIA), que
será la encargada de evaluarlas.
El plazo de envío de solicitudes comienza desde el momento
de la publicación de esta convocatoria en la página web de
AEDEAN (<www.aedean.org>) y finalizará el día 1 de marzo
de 2015.
Las solicitudes estarán destinadas a sufragar gastos de
viajes, estancias, o adquisición de pequeño material para una
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investigación que se desarrollará a lo largo del año 2015. Las
solicitudes deberán contener, al menos, los siguientes
documentos:
1) Declaración de estar jubilado/a y de no mantener
vinculación,
mediante
cualquier
modalidad
contractual, con la Universidad en la que prestaba sus
servicios en el momento de la jubilación.
2) Exposición de los motivos por los que se solicita la
ayuda.
3) Breve memoria de la actividad que va a desarrollarse
y breve presupuesto de los gastos estimados para
desarrollar esa actividad.
4) Si se trata de la asistencia o participación en un
congreso o evento similar, o de una estancia en algún
centro de investigación, se acompañará una carta (o
documento equivalente) de invitación o aceptación
por parte de los organizadores o responsables del
evento o centro de referencia.
5) Compromiso del solicitante de presentar justificación
documental ante la Tesorería de AEDEAN, una vez
realizada la actividad, de los gastos realizados,
aportando facturas, recibos y billetes originales que
acrediten dichos gastos.
Los candidatos que hayan obtenido la ayuda deberán elaborar una
memoria final que justifique la utilización de la cuantía otorgada en
un plazo máximo de 9 meses después de la finalización de la misma.
Se deberán enviar dos copias de dicha memoria en formato .pdf: una
a Secretaría (<[email protected]>) y otra a la Tesorería de
AEDEAN (<[email protected]>) a través de correo electrónico.
Aquéllos socios premiados con la ayuda, no podrán volver a optar a
la misma hasta transcurrido un plazo mínimo de 3 años después de la
obtención de esta última.
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La evaluación y selección de solicitantes será realizada por
la Comisión del FIA durante el mes de marzo de 2015, y la
resolución se hará pública en la página web de AEDEAN antes
de finalizar el mes de marzo de 2015. La Comisión podrá
elaborar una lista priorizada de ayudas, con indicación de
suplentes, en caso de que se produjeran renuncias a las ayudas
concedidas, si así lo estimara oportuno. Estas ayudas podrán
declararse desiertas, si a juicio de la Comisión las solicitudes no
reunieran los requisitos exigibles. El fallo de la Comisión es
inapelable.
Ayudas a la Investigación para socios jubilados “Enrique
Alcaraz” 2014

Declarado desierto.
Lista electrónica de discusión AEDEAN
<[email protected]>
Las listas electrónicas de discusión permiten que un mensaje
enviado por correo electrónico a una única dirección llegue
inmediatamente a todos los miembros de la lista, quienes, si así
lo desean, pueden contestar personalmente al emisor o emisora
o dirigir sus respuestas a la lista de tal forma que todos los
‘abonados’ las puedan leer. Preguntas, comentarios, publicidad
de publicaciones, congresos, cursos, etc. tienen cabida en la lista
de AEDEAN. Sólo se establecen tres condiciones: (i) la lista está
abierta exclusivamente a socios y socias de AEDEAN y/o ESSE, (ii)
las lenguas de la lista son el español y el inglés (idiomas
oficiales de la Asociación), y (iii) el contenido de las
aportaciones deberá estar relacionado con las distintas
temáticas de AEDEAN.
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¿Qué hacer para “subscribirse” a la lista de AEDEAN? Si eres
socio o socia de AEDEAN y/o ESSE, y dispones de cuenta de
correo electrónico, sólo tienes que enviar desde tu cuenta un
mensaje a la moderadora de la lista, la profesora Belén Méndez
Naya, cuya dirección de correo electrónico es la siguiente:
<[email protected]>. Recibirás en breve por correo
electrónico la confirmación de tu suscripción una vez que se
compruebe tu pertenencia a la Asociación, pudiendo a partir de
ese momento hacer llegar tu mensaje a todos los suscriptores y
suscriptoras de la lista electrónica si lo envías simplemente a la
dirección <[email protected]>.
Servidor web de AEDEAN
<http:www.aedean.org>
El servidor web de AEDEAN contiene información
institucional sobre la Asociación, sus estatutos, los distintos
números del Nexus AEDEAN, información sobre congresos,
cursos, conferencias, publicaciones, enlaces virtuales de interés,
etc. Para cualquier consulta sobre el servidor así como para
enviar información que pudiera ser publicada en este espacio
web, debes ponerte en contacto con el Vocal 1º de AEDEAN, Juan
Ignacio Oliva, Universidad de La Laguna, Depto de Filología
Inglesa
y
Alemana,
Facultad
de
Filología,
Campus de Guajara s/n, 38071 La Laguna, Tenerife, Islas
Canarias; Tel.:+34 922263643; <[email protected]>
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Participación de varios miembros de AEDEAN en las sesiones académicas
del Congreso de la Universidad de Alcalá.
La profesora Marta Carretero (UCM) en una de las sesiones académicas
celebradas en el Congreso de la Universidad de Alcalá
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<http://www.aedean.org/>
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13th ESSE Conference in Galway, Ireland
(22nd- 26th August 2015)
<http://www.esse2016.org/index.html>
Mail : [email protected]
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Actividades Académicas, Conferencias,
Cursos, Congresos, Seminarios
Nota de la editora
Como norma general se ha respetado la lengua en la que se ha
recibido la información en la Secretaría. Se ha seguido igualmente un
criterio cronológico en la confección de este listado, desde lo más
próximo en el tiempo hasta lo más tardío.
 Sideways in Time: Alternate History and Counterfactual
Narratives
UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL, UK
30-31 March 2015
Deadline for proposals: 15 December 2014
Sideways in Time is an Alternate History Conference to be held
at the University of Liverpool - in association with Lancaster
University. This interdisciplinary conferences will bring
together scholarship in science fiction, fantasy, historical and
literary fictions, as well as historians and counterfactual
thought-experiments, to discuss those fictional narratives that
deals with alternate histories and parallel worlds.
We are pleased to announce Karen Hellekson, Adam Roberts,
and Stephen Baxter as our keynote speakers. Karen Hellekson is
a leading authority on alternate history fiction (The Alternate
History: Refiguring Historical Time, 2001). Professor Adam
Roberts is a leading science fiction critic and also an awardwinning author who employs alternate history elements into
some of his fiction (most notably Swiftly, shortlisted for the 2009
Sidewise Award). Stephen Baxter is currently a judge of the
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Sidewise Award for Alternate History, as well as being one of
the former winners (“Brigantia’s Angels”, Voyage).
Why Alternate History?
Alternate History has a long and international pedigree. Whilst
most cultures and literary traditions can trace their own
heritage of alternate history, Alternate History arguments in the
Western Canon can be traced into antiquity with Livy's
meditations on Alexander the Great. In their modern form, they
emerged in France in the early 19th century before crossing into
English at the latter half of the century. The form also become
popular with historians and essayists, a notable early history
collection being If It Had Happened Otherwise (1931) edited by
John Squire which included counterfactual essays by, among
others, Hilaire Belloc, Andre Maurois and Winston Churchill. It
was not until H.G. Wells's late novel Men Like Gods that the
form crossed into the territory of science fiction, and was not
truly popularised until Murray Leinster's crucial story
"Sidewise in Time" published in Astounding in 1934.
Since 1934, the form has become a staple of science fiction and
fantasy story-telling, sometimes including time travel or magic
as a means of explaining the cause of the alternate history.
However, the form has also been adopted by the literary
mainstream with writers who chose not to relate their alternate
world to our own, instead taking the lead from conventions of
historical fiction. As such, Alternate History has attracted such
non-genre writers as Nabakov, Kingsley Amis, Robert Harris,
Philip Roth, Michael Chabon and many more.
Despite a long and diverse history, alternate history has
attracted surprisingly little scholarship. This conference will
attempt to establish lines of communication which will rectify
this deficit. It is hoped a selection of the essays presented at the
conference will be made available as part of a published
collection.
We are interested in papers analysing specific alternate history
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texts from all mediums including novels, cinema, comics and
beyond. We also welcome broader papers on the various
periods, subgenres, movements and modes of alternate history
including steampunk, retro-futurism and more. Papers can be
based on, amongst other things, theory, texts, cultural surveys,
philosophy, and media studies.
Please
submit
a
300
word
abstract
to
<[email protected]> along with a 50 word
bionote by December 15, 2014.
http://sidewaysintime.wordpress.com/
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 The European Association for American Studies (EAAS
biennial conference)
CONSTANTA, ROMANIA
22nd - 25th April, 2016.
As President of the Romanian Association for American Studies
(RAAS), it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2016 EAAS
conference in Constanta, Romania.
Constanta is an ancient and beautiful resort city on the Black
Sea coast, nowadays one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the
country. A great attraction for the youth, in the summer it is a
favorite holiday destination and for the rest of the year, a
student metropolis. The ancient cultural tradition established in
Tomis by Publius Ovidius Naso, the Roman poet exiled to the
Greek-Roman city in the year 9 A.D., is continued today in the
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largest institution of higher education in the region, Ovidius
University, the venue of the conference.
The easiest entry point for international visitors is Bucharest
airport; accommodation and travel in Romania is not expensive
and Constanta provides a great opportunity to add vacation
and exploration time to your conference visit. This conference
website will be expanded in due course to give full details of
travel and accommodation options.
The 2016 EAAS conference launches the open-call for
presentations whose deadline, not to be missed, is June15, 2015.
The EAAS officers and the local organizers are happy to
announce the presence of three eminent key-note speakers who
will focus on the latest developments in American Studies in
their respective fields of expertise:
o Rodica Mihaila
Professor Emeritus, University of Bucharest
Director, Fulbright Commission Bucharest
o Garry Gerstle
Paul Mellon Professor of American Studies Sidney
Sussex College, Cambridge
o Linda Cox
Executive Director, Bronx River Alliance/Bronx River
Administrator, New York
On behalf of the EAAS and RAAS, I look forward to
welcoming you in Constanta in April 2016.
o Professor Adina Ciugureanu, RAAS President, EAAS
Treasurer
o Professor of British and American Studies, Ovidius
University Constanta, Romania
The deadline for proposals will be 15 June 2015.
Use this link to access the submission form:
<http://www.enl.auth.gr/abstracts/index.html>
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 Emerging Genres
UNIVERSITY OF GABES, TUNISIA
23-24 April 2015
Deadline for proposals: 31 December 2014
The Tunisian Association for English Language Studies
(TAELS) & The Higher Institute of Languages, University of
Gabes jointly organise an International Conference on:
"Emerging Genres".
The never-static nature of human creation and the multifaceted
shifts that societies have witnessed in various forms of literary
and artistic production have led to the emergence of new forms
of cultural expressions. In cultural, linguistic, literary and otherrelated disciplines, these flourishing currents have developed
into new genres that trespass the thematic and aesthetic
dictations of established paradigms.
In 'Art,' the growing culture of resistance and ‘non-violent’
change, together with the widespread idea of youth rebelling
against traditional norms, social problems and marginalization
have fueled a strong desire for innovation in matters of creation
and creativity. From music to fine arts, slam, rap and graffiti are
examples of these new forms of artistic expression that have
acquired scope and popularity beyond the narrow borders of
an ephemeral phenomenon.
Exploiting modern technologies in artistic creation has also
given birth to what has come to be known as New Media Art, a
growing genre that relies on new media technologies in the
creation of artworks.
With regard to the fast-paced change, literary discourse has
equally undergone radical reformulations, resulting in an
emerging body of literature meant to channel the deep social
and generational anxieties. In fact, the millennial generation
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seems to be doing things a bit different from their predecessors,
giving birth to new literary works that deal with current
themes/topics and that reflect a technology-influenced culture.
Postmodern literature, for instance, has been recognised as
existing outside the nomenclature of traditional genre-based
approaches and, hence, cannot be evaluated by familiar
methods of categorization and analysis.
Literature cannot escape the permanent challenge of
development and has therefore evolved into contemporary
genres that have grown in popularity throughout the past
decade. Perceived as such, "hip-hop lit," "street lit," and "ghetto
lit" translate a new type of writing that addresses the
imperatives of social metamorphosis, which, though recognized
and embraced by many, has remained underrepresented and
has so far received little attention. Verse novel, for instance, has
captured the attention of postmodern audience because of its
combination of various modalities and as it bears witness to
writers’ attempts to shake the foundations of the obsolete
polarized understanding of genre as either 'high' or 'low.' New
forms of poetry, such as experimental poetry, new visual
poetry, and digital poetry, to name but a few, have been
fervently adopted by young adult culture, a tendency
accelerated by the proliferation of technology and social media.
In communication and linguistics, the ever-growing reliance on
modern technologies in daily human communication and the
spread of social networks have brought new forms of
expression among users of the cyber-space. The language of
instant messaging and the language used by net citizens over
social networks, as an example, are based on specific lexical,
structural, and semantic features that gave birth to an emerging
mode of communication with direct relevance to the rise of new
language teaching-learning strategies.
The steering committee welcomes proposals related, but not
limited, to the following topics:
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On the definition of "genre,"
Generic mixture,
Emerging art forms,
New Media Arts,
Resistance and emerging voices,
Digi-fiction, graphic novels
New visual poetry as an emerging genre,
Emerging forms of communication,
Language of the Internet as an emerging genre,
Emerging trends in language teaching and learning.
Participants are invited to send a 300-word abstract for a 20minute presentation and a short biographical note no later than
December 31st, 2014, to: <[email protected]>
Notifications of acceptance will be sent by January 10th, 2015.
TAELS editorial board will select a number of papers that will
be published after peer-reviewing in a collective volume on the
proceedings of the conference.
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 Storytelling
DUBROVNIK, CROATIA
2-4 May 2015
Deadline for proposals: 23 January 2015
Human life is conducted through story, because the telling of
stories comes naturally to us. Almost every time we speak we
engage in storytelling, and sharing stories is arguably the most
important way we have of communicating with others about
who we are and what we believe; about what we are doing and
have done; about our hopes and fears; about what we value and
what we don't. We make sense of our lives by telling the stories
that we live; and we learn about other lives by listening to the
stories told by others. Sometimes, under the influence of the
culture in which we are immersed, we live our lives in ways
that try to create the stories we want to be able to tell about
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them. The importance of the stories we tell and the stories we
hear is recognized in every culture. The work of many
professions, including medicine, nursing, teaching, the law,
psychotherapy and counseling, involves a great deal of time
listening to and communicating through stories. Importantly in
such areas the stories of both the professional and the client are
important.
Story is a powerful tool for teachers, because by telling stories
they can help students to integrate what they are learning with
what they already know, by placing what they learn in a
context that makes it easy to recall. Story also plays an
important role in academic disciplines like philosophy,
theology, anthropology, archaeology and history as well as
literature. Narrative methods for the collection of data are
increasingly used in research in the social sciences and
humanities, where the value of getting to know people in a
more intimate and less distant way -- almost as if we are getting
to know them from the inside, is increasingly valued, and
academics in many disciplines have begun to realise the value
of storytelling as a model for academic writing.
