Calls for papers – Conferences taking place in March 2019

Phraseology and Stylistics of Literary Language
Friedrich Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany, 13-15 March 2019
Deadine for the submission of abstracts: 30 September 2018

An international conference organised as part of the Franco-German ANR-DFG research project PhraseoRom

This international conference, which is devoted to the phraseology and stylistics of literary language, will be organised as part of the Franco-German research project PhraseoRom ( funded jointly by the ANR and the DFG. It seeks to provide a platform for discussing innovative approaches to the phraseology of literary language. The main focus of the conference is on the linguistic and discursive analysis of statistically significant multi-word expressions in literary texts, statistical genre analysis and literary stylistics.

The main focus of the conference is on the linguistic and discursive analysis of statistically significant multi-word expressions in literary texts, statistical genre analysis and literary stylistics. Submissions should primarily but not exclusively deal with novels in German, English and French published since 1950. However, papers focusing on literary works from other periods will also be welcome.

The conference will have three thematic strands:

  1. linguistic, stylistic and discourse-analytical studies of multi-word units in literary texts (collocations, colligations, motifs)
  2. the application of statistical and corpus-linguistic methods to literary texts
  3. the quantitative stylistics of literary genres, focusing either on one of the languages of the conference or adopting a contrastive perspective (German/English/French)

Submissions which cut across thematic areas or provide a connection between them are also welcome.

The conference will have two sections:
Section 1 : statistical research methods and their application to large corpora of fiction
Section 2 : linguistic and stylistic analyses of literary genres (corpus stylistics)  The conference languages are German, English and French. A selection of articles will be published in a volume of conference proceedings. An academic committee will be responsible for the selection process.  Please submit an abstract of one page max. (including bibliographic references) in German, English or French to the following address (DOC and PDF) by September 30th 2018: 

Important dates:
Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 30 September 2018.
Notification of acceptance: 31 October 2018
The conference will take place from 13-15 March 2019.

Registration fee:
60 € (20 € for PhD students)

Conference venue:
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Institut für Romanistik, Bismarckstraße 1, 91054 Erlangen, Germany

Michaela Mahlberg (University of Birmingham)
Dan McIntyre (University of Huddersfield)
Christoph Schöch (Universität Trier)
Kathrin Steyer (Institut für Deutsche Sprache Mannheim)

Organisation and contacts
Ludwig Fesenmeier (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Stefan Koch (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)

Submission of abstracts:
Further information and full CfP on:

(posted 23 June 2018)

Sapphic Vibes: Lesbians in Literature from the Renaissance to the Present
Université de Haute-Alsace, France, 14-15 March 2019
Deadline for proposals: 1 October 2018
We invite proposals for 20-minute papers in English or French focusing on any language area, but quotations and titles should be translated into English or French. Comparative approaches are welcome.
Please send abstracts of up to 250 words and a brief CV to Carine Martin (, Claire McKeown (, Maxime Leroy ( and Robert Payne ( by 1 October 2018.Organisers: Carine Martin (Université de Lorraine), Claire McKeown (Université de Haute Alsace), Maxime Leroy (Université de Haute Alsace), Robert Payne (Université de Haute Alsace).Scientific Committee: Organisers and Jennifer K Dick (Université de Haute Alsace), Irma Erlingsdottir (University of Iceland), Marion Krauthaker (University of Leicester), Guyonne Leduc (Université de Lille), Marianne Legault (University of British Columbia), Frédérique Toudoire-Surlapierre (Université de Haute Alsace).While Sappho’s poems remain significant as a benchmark of lesbian representation in high literature, her name has become synonymous with desire and love between women in wider popular culture. In the first episode of the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black (2013–pres.), for instance, one inmate says to the protagonist: “I’m feeling some Sapphic vibes coming off you.” The word “vibes” calls into question the widely accepted belief that sexual identity can be reduced to a heterosexual–homosexual binary, and invites us to consider representations of love between women other than through explicit acts, words and relationships. For this conference, then, we use the term “vibes” as a starting point for exploring the lesbian continuum (Rich) as depicted in literature, from the explicit to the implicit, the said to the unsaid, the visible to the hidden.Full CFP and indicative bibliography:

(posted 23 March 2018)

New Perspectives in Science Education International Conference, 8th edition
Florence, Italy, 21-22 March 2019
Deadline for proposals: 23 October 2018

The objective of the New Perspectives in Science Education Conference is to promote transnational cooperation and share good practice in the field of innovation for science education. The New Perspectives in Science Education Conference is also an excellent opportunity for the presentation of previous and current projects in the science field.

The Call for Papers, within the New Perspective in Science Education Conference, is addressed to teachers, researchers and experts in the field of science education as well as to coordinators of science and training projects.

Experts in the field of science teaching and learning are therefore invited to submit an abstract of a paper to be presented during the conference.

Important dates:

  • 23 October 2018: Deadline for submitting abstracts
  • 6 November 2018: Notification of Acceptance / Rejection
  • 21 January 2019: Deadline for final submission of papers
  • 21-22 March 2018: Dates of the conference

There will be three presentation modalities: oral, poster and virtual presentations.

All accepted papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings published by Filodiritto Editore with ISBN and ISSN codes. This publication will be sent to be reviewed for inclusion in  SCOPUS( Papers will also be included in Academia.Edu( and Google Scholar.

For further information, please contact us at the following address: or visit the New Perspectives in Science Education conference website:

(posted 30 July 2018)