Frequently Asked Questions about ESSE

About ESSE

Q. What is ESSE?

A. See what we do.
Q. How long has ESSE been in existence?
A. A: ESSE was founded in Rome in January 1990. Its first Constitution was adopted in 1991. Changes were introduced in 1995 and since then it has been placed under Swiss law. See the ESSE Constitution as it stands now, including the amendments added in 2006 and 2009.

Q: Is ESSE a service of the European Union?
A: No. Although academics in English studies in all current EU countries have access to associations affiliated to ESSE, we are not in any way linked to the EU, and we welcome Associations from the whole of Europe in the geographical sense, from Portugal to Russia, from Norway to Armenia. See the current list of the National Associations that are part of ESSE.
Q: What is the  membership of ESSE?

A: Currently about 7,200.

Membership

Q: How do I join ESSE?
A: You do not join ESSE as such: you become a member of ESSE by joining your National Association of University (or Higher Education) teachers and researchers in the field of English studies. In most European countries, if you are a fee-paying member of your National Association, then you are a member of ESSE.

Q: How do I know if such an Association exists in my country?
A: The list of National Associations that are members of ESSE is available on this site, as well as the name of the person who sits on the ESSE Board for that association. Many of those associations run their own websites.

Q: What should I do if no such Association exists in my European country?
A: Get together with your colleagues and found one under the laws of your country. If this should prove impossible, then join the National Association of another country which accepts foreign members.

The Logo

The ESSE logo is available to be used by the national Associations that are members of ESSE, on documents, websites, leaflets, posters, etc.
The final logo as used should preferably be in the colours of the original, that is white on a dark blue background.
The logo is available in several diffrent formats:
1. a large-scale image (1200 x 900 px) of the ESSE logo in jpg format.
2. a large-scale image (1200 x 900 px) of the ESSE logo as watermark to a page or to a website page in jpg format.
3. a large-scale image (1200 x 900 px) of the ESSE logo in black and white on a transparent background in png format.
4. the logo in eps format, to be used for very large formats.
The standard colours of the logo are
– letters in white (RGB 255 255 255 / Hexadecimal ffffff)
– background in dark blue (RGB 0 51 153 / Hexadecimal 003399)

The list of Board meetings, Executive meetings, and Conferences

Photos of the meetings are available in the ESSE Photo Gallery.

 

The next Board meeting will take place in Thessaloniki on 30-31 August 2017.

2017, March, Brno, Executive

2016, August, Galway, Board, Executive, ESSE 13 Conference

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2016, March, Paris, Executive

2015, August. Braga, Board, Executive

2015, March. Galway, Executive

2014, August. Košice, Board, Executive, ESSE 12 Conference

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2014, March, Košice, Executive

2013, August, Cluj-Napoca, Board, Executive

2013, May, Paris, Executive

2012, December, Alcalá de Henares, Executive

2012, September, Istanbul, Board, Executive, ESSE 11 Conference

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2012, May, Ljubjana, Executive

2011, August, Prague, Board, Executive

2011, April, Vlore, Executive

2010, August, Torino, Board, Executive, ESSE 10 Conference

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2010, June, Alcalá de Henares, Executive

2009, August, Szeged, Board, Executive

2009, March, Torino, Executive

2008, August, Aarhus, Board, Executive, ESSE 9 Conference

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2008, April, Aarhus, Executive

2007, December, Amsterdam, Executive

2007, September, Vilnius, Board, Executive

2006, December, Lyon, Executive

2006, August, London, Board, Executive, ESSE 8 Conference

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2006, May, Lisbon, Executive

2005, December, Berlin, Executive

2005, August, Krakow, Board, Executive

2005, April, Istanbul, Executive

2004, December, Portoroz, Executive

2004, September, Zaragoza, Board, Executive, ESSE 7 Conference

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2004, May, Portoroz, Executive