Most of us have lots of experience of relating to other lives
through narrative forms, including the stories we encounter as
children, the books we read and the TV programmes we watch
-- the dramas; documentaries, and 'reality' TV shows. When we
are moved by a play, a movie or a novel, we are moved because
we begin imaginatively to live the lives of the characters that
inhabit them. If we are lucky we will encounter as we grow up,
fictional stories that stay with us like old friends that we will
revisit again and again throughout our lives, as a way of
coming to terms with and responding to the things we
experience.
Storytelling: global reflections on narrative, will provide a space
in which stories about story can be told, and in which the use of
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stories in the widest possible range of aspects of human life, can
be reported. proposals are invited for individual contributions
and for symposia of three closely related papers. They may
address any aspect of story or narrative, including, for example:
o The place of story in the development, preservation and
expansion of human cultures, including traditional
storytelling, history, literature, law, religion, ethics and
the arts.
o Story as a pedagogical tool in academic disciplines such
as anthropology, psychology, theology, cultural theory,
medicine, law, philosophy, history, education, and
archaeology.
o Narrative and the gathering of stories of lived
experience, as a research approach in any area of
academic, professional and public life.
o Stories of birth, death, bereavement and loss; of war,
conflict, peace and reconciliation.
o The place of story and storytelling in the practice of
journalism; PR advertising; conflict resolution;
architecture; religion; tourism, politics and the law, and
in clinical contexts such as medicine, psychotherapy,
nursing and counselling, in relation to which stories
from both clinician and service user/client/patient
perspectives are welcome.
o Finally abstracts may feature storytelling in any aspect of
culture, including music (from opera to heavy metal, folk
and sacred music); fine art; theatre; literature; cinema
and digital storytelling.
Alongside traditional conference papers, earlier conferences in
the Storytelling: global reflections on narrative project have
included a huge range of presentations, including traditional
storytelling; the screening of award winning films; theatrical
performances (including cabaret) and workshops aimed at
engaging participants in active learning about story and its
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possibilities in, for example, research and therapy. This has
enriched our conversations greatly, and so participants are
encouraged to propose presentations of all kinds.
For further details of the conference, please visit:
<http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-theboundaries/persons/storytelling-global-reflections-onnarrative/story-2-call-for-papers/ >
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 Evil, Women and the Feminine
DUBROVNIK, CROATIA
6-8 May 2014
Deadline for proposals: 23 January 2015
From Medea and Lady Macbeth, to Mary Tudor and Eva Peron,
to Myra Hindley and Dorothea Puente, to human rights
activists working to prevent violence targeted at women, the
human imagination has been captured by the complex
relationship between women and evil. We are fascinated by
stories of real and fictional women who perpetrate evil deeds,
experience evil as victims, fight against evil and take the blame
as scapegoats for evil that exists in the world. These accounts
raise a host of questions about the nature of evil itself and why
cultural cues encourage us to see the relationship between
women and evil in very different terms from the way we
understand the relationship between men and evil. What
distinguishes evil from something that is simply at odds with
gender roles, laws and other means of regulating
behaviour? Why are women vilified as monsters, temptresses,
bitches and evil incarnate when they break the rules? Is the
emotionally- and ideologically-loaded language of evil is even
useful in this context, or is an entirely different framework
needed?
The Evil, Women and the Feminine project offers a space for
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inter-, cross- and multi-disciplinary explorations of these and
other questions concerning the dynamics of the relationship
between women and evil. We invite proposals for presentations
that take the form of talks, workshops, performances, readings,
film screenings, art installations with commentary and other
interactive content. Activists, anthropologists, archaeologies,
archivists, artists and other creative professionals, civil servants,
members of the clergy, clinicians, correctional authorities,
historians, journalists, jurists and other legal professionals,
military personnel, researchers, writers and others with an
interest in the project are encouraged to submit proposals on
themes that include but are not limited to:
Theology and Theodicy, Big Evils/Lesser Evils?, Women and
the Law, Women and Medicine, Women and Power,
Motherhood, Women and Evil in the News Media, Women and
War, Representations of any aspect of Monstrous Femininity –
women who perpetrate evil, women who fight against evil,
women who suffer from evil perpetrated by others and women
who are scapegoated as the source of evil in:
o literature
o cinema
o television
o performance
o visual arts
o music
The Steering Group welcomes the submission of proposals for
short workshops, practitioner-based activities, performances,
and pre-formed panels. We particularly welcome short film
screenings; photographic essays; installations; interactive talks
and alternative presentation styles that encourage engagement.
For further details of the conference, please visit:
<http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/evil/evilwomen-and-the-feminine/call-for-papers/ >
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 Memory
frictions:
conflict-negotiation-politics
international conference on contemporary narratives in
English
ZARAGOZA
6-8 May 2015
The 1990s brought with them a “memory boom” that has made
of memory a central concern in contemporary culture and
politics at a global scale. Important contributing factors have
been, among others, the debates surrounding False Memory
Syndrome; developments in the academic fields of Holocaust
Studies and Postcolonial Studies; the spread of public historical
consciousness; and the evolving dynamics of reparation politics
and justice. As Jay Winter points out, the many and various
sources of the contemporary obsession with memory “arise out
of a multiplicity of social, cultural, medical, and economic
trends and developments of an eclectic but intersecting nature”
(2007). The effect of these intersections, as Winter explains, has
been multiplicative. However, they have also made for friction
areas, sites of clash, controversy, contradiction and questioning.
Through papers focused on contemporary narratives in English
from 1990 to the present, conference participants will try to
move forward critical research in the field by discussing friction
areas related to memory and its literary representation.
Conference venue: Centro Joaquín Roncal, C./ San Braulio 5-7,
Zaragoza
Conference organisers: María Jesús Martínez-Alfaro and Silvia
Pellicer-Ortín. Contemporary Narrative in English Research
Group (Department of English and German Philology,
University of Zaragoza), with the endorsement of the AE
(Academia Europaea, http://www.ae-info.org/)
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For more information, visit our research group web page:
<http://cne.literatureresearch.net/conferences/upcomingconference>
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 25th Conference on British and American Studies
TIMIȘOARA, ROMANIA
21-23 May, 2015
Deadline for proposals: 15 February 2015
The English Department of the Faculty of Letters, University of
Timișoara, is pleased to announce its 25th international
conference on British and American Studies, which will be held
in May 21 - 23, 2015.
Confirmed plenary speaker:
o Professor David Crystal, Fellow of the British Academy,
honorary professor of linguistics at University of Wales,
Bangor.
Presentations (20 min) and workshops (60 min) are invited in
the following sections:
o Language Studies
o Translation Studies
o Semiotics
o British and Commonwealth Literature
o American Literature
o Cultural Studies
o Gender Studies
o English Language Teaching
Abstract submission:
Please submit 60 word abstracts, which will be included in the
conference programme:
• to our website: <http://www.litere.uvt.ro/formular_bas.php>
• or to Dr Reghina Dascăl <[email protected]>
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 14th international conference of the Spanish association for
Irish
studies.
“Discourses
of
inclusion
and
Marginalisation: Minority, Dissident and Mainstream Irish
Identities”
GRANADA
28-30 May 2015
SECOND Call for Papers
Ireland has entered what Bryan Fanning (2009: 179) calls an
“uncertain phase of cultural-economic nation building”. Many
social scientists and cultural commentators argue that key
aspects of Irish national identity – the National Question
(national reunification), Catholicism and anti-Britishness – have
been eroded since the 1970s. Assumptions about politics based
on the Civil War have been undermined by the rise of new
parties with no roots in this period. Assumptions about a
homogeneous nation have been eroded by the rapid growth of
immigration. And assumptions about the unassailable position
of the Catholic Church have been undermined by declining
levels of piety, public scandals and the moral claims made by
minorities or survivor groups previously silenced (e.g. Justice
for Magdalenes, Adoption Alliance Group). The visit in May
2011 of Queen Elizabeth II and President Barack Obama has
had a significant impact on the Irish national psyche. President
Michael D. Higgins’s follow-up state visit to Buckingham
Palace earlier this year (along with Sinn Féin’s Martin
McGuinness) has also been relevant in normalizing Anglo-Irish
relations. At the same time that some old certainties have been
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displaced, others have resurrected. The scourge of mass
emigration, which many thought had been consigned to history
books, has returned. Yeats’s declaration in The Second Coming
that “Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold” seems, once
more, prescient.
This year’s AEDEI Conference aims to meet the challenges
faced by Ireland now, by including the theme of “Discourses of
Inclusion and Marginalisation: Minority, Dissident and
Mainstream Irish Identities”. In the present context of social
and economic turbulence, definitions must be broadened and
scholarly boundaries pushed. The way in which we define
notions such as “Irishness”, “native” vs. “foreigner”, “centre”
vs. “periphery”, “marginal” vs. “mainstream”, and
“normative” vs. “nonstandard” needs to be thoroughly
reexamined so as to better accommodate the current
polymorphous
setting.
Strategies
of
inclusion
and
marginalisation are inherent to all forms of cultural expression,
which leads one to question the following: to what extent are
deviant narratives informed by mainstream notions? And
alternatively, how are canonicity and the mainstream informed
by otherness? Is Irish identity being reformulated through the
endless play of difference? Or is flux the new normal? All these
recategorisations also reveal the need to reflect on the present
state of research in Irish studies. Has the diverse nature of Irish
society affected the ways we look at history and cultural
productions? How are the structures of power and
subordination expressed in social, political, literary and artistic
discourses?
The conference theme is not limited to a contemporary
framework, as it aims to explore the presence of minorities,
dissident voices and mainstream identities historically as well.
Indeed, there is a growing interest in past-present relationships,
as evident in the recent combination between Memory Studies
and Migration Studies. Remembering the past can exert a
(positive, healing) effect when establishing a (healthful)
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relationship with current forms of Otherness in present-day
Ireland. As recently expressed by Fintan O’Toole, “If we’re to
grow up, we need to cure our delusions of grandeur that
produce lies and exclusion” (The Irish Times, 17 June 2014).
Indeed, revisiting the canon might reveal new insights into how
tradition interacts with questions of power, voice and
representations of dissident identities.
This theme of inclusion and marginalisation ties in with a
variety of disciplines ranging from literary and cultural studies,
to media and film studies, critical theory, history, linguistics,
anthropology, political science and sociology, among others.
We welcome contributions on topics including, but not limited
to, the following:
o Irish minorities. Race, ethnicity, religion, class, gender,
sexuality and ‘Otherness’ in Ireland. Women, LGBT,
migrants, Travellers, dissenting groups in politics, etc.;
o Alternative cultures; marginalised histories and
narratives; strategies of resilience;
o Minority voices in art, cinema, theatre, and popular and
traditional music;
o Revisiting the canon. Reinterpretations, adaptations and
rewritings of mainstream works;
o Artistic mediation. The role of the artist in fostering
social links. Spokesmanship;
o Convergences between Memory Studies, Migration
Studies and other subdisciplines;
o Multiculturalism and Interculturalism: theoretical
approaches and applications. Ongoing research related
to multicultural issues in Ireland;
o Reconfigurations of space and time in Post-Celtic Tiger
Ireland. New socio-geographical and temporal
configurations;
o The discursive representation of minorities in public
discourse;
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o Othering the language, languaging the Other;
o Ireland and Spain.
Confirmed Writers:
Theo Dorgan
Paula Meehan
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Andrew Carpenter
Bryan Fanning
Venue: The conference takes place in Granada, an enchanting
Andalusian city whose architectural and archaeological
heritage displays the richness of intercultural connections
between Arabic, Jewish and Christian influences.
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 The Fourteenth General Meeting of the International
Thomas Merton Society (ITMS)
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, BELLARMINE UNIVERSITY,
June 4-7, 2015
The year 2015 marks the one hundredth anniversary of Thomas
Merton’s birth. His life and writings are not merely historically
important, but offer a prophetic witness to a vision that points a
way into the future. As Merton wrote in an untitled poem, “All
theology is a kind of birthday / Each one who is born /Comes
into the world as a question / For which old answers / Are not
sufficient…” (In the Dark Before Dawn: New Selected Poems of
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Thomas Merton). The centenary offers an opportunity to
consider how we too might set aside easy answers and wrestle
with the urgent questions of our day. The Fourteenth General
Meeting of the International Thomas Merton Society will focus
particularly on ways in which Merton’s life and writings
challenge us to continue his legacy through ever-deepening
contemplation, compassion, and unity-- a legacy in which deep
prayer informs action, action on behalf of justice, and the
embrace of the whole world. As Merton concludes that poem:
“No one ever got born / All by himself: It takes more than one.
/ Every birthday / Has its own theology.”
For further details of the conference, please visit:
<http://merton.org/2015/>
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 Resisting the standard: language, literacy & power
UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD, UK
26-27 June 2015.
Abstract submission: 31st March 2015
This year’s conference is organised around the theme of
‘Language, literacy and Power’, and focuses on ways of
resisting the policies and procedures that marginalise or even
silence minorities or the less powerful. The conference will look
at how certain forms of language and literacy have accrued
power over other forms - such as dialects, local rituals and
processes, vernacular forms of meaning making.
This conference invites paper on research which brings
marginalised voices to the fore and which values the richness
and variety of local community practices. The work will show
how institutional and wider government policies have shaped
academic/school literacy practices and even utilised new
technologies to govern and maintain power over ways of
communicating.
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We call for papers which explore classroom uses of language
and literacy across the sectors. We are interested in
vernacular/community practices which may or may not find
their way into school / HE settings - and vice versa. We want to
know about multilingual practices and the way these are
valued in different settings and in different modes.
Venue
The Conference will be at The University of Sheffield at this
address:
Interdisciplinary Centre for the Social
Sciences, 219 Portobello,
S1 4DP
Further details will be available online at:
<http://tinyurl.com/kw93e53>
Abstracts
Please send abstracts to [email protected] by 31st March
2015. Abstracts should be up to 350 words and based on the
assumption that presentations will be 30 minutes with 15
minutes discussion.
Please signal whether your abstract is for a paper, a Pecha
Kucha presentation or for a poster.
Paper Session:
30 minute presentation of research or an argument. 15 minutes
questions.
Pecha Kucha:
Specifically for research students. The Pecha Kucha is a popular
slot & is designed to allow as many presentations as possible in
a focused and lively form. The format involves: 10 Powerpoint
slides only; Total resentation will be 3 minutes and 20 seconds;
3 minutes for questions.
You should set your slides to advance automatically for your
talk.
Poster:
You should bring your printed poster with you.
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 Curso de Verano "III Escuela de Verano de Traducción en
Astorga"
LEÓN Escuela Oficial de Idiomas de Astorga
27-29 julio 2015
Objetivos y breve descripción: Conocer las características
específicas de la traducción literaria y de las artes escénicas y
adquirir las competencias necesarias para la traducción de
dichos textos, todo ello en contacto con profesionales y
académicos españoles y de otros países. Se celebrarán sesiones
conjuntas y talleres por idiomas (inglés-español, francésespañol, alemán-español y español-alemán).
Más Información:
<http://extensionuniversitaria.unileon.es/euniversitaria/oferta
.aspx?tipo=2>
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 The European Society for the Study of English (ESSE) 13th
ESSE Conference
GALWAY, IRELAND
22 August – Friday 26 August 2016
The National University of Ireland, Galway, looks forward to
welcoming you to the 13th ESSE Conference in Galway, Ireland,
Monday 22 August – Friday 26 August 2016.
