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ESSE Travel Bursaries

In 2017, like every year, ESSE offered funding of up to €19,000 to help cover costs associated with a research trip.

TWO types of travel bursaries are offered:

Type A: a number of bursaries of up to €1,500 each will be available for scholars in need of support to pursue a project or programme of research leading to the writing of their PhD dissertation.
Type B: a number of bursaries of up to €1,500 each will be available for scholars already holding a doctorate or its equivalent.

The list of successful applicants for 2017 is now available on the ESSE website (follow Research and Support / Bursaries).

The rules for 2018 will be available in September after the next Board meeting. The rules for 2017 have been left available for information.

Book Announcement: Television and Serial Adaptation

Shannon Wells-Lassagne, Television and Serial Adaptation

Routledge, 2017

220 pages, 28 B/W illustrations

As American television continues to garner considerable esteem, rivalling the seventh art in its “cinematic” aesthetics and the complexity of its narratives, one aspect of its development has been relatively unexamined. While film has long acknowledged its tendency to adapt, an ability that contributed to its status as narrative art (capable of translating canonical texts onto the screen), television adaptations have seemingly been relegated to the miniseries or classic serial. From remakes and reboots to transmedia storytelling, loose adaptations or adaptations which last but a single episode, the recycling of pre-existing narrative is a practice that is just as common in television as in film, and this text seeks to rectify that oversight, examining series from “M*A*S*H” to “Game of Thrones”, “Pride and Prejudice to Castle”.

See https://www.routledge.com/Television-and-Serial-Adaptation/Wells-Lassagne/p/book/9781138696358 where about 20 pages of the book can be read.

Call For Papers: ELOPE 14 (2), 2017

ELOPE: English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries (http://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/elope) is a double-blind, peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes original research articles, studies and essays that address issues of English language, literature, teaching and translation. The editors, Smiljana Komar and Mojca Krevel, warmly invite contributors to submit original research related to these fields for the next issue of the journal (Vol. 14, No. 2, 2017).

The language of contributions is English. Papers should be between 5,000 and 8,000 worlds in length, with an abstract of 150–180 words. They should be submitted electronically, and should conform to the author guidelines available at http://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/elope/about/submissions. Any inquiries can be sent to Andrej Stopar (andrej.stopar@ff.uni-lj.si).

Submission deadline: September 1st, 2017.

 

ESSE Collaborative Project Workshop Scheme

The ESSE Collaborative Project Workshop Scheme offers seed funding of up to 4000 Euro to support a preliminary meeting of European researchers working towards a collaborative research project in the field of English Studies. The main purpose of this grant is to encourage prospective co-researchers from different national associations to plan a bid for a larger award from alternative funding sources; it also aims to resource the time and space to work out practical and intellectual details of the proposed project. Applications will be assessed on the quality and originality of research, evidence of sustainable international collaboration, and the feasibility of the project and its development.

Details here: http://essenglish.org/workshop-scheme/

Gender Studies Network: CFPs of particular relevance

The 14th ESSE Conference
Brno, Czech Republic, 29 August-2 September 2018
Deadlines:
Submission of proposals for Parallel Lectures (nominations by national associations): 20 May 2017
Submission of proposals for Seminars and Round Tables (proposals from prospective convenors): 20 May 2017
Submission of individual papers for Seminars and the Doctoral Symposium, as well as proposals for Round Tables and Posters: 31 January 2018
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Book Announcement: Dimensions of Madeleine L’Engle

Suzanne Bray (ed.), Dimensions of Madeleine L’Engle : New Critical Approaches

McFarland, Jefferson NC, 2017

Table of contents

Introduction
Suzanne Bray –  New Directions in L’Engle Studies ?
Anne-Frédérique Mochel-Caballero – A Scientific Girl and Intuitive Boys : The Unconventional Protagonists of A Wrinkle in Time
 Chantel Lavoie – Thinking, Doing, and Delaying Insemination in Madeleine L’Engle’s Many Waters
Carole Franko –  Narration of the Poet as a Young Woman: Intertextuality, Genre, and World-Building in L’Engle’s Austin Family Novels
Sophie Dillinger – What Madeleine Inherited from her “Grandfather George”: The Influence of George MacDonald on Madeleine L’Engle in her Children’s Fantasy Books
Gregory G. Pepetone – Madeleine L’Engle: An Anti-Romantic Romantic?
Naomi Wood – Discarded Image and Expanding Universe: The (Meta)physics of C.S. Lewis and Madeleine L’Engle
Gérald Préher – A Problematic Sense of Place: Madeleine L’Engle’s “White in the Moon the Long Road Lies”
Emily Zimbrick-Rogers – Of God and Women: The Evolution of Theology in L’Engle’s Biblical Reimaginings
Suzanne Bray – “And what should I do in Illyria?”: Discovering the American South and its Gods in Madeleine L’Engle’s The Other Side of the Sun
Bibliography
Contributors’ biographies

EJES: Just Published and Forthcoming Issues

2017

21.1 Getting and Spending, eds Silvana Colella, Brecht de Groote, Frederik Van Dam
21.2 Debating the Afropolitan, eds Emilia María Durán-Almarza, Carla Rodríguez González, Ananya J. Kabir
21.3 Feminist Interventions in Intermedial Studies, eds Anna