2003, December, Lyon, Executive

2003, September, Oxford, Board, Executive

2003, May, Timişoara, Executive

2002, December, Santiago, Executive

2002, August, Strasbourg, Board, Executive, ESSE 6 Conference

2002, May, Lyon, Executive

2001, December, Amsterdam, Executive

2001, September, Vienna, Board, Executive

2001, April, Lyon, Executive

2000, December, Ciudad Real, Executive

2000, August, Helsinki,Board, Executive, ESSE 5 Conference

2000, May, Zaragoza, Executive

2000 January, Cologne, Executive

1999, August, Timişoara, Board, Executive

1999, April, Leicester, Executive

1998, December, Lleida, Executive

1998, September, Berlin, Boad, Executive

1997, December, Sevilla

1997, September, Debrecen, Board, Executive, ESSE 4 Conference

1997, September, Budapest, Executive

1997, May, Zaragoza, Executive

1996, December, Barcelona, Executive,

1996, September, Sheffield, Board, Executive

1996, April, Logroño, Executive

1995, December, Vigo, Executive

1995, September, Glasgow, Board, Executive, ESSE 3 Conference

1995, April, London, Executive

1995, March, Cologne, Board

1994, October, Lisbon, Board

1993, September, Bordeaux, Board, ESSE 2 Conference

1993, May, Thessaloniki, Board

1992, October, Madrid, Board

1992, March, Berlin, Board

1991, September, Norwich, Board, ESSE 1 Conference

1991, January, Paris, Board

1990, January, Rome, Founders’ meeting

1989, July, London, Founders’ meeting

 

 

The Constitution

1. NAME

The name of the organisation is ‘The European Society for the Study of English’ (ESSE). It is an association (Verein) conformable to articles 60ff of the Swiss Civil Code (ZGB) with its seat in Basle.

2. CHARACTER OF THE SOCIETY

The Society is a European federation of national or joint-national higher educational associations for the study of English languages, literatures in English and cultures of English-speaking peoples. Membership of the Society is open to national or joint-national associations in other European countries subject to approval by the Board, provided they are the only eligible associations in their respective countries. The Society shall endeavour to reflect the cultural and geographical diversity of Europe in its institutions.

3. AIMS

The aims of the Society are non-commercial. They are to advance the education of the public by promoting the European study and understanding of English languages, literatures in English and cultures of English-speaking peoples. Any change to these aims requires the written consent of all member associations.

4. ACTIVITIES

In furtherance of the aims stated in clause 3, but not further or otherwise, the Society endeavours:

4.1 To arrange regular conferences for those researching and teaching English languages, literatures in English and cultures of English-speaking peoples in Europe.

4.2 To foster research-networks in specialist topics which will bring together higher education teachers, scholars and writers and facilitate intellectual cooperation.

4.3 To provide an information network, in the form of a newsletter, about the matters related to English studies in Europe, for example curriculum developments, national conferences, specialised research projects.

4.4 To assist higher education teachers in different countries with course development, documentation and resourcing.

4.5 To provide information which will facilitate faculty and student exchanges under international cooperation programmes, especially those of the European Union.

4.6 To provide the basis for a scholarly journal articulating the interests of European teachers of English in higher education.

4.7 To enter into such arrangements with any authorities or persons, nationally, internationally or locally, as may be thought beneficial for carrying out the objectives of the Society.

5. MEMBERSHIP AND PARTICIPATION

5.1 Individual membership of the Society shall be via the corporate membership of national or joint-national constituent associations, each of which shall elect one person to serve on the Board and in whom shall be vested the right to vote on behalf of the members of the constituent associations. In accordance with the Society’s charitable purposes, participation in the Society’s conferences and publications shall not be formally restricted to members of constituent associations.

5.2 Commercial organisations and other institutions who share the aims of the Society and wish to further them shall be eligible for the status of ‘donating member’ at a fee and under conditions to be decided by the Board.

5.3 The Board may authorise the Executive to charge members or third parties with the execution of its decisions.

5.4 If given good cause the Board may decide to suspend the voting rights of a constituent association or annul its membership subject to a two-thirds majority.

5.5 A member association can leave the Society only if it has given due notice at least six months before the end of the calendar year.

5.6 Member associations that have been expelled or have left the Society are liable for contributions for the full calendar year in which their membership has ceased.