Conference website: <http://www.esse2016.org>
DEADLINES
• For Parallel Lectures (nomination by National Associations): 1
May 2015
• For Seminars and Round Tables (proposals from prospective
convenors): 1 May 2015
• For posters and individual papers at seminar and PhD
students’ sessions: 31 January 2016
• Registration will begin on 1 March 2016
CALL FOR SEMINARS, ROUND TABLES AND PARALLEL
LECTURES
ESSE members are invited to submit proposals for seminars
and round tables on topics related to our fields of study:
English Language, Literatures in English, and Cultural Studies
(broadly defined). Proposals for seminars and round tables
should be submitted directly to the Academic Programme
Committee (APC) at [email protected] National
Associations are invited to nominate potential lecturers.
Suggestions for lecturers should be sent to the Presidents or
representatives of the National Associations, who will send the
nominations to the APC.
Programme Format
SEMINARS
Proposals for seminars on specialised topics within our field
should be submitted jointly by two ESSE members, preferably
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from two different National Associations. The degree of
international appeal will be one of the selection criteria used by
the APC. Proposals will not be entertained if they come from
two people in the same institution. In exceptional cases, the
APC may permit one of the two convenors not to be an ESSE
member (e.g. because they come from outside Europe), if it is
argued that their presence is especially important for the
seminar. Seminar proposals must include the names, affiliations
and e-mail addresses of the convenors and a 100-word
description of the topic. Unlike round tables, seminars are not
pre-constituted events and will therefore be included within the
APC's future call for papers, although convenors may take an
active role in approaching potential participants. The seminar
format is intended to encourage lively participation on the part
of both speakers and members of the audience. For this reason,
papers will be orally presented in no longer than 15 minutes
rather than read. Reduced versions of the papers will be
circulated beforehand among participants. Further directions
will follow in the call for papers.
NB: proposals for individual papers should NOT be submitted
at this stage. The deadline for individual papers will be the 31
January 2016.
ROUND TABLES
The aim of round tables is to present topics and problems
currently seen as shaping the nature of the discipline. At a
round table a pre-constituted panel discusses issues of fairly
general scholarly or professional interest in front of (and
subsequently with) an audience. In other words, round tables
are not sequences of papers, but debate sessions. Proposals
should include a 100-word description of the topic and the
names and affiliations of at least three participants (including
the convenor), who must be drawn from more than one
national association. The maximum number of speakers will be
five.
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LECTURES
A number of distinguished keynote speakers, including at least
one representing each of the three main fields covered by ESSE
(English Language, Literatures in English, and Cultural
Studies), will give plenary lectures by direct invitation of the
organisers. In addition, there will be approximately 12 parallel
lectures given by ESSE members nominated by their National
Associations. These parallel lectures are expected to have a
wide appeal and to reflect recent developments in scholarship
in one of the three areas mentioned above. They will be fifty
minutes in length. National Associations should forward a
description of their nominee’s proposed topic together with a
brief summary of his or her CV. Each national association can
propose up to three lecturers, each of them in one of the three
main fields mentioned above, so that the APC can have a wide
range of options for the final selection. Please note that ESSE
will not finance the parallel lecturers’ costs of attending the
conference, but that their conference fees will be waived.
POSTERS
Posters will be devoted to research-in-progress and project
presentations. The aim is to provide additional opportunities
for feedback and personal contacts. Further details will appear
in a future issue of the Messenger and the deadline for posters
will be the 31 January 2016.
SESSIONS FOR PhD STUDENTS
Young scholars who are writing their PhD theses in English
studies may apply to make a brief presentation of their work-inprogress at one of three workshops in the fields of English
Language, Literatures in English, and Cultural Studies
respectively. These presentations should deal with the
issues/hypotheses addressed in the thesis, the results so far
obtained and above all the methodology applied, with the
purpose of getting feedback from peers and established
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scholars in the field. Each workshop will be coordinated by two
international experts, who will select from the applications and
convene the corresponding sessions. Enquiries about this
feature should be addressed to Professor J. Lachlan Mackenzie
(VU University Amsterdam, NL and ILTEC, PT):
<[email protected]>. Further details will appear
in a future issue of The Messenger. The deadline for the
submission of applications will be 31 January 2016.
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
• Professor Patrick Lonergan (National University of Ireland,
Galway) (Chair)
• Professor Lieven Buysse (University of Leuven, Belgium)
• Professor Claire Connolly (University College Cork, Ireland)
• Professor Anne Fogarty (University College Dublin, Ireland)
• Professor Irene Gilsenan Nordin (Dalarna University,
Sweden)
• Dr Aoife Leahy (Independent Scholar, Ireland)
• Professor Biljana Mišić Ilić (University of Niš, Serbia)
• Professor Nóra Séllei (University of Debrecen, Hungary)
• Associate Professor Slávka Tomaščíková (P. J. Šafárik
University in Košice, Slovakia)
The address for...
• PROPOSALS FOR SEMINARS,
LECTURES AND POSTERS
<[email protected]>
• GENERAL QUESTIONS
CONFERENCE
<www.esse2016.org>
ABOUT
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THE
TABLES,
ESSE
2016
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 International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual
Speech 2015 (ISMBS 2015)
CHANIA, CRETE, GREECE,
7-10 September, 2015
Abstract submission: 10 October 2014 - 10 February 2015
The Symposium will host a multidisciplinary forum for the
exchange of ideas on monolingual and bilingual speech.
Theoretical, experimental, observational, and computational
contributions are welcome for oral or poster presentations that
may be on:
o speech acquisition and use
o monolingual speech
o bilingual and multilingual speech
o child speech development
o adult and child L2 speech
o dialectal speech
o pronunciation learning and teaching
o normal and disordered speech
o language maintenance, loss and attrition
o speech perception and production
o speech processing
o atypical speech development and disorders - speech and
hearing impairment
o speech remediation
The language of the Symposium is English. Oral presentations
will be 30 minutes long including discussion. Poster
presentations will not be concurrent with oral presentations.
Abstract Submission
Abstracts consist of 350 - 450 words (main body) and 3-7
keywords. They should not exceed one A4 page including
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references. The format is: 12 point Times New Roman font,
single- lined, margins set to 2.54 cm (1 inch) all around. Doulos
SIL (http://scripts.sil.org/DoulosSILfont) is to be used for
phonetic symbols. Abstracts should be submitted as email
attachments in both word and pdf versions to:
[email protected] between 10 October 2014 and 10 February
2015. The word version must include name(s) of author(s),
affiliation(s), and email address(es), while the pdf version
excludes all these. Preference for oral or poster presentation is
indicated at the bottom of the abstract. Previously published
works, including own, must be cited using name and year in
parenthesis.
Paper Submission
For publication in the ISMBS 2015 Proceedings, full papers will
be submitted after the Symposium, by 30 October 2015. Selected
papers will be further considered for publication in an edited
book and journal special issue.
Important Dates
Abstract submission: 10 October 2014 - 10 February 2015 to:
[email protected] Notification: by 10 March 2015
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 III Congreso internacional de lingüística, literatura y
estudios culturales en lenguas modernas (CILLEC). Retos y
posibilidades para la lengua, la literatura y la cultura en un
mundo globalizado
MURCIA, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia
(UCAM)
10-11 September, 2015
En el siglo XXI, las investigaciones en el ámbito de la
lingüística, la literatura y la cultura no suelen presentarse en
estado puro, sino que suelen cruzar los límites tradicionales e
interrelacionarse con otras disciplinas debido al surgimiento de
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nuevas necesidades. De hecho, dicha interdisciplinariedad e
hibridismo suele ser la regla más que la excepción y no es de
extrañar que nos encontremos con estudios que involucran
varias disciplinas y cuyos resultados suponen un beneficio
mutuo e incluso pueden presentar implicaciones prácticas para
diversos campos profesionales.
Además, esta tercera edición de CILLEC pretende cubrir
cuestiones relacionadas con el papel de la lengua, de la
literatura y de la cultura en varios contextos institucionales,
sociales e interculturales.
Ante este panorama y tras el éxito de los congresos celebrados
en 2012/2013 y 2013/2014, nos complace anunciar la tercera
edición del Congreso Internacional de Lingüística, Literatura y
Estudios Culturales (CILLEC).
Envío de propuestas
El Comité Organizador se complace en invitarles a presentar
propuestas de trabajos de 20 minutos (junto con 10 minutos de
discusión o preguntas) relacionados con las siguientes áreas,
entre otras:
1. Estudios interdisciplinares de lingüística
2. Estudios interdisciplinares de literatura
3. Estudios interdisciplinares de cultura
Las propuestas de comunicaciones deberán enviarse a través
del siguiente enlace: <bit.ly/cillec_2015>.
Se admitirán comunicaciones en español, inglés o francés.
Se presume que todas las propuestas sean originales e inéditas.
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 Language, Literature & Culture
Transatlantic World III
PREŠOV, SLOVAKIA
10-12 September, 2015
Deadline for proposals: 31 March 2015
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in
a
Changing
The Institute of British and American studies, Faculty of Arts,
Prešov University cordially invites you to the conference
Language, literature and culture in a changing transatlantic
world III held in Prešov (Slovak Republic) on September 10th12th,
2015.
Keynote speakers:
o Prof. Ann Brewster (University of South New Wales,
Australia)
o Prof. Miriam Locher (University of Basel, Switzerland)
o Prof. Daniel Kádár (University of Huddersfield, United
Kingdom)
o Prof. László Komlósi (University of Pécs, Hungary)
Special session: Terry Prosser (Cambridge University Press) -teacher trainer and lecturer.
Subfields of interests: general linguistics, applied linguistics,
literary studies, culture studies, methodology of ELT
We invite the submission of papers and posters on substantial,
original and unpublished research. Presentations will last 20
minutes, followed by a 10-minute discussion.For submitting an
abstract, please use online system:
<http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/LLCSK2015>
The deadline for submitting abstracts is March 31, 2015.
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 Salzbur Seminar. The search for a new global balance:
America’s changing role in the world.
SALZBURG, AUSTRIA,
24-29 September 2015
This session will examine the United States' changing role in the
world and the implications of changes in global, regional and
national power for the future of the United States as a national
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state and as a global political, economic and cultural power in
the 21st century and beyond.
While a new sense of globalism is shared by all countries, it
nevertheless still brings with it conflicts and tensions between
national groupings. Issues of world-wide concern, such as
matters of climate change conflict with commercial imperatives
and competition. Cross national groupings emerge even as
countries increasingly fragment. Old tensions between major
powers re-emerge in spite of common global concerns.
These international changes coincide with major internal
demographic changes within the United States itself, including
the dramatic rise in the Hispanic population and an
accelerating polarization of United States' internal politics. In
the face of contemporary shifting power relations, including
changes in Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC nations) in
Latin America, and in Asian nations, the power and influence
of the United States, both in terms of world affairs and in terms
of its relations with its hemispheric neighbors in the Americas,
is evolving.
Conceptions of power and its appropriate use have also changed.
In light of this, can the United States expect to pursue its national
interests, using its powerful position in the world, feeling free to
intervene in other countries, seizing terrorists in foreign cities,
sending drones across national borders, tapping into
communications by ordinary citizens and world leaders?
Participants and speakers will examine the many global
challenges faced by the United States as it seeks a new global
balance in the 21st century.
Participant Profile
This program will include ca. 50 participants from ca. 25
countries around the world. They will include academics
teaching about the United States, and professionals interested
in the analysis and conduct of foreign policy, as well as
individuals interested in America’s search for a new global
balance.
Session format
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There will be daily thematic presentations by distinguished
speakers followed by plenary discussions. Topical panels will
be organized to include participants. In addition, a number of
special discussion groups will be scheduled focusing on specific
themes related to the symposium topic.
Key Questions
Some questions to keep in mind throughout the symposium:
o To what extent is the concept of “America” shifting as
the United States has moved into a broader world in the
era of globalization?
o In a time of changing power relations, especially
including shifts in relative power between the United
States, China, India and Russia, what role should the
United States expect to assume?
o What global and regional challenges should the United
States anticipate regarding its national interests?
o How
might
further
globalization,
technology
development and communication changes be expected
to affect the search for a new global balance?
Program Goals and Impact
Through this session, Salzburg Global Seminar seeks to achieve
the following:
o Provide university professors from around the world
with critical thinking about the current issues in
American foreign policy
o Examine the challenges faced by the United States as it
seeks a new global balance in an era of globalization
o Encourage critical thinking, analysis and evaluation of
the United States’ role in a new world balance
For information about being a participant, contact Symposium
Director Ms. Marty Gecek, <[email protected]>
The symposium website and a registration form can be accessed
at: <http://www.SalzburgGlobal.org/go/ssasa13>
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 Life Writing and/as Empathy: A Symposium on Narrative
Emotions
UNIVERSITY OF NAVARRA (SPAIN), Institute for Culture
and Society.
October 15-17, 2015
Deadline for abstract submission: March 15, 2015
Plenary Speakers:
o Professor Suzanne Keen, Washington and Lee University
o Professor Irene Kacandes, Dartmouth College
o Professor Arthur Frank, University of Alberta
Proposals are sought for a symposium on the articulation or
creation of empathy in life writing, in the context of theories of
emotions and emotional cultures. We envision the symposium
as an interdisciplinary conversation based on a variety of life
writing texts, including memoir, diaries, letters, film and
documentaries, and online media. Topics may include, but are
not limited to: the creation of empathy within specific life
writing genres, reader reception and empathy, the aesthetics of
empathy, teaching empathy through life writing, visualizing
empathetic processes, memoir and theory of mind, empathy
and social identities (ethnicity, disability, gender and class),
memory and empathy, the ethics of empathy, the rhetorics of
empathy, representations of emotions attendant to empathy,
and actional and aesthetic empathy, among others.
Please submit 300-word abstracts and a brief cv to Prof. Rocio
G. Davis at <[email protected]> before March 15, 2015. We plan
to publish selected papers from the symposium.
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 1st International Conference: Approaches to
Discourse Analysis (ADDA 1)
VALENCIA, SPAIN
19-20 November 2015
Deadline for abstract submission: 15 February 2015
Digital
This conference aims to bring together researches interested in
the analysis of digital discourse from different disciplines,
approaches and traditions. Thus, it seeks to foster state-of-theart debates and discussions on thisburgeoning field of research
and provide opportunities for multidisciplinary and critical
reflection.
Confirmed plenary speakers:
o Jannis Androutsopoulos –Universität Hamburg
o Susan C. Herring –Indiana University
o Crispin Thurlow –University of Bern
Conference themes
Papers are invited from discourse scholars from different
traditions focusing on digital discourse, among others:
o Research methods in digital discourse analysis
o Critical digital discourse analysis
o Micro analysis ofdigital discourse
o Digital genres
o Discourse and identities in the digital world
o Multimodality and digital discourse
o Conflict in digital discourse
o Cognitive approaches to discourse analysis
o Digital discourse and the professions
o Digital service encounters
o Political discourse in the digital age
o Gender and the digital media
o Digital discourse and education
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Submission information
Panel proposals:
Panel proposals are invited by 15 January 2015. Decisions will
be notified by 30 January. Panels may include up to 6 papers.
Individual panel members should submit abstracts, marking
the Panel name, to the Conference address by 15February 2015.
All abstracts, both in panels and as individual papers, will be
subject to double blind peer review.
Individual papers:
Abstracts of no more than 350 words, including references, are
invited. The deadline for abstract submission is 15 February
2015. Please send the abstracts to the conference email address,
as a word document and remember not to include author(s)
name and affiliation in the abstract.
Conference website and email address: <www.uv.es/adda>
For any queries please contact ADDA 1 organizers, Patricia
Bou-Franch (Universitat de València) and Pilar Garcés-Conejos
Blitvich (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) at
<[email protected]>
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Diversos momentos que recogen la asistencia de los miembros de AEDAN al
Congreso de la Universidad de Alcalá.
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<http://www.atlantisjournal.org/>
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Información sobre Revistas/Ediciones
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Atlantic Studies: Global Currents
Atlantic Studies is a multidisciplinary Routledge quarterly that
publishes cutting edge research in literature, history, and
cultural studies. For a decade, the journal has explored the
Atlantic as a conceptual, historical, and cultural space, seeking
transnational,
transhistorical,
and
transdisciplinary
intersections. Starting with volume 11 (2014), the journal will
address global flows and perspectives beyond its current
emphasis on the Atlantic as a closed or self-contained space.
Thus, the journal seeks articles that explicitly speak to global
flows, seeing the Atlantic as part of wider networks, a space of
exchange, and an expanding paradigm beyond the limits of its
own geography. We envision bridging artificial national,
regional, and continental divides and examining entangled
histories. The new perspective challenges critical orthodoxies
that have drawn sharp lines between the experiences and
representations of the Atlantic world and wider global contexts.
Please direct submissions to:
<[email protected]>
Atlantic Studies:
<www.tandfonline.com/rjas>
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Babel - A.F.I.A.L. is a scholarly journal which deals with
different aspects of English and German philology. Founded in
1992, it publishes papers on literature in English and German,
applied linguistics, literary theory, translation, methodology,
lexicology and lexicography.
Articles submitted must constitute original research and may be
written in English, German, Spanish or Galician. Publication
depends on two double-blind peer reviews.
The Editorial Board of Babel- A.F.I.A.L. is made up of lecturers
from Vigo University, and its Advisory Board is formed by
researchers of prestige and renown from universities both in
Spain and abroad.
Call for papers deadline: 31 March 2015
For further details contact:
<http://babelafial.webs.uvigo.es/indexen.html>
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CLINA journal publishes articles and reviews on translation,
interpreting and intercultural communication in two
monographic issues per year with accepted proposals after a
double-blind review process.
Periodicity: Two issues per year
Next deadline: 30 September 2015 (annual deadlines: 31 March
and 30 September)
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Length of articles: 6,000-8,000 words (all inclusive)
Length of reviews: 2,000-2,500 (all inclusive)
Languages of the journal: English and Spanish
Current calls for papers (2016 and 2017): (Please note that
CLINA follows a ‘first ready, first published’ editorial policy
and that contributions on relevant topics can be accepted for
evaluation even though they are not related to the open calls for
papers)
SHAMMA, TAREK (ed.). Arabic literature in translation: Politics
and poetics
The proposed special issue will explore the current status of
translated Arabic literature in Europe and North America from
various angles. The aim is to examine the factors influencing
the selection of works for translation, and the choices and
dilemmas facing translators and publishers in the process of
transporting Arabic literary works into a new environment. The
editor is especially interested in the combination of literary,
social, and political elements that play out in the selection,
translation, framing, publication, and reception of Arabic
works.
We welcome contributions that benefit from recent research in
translation studies, especially those engaging critically with
traditional paradigms in translation theory or scholarship on
Arabic literature.
HARDING, SUE-ANN (ed.). Narrative, Social Narrative Theory and
Translation Studies
This special issue aims to bring together the most recent
scholarship in translation, interpreting and intercultural studies
that draws explicitly on narrative and the tools of social
narrative theory. We are interested in, and welcome,
contributions that apply social narrative theory to new data,
that use new methodologies in the application of the theory and
that not only use social-narrative theory as an analytical tool
but also engage with and develop the theory itself, seeking to
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deepen and expand on the models already explored in the
literature. In addition, we are also very interested in the work of
narrative scholars who may not necessarily identify with the
field of translation studies but are, nevertheless, working with
translations, translators and/or intercultural communication.
VERMEULEN, ANNA & DE STERCK, GOEDELE (eds.).
Translation and interpretation of minority languages in the EU
The proposed special issue will explore the current status of
translation and interpretation from and into Dutch in the
European context. The aim is to examine the linguistic and
extralinguistic factors influencing quality and quantity of oral
and written translation as well as translation and interpretation
process, product and methodology in an intercultural setting.
In order to achieve a comprehensive overview, we welcome
contributions that benefit from recent research in the field of
interpretation, literary translation, specialised translation (legal,
economic,
scientific,
technical,
medical,
audiovisual,
localisation, etc.), terminology and translation, technology and
translation, corpus use and translation, particularly from and
into Dutch and from a theoretical or/and an empirical
perspective.
Please visit Clina website for updates and more information
<http://diarium.usal.es/revistaclina/>
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JCDE: Journal of Contemporary Drama in English. The biannual, peer-reviewed journal focuses on contemporary
Anglophone dramatic literature and theatre performance. It
renegotiates the understanding of contemporary aesthetics of
drama and theatre by treating dramatic texts of the last fifty
years.
For issue 3.2 (2015), we invite papers engaging in close readings
of plays and/or touch upon historical, political, formal,
theoretical and methodological aspects of contemporary drama,
theatre, and performance.
Essays should be no longer than 8,000 words (including notes
and bibliography) and should be formatted according to MLA
style (7th edition, 2009).
Reception of submissions for Issue 3.2 (2015) is open. Deadline
for issue 3.2 (2015) is 1 June 2015.
Editors:
Martin Middeke (Augsburg, Editor in Chief), Eckart Voigts
(Brunswick),
Christina Wald (Constance, Reviews), Clare Wallace (Prague)
Publisher: De Gruyter
(Berlin/Boston) <http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jcde>
Essay contributions should be sent to:
Prof. Dr. Martin Middeke
Chair of English Literature
University of Augsburg
Universitaetsstraße 10
95
D-86159 Augsburg – GERMANY
EMAIL: <[email protected]>
Suggestions for reviews should be sent to:
Prof. Dr. Christina Wald
Chair of English Literature
Department of Literature
Fach 161
University of Konstanz
D-78457 Konstanz - GERMANY
EMAIL: <[email protected]>
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The European English Messenger is the official newsletter of
ESSE, the European Society for the Study of English. Its
purpose is to disseminate information and views about
English Studies in Europe and to foster intellectual and
scholarly cooperation and development. The opinions
expressed by the Editor and contributors are their own
responsibility. The Messenger is distributed free (around 7,500
copies) to all members of ESSE’s constituent associations and
appears twice a year. The range of contributions welcomed by
the Editor includes notes, commentaries and articles (for
example, reports of activities of ESSE member associations;
reports on teaching and research activities within the field of
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English Studies in various universities, countries or areas;
scholarly articles; and creative writing in English).
Announcements of forthcoming events, book reviews,
conference reports, and information on other matters of interest
to university teachers of English Language or Literature and to
those engaged in English Studies research are also welcome.
Correspondence
regarding ESSE’s activities should be
addressed to the President or the Secretary. Correspondence
dealing with the work of its constituent associations should be
sent to national representatives, whose addresses are listed in
the inside back cover. The tables of contents of all the issues are
available at <www.essenglish.org /messenger.html>.
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Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense (EIUC),
founded in 1993, is a scholarly, peer-reviewed annual journal
which publishes cutting-edge, high quality research papers
encompassing all areas in the wide domain of English, from
Language and Linguistics to Literatures and Cultures of the
English-speaking countries. It promotes a lively exchange
among scholars and writers in the humanities and related
disciplines who hold diverse perspectives on current
developments in this ever-changing global field. The journal
welcomes articles, book reviews, book notices, biographical
notes, as well as debates, reports and interviews in all areas of
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English Studies: Linguistics (both theoretical and applied),
Literatures in English (and comparative literature), Critical
theory and Cultural Studies. The review section draws special
attention to works published in major academic presses.
Web page: <http://revistas.ucm.es/index.php/EIUCZ>
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MISCELÁNEA: A Journal of English and American Studies
Biannual journal offering academic articles and reviews on
English and American studies including literature, language
and linguistics, cultural studies and film studies. Includes
abstract with full-text articles available in zipped format.
EDITORS
Sonia Baelo Allué (literature, film and cultural studies)
María José Luzón Marco (language and linguistics)
e-mail: [email protected]
BOOK REVIEW EDITOR
Beatriz Oria Gómez
e-mail: [email protected]
For further information please visit our web page at:
<http://www.miscelaneajournal.net>
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Neo-Victorian Studies
http://www.neovictorianstudies.com/
CFP: Special Issue 2016
Neo-Victorian Sexploitation
Guest Editors: Maria Isabel Romero Ruiz and Inmaculada Pineda
Hernández
NEO-VICTORIAN STUDIES: Neo-Victorian works display an
obsessive interest in sexualised bodies and their physical and
aesthetic exploitation, whether for pleasure, profit,
pornography or outright abuse.
Contemporary culture still contends with many of the sexual
issues that precipitated public debate, scandals or panics in the
nineteenth century, ranging from homosexuality, prostitution,
pornography, incest, paedophilia, reproductive rights, sex
crimes, sexually transmitted diseases, and human trafficking to
sexual slavery. Arguably, the return to the re-imagined
nineteenth century becomes a means both of tracing these social
phenomena’s genealogy and of working through their
repercussions in our own time. Not least, the emergence of the
scientific disciplines of sexology, gynecology, and anthropology
produced corresponding idioms of hysteria and instinct, purity
and contamination, forbidden desires, deviance, and taboo.
These continue to inform today’s socio-legal contexts, which
define and regulate sexual practices and public morality. This
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special issue of Neo-Victorian Studies aims to investigate the
centrality of sexploitation and the desired/desiring body in
neo-Victorian discourse, both in the Arts and within wider
culture, from new chastity campaigns to contemporary sex
abuse scandals, from gay rights activism to steampunk fashion,
from burlesque to glamorisations of sex work. It will address
the crucial role of sexploited neo-Victorian bodies, their
representation and reception, the (un)ethical implications of
strategies such as performativity, scopophilia, voyeurism,
‘sexsation’ and biofictional exposé, and the queer tensions
arising between marginality and norms. Possible topics may
include, but need not be limited to the following:
o exhibitions of raced and sexually ‘colonised’ bodies
o representations of the nineteenth-century sex and
pornography trades
o voyeuristic displays of non-normative sexualities
o disability and the prurient gaze
o representations of sex crimes and sexual deviance,
including remediations of child sex abuse
o sex and violence in steampunk culture
o biofiction’s scopophilia and celebrity exposés
o modes of resistance/resilience to sexual victimisation
o the role of gender and genre (Gothic, detective fiction,
sensation fiction, etc.) in depictions of sexual violence
o neo-Victorian conceptions of slavery and implicit
mirrorings of current cases of human trafficking
o medical sexploitation and/or constructed relationships
between social contamination and sexually transmitted
disease
o the role of past and contemporary sexual policy and
politics in neo-Victorian forms and critiques of
sexploitation
Please address enquiries and expressions of interest to the guest
editors:
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Maria Isabel Romero Ruiz at [email protected] and Inmaculada
Pineda Hernández at [email protected]
Completed articles and/or creative pieces will be due by 31 July
2015 and should be sent via email to both guest editors, with a
copy to [email protected] Please consult the
NVS website (‘Submission Guidelines’) for further guidance
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Research in Corpus Linguistics (RiCL, ISSN 2243-4712) is a
scholarly peer-reviewed international scientific journal
published annually, aiming at the publication of
contributions which contain empirical analyses of data from
different languages and from different theoretical
perspectives and frameworks, with the goal of improving
our knowledge about the grammar and the linguistic
theoretical background of a language, a language family or
any
type
of
cross-linguistic
phenomena
/constructions/assumptions.
RiCL invites original, previously unpublished research
articles and book reviews in the field of Corpus
Linguistics. The journal also considers the publication of
special issues on specific topics, whose edition can be
offered to leading scholars in the field.
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Research in Corpus Linguistics is published one volume with 1
issues a year from 2013.
E-mail questions or comments to RiCL Editorial Office.
Editors-in-Chief
Javier Pérez-Guerra, University of Vigo, Spain (Email:
[email protected])
María José López-Couso, University of Santiago de
Compostela, Spain (Email: [email protected])
Area of Interests
o Corpus design, compilation and typology
o Discourse, literary analysis and corpora
o Corpus-based grammatical studies
o Corpus-based lexicology and lexicography
o Corpora, contrastive studies and translation
o Corpus and linguistic variation
o Corpus-based computational linguistics
o Corpora, language acquisition and teaching
o Special uses of corpus linguistics
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Revista de Lengua para Fines Específicos (LFE) is a peerreviewed journal published annually since 1993 under the
auspices of the Departmento de Filología Moderna. The
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languages of publication are Spanish, English, French, and
German, although other languages could be also considered.
LFE invites submissions of original full-length articles, short
articles and book reviews from scholars in the field of
languages for specific and professional purposes. Article topics
must fall into any field of applied linguistics within the scope of
specialized languages. This includes areas of discourse analysis,
pragmatics, sociology, contrastive analysis, global languages,
development and implementation of specialized corpora and
software, learning and teaching techniques and methodology,
curriculum development, among others. The journal also
accepts articles describing running projects on the field of
languages for specific purposes.
Contributions with a historical scope are also of interest for the
journal. Prospective authors are advised to follow the
guidelines for submissions.
Contributions submitted to LFE should not be under
consideration in any other journal.
LFE, Forthcoming Issue 21, 2015
Submission guidelines:
<http://www.webs.ulpgc.es/lfe/Instructions%20to%20Authors
/instructions.php>
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Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses (RAEI), Alicante
Journal of English Studies is an internationally distributed and
well-indexed journal on English Studies published annually
since 1988 by the University of Alicante (Spain). It is available
both in paper and electronic formats. Previous issues of the
journal can be accessed at the Alicante Journal of English
Studies at <http://dfing.ua.es/en/alicante-journal-of-englishstudies.html>
Alicante Journal of English Studies is currently preparing a Special
Issue on Language and Law to appear early 2016. It invites
contributions on a variety of aspects of language related to the
law: semantics, terminology, lexicology, lexicography,
translation, teaching, critical discourse analysis, etymology,
simplification, etc. Contributions should include language
related to the English-speaking legal systems as one of the
parameters of analysis, either as per se or in comparison with
other legal cultures or language(s).
In addition to scholarly articles, proposals for book reviews of
recent publications related to the field of law and language are
also welcome.
Submissions will be submitted to a double-blind peer-reviewed
panel.
Abstracts outlining problematization, methodology and corpus
(approx. 400 words, not including bibliographical references)
should be submitted before April 15th, 2015 to both co-editors
simultaneously:
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Miguel Ángel Campos Pardillos (University of Alicante,
Spain): <[email protected]>
Shaeda
Isani
(University
Grenoble-Alpes,
France):
[email protected]
Call for Papers – 2015 issue
First Deadline (abstract proposals): April 15th, 2015
Second Deadline (full papers): October 15th, 2015
Authors selected will be notified before 30th June 2015.