5.7 Sub-clauses 5.5 and 5.6 do not apply to member associations leaving the Society because of a change of aims (Clause 3).

6. MEANS

Constituent associations shall pay to the Society an annual subscription which is based on the number of their members or on the number of members of their sub-organisations (e.g. departments). The amount of this subscription will be negotiated between the constituent associations and the Society’s Treasurer and has to be approved by the Board. The Society is free to obtain other contributions.

7. LIABILITY

The Society is liable for its debts with its own assets. Personal liability of members, both corporate and individual, is excluded.

8. THE BOARD

8.1 The governing body of the Society will consist of a Board comprising representatives nominated by the constituent associations of the Society. Decisions of the Board will be taken on the basis of one association, one vote. The Board decides on all matters that have not been entrusted to other organs or members of the Society.

8.2.Under exceptional circumstances an electronic vote by e-mail or equivalent technology can be organized by the President to decide on urgent matters. The resolution will be valid and immediately effective if at least 2/3 of the Board members have taken part in the vote by the given deadline and an overall majority (2/3 of the votes cast) has been obtained.

8.3 The Board cannot take decisions on items which do not appear on the agenda of its meetings. At the beginning of a meeting the Board can add items to the agenda only if the majority of the Board agrees.

8.4 Decisions which violate Swiss law or the statutes of the Society can be contested in court by any member that has not voted for them within a month after taking cognizance of them.

8.5 No Board member has a right to vote on a legal transaction or legal dispute between the Society on the one hand and him/herself, his/her spouse or linear relative, or the association which he/she represents on the other.

9. THE EXECUTIVE

9.1 The Board will appoint and charge with the responsibility of running the Society, an Executive Committee comprising a Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer and such other members as may be appropriate. Membership of the Executive Committee is not compatible with acting as a representative of a member association.

9.2 The tenure of Executive Officers will be for three years, renewable for one further period only, unless required by a two-thirds majority vote of the Board to relinquish office at an earlier time.

9.3 Executive Officers of the Society have the right of full participation in Board discussions but no voting rights.

9.4 The Executive may appoint other persons to assist them in the day-to-day running of ESSE by undertaking specified tasks as necessary. Such appointments shall be confirmed at the Board meeting after they are made. The Board may also make such appointments of persons to assist the Executive, or to otherwise undertake tasks on behalf of the Society. Appointments may be made for a fixed term, or indefinitely. Where appropriate, such persons may be invited to join in the discussions of the Board and/or the Executive, but shall have no voting rights. The period of office of such persons shall be terminated upon the completion of their fixed term of office, their resignation, or by vote of the Board.

10. THE NEWSLETTER EDITOR

10.1 If the Society publishes a regular Newsletter or similar periodical, the Board will appoint an Editor and charge said Editor with the responsibility of running said Newsletter or similar periodical.

10.2 The tenure of the Editor will be for three years, renewable for one further period only, unless required by a two-thirds majority vote of the Board to relinquish office at an earlier time.

10.3 The Editor has the right of full participation in Board discussions but no voting rights.

11. MEETINGS AND REPORTS

11.1 The Executive Committee shall convene a meeting of the Board at least once in every year and deliver an annual report to the Board orally and in writing unless two-thirds of the Board members write absolving it of its responsibility to do so. In such case the annual report will be circulated in writing.

11.2 Any member of the Board may convene an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Board on obtaining the support of one-fifth of the Board members. The Extraordinary General Meeting must be convened at a mutually convenient location and time within two months of the Chairman’s receipt of the request.

11.3 At each conference, the Executive shall organize a General Assembly of individual members participating in the conference. This Assembly may make recommendations to the Board.

12. SUB-COMMITTEES

The Board shall appoint such sub-committees with such terms of reference as it sees fit, provided that all acts and proceedings of such sub-committees are reported fully and promptly to the Board.

13. THE CONSTITUTION

Amendment to this constitution shall require the assent of two-thirds of the members present and voting at an ordinary or extraordinary meeting of the Board. A resolution for the amendment of the constitution must be received by the Secretary of the Society at least three months before the meeting at which the resolution is to be brought forward. The Secretary must immediately circulate the resolution to members of the Board so that they, in their capacity as corporate members, can discuss the resolution with the governing bodies of constituent associations.

14. FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS

14.1 All sums collected by and on behalf of the Society shall be handed to the Treasurer who shall pay the same into a bank account to be determined by the Board.

14.2 The Treasurer shall present to the first meeting of the Board in every calendar year an account of the financial transactions carried out in the Society’s name in the previous year. The account will be audited by at least two auditors elected by the Board. If the auditors’ findings satisfy the Board, the Board shall relieve the Executive of personal liability.

14.3 The Treasurer and the President shall each have the authority to make payments on behalf of the Society and to operate the Society’s bank accounts. The authorization of either the Treasurer or the President is sufficient for financial transactions to be made on behalf of the Society provided that no liability greater than the current assets of the Society is incurred in so doing.

15. DISSOLUTION

15.1 The Society may be dissolved by a resolution passed by a two-thirds majority of those present at an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Board convened for the purpose of which 21 days’ notice shall have been given to the member associations. The resolution to dissolve the Society will give instructions for the disposal of assets held by the Society. Any property remaining after the satisfaction of all debts and liabilities shall be returned to constituent associations of the Society in proportion to their contributions in the three years preceding the date on which the dissolution takes effect.

15.2 By Swiss law the Society is dissolved if it is insolvent or is unable to appoint an Executive in accordance with this constitution.

Given at Glasgow, on the 7th of September, 1995

Point 8.2 was amended by the ESSE Board at London in August 2006.
Points 9.4, 10 (10.1, 10.2, 10.3), and 14.3 were added by the ESSE Board at Szeged in August 2009.

The Board

Association Representative Contact

Albania (A.S.S.E.)

Albanian Association for the Study of English

Albania

Albania

Dr Armela Panajoti

Department of Foreign Languages
University of Vlora
Sheshi “Avni Rustemi”, Godina B 411
Vlore
Albania
tel.: +355 69 23 844 68
armelap@assenglish.org
http://www.assenglish.org/

Armenia (A.A.S.E.)

Armenian Association for the Study of English

Armenia

Professor Seda Gasparyan

Yerevan State University
English Department, Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology
Alex Manoogyan 1
Yerevan 0025
Armenia
Tel: +3741 0 57-16-60; Fax: +3741 151 087
englishdeptysu@yahoo.com or pr-int@ysu.am

Austria (A.A.U.T.E.)

Austrian Association for University Teachers of English

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Mag. Dr. Wolfgang Görtschacher

Universität Salzburg
Department of Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Unipark Nonntal
Erzabt-Klotz-Str. 1
A-5020 Salzburg
Austria
Tel: +43-662-8044-4424; Fax: +43-662-8044-167
Wolfgang.Goertschacher@sbg.ac.at
http://www.univie.ac.at/aauteweb

Belgium (B.A.A.H.E.)

Belgian Association of Anglicists in Higher Education

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Professor Lieven Buysse

KU Leuven HUBrussel
Faculty of Arts
Warmoesberg 26
1000 Brussel
Belgium
Tel. +32 2 609 88 69
lieven.buysse@kuleuven.be
http://www.baahe.be/

Bulgaria (B.S.B.S.)

Bulgarian Society of British Studies

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Prof. Ludmilla Kostova

Veliko  Turnovo University
Bulgaria
ludmillak3@gmail.com
http://bsbs-bg.net/

Croatia (H.D.A.S.)

Hrvatsko drustvo anglistickih studija

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Dr. Martina Domines Veliki

Odsjek za anglistiku
Filozofski fakultet
Ivana Lučića 3
10000 Zagreb
Croatia
mdomines@ffzg.hr
http://hdas.ffzg.unizg.hr/

Cyprus (C.Y.S.S.E.)

Cypriot Society for the Study of English

James-Mackay-Cyprus

 

 

 

 

James Mackay

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
European University Cyprus
J.Mackay@euc.ac.cy 

Czech Republic (C.Z.A.S.E.)

The Czech Association for the Study of English

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Associate Prof. Jana Chamonikolasová

Department of English and American Studies
Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University
Arna Nováka 1, 602 00 Brno
Czech Republic
Tel.: +420-549493510
chamonik@phil.muni.cz
http://www.czase.org/

Denmark (D.A.E.S.)

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Professor Ebbe Klitgaard

Roskilde University
Department of Culture and Identity
Universitetsvej 1, 3.2.5
DK-4000, Roskilde
Denmark
ebbek@ruc.dk

Finland (F.I.N.S.S.E.)

The Finnish Society for the Study of English

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Professor Minna Pallander-Collin

Department of Modern Languages,
University of Helsinki,
P.O. Box 24 (Unioninkatu 40),
00014 Helsinki, Finland
Phone: +358 50 4482235
minna.palander-collin@helsinki.fi
http://web.abo.fi/fak/hf/enge/finsse/

France (S.A.E.S.)

Société des Anglicistes de l’Enseignement Supérieur

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Professor Wilfrid Rotgé

Université Paris Sorbonne
UFR d’Etudes anglophones
1 rue Victor Cousin
75005 Paris
France
rotge@wanadoo.fr
wilfrid.rotge@paris-sorbonne.fr

Germany

(Deutscher Anglistenverband)

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Professor Rainer Emig

Prof. Dr. Rainer Emig
Department of English and Linguistics
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Jakob-Welder-Weg 18
55128 MainzTel +49 6131 39-22145
Fax +49 6131 39-23858emigr@uni-mainz.de

Greece (H.A.S.E.)

The Hellenic Association  for the Study of English

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Greece-Katerina

 

 

 

 

Katerina Kitsi-Mitakou

Associate Professor of English Literature
School of English, Faculty of Philosophy
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki 541 24
Greece
Tel: [+30] 2310 99 7403
Fax: [+30] 2310 99 7432
katkit@enl.auth.gr
http://www.enl.auth.gr/hase/

Hungary (H.U.S.S.E.)

Hungarian Society for the Study of English

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Dr. Attila Kiss

University of Szeged
Department of English
Egyetem utca 2.
Szeged, H-6722
Hungary
Tel: +36 62 554260; Fax: +36 62 / 554259
http://szeged-english.hu/en/people/kiss-attila
akiss@lit.u-szeged.hu
http://husse-esse.hu/

Ireland (N.A.E.S.)

Ireland

 

 

 

Dr Aoife Leahy

Independent Scholar
7 Moylaragh Crescent,
Balbriggan
Co. Dublin
Ireland
aoifebleahy@hotmail.com

Italy (A.I.A.)

Associazione Italiana di Anglistica

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Professor Giovanni Iamartino

Chair of English
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
University of Milan
Piazza S. Alessandro 1
20123 MILANO
ITALY
phone: +39 02 503 13570
fax: +39 02 503 13563 (shared)
giovanni.iamartino@unimi.it
http://www.anglisti.it/

Latvia

Latvia

 

 

 

Professor Inara Peneze

University of Latvia
Faculty of Modern Languages, Department of Literature and Culture
Visvalža 4a – 425
Rīga
LV-1050
Latvia
peneze@lanet.lv
phone: 6703 4828, room 425

Lithuania (L.A.U.T.E.)

Lithuanian Association of University Teachers of English

Lithuania

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Professor Regina Rudaityte

Vilnius University
Department of English Philology
Faculty of Philology
Universiteto st. 5
01513 Vilnius
Lithuania
Tel: +370-5-2687206; Fax: +370-5-2 687 208
reginarudaityte@hotmail.com
https://lautenglish.wordpress.com/

Macedonia (Z.A.M.)

Zdruzenie na Anglisti na Makedonija

 Macedonia

 

 

 

Dr. Sonja Vitanova-Strezova

Associate Professor of English Literature
Dept. of English Language and Literature
Ss Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje
Republic of Macedonia
novasonja@yahoo.co.uk

Malta (A.S.E.M.)

Association for the Study of English in Malta

Malta

 

 

 

Professor Peter Vassallo

University of Malta
Department of English
Faculty of Arts
Msida MSD 06
Malta
Tel: +356-3290 2266; Fax: +356-21-317938
peter.vassallo@um.edu.mt or pvassal@arts.um.edu.mt

Poland (P.A.S.E.)