Full papers must be received before 15th October 2015 and must
comply with the Journal guidelines:
<http://dfing.ua.es/en/formal-guidelines-forcontributors.html>.
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Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos is an international
scholarly peer-reviewed English-language journal which
publishes papers and reviews on diverse aspects of U.S.
Studies, mainly literary, cultural, historical, artistic or critical,
and which has been instrumental in furthering research and
publication in American Studies since 1992. The journal,
published annually by the University of Seville and financed by
the Spanish Association for American Studies, welcomes papers
from scholars whose research meets the scientific criteria
established by the journal and summarized in the Guidelines
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included at the end of each volume. Contributions should
follow the formal instructions for submission also included in
the Guidelines for Authors, and will be anonymously evaluated
by two different advisors according to the criteria specified in
the Guidelines for Referees. A third expert may be consulted if
advisable. Authors will receive a full report of the referees’
reasons for their decision.
Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos can be accessed at:
<http://www.publius.us.es/estudios_norteamericanos> (open
access)
Contributions are invited for its 19th volume (2015)
Correspondence should be addressed to:
Email address: <[email protected]>
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“Victorianomania”:
Reimagining,
Rewriting
Victorian Literature and Culture
Refashioning,
and
We invite contributions for a themed volume on Victorianomania
to be published in early Autumn 2015. The nineteenth century
continues to exert its influence upon scholars, writers and
artists of the Third Millenium, invading contemporary film, art
and literature, displaying a fascination with the period that
shows no fading. While the emergent field of “Neo-Victorian
Studies” has recently received considerable scholarly attention,
inspiring academic conferences, edited collections of essays,
peer-reviewed journals and special monograph series, this
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edited collection will consider Victorianomania in its broadest
sense, examining the influence of and the contemporary
response to the Literature and Culture of the long nineteenth
century.
Beside the many works of fiction self-consciously reflecting on
the relations between the past and the present, the
contemporary Victorianomania can be traced in many genres
and sub-genres of culture, from the multitude of current and
successful film and television adaptations of nineteenth-century
works – to name but a few, Cranford (2007), Little Dorrit (2008),
Desperate Romantics (2009), Sherlock (2010-), Daniel Deronda
(2011), Great Expectations (2011, 2012) – to the use of and
reference to Victorian fashion, architecture and material culture
in exhibitions, graphic novels, time travels, fan fictions and
fashion styles. This volume aims to address the multiple and
manifold allusions, adaptations, rewritings (and even
plagiarism) of nineteenth-century sources (both texts and
things) to be found in contemporary culture, and to give a
significant contribution to the current interest in our
engagement with the nineteenth-century past.
Possible topics for contributions might include, but are not
limited to:
o Neo-Victorian Remediations
o Neo-Victorian art/architecture/fiction
o Steampunk culture
o Nineteenth-century heritage industry
o Television/stage/film adaptations of 19th century
literary classics
o (Neo)Victorian Fanfiction
o Neo-Victorian ‘canon’
o The gender politics in adaptations of nineteenth-century
women
o Narrative ethics and strategies employed to re-imagine
the lives of nineteenth-century historical subject
o The nineteenth century past and/as cultural memory
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o Material Culture and Nostalgia
o The making of literary icons and celebrities: Austen,
Dickens, Darwin, etc.
Please send 300 word proposals (for 6.000-8.000 word
contributions) by 31 March 2015 via email as a Word.docx
attachment to the volume editors (Simonetta Falchi, Greta
Perletti,
Maria
Isabel
Romero
Ruiz:
[email protected]), adding a short biographical note
in the body of your email.
Completed chapters will be due by 1 June 2015.
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Participación de varios miembros de AEDEAN en las sesiones académicas
del Congreso de la Universidad de Alcalá.
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Publicaciones de socios/as: Resúmenes
Beltrán, Fernado (Trad.) Finley, James (2007). El Palacio del
Vacío de Thomas Merton. Santander: Sal Terrae
ISBN: 978-84-293-2229-3; 208 páginas
El 31 enero de 2015 se cumple el centenario del nacimiento de
Thomas Merton (1915-1968) y se quiere recordar su obra, su
esencia y su proyección en los ámbitos del diálogo
interreligioso, el compromiso social y la literatura, a través del
libro de James Finley, discípulo del religioso durante su vida
monástica. Su traductor, Fernando Beltrán, esboza en unas
notas preliminares sobre Thomas Merton el impacto cultural y
el valor de la vasta obra del famoso contemplativo, autor de La
Montaña de los Siete Círculos, que se entrevistó con el Dalai
Lama, mantuvo correspondencia con artistas, intelectuales,
políticos y representantes de diversas confesiones, e inspiró la
fundación de la comunidad de Solentiname en Nicaragua a su
discípulo, Ernesto Cardenal. “La paradoja de Merton, y la del
solitario solidario, consiste en que al retirarse del mundo,
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redescubre el corazón del mundo”. Desde su recinto claustral,
Thomas Merton supo romper barreras temporales, geográficas
y disciplinares y denunció problemas sociales -leyes laborales
injustas, distribución desigual de la riqueza, conflictos raciales,
la explotación del tercer mundo, tensión e incomunicación entre
las naciones más poderosas, abusos y asimetrías en el ejercicio
del poder, la carrera armamentista y el deterioro
medioambiental-. Ante ellos propuso soluciones como la
transformación de los espacios colectivos, la restauración de la
verdadera comunicación humana más allá de la uniformización
y superficialidad de los medios de difusión de masas, el
fomento de un diálogo de culturas y la extensión de la paz
mediante el ejercicio de una auténtica no-violencia.
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Elorza, Izaskun y Ovidi Carbonell i Cortés (eds). (2014)
Análisis textual en la comunicación intercultural / Language analysis
in cross-cultural and intercultural communication. Colección
Aquilafuente 206. Salamanca: Ediciones Universidad de
Salamanca.
ISBN: 978-84-9012-489-5
Contenidos principales:
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Selección de contribuciones del Congreso Internacional
Mapping Language across Cultures / Topografías del Lenguaje entre
Culturas (MLAC 10) que tuvo lugar en Salamanca, del 5 al 7 de
julio de 2010, y en la que se dieron cita expertos interesados en
el análisis textual desde diferentes perspectivas relacionadas
con la comunicación intercultural alrededor del tema específico
del congreso: Language analysis in cross-cultural and intercultural
communication / Análisis textual en la comunicación intercultural,
ya que en esta edición se buscaba combinar aproximaciones del
análisis del discurso, la lingüística computacional y la
lingüística de corpus al estudio de la comunicación
intercultural. El carácter internacional de la reunión pudo
quedar de manifiesto con la participación de representantes de
los cinco continentes, provenientes de Australia, Chile,
Eslovenia, España, Estados Unidos, Italia, Nigeria, Portugal,
Rumania, Turquía, que presentaron interesantes estudios
centrados en aspectos interculturales relativos a textos de
diversos géneros escritos en (o por hablantes de) un amplio
abanico de lenguas, incluyendo diferentes variedades de
español, inglés, chino, turco, rumano, portugués, italiano,
euskera o esloveno. Todas las propuestas pasaron por un
proceso de evaluación doble ciego por parte del Comité
Científico, que tuvo como resultado un índice de aceptación del
70% de las recibidas.
El
sumario
del
volumen
puede
consultarse
en
<http://bit.ly/1DE1jYD>
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Juan-Garau, Maria & Salazar-Noguera, Joana (eds.) (2015)
Content-based Language Learning in Multilingual Educational
Environments, Springer International Publishing Switzerland.
ISBN 978-3-319-11495-8
The spread of English as an international language along with
the desire to maintain local languages have led to consider
multilingualism as the norm rather the exception.
Consequently, bi/multilingual education has bloomed over the
last decades. This volume deals with one such type of education
currently in the spotlight as an essentially European strategy to
multilingualism, CLIL (Content and Language Integrated
Learning), in which curricular content is taught through a
foreign language. The book contributes new empirical evidence
on its effects on linguistic and attitudinal outcomes focusing on
bi/multilingual learners who acquire English as an additional
language. Moreover, it presents critical analyses of factors
influencing multilingual education, the effects of CLIL on both
language and content learning, and the contrast between CLIL
and other models of instruction. The research presented
suggests that CLIL can greatly enhance language acquisition in
multilingual settings.
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Lasagabaster, David, Aintzane Doiz and Juan Manuel Sierra
(Eds.) (2014). Motivation and Foreign Language Learning: From
theory to practice. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
[Language Learning & Language Teaching, 40], 190 pp. ISBN
9789027213235.
Motivation is a key aspect of second language learning. There is
no doubt that abstract models are basic to gain theoretical
insights into motivation; however, teachers and researchers
demand comprehensible explanations for motivation that can
help them to improve their everyday teaching and research.
The aim of this book is to provide both theoretical insights and
practical suggestions to improve motivation in the classroom.
With this in mind, the book is divided into two sections: the
first part includes innovative ideas regarding language learning
motivation, whereas the second is focused on the relationship
between different approaches to foreign language learning –
such as EFL (English as a foreign language), CLIL (Content and
Language Integrated Learning) or immersion – and motivation.
Both sections have an emphasis on pedagogical implications
that are rooted in both theoretical and empirical work. The
contributors to the volume are the following: Vera Busse, Do
Coyle, Aintzane Doiz, Zoltan Dörnyei, Alastair Henry, Zana
Ibrahim, Maggie Kubanyiova, David Lasagabaster, Francisco
Lorenzo, Christine Muir, Juan Manuel Sierra, and Ema
Ushioda.
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Moreno Álvarez, Alejandra e Irene Pérez Fernández (eds.)
(Forthcoming). New Alleyways to Significance: Interdisciplinary
Approaches to English Studies. English Studies Series. Nº 6.
Edicions UIB: University of the Balearic Islands.
ISBN: 978-84-8384-298-0
Contemporary critical discourses such as gender studies,
historiographic metafiction, intertextuality, spatial history and
new historicism, among many other significant approaches,
have contributed to the creation of new and productive alleys
of significance and knowledge. This volume brings together
seventeen essays that approach the field of English Studies
from an interdisciplinary perspective and establish dialogues
and synergies between literature and its cultural and linguistic
counterpart. The volume presents challenging and innovative
examples of current research on themes and aspects within the
philological field that have been traditionally located at the
fringes of academic knowledge and scholarship yet absolutely
necessary in order to consolidate a cartography of “the
insignificant”.
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Oliver-Rotger, Maria Antònia (2015). Identity, Diaspora and
Return in American Literature.
Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American
Literature. Routledge, 222 pp. ISBN: 978-0-415-73558-2
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This volume combines literary analysis and theoretical
approaches to mobility, diasporic identities and the literary
construction of space to explore the ways in which the notion of
return shapes contemporary ethnic writing, ethnography,
memoir, and film. The collection connects the intimate
experiences of returning subject to multiple locations, historical
experiences, and cultural interactions.
Introduction: Roots and Routes in American Literature about
Return Maria Antònia Oliver-Rotger Part I: Return as Memory
Reconstructed 1. Migration, Exclusion, and "Home" in Edwidge
Danticat’s Narratives of Return Valerie Kaussen 2. Between
Home and Loss: Inscribing Return in Ruth Behar’s An Island
Called Home Rocio G. Davis 3. Nightmares from My Parents:
Return as Recovery in Doan Hòang’s Oh, Saigon Aitor IbarrolaArmendariz Part II: Restorative Nostalgias: Return as
Emotional Re-Attachment 4. Andrew Lam’s Narratives of
Return: From Viet Kieu Nostalgia to Discrepant
Cosmopolitanisms Begoña Simal González 5. Returning Home:
Iranian-American
Women’s
Memoirs
and
Reflective
Nostalgia Persis Karim 6. Enacting an Identity by Re-Creating a
Home: Eleni Gage’s North of Ithaka Eleftheria Arapoglou 7. El
vaivén de la vida: Musings on Deterritorialized Border
Subjects Norma E. Cantú Part III: Impossible Returns 8. Cuban
Geographies: The Roots/Routes of Ana Menéndez
Narratives Ada
Ortuzar-Young 9.
"The
Inextinguishable
Longings for Elsewheres": The Impossibility of Return in Junot
Díaz Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez 10. Returning to Places of No
Return in the Stuart Dybek’s Short Stories Tamas Dobozy
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Romero Ruiz, Maria Isabel (2014) The London Lock Hospital in
the Nineteenth Century: Gender, Sexuality and Social Reform.
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York,
Wien, 220 pp., 5 b/w ill.
Based on archival research, this volume is concerned with the
treatment of «fallen women» and prostitutes at the London
Lock Hospital and Asylum throughout the nineteenth century.
As venereally-diseased women, they were treated in the
hospital for their physical ailments; those considered ripe for
reform were secluded in the asylum for a moral cure. The
author analyses the social and cultural implications arising
from the situation of these female inmates at a time when
women’s sexuality was widely debated, using a genderinformed and postmodernist approach.
The volume covers notions of purity and deviancy, issues of
gender and sexual identity, the social and cultural issues
connected with so-called fallen women and prostitutes, and
descriptions of venereal disease and treatments for women
patients at the time. The Contagious Diseases Acts and their
impact are examined, as are the social and cultural implications
of the creation of specialised hospitals and places of moral
confinement. The book provides a complete picture of the Lock
Hospital and Asylum and is an important contribution to the
history of hospitals in the Victorian period.
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Contents: The London Lock Hospital and Asylum and
Specialist Hospitals in the Nineteenth Century – Fallen Women,
Prostitutes and the Treatment of Venereal Disease in the
Nineteenth Century – Female Patients and the Lock Hospital
Regulations throughout the Nineteenth Century – The Lock
Hospital and the Contagious Diseases Acts: Reports and
Accounts – From Deviancy to Purity: The London Lock Asylum
and Moral Reform – The London Lock at the Turn of the
Century: New Perspectives on the Physical and Moral Cure of
Deviant Women.
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Rio, David (2014). New Literary Portraits of the American West:
Contemporary Nevada Fiction. Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt
am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien: Peter Lang,. 300 pp.
Print: ISBN 978-3-0343-1590-6 hb. (Hardcover)
This book focuses on contemporary Nevada fiction as one of the
most probing and intense literary explorations of the American
West as a whole. Recent fictional representations of Nevada
possess a revelatory value in relation to the whole West because
they encompass some of the most common thematic trends in
contemporary western writing. Actually, the thematic
maturation of Nevada fiction over the last four decades often
parallels the evolution of postfrontier writing, in particular, its
growing departure from the overused topics and images of the
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formula western. Nevada fiction also possesses some unique
and distinctive themes, such as its depiction of Basque
immigrants, its emphasis on nuclear testing and nuclear waste,
and its portrait of such peculiar cities as Reno and Las Vegas.
This study discusses contemporary writing set in Nevada both
by Nevadans (Robert Laxalt, Frank Bergon, Willy Vlautin,
Phyllis Barber, Claire Vaye Watkins…) and by non-resident
authors (Joan Didion, Hunter S. Thompson, Larry
McMurtry…), drawing new attention to a remarkable literature
that has been too often neglected in discussions of the American
West.