Polish Association for the Study of English

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Ewa-PASE

Professor Ewa Kębłowska-Ławniczak

Institute of English
Faculty of Philology
University of Wrocław
50-138 Wrocław
ul. Kuźnicza 22
Poland
ewa.keblowska-lawniczak@uwr.edu.pl
http://www.pase.edu.pl/

Portugal (A.P.E.A.A.)

Associação Portuguesa de Estudos Anglo-Americanos

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 Portugal-4

 

 

 

Professor Teresa Botelho

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities,
Nova University of Lisbon,
Avenida de Berna 26 C,
Lisboa 1069-061, Portugal
Phone: +351 21 790 83 00, Fax: +351 21 790 83 08
tbotelho@mail.telepac.pt
https://sites.google.com/site/apeaadirecao/

Romania (R.S.E.A.S.)

Romanian Society for English and American Studies

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Dr. Titela Vîlceanu

Dr. Titela Vîlceanu
Universitatea din Craiova,
Str. A.I. Cuza, nr. 13,
200585, Craiova
Romania
elavilceanu@yahoo.com

Russia (R.A.E.S.)

Russian Association for English Studies

 

 

 

Professor Yelena Nikolaevna Chernozyomova

Moscow State Pedagogical University
World Literatures Department
ul. Miklukho-Maklaya
d. 51
kor.1
kv. 92
117279 Moscow
Russia
chernozem888@yandex.ru

Serbia (S.A.S.E)

Serbian Association for the Study of English

sase

Serbia2

 

 

 

Professor Biljana Mišić Ilić

University of Niš
Department of English
Faculty of Philosophy
Ćirila i Metodija 2
18000 Niš
Serbia
Tel: +381 (0) 18-592863; fax: +381 (0)18-514310
bmisicilic@gmail.com
https://sites.google.com/site/sasesite/

Slovakia (S.K.A.S.E)

Slovenska asociacia pre studium anglictiny
The Slovak Association for the Study of English

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Dr Slávka Tomáščiková

Department of British and US Studies
P. J. Šafárik University
Petzvalova 4
04011 Košice, Slovakia
tel: +421 905 581 514, fax: +421 55 622 0530
slavka.tomascikova@upjs.sk
http://www.skase.sk/

Slovenia (S.D.A.S.)

Slovensko Drustvo za Angleske Studije
The Slovene Association for the Study of English

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 Slovenia-2

 

 

 

Professor Gašper Ilc

University of Ljubljana
Faculty of Arts,
Department of English
Aškerčeva 2
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenija.
Tel. +386 (1) 241 1366; Fax +386 (1) 425 9337.
gasper.ilc@ff.uni-lj.si
http://www.sdas.edus.si/

Spain (A.E.D.E.A.N.)

Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos

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Professor Socorro Suárez Lafuente

Universidad de Oviedo
Departamento de Anglogermánica y Francesa
C/ Teniente Alfonso Martínez, s/n
33011 Oviedo
Spain
Tel: +34 985 10 45 74
lafuente@uniovi.es
http://aedean.org/

Sweden (S.W.E.S.S.E.)

The Swedish Society for the Study of English

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Prof. Irene Gilsenan Nordin

Dalarna University
School of Languages and Media Studies
SE 791 88 Falun
Sweden
Tel: +46 23 778308/ 072 3028868
ign@du.se
http://swesse.se/

Switzerland (S.A.U.T.E.)

Swiss Association of University Teachers of English
Société Suisses d’Études Anglaises
Schweizerische Akademische Gesellschaft der Anglisten

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 Switzerland

 

 

 

Professor Andreas H. Jucker

University of Zürich
Department of English
Plattenstrasse 47
CH-8032 Zürich
Switzerland
Tel: +41(0)44634 3551; Fax: +41(0)44634 4908
ahjucker@es.uzh.ch
http://www.saute.ch/

Turkey (I.D.E.A.)