***
Thompson, Geoff and Laura Alba-Juez (eds.) (2014) Evaluation
in Context. University of Liverpool / UNED, Madrid. John
Benjamins. Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 242
ISBN 9789027256478 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
DOI: 10.1075/pbns.242
E –Book; ISBN 9789027270726 | Number of Pages: 418
It is now an acknowledged fact in the world of linguistics that
the concept of evaluation is crucial, and that there is very little –
if any – discourse that cannot be analyzed through the prism of
its evaluative content. This book presents some of the latest
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developments in the study of this phenomenon. Released more
than a decade later than Hunston and Thompson’s (2000)
Evaluation in Text, Evaluation in Context is designed as its sequel,
in an attempt to continue, update and extend the different
avenues of research opened by the earlier work. Both
theoretical and empirical studies on the topic are presented,
with the intention of scrutinizing as many of its dimensions as
possible, by not only looking at evaluative texts, but also
considering the aspects of the discursive context that affect the
final evaluative meaning at both the production and reception
stages of the evaluative act. The editors’ main objective has
been to gather contributions which investigate the manifold
faces and phases of evaluation by presenting a wide variety of
perspectives that include different linguistic theories (e.g.
Axiological Semantics, Functionalism or Politeness Theory),
different levels of linguistic description (e.g. phonological,
lexical or semantic), and different text types and contexts (e.g.
the evaluation found in ironic discourse, the multimodality of
media discourse or the world of politics, just to name a few).
The volume can be of use not only for scholars who study the
evaluative function of language, but also for students who wish
to pursue research in the area.
|
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La Presidenta de Aedean, Montserrat Martínez, haciendo entrega al
Presidente del Comité local de la Universidad de Alcalá, Fernando Galván,
de un pequeño obsequio en reconocimiento al excelente trabajo de
organización realizado durante el congreso de Alcalá
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El profesor Roger D. Sell dedicando unas palabras de agradecimiento al
Comité local durante la cena institucional del Congreso de Alcalá
Entrega de premios durante la celebración de la cena institucional del
Congreso de Alcalá
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Entrega de premios durante la celebración de la cena institucional del
Congreso de Alcalá
El profesor Carlos Acuña junto a la profesora Mª Dolores Porto, secretaria
del Congreso de Alcalá
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El Tesorero del congreso local, Alberto Lázaro, junto a la Presidenta de
AEDEAN y los alumnos colaboradores del Congreso de Alcalá.
Celebración de la cena institucional del Congreso de Alcalá
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Otras publicaciones recientes
Se recoge, a continuación, un listado de otras publicaciones
cuya información complementaria se puede consultar a través
de
la
página
electrónica
de
nuestra
Asociación
<http://www.aedean.org>.
LINGUISTICS AND TRANSLATION
Boas, Hans C. & Fco Gonzálvez-García, eds. Romance
Perspectives
on
Construction
Grammar. Amsterdam
&
Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2014. Butler,
Christopher S. & Fco Gonzálvez-García, eds. Exploring
Functional-Cognitive Space. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John
Benjamins, 2014.
Fernández Gavela, Mª Dolores. The Grammar and Lexis of
Conversational Informal English in Advanced Textbooks. Newcastle
upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015.
Fuertes-Olivera, Pedro A. and Sven Harp. Theory and Practice of
Specialised Online Dictionaries. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2014.
Juan-Garau, Maria & Salazar-Noguera, Joana, eds. Contentbased Language Learning in Multilingual Educational Environments,
Springer International Publishing Switzerland, 2015
Lasagabaster, David, Aintzane Doiz & Juan Manuel Sierra,
eds. Motivation and Foreign Language Learning. From Theory to
Practice. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company,
2014.
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Martín-Monje, Elena & Elena Bárcena, eds. Language MOOCS.
Providing Learning, Transcending Boundaries. Berlin: De Gruyter
Open, 2015.
Moya Guijarro, Arsenio Jesús. A Multimodal Analysis of Picture
Books for Children. A Systemic Functional Approach. London:
Equinox, 2015.
Pérez-Vidal, Carmen, ed. Language Acquisition in Study Abroad
and Formal Instruction Contexts. Amsterdam: John Benjamins
Publishing Company, 2014.
Ruiz de Zarobe, Leyre & Yolanda Ruiz de Zarobe, eds. Enseñar
hoy una lengua extranjera. London et al.: Portal, 2014.
Sabaté i Dalmau, Maria. Migrant Communication Enterprises:
Regimentation & Resistance. Bristol: Multilingual Matters, 2014.
Thomson, Geoff and Laura Alba-Juez, eds.: Evaluation in
Context. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2014.
Valdeón, Roberto A. Translation and the Spanish Empire in the
Americas. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2014.
LITERARY AND CULTURAL STUDIES
Aguirre, Mercedes, Cristina Delgado & Ana González-Rivas,
eds. Fantasmas, Aparecidos y Muertos sin descanso. Abada
ediciones, 2015.
Alsina Rísquez, Cristina & Cynthia Stretch, eds. Innocence &
Loss. Representations of War and National Identity in the
US. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing,
2014.
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Aragay, Mireia & Enric Monforte, eds. Ethical Speculations in
Contemporary British Theatre. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan,
2014.
Armengol, Josep M. Masculinities in Black and White. New York:
Palgrave MacMillan, 2015.
Carabí, Àngels & Josep M. Armengol, eds. Alternative
Masculinities for a Changing World. New York: Palgrave
MacMillan, 2014.
Cuder-Domínguez, Pilar, ed. Genre in English Literature, 16501700. Transitions in Drama & Fiction. Amherst NY & London:
Cambria Press, 2014.
Debonair, P. T. (Pere Gallardo). Del cielo llovieron colores.
Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2014.
Durán Almarza, Emilia María & Esther Álvarez López, eds.
Diasporic Women's Writing of the Black Atlantic: (En)Gendering
Literature and Performance. London and New York: Routledge,
2014.
Emron Esplin & Margarida Vale do Gato, eds. Translated
Poe. Lehigh Valley: Pennsylvania State University (Lehigh
Press) / Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
Fernández Caparrós, Ana, Natalie Gómez Handford & Stella
Ramos, eds. Poéticas por venir, políticas del duelo. Madrid:
Verbum, 2014.
Fernández, José Francisco & Alejandra Moreno Álvarez,
eds. A Rich Field Full of Pleasant Surprises. Essays on
Contemporary Literature in Honour of Professor Socorro Suárez
Lafuente. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars
Publishing, 2014.
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Ferry, Peter. Masculinity in Contemporary New York Fiction.
London: Routledge, 2015.
Fraile Marcos, Ana Mª, ed. Literature and the Glocal City.
London: Routledge, 2015.
Fresno Calleja, Paloma & Janet Wilson, eds. Un país de cuento.
Veinte relatos de Nueva Zelanda. Zaragoza: Prensas U. Zaragoza,
2014.
Gallagher, Donat & Carlos Villar-Flor. In the Picture. The Facts
Behind
the
Fiction
in
Evelyn
Waugh’s Swords
of
Honour. Rodopi/Brill. 2014.
Gómez Lara, Manuel J., María José Mora, Paula de Pando,
Rafael Portillo, Juan A. Prieto Pablos & Rafael Vélez. Restoration
Comedy, 1660-1670. A Catalogue. Amherst NY: Teneo Press, 2014.
Gregor, Keith, ed. Shakespeare and Tyranny: Regimes of Reading in
Europe and Beyond. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars
Publishing, 2014.
Gregorio-Godeo, Eduardo de & Ángel Mateos-Aparicio
Martín-Albo, eds. Constructing Selves: Issues in Gender, Age,
Ethnicity and Nation. Cuenca: Ediciones de la Universidad de
Castilla-La Mancha, 2015.
Martínez-García, Laura. 17th -&18th- Century English Comedies
as a New Kind of Drama. A Foucaldian Interpretation of Family
Relations,
Sexuality
and
Resistance
as
Psychological
Power. Lewiston NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2014.
Martín-Alegre, Sara, ed. Gender & Feminism: The Student’s
View. Barcelona: UAB, 2015.
Oliver-Rotger, Mª Antònia, ed. Identity, Diaspora & Return in
American Literature. London & New York : Routledge, 2014.
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Onega, Susana & Jean-Michel Ganteau, eds. Contemporary
Trauma Narratives: Liminality and the Ethics of Form. London &
New York : Routledge, 2014.
Oria, Beatriz. Talking Dirty on Sex and the City. Romance,
Intimacy, Friendship. Lanham & Plymouth: Rowman &
Littlefield, 2014.
Reyes-Torres, Agustín, Luis S. Villacañas-de-Castro, Betlem
Soler-Pardo, eds. Thinking Through Children's Literature in the
Classroom. Newscatle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars
Publishing, 2014.
Río Raigadas, David. New Literary Portraits of the American
West: Contemporary Nevada Fiction. Bern: Peter Lang, 2014.
Romero Ruiz, María Isabel. The London Lock Hospital in the
Nineteenth Century. Gender, Sexuality and Social Reform. Bern:
Peter Lang, 2014.
Sáez Hidalgo, Ana & R.F. Yeager, eds. John Gower in England
and Iberia. Manuscripts, Influences, Reception. D.S. Brewer.
Publications of the John Gower’s Society, 2014.
Somacarrera Iñigo, Pilar (traducción). Las comadres de la Rez.
Por Tomson Highway. Calgary: Fifth House, 2014.
Sumillera, Rocío G. ed. Richard Carew. The Examination of Men’s
Wits. London: Modern Humanities Research Association, 2014.
Villar-Argáiz, Pilar, ed. Literary Visions of Multicultural Ireland:
The Immigrant in Contemporary Irish Literature. Manchester:
Manchester University Press, 2014.
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Selected Works by Geoffrey Neil Leech
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Foto homenaje al profesor Geoffrey Leech
<http://edice.org/blog/2014/08/23/fallecimiento-del-prof-dr-geoffreyleech/>
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Geoff Leech_ A Tribute
Nick Smith
<ns359leicester.ac.uk>
University of Leicester
Geoffrey Leech – or ‘Geoff’ to most people who knew him –
was a true polymath, a man of great energy and intellect, but
equally one of humility and generosity. During his long career,
roughly from the early 1960s to 2014, he played a big part in
putting linguistics on the academic map. He made telling
contributions not only in English grammar, but also in
pragmatics, stylistics, semantics, and corpus linguistics. In this
brief piece, I trace some of his major contributions, and share
some of my own personal recollections and impressions of him.
I first met Geoff in the early 1990s through working on a large
collaborative project to create and annotate the British National
Corpus. At a (then) massive 100 million words, the corpus was
considered too big for any one institution to assemble, encode
and publish, and so Lancaster University, where we were
based, joined forces with the University of Oxford, three
dictionary publishers (Oxford University Press, Chambers,
Longman), and the British Library. Lancaster had begun to
acquire a reputation for corpus software development, and so it
led on the automated part-of-speech annotation, using the
CLAWS tagger that had been developed by the crossdepartmental (i.e. Linguistics and Computing) UCREL research
centre, of which Geoff was co-director. At a personal level, I
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quickly found that Geoff had an extremely democratic
leadership style. He was always highly approachable and
willing to debate with all members of the team, regardless of
differences in status and renown. I also came to realise that
behind the gentle voice and unostentatious style lay a keen
intellect and dynamism, an eagerness to expand his knowledge
and employ whatever technological means were appropriate to
getting the work done. While he may have struggled with the
menu commands of PowerPoint and Excel, he got to grips with
Hidden Markov Models and other complexities of Natural
Language Processing sufficiently to make pioneering
contributions to several areas of computational linguistics.
Over time I came to learn more about Geoff’s earlier work in
corpus linguistics, as well as his academic successes in other
areas. Although his fame is most associated with Lancaster, it is
clear that the period (1959 to 1969) spent at his alma mater,
University College London, as a student, researcher and
lecturer, was crucial in nurturing his diverse array of talents. At
UCL his initial focus was the language of literature, and in
particular the application of linguistics to gain new insights on
literary texts. And so, in the days before interdisciplinarity
became fashionable, he helped to forge the new field of
Stylistics. His chief publication emanating from this approach
was A Linguistic Guide to English Poetry, published in 1969.
Closely related to this was his English in Advertising: A Linguistic
Study of Advertising in Great Britain, (1966), the first serious
linguistic treatment of the subject. This was in part an offshoot
of his MA thesis on the language of television advertising, for
which he was awarded sponsorship by Anglia TV.
Two other major interests during Geoff’s UCL days were
semantics and grammar. His thinking in these areas was partly
influenced by Michael Halliday, a contemporary at UCL in the
early sixties, and, in more general ways, a year spent at MIT as
a Harkness Research Fellow. We see the intersection of these
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two interests in his Towards a Semantic Description of English
(1969), which although not well known now, helped to secure
his international reputation at the time, and paved the way for
his later and more renowned Meaning and the English Verb (first
edition, 1971).
A further important influence at UCL was the Survey of English
Usage, a research centre in which Geoff contributed to the
development and analysis of a corpus that was still paper-based
but nevertheless groundbreaking in that it contained a million
running words of naturally occurring speech and writing – a
powerful new resource to draw on for grammatical description.
The Survey featured such rising stars as Sidney Greenbaum, Jan
Svartvik and David Crystal, under the leadership of Randolph
Quirk. It was adjoined to a department that was beginning to
establish itself in the newly emerging field of linguistics. At a
time when the nascent discipline was dominated by MITinspired generative grammar, the Survey was a small but
significant force in making the study of grammar relevant to
language learning and teaching. These concerns informed the
direction of several large grammar-based projects completed in
the 1970s and 1980s (see below).
After moving to Lancaster, in 1969, Geoff resisted the
temptation to narrow his tastes to just one or two
specialisations. Instead, he branched out into new areas, while,
at various points, consolidating and expanding existing ones.
For example, his interest in meaning in language not only gave
rise to taught courses and textbooks on semantics (e.g.
Semantics 1974, and the four editions of Meaning and the English
Verb) but also led to concentration on the newly emerging field
of pragmatics. His Principles of Pragmatics (1983) argued for a set
of principles, or constraints, on linguistic behaviour that
operate in tandem with Grice’s Co-operative principle. The
book contained one of the first in-depth treatments of linguistic
politeness. Over the last decade, Geoff revisited these topics,
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with greater attention to a comparison of politeness realisations
in Eastern and Western cultures. The Pragmatics of Politeness was
published just before his death in summer 2014.
With regard to stylistics, Geoff built on his UCL foundations to
forge a formidable co-authoring partnership with Mick Short
(with whom he co-taught at Lancaster) to produce Style in
Fiction (1981). In 2010 members of the Poetics and Linguistics
Association voted this the most influential book in stylistics
over the past three decades. As with pragmatics, he resumed
his interest in stylistics research in the twilight of his career,
writing Language in Literature: Style and Foregrounding in 2008.
Part of this work included methodological insights from
corpus-based stylistics, as applied, for example, to Virginia
Woolf’s The Mark on the Wall.
Arguably, it was in his work on grammar that Geoff achieved
most renown. Although he never developed an elaborate
theoretical framework, he had an uncanny knack of cutting
through thorny areas of grammatical usage, and explaining
them in lucid, mostly jargon-free, prose. This is evident in for
example, his multiple editions of Meaning and the English Verb.
Moreover, he shared with other members of the so-called ‘Gang
of Four’ from UCL (the others being Quirk, Greenbaum and
Svartvik) a drive to make clear the connections between
grammatical forms and the meanings they communicate, in a
way that benefits not only academics but also language
teachers. This is clear in, for instance, the best-selling A
Communicative Grammar of English (1975, co-authored with
Svartvik). Even the more ‘heavyweight’ tomes, A Grammar of
Contemporary English (1972), and the Comprehensive Grammar of
the English Language (or ‘CGEL’, 1985, with Quirk, Greenbaum
and Svartvik) are surprisingly readable considering their vast
scope. In his autobiography Geoff suggests that he was
probably at his 'peak' in the mid-1980s, with the production of
CGEL. However, his achievements continued to impress in the
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1990s and beyond, as the research became increasingly based
on the results of corpus analysis. The Longman Grammar of
Spoken and Written English (co-authored with Doug Biber, Stig
Johansson, Susan Conrad and Ed Finegan, 1999) is a prime
example of this.
Closely related to Geoff’s work on grammar was that on corpus
linguistics methodology. He recognised, even at an early stage,
the potential of corpora to support and enhance the analysis of
language. In the early 1970s, he spearheaded the compilation of
the LOB corpus, a British English analogue to the Brown corpus
of modern American English. With the UCREL research centre,
he also pioneered techniques in probabilistic POS-tagging.
Lancaster’s increasing reputation attracted research council
grants and funding from private companies, particularly IBM,
leading to the building of new specialised corpora, and early
work on automatic parsing and anaphora resolution. The
Computational Analysis of English (1987) and Corpus Annotation
(1997), both of which he co-edited, were two important
collections resulting from this work.
Geoff was instrumental in the success not only of the
Linguistics Department at Lancaster, but also of the ICAME
organisation, of which he was a founding father in 1977.
ICAME is the longest established association of corpus
linguistics, with an annual conference and dedicated journal.
Commenting on the early development of corpus linguistics,
and the emergence of the ICAME organisation in particular,
Geoff remarks that 'During its [ICAME’s] lifetime, the use of
computer corpora, from being a fringe maverick activity,
dismissed as valueless by MIT-inspired linguistics throughout
the world, has become a mainstream methodology, both in
computational linguistics and in English language research.'
Geoff was too modest to state it, but surely his publications,
projects and talks contributed to this paradigm shift.
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From around 2000, Geoff shifted focus from the computational
to the more ‘human’ kind of corpus work – that is, exploiting
corpora to improve descriptions and theories of language. In a
way it was fitting that his major swansong should be a series of
projects studying linguistic change in English across, roughly,
the period of his life, from the 1930s to the start of the twentyfirst century. I was again privileged to work with Geoff on these
projects, together with Paul Rayson and in close collaboration
with Christian Mair and Marianne Hundt. We had lengthy
meetings in his office (over instant coffee with powdered milk),
and as we debated issues of grammatical categorisation and
chapter drafts for Change in Contemporary English (Leech,
Hundt, Mair and Smith 2009), I was again struck by how much
Geoff respected the opinions of all those attending discussions,
regardless of seniority.
Where did Geoff’s success come from? When reading his
autobiography,1 it is striking how often he says, or implies, that
he got a ‘lucky break’. For instance, fortunate/lucky occurs seven
times, and good fortune twice, in referring to events such as the
award of the TV-sponsored research studentship to study of
advertising language, to the Harkness Fellowship to study in
the US in the sixties, and to winning research council grants in
the seventies and eighties. No doubt some of these turns were
simple good fortune, but I am confident that other factors
played a bigger role – his immense energy, his talents as a keen
observer and investigator of language, his lucid prose style, and
his positive spirit. In many ways he was the embodiment of the
Pollyanna Principle (discussed in his book Principles of
Pragmatics): after losing an entire chapter on his computer, he
famously said, ‘Never mind, I’ll probably write it better second
time round.’
1
http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass/doc_library/linguistics/leechg/Autobiog.pdf
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Another of Geoff’s notable attributes was his considerable
generosity. He would enthusiastically (and respectfully)
respond to linguistic queries from all manner of people around
the world. Every December, he cheerfully posed for
photographs with international students besides the
departmental Christmas tree, looking, with his snowy beard
and reddish gown, like an academic Santa Claus. To me his
generosity is encapsulated in his approach to the ICAME 1997
conference in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. At a time when
ICAME conferences were becoming more and more opulent,
Geoff decided that five of us could squeeze into his little car
and stay in a one-star B&B down the road from the conference
hotel, to avoid blowing our research travel budget on himself
alone. This is just one of many possible examples of his
unselfishness, and his consideration for the next generation.
Geoff will be sorely missed by his wife Fanny and their family.
He will also be missed by countless scholars, students and
others around the world who had the good fortune to meet
him.
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Bergen, First ICAME Conference, 1979
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In Memoriam Geoffrey Neil Leech
(16 January 1936−19 August 2014)
Paloma Núñez Pertejo
< [email protected]>
University of Santiago de Compostela
Geoffrey N. Leech, Emeritus Professor, Honorary Fellow of
University College London and of Lancaster University,
Member of the Academia Europaea and the Norwegian
Academy of Science and Letters, and one of the founding
members of the Department of Linguistics and Modern English
Languages at the University of Lancaster, passed away on
the19th of August, 2014. His unexpected death came as a real
shock to all of us, in that he was still healthy and kept himself
active, and had many different academic commitments around
the world.
Born in Gloucester in 1936, Geoffrey began his university
studies at University College London (UCL) in 1956, where he
attended lectures and courses by J.R. Firth, A.C. Gimson and
Daniel Jones. It was during his undergraduate years that he
developed a deep interest in the relation between linguistic and
literary studies, an interest that never waned during his
academic career and led him to produce works such as A
Linguistic Guide to English Poetry (1969a), Style in Fiction: A
Linguistic Introduction to English Fictional Prose (with Mick Short,
1981), and more recently, Language in Literature: Style and
Foregrounding (2008).
After an MA thesis on the language of commercial
television advertising, plus a short period of teaching at a
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secondary school, Geoffrey was awarded a research grant at
UCL in 1962, where he gained a position as an Assistant
Lecturer and started teaching rhetoric to first-year students. His
life and thinking there were undoubtedly influenced by (Sir)
Randolph Quirk, one of his mentors, who at the time was
Professor of Linguistics at UCL, and also by M.A.K. Halliday,
with whom he shared the direction of the Communication
Research Centre (CRC), later to become the Linguistics
Department. Between 1964 and 1965 Geoffrey spent a year in
the US as a Harkness Fellow studying linguistics at the MIT,
where he met several of the leading linguists in America at the
time, including McCawley, Lakoff, Hall Partee, and above all,
Noam Chomsky and other members of the generative school.
Back in the UK, he decided to focus on Semantics, henceforth
one of his main areas of expertise. His PhD thesis, An Approach
to the Semantics of Place, Time and Modality in Modern English,
would later be published as Towards a Semantic Description of
English (1969b).
The beginnings of Geoffrey’s promising career were
strongly linked to the Survey of English Usage (SEU), the UCLbased research centre founded by Randolph Quirk where
Geoffrey started the compilation of a corpus of modern English
texts. Very soon he became involved in large-scale team
projects which led to the publication of a series of descriptive
grammars of English, the first being A Grammar of Contemporary
English (with Quirk, Greenbaum and Svartvik, 1972). With this
initial work, which quickly became a reference grammar
throughout the world, the authors tried to bring together
theoretical and practical (pedagogical) approaches to the study
of English grammar. Geoffrey himself was very concerned
about the teaching of grammar, an area he considered
neglected, undervalued and even unpopular, and which he felt
suffered a lack of appreciation (cf. Núñez-Pertejo 2007: 144).
After a very intense period of teaching and research at
UCL, Geoffrey gained a position as a Senior Lecturer at the
(then) new University of Lancaster, and was very soon
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promoted to the post of Associate Professor, while he also
became Head of the Linguistics Section of the Department,
which, in 1974, finally became the Department of Linguistics
and Modern English Languages, integrated within the School of
English.
He settled happily in Lancaster with his family, and as a
Professor of Linguistics and Modern English Language
Geoffrey would remain there for the rest of his academic career.
He continued doing research on semantics and published
Meaning and the English Verb in 1971 and Semantics in 1974,
while he also continued collaborating with Quirk, Svartvik and
Greenbaum. As a result, the ‘Magnificent Four’ produced two
more (advanced) grammars of English: A University Grammar of
English (Quirk, Greenbaum and Leech, 1973), and A
Communicative Grammar of English (Leech and Svartvik, 1975).
Both texts “tried to develop a somewhat fresh approach to
English grammar, based on the idea that grammar … should be
‘communicative’ in the sense of relating the form and structures
of the language to their meaning and use” (Leech 2009: 8). One
of Geoffrey’s main objectives was to provide practical and
simplified, rather than abstract, descriptions of grammar that
could be applied to the teaching situation, where both teachers
and learners could benefit from it (cf. Núñez-Pertejo 2007: 145).
Geoffrey’s interest in grammar and its teaching made
itself evident, once again, through the publication of English
Grammar for To-day: A New Introduction in 1982. But it was in
1985 that one of his most ambitious projects appeared: A
Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language (again with
Quirk, Svartvik and Greenbaum). Even today, thirty years later,
this remains as one of the main reference grammars of English
and thanks to this work Geoffrey was elected a Fellow of the
British Academy (1987), among other honors. I remember buying
this grammar when I was already a graduate student and it
soon became one of my most prized possessions. A few years
later, Geoffrey became involved in another large-scale project,
the result of which was the Longman Grammar of Spoken and
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Written English (1999), this time with Douglas Biber, Stig
Johansson, Susan Conrad and Edward Finegan.
Apart from his interest in stylistics, grammar and
semantics, in the 1980s Geoffrey also developed a taste for the
emerging discipline of Pragmatics and published a number of
monographs and papers on the very thin line that separates it
from semantics. Explorations in Semantics and Pragmatics (1980)
and Principles of Pragmatics (1983) were good examples of this
interest.
Geoffrey was the kind of person who was always eager
to accept new challenges and responsibilities, and thus it was
that he embarked on the task of making the Linguistics and
Modern English Languages Department at Lancaster a leading
research centre in Corpus Linguistics, a field which at the time
was at an embryonic stage and one in which he would yet gain
greater international recognition. In line with what had been
done in America with the Brown Corpus, Geoffrey and his team
at Lancaster started to compile (not without some difficulties!) a
comparable British English corpus, the Lancaster-Oslo/Bergen
(LOB) Corpus of British English, containing around 1 million
words of written British English from different registers.
Geoffrey was also one of the “legendary visionaries”
(Mair 2014) who participated in the foundation of the
International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English
(ICAME), an organization which was born with the aim of
promoting the use of computerized language corpora to carry
out research in English. Through its annual meetings and its
journal, ICAME has played a key role in the lives and careers of
many linguists around the world, thus making possible the use
of computer corpora as a means of understanding and
interpreting linguistics, and also “a mainstream methodology”
(Leech 2009: 10). Moreover, Geoffrey and Mick Short were
responsible for the foundation of the Poetics and Linguistics
Association (PALA), an international organization whose main
concern was the study of stylistics. Arguably, none of this
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would have happened without the effort and support of
Geoffrey Leech.
After retirement in 2002, Geoffrey continued to be linked
to the academic world by leading the (originally) Unit for
Computer Research on the English Language (UCREL), based at
Lancaster University, and by becoming involved in the
compilation of other corpora, such as BLOB (‘before LOB’;; 19281934). Also deserving special mention is his personal
commitment and leading role in the compilation of the British
National Corpus (BCN), the 100-million-word corpus of written
and spoken British English that soon became a landmark in the
field of corpus linguistics.
As Emeritus Professor, Geoffrey maintained an office in
his department at Lancaster, engaged in some teaching and
PhD supervision, and never stopped doing research. He was
also very active in his collaboration with Marianne Hundt,
Christian Mair and Nick Smith, not only in terms of corpus
compilation but also in the description of changes in recent and
contemporary English (cf. Leech et al. 2009). It was in fact at
Freiburg University, during a research stay, that I met Geoffrey,
back in 2004. He was on an academic tour, lecturing on recent
changes in English and despite his countless trips which took
him around the world, and the various previous visits to
Spanish universities, he had never been to Santiago. I felt
enormously privileged when he kindly accepted our invitation
to ‘come the pilgrim’s way’ to Compostela together with Fanny,
his beloved wife for more than 50 years. I particularly enjoyed
walking on the Roman Wall in Lugo, the town he was so
interested in visiting, and my home town. I could not be more
grateful for all the memories and the time he shared with me
after agreeing to be interviewed during that stay in 2006, an
interview that was published a year later in Atlantis, the journal
of the Spanish Association for Anglo-American Studies (AEDEAN).
Santiago was also our final meeting point, ‘the end of the way’,
the place where in June 2013, after attending his plenary lecture
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on the fall of for and the rise of ‘cos in English we bade farewell.
Little did I suspect then that our paths would never cross again.
Dear Geoffrey, dear Professor, the giant, pioneering
figure of corpus-based computational linguistics, but also the
quiet, humble and generous man, the choir singer, the gifted
pianist and organist, your gifts to the world will never fade, nor
will your memory to all of us who knew you.
References
Biber, Douglas, Stig Johansson, Geoffrey Leech, Susan Conrad
and Edward Finegan. 1999. Longman Grammar of Spoken
and Written English. London: Longman.
BLOB: BLOB-1931 Corpus. 2003-2006. Compiled by Geoffrey N.
Leech,
Paul
Rayson
and
Nick
Smith.
<http://www.helsinki.fi/varieng/CoRD/corpora/BLO
B-1931/>
BNC: British National Corpus, version 3 (BNC XML Edition).
2007. Distributed by Oxford University Computing
Services on behalf of the BNC Consortium. URL:
<http://www.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/>
BROWN: A Standard Corpus of Present-Day Edited American
English, for use with Digital Computers. 1964, 1971, 1979.
Compiled by W. N. Francis and H. Kučera. Brown
University. Providence, Rhode Island.
Leech, Geoffrey N. 1969a. A Linguistic Guide to English Poetry.
London: Longman.
Leech, Geoffrey N. 1969b. Towards a Semantic Description of
English. London: Longman.
Leech, Geoffrey N. 1971. Meaning and the English Verb. London:
Longman (1st ed.; 2nd ed. 1987; 3rd ed. 2004).
Leech, Geoffrey N. 1974. Semantics. London: Penguin (2nd
edition entitled Semantics: the Study of Meaning, 1981).
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Leech, Geoffrey N. 1980. Explorations in Semantics and
Pragmatics. John Benjamins.
Leech, Geoffrey N. 1983. Principles of Pragmatics. Longman.
Leech, Geoffrey N. 2008. Language in Literature: Style and
Foregrounding. Harlow, England: Pearson Longman.
Leech, Geoffrey N. 2009. “Geoffrey Neil Leech – An Academic
Autobiography”.
Available
at
www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass/doc.../leechg/Autobiog.pdf
Leech, Geoffrey and Jan Svartvik. 1975. A Communicative
Grammar of English. London: Longman.
Leech, Geoffrey and Mick Short. 1981. Style in Fiction: A
Linguistic Introduction to English Fictional Prose. London:
Longman.
Leech, Geoffrey, Margaret Deuchar and Robert Hoogenraad.
1982. English Grammar for To-day: A New Introduction.
Mcmillan Publishing.
Leech, Geoffrey, Marianne Hundt, Christian Mair and Nicholas
Smith. 2009. Change in Contemporary English: A
Grammatical Study. Cambridge: Cambridge University
Press.