The English Language and Literature Research Association

IDEA

 Turkey2

 

 

 

Professor Himmet Umunç

Department of American Culture and Literature
Faculty of Science and Letters
Baskent University
Baglica campus
06810 Ankara
Tel: +903122466666/Ext. 2031; Fax: +903122466630
umunch@baskent.edu.tr
http://www.idea.org.tr/IDEA/ENGLISH.html

United Kingdom

University English

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 UK3

 

 

 

Dr Alison Waller

University of Roehampton
Department of English & Creative Writing
London SW15 5PH
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)208 392 8115
a.waller@roehampton.ac.uk
http://www.universityenglish.ac.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

The Executive

FranceChair

Prof Lilliane Louvel
Université de Poitiers, France
Liliane.Louvel@wanadoo.fr

 

sk2Secretary

Professor Smiljana Komar
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
smiljana.komar@guest.arnes.si

 

allTreasurer

Professor Alberto Lázaro
University of Alcalá, Spain
alberto.lazaro@uah.es

 

The Board of ESSE, meeting in Galway, Ireland, in August 2016, unanimously re-elected the current ESSE Secretary, Professor Smiljana Komar, and the current ESSE Treasurer, Professor Alberto Lázaro, for another term of three years.

Other contacts

Adrian-RaduEditor of The ESSE Messenger

Dr Adrian Radu
Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
esse.messenger@outlook.com

 

jrWebmaster

Dr Jacques Ramel
Université Lyon 2, France
jacques.ramel@gmail.com

What we do

ESSE was created in Rome in January 1990.

The Society is a European federation of national higher educational associations for the study of English. The Society endeavours to reflect the cultural and geographical diversity of Europe in its institutions.

The aim of the Society is to advance the education of the public by promoting the European study and understanding of English languages, literatures in English and cultures of English-speaking peoples.

The Society endeavours:
  • To arrange regular conferences for those researching and teaching English languages, literatures in English and cultures of English-speaking peoples in Europe. eight have been held, ESSE-1 in Norwich, 1991, ESSE-2 in Bordeaux, 1993, ESSE-3 in Glasgow, 1995, ESSE-4 in Debrecen, 1997, ESSE-5 in Helsinki, 2000, ESSE-6 in Strasbourg, 2002, ESSE-7 in Zaragoza, 2004, ESSE-8 in London, 2006, ESSE-9 in Aarhus in 2008, ESSE-10 in Turin, ESSE-11 in Istanbul in 2012, ESSE-12 in Košice in 2014 and ESSE-13 in Galway in 2016. The next conferences will be held in Brno (2018) and Lyon (2020).
  • To foster research-networks in specialist topics which will bring together higher education teachers, scholars and writers and facilitate intellectual cooperation. A scholarly journal, the European Journal of English Studies (EJES), is published in cooperation with Routledge.
  • To provide an information network, in the form of a newsletter (The ESSE Messenger), about matters related to English studies in Europe, such as curriculum developments, national conferences, specialised research projects. The Messenger has also initiated the publication of supplements to its regular newsletter, beginning with the report from the Berlin meeting on Resources for Scholarship in Eastern Europe, which can be downloaded in pdf format. Jan Rusiecki’s report on Postgraduate Studies in Europe, can also be downloaded here in pdf format. More recently, Martin A. Kayman’s A Survey of English Studies in Europe at the Turn of the Century was published in the Spring 2005 issue of The Messenger. In case you cannot read the pdf format, click here to download the free programme Adobe Reader.
  • To provide information which will facilitate faculty and student exchanges under international cooperation programmes, especially those of the European Union.

ESSE offers a bursary scheme to help support young academics, and book grants to researchers.

ESSE also awards prizes to books about English studies. The previous ESSE Book Prizes were awarded in 2006 in London, in 2008 in Aarhus, in 2010 in Turin, in 2012 in Istanbul, in 2014 in Košice, and in 2016 in Galway. The next ESSE Book Prizes will be awarded in 2018 in Brno.

The dates of all Founders’ meetings, Board meetings, Executive meetings and ESSE Conferences are available on the History of ESSE page

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FILLM is part of the UNESCO pyramid of international associations which seek to represent intellectual and cultural endeavour on a global basis.