LOB: The Lancaster-Oslo/Bergen Corpus, original version (1970–
1978). Compiled by Geoffrey Leech, Lancaster
University, Stig Johansson, University of Oslo (project
leaders), and Knut Hofland, University of Bergen (head
of computing).
Mair, Christian. 2014. “Obituary for Geoffrey Leech”. Third
Conference of The International Society for the Linguistics of
English (ISLE). University of Zurich 24-27 August 2014.
Available at www.isle3.uzh.ch/index/LeechObituary.pdf
Núñez-Pertejo, Paloma. 2007. “An Interview with Geoffrey
Leech”. Atlantis. Journal of the Spanish Association for
Anglo-American Studies 29/1: 143-156.
Quirk, Randolph, Sydney Greenbaum, Geoffrey Leech and Jan
Svartvik. 1972. A Grammar of Contemporary English.
London: Longman.
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Quirk, Randolph, Sydney Greenbaum and Geoffrey Leech.
1973. A University Grammar of English. Longman.
Quirk, Randolph, Sydney Greenbaum, Geoffrey Leech and Jan
Svartvik. 1985. A Comprehensive Grammar of the English
Language. Longman.
Selected publications by Geoffrey N. Leech:
Leech, Geoffrey N. 2000a. “Corpus linguistics and the British
National Corpus”. English Corpus Studies 7 (Japanese
Association for English Corpus Studies): 1-20.
Leech, Geoffrey N. 2000b. “Grammars of spoken English: New
implications of corpus-oriented research”. Language Learning
50(3): 675-724.
Leech, Geoffrey N. 2000c. “What kind of English should we
teach? – a corpus linguistics perspective”. Selected Research
Papers in Applied Linguistics 2 (Meikai University, Japan): 315.
Leech, Geoffrey N. 2001. “The role of frequency in ELT: New
corpus evidence brings a re-appraisal”. In Hu Wenzhong
(ed.). ELT in China 2001: Papers presented at the 3rd
International Symposium on ELT in China. Beijing: Foreign
Language Teaching and Research Press. 1-23.
Leech, Geoffrey N. 2002. “Corpora”. In Kirsten Malmkjaer
(ed.). The Linguistics Encyclopedia (2nd ed.). London:
Routledge. 84-93. [Reprinted in Wolfgang Teubert and
Ramesh Krishnamurthy (eds.). Corpus Linguistics: Critical
Concepts in Linguistics. London & New York: Routledge
(2007) Vol. II. 3-17.]
Leech, Geoffrey N. 2003. “Modality on the move: the English
modal auxiliaries 1961-1992”. In Roberta Facchinetti,
Manfred Krug and Frank Palmer (eds.). Modality in
Contemporary English. [Topics in English Linguistics 44,
General Editors: Bernd Kortmann and Elizabeth Closs
Traugott] Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 223-240.
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Leech, Geoffrey N. 2004. “Recent grammatical change in
English: data, description, theory”. In Karin Aijmer and
Bengt Altenberg (eds.). Advances in Corpus Linguistics: Papers
from the 23rd International Conference on English Language
Research on Computerized Corpora (ICAME 23) Göteborg 22-26
May 2002. Amsterdam: Rodopi. 61-81.
Leech, Geoffrey N. 2005a. “Adding linguistic annotation”. In
Martin Wynne (ed.). Developing Linguistic Corpora: A Guide to
Good Practice. Oxford: Oxbow Books. 17-29.
Leech, Geoffrey N. 2005b. “Grammar on the move: recent
changes in English grammatical usage”. In Elena Croitoru,
Michaela Praisler and Daniela Tuchel (eds.). Cultural Matrix
Reloaded: Romanian Society for English and American Studies:
Seventh International Conference, Galati, 8-10 October, 2004.
Bucharest: Editura Didactica si Pedagogica R.A. 11-22.
Leech, Geoffrey N. 2007. “New resources, or just better old
ones? The Holy Grail of representativeness”. In Marianne
Hundt, Nadja Nesselhauf and Caroline Biewer (eds.). Corpus
Linguistics and the Web. Amsterdam: Rodopi. 133-149.
Leech, Geoffrey, Paul Rayson and Andrew Wilson. 2001. Word
Frequencies in Written and Spoken English: based on the British
National Corpus. London: Longman.
Leech, Geoffrey and Nicholas Smith. 2005. “Extending the
possibilities of corpus-based research on English in the
twentieth century: a prequel to LOB and FLOB”. ICAME
Journal 29: 83-98.
Leech, Geoffrey and Nicholas Smith. 2006. “Recent
grammatical change in written English 1961-1992: some
preliminary findings of a comparison of American with
British English”. In Antoinette Renouf and Andrew Kehoe
(eds.). The Changing Face of Corpus Linguistics. Amsterdam
and New York: Rodopi. 185-204.
Leech, Geoffrey and Martin Weisser. 2003. “Generic speech act
annotation for task oriented Dialogues”. In Dawn Archer,
Paul Rayson, Andrew Wilson and Tony McEnery (eds.).
Proceedings of the Corpus Linguistics 2003 conference,
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University Centre for Computer Corpus Research on
Language, Technical Papers 16(1): 441-446.
Mair, Christian, Marianne Hundt, Geoffrey Leech and
Nicholas Smith. 2003. “Short term diachronic shifts in partof-speech frequencies: a comparison of the tagged LOB and
FLOB corpora”. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics
7(2): 245-264.
Mair, Christian and Geoffrey Leech. 2006. “Current change in
English syntax”. In Bas Aarts and April MacMahon (eds.).
The Handbook of English Linguistics. Oxford: Blackwell. 318342.
Rayson, Paul, Andrew Wilson and Geoffrey Leech. 2002.
“Grammatical word class variation within the British
National Corpus Sampler”. In Pam Peters, Peter Collins and
Adam Smith (eds.). New Frontiers of Corpus Research: Papers
from the Twenty First International Conference on English
Language Research on Computerized Corpora, Sydney 2000.
Amsterdam: Rodopi. 295-306.
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El profesor Geoffrey N. Leech en el 27 Congreso de ICAME (2006) en
Helsinki. Imagen cedida por cortesía de Sebastian Hoffmann.
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To the Memory of Geoffrey Leech
Laura Alba-Juez
<[email protected]>
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)
My first encounters with Professor Geoffrey Leech were of a
‘virtual’ nature, through my avid reading of his work. As I told
him many years later in person, he was ‘the first English
grammarian in my life’, back in the early 1980s, when I was a
young university student in the first years of my English
Philology Studies program. At that time I could never even
dream of meeting him in person, let alone of being able to
discuss common topics of research and share scholarship with
him, as I later in life had the pleasure and honor to do. In those
early university years, Leech & Svartvik’s (1975) A
Communicative Grammar of English was our ‘Bible’ for the study
of English grammar, and we as students were excited to finally
learn from a book which, in contrast with most of the grammar
books of the time, described real language in use and had left
aside the prescriptive view which we students (as well as many
teachers and academics) found so uninteresting and tedious.
Indeed, with us –as I am sure was the case with every other
group of students who used the book– they succeeded in
fulfilling their main objectives, which were many years later
summarized by Leech in his famous “Academic
Autobiography”:
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“The other book, written by Svartvik and me, was A
Communicative Grammar of English, published in 1975. In
this book we tried to develop a somewhat fresh approach
to English grammar, based on the idea that grammar, to
be useful to the learner, should be ‘communicative’ in the
sense of relating the forms and structures of the language
to their meaning and use. In terms of number of copies
sold (over 250,000), this has been my most successful
book, and, like the books mentioned in the previous
paragraph, it has been published in revised editions
(1994 and 2002).” (2009: 8)
My contact with Leech’s work was also inevitable during
the years of my Master’s and PhD studies, when it was
impossible not to read his Principles of Pragmatics (1983), or not
to learn about his maxims of politeness. My work as a
university Professor then took me along the Pragmatics and
Discourse Analysis paths, and therefore Professor Leech’s
works and publications became a constant presence in my
academic life. My doctoral thesis was a corpus-based study on
the functions and strategies of ironic discourse, a topic that was
also discussed in Leech’s work in great depth, and
consequently –and because I found his work to be not only
serious but full of insight– his view of verbal irony was one of
the inevitable points of departure from which to build up my
own perspective and definition of the phenomenon.
And yes, to my pleasure, the day finally came when I
met Geoffrey Leech in person, and this was in Lancaster
University about ten years ago, when I was participating in a
conference on (im)politeness, and where I really felt I was insync with his views on this topic more than with anybody
else’s. That was the first time we had a face-to-face
conversation, and I remember thinking at that moment that it
was no wonder that he was an expert on politeness, for he
himself was the best example of what one would label as the
ideal polite person: Being a good listener, he was respectful of
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everyone’s ideas and work;; you would never see him lose his
temper –not even when his views were attacked and/or
misinterpreted– and his great kindness and sensitivity always
permeated his attitude and his language, by showing integrity
and never falling into vacuous or fake good manners . He was,
in short, a genuine ‘English gentleman’.
I cannot say that I was a close friend of Professor Leech,
but I met him enough times to be able to exchange ideas about
politeness, irony, and also –on a lighter and less ‘rigorous’ wayabout life in general, the last of these times being on the
occasion of the International Workshop on Discourse Analysis
(Santiago de Compostela, June 2013) where he attended my talk
about the thematization of certain ironic expressions in Spanish
as seen from the Functional Discourse Grammar (Hengeveld &
Mackenzie, 2008) perspective. Both after the talk and at the
conference dinner, we engaged in what for me were fascinating
conversations, mainly about his and my views on verbal irony.
He was interested in what in a 1998 publication I had called
“conventionalized” verbal irony, as he later expressed in one of
the e-mails we exchanged: “I am certainly getting to recognize the
importance of conventionalization in both irony and banter, and so
your lecture at the conference has made me think some new
thoughts!” (personal, e-mail communication, July 11, 2013).
Banter was precisely one of the topics on which we did not
agree, though, for Leech considered that banter was different
from irony, whereas for me banter is one type of verbal irony,
namely positive irony. We continued exchanging ideas about this
topic in an epistolary way; I sent him some of my work and he
sent me some of his latest and at the time yet unpublished work
on irony and politeness. It was for this reason that I had the
privilege of being one of the first people to read, review and
discuss the unpublished manuscript of the eighth chapter
(Politeness and its “opposites”) of the last book he wrote: The
Pragmatics of Impoliteness (2014).
In both the personal and epistolary discussions of our
respective work, I had told Professor Leech that, after so many
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years studying the phenomenon of verbal irony, I had come to
the conclusion that its one distinctive feature could be
condensed in two words: “inferred contradiction”. He showed
interest in this idea, and so he kindly remarked in one of his emails (personal communication, June 25, 2013): “I agree with
you in […], and look forward to exploring the idea of irony as
‘inferred contradiction’.”. I therefore promised him that I would
write a theoretical article in which I would develop this idea,
and that I would send it for him to read and comment on before
its publication. But sadly, by the time I finished writing the
article, Professor Geoffrey Leech was no longer in this physical
world. His sudden death was incomprehensible to me, for the
image I –and I am sure all other people who knew him– had of
him was that of a very active academic, full of energy and with
still so much more to give and contribute to the field of
Linguistics and to life in general, as the devoted husband,
father and magnificent human being he was. As could not have
been otherwise, I decided that my paper on ‘irony as inferred
contradiction’ was going to be published as my posthumous
tribute to this eminent linguist, and so I did when I was invited
to contribute a scientific article to the publication of a special
number of the Vestnik of People's Friendship University of Russia
(Linguistics Series) dedicated to his memory, immediately after
he passed away in 2014.
Geoffrey Leech soars very high in the academic universe.
His remarkable life and academic achievements were very
modestly narrated by him in his autobiography and are very
well-known to all of us, so I do not need to write extensively
about them, but suffice it to say that, among his many
distinctions, he was elected Fellow of the British Academy in
1987, he was awarded an honorary doctorate of the University
of Lund in 1987, and he was made a member of the Academia
Europaea in 1989. But above all, what made him great and
unforgettable was his great humanity, his dignity, and his great
emotional intelligence, which was made patent in his
empathetic, polite, and engaging personality.
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Professor Geoffrey Leech was a Master of Masters, who
not only taught us lessons about grammar, corpus linguistics,
pragmatics or politeness, but also -and most importantly- about
good human nature of the superlative kind. I certainly believe
this Master had the ‘lust of knowledge and ache for
understanding’ which, according to the great philosopher
George Steiner (2003: 183) is the calling of the true teacher, and
“is incised in the best of men and women”. The way Steiner
described the function of the true teacher in his Lessons of the
Masters inevitably reminded me of Dr. Leech’s achievements as
the prominent scholar he was:
“To awaken in another human being powers, dreams
beyond one’s own;; to induce in others a love for that
which one loves;; to make of one’s inward present their
future: this is a threefold adventure like no other […].
Even at the humble level –that of the schoolmaster– to
teach, to teach well, is to be accomplice to transcendent
possibility. […] A society, such as that of unbridled
profit, which does not honour its teachers, is flawed.
(2003: 184).”
I strongly believe, dear Professor Leech, that in your
transcendental role as a teacher and researcher you have
awakened all kinds of positive powers and dreams in all of us,
your disciples and colleagues. You can rest assured that our
academic society has honored and will continue to honor you
for having played such a noble role in our lives, as indeed we
are doing here with this heartfelt tribute. People reap what they
sow, and in that respect, Master Leech, you may rest in peace,
for your legacy will remain and continue to inspire us forever.
References
Alba Juez, L. (1998). “On the conventionalization of verbal
irony in English: A corpus-based study”. Perspectivas
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Pragmáticas en Lingüística Aplicada. Zaragoza: Anubar
Ediciones, pp. 11-17.
Alba-Juez, Laura (2014). Irony as inferred contradiction. In:
Vestnik of People's Friendship University of Russia.
Linguistics Series, 2014, nº 4. 140-153.
Hengeveld, Kees & Mackenzie, J. Lachlan (2008). Functional
Discourse Grammar: A Typologically-Based Theory of
Discourse Structure. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Leech, Geoffrey & Svartvik, Jan (1975). A Communicative
Grammar of English. London:
Longman.
Leech, Geoffrey (1983). Principles of Pragmatics. London:
Longman.
Leech, Geoffrey (2009). Geoffrey Neil Leech. An Academic
Autobiography. On:
<http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass/doc_library/linguistic
s/leechg/Autobiog.pdf>
Leech, Geoffrey (2014). The Pragmatics of Politeness. Oxford
Studies in Sociolinguistics. Oxford: Oxford University
Press.
Steiner, George (2003). Lessons of the Masters. The Charles Eliot
Norton Lectures 2001-2002. Cambridge, MA: Harvard
University Press.
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Tributo en honor al profesor Geoffrey Leech (Lancaster University)
<http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/geoffreyleech/>
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Branch (name, address, and 4 ID digits) …………………… ___ ___ ___ ___
Control code (2 digits) ………………………………………. ___ ___ Account # (10 digits) …….. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
Por la presente autorizo a que se cargue en mi cuenta corriente/libreta el importe del recibo
presentado anualmente por AEDEAN/ I authorize annual payment for membership in
AEDEAN to be transferred electronically from my bank account.
Sello de la entidad bancaria/
Stamp of the bank
Fecha y firma/
Signature and date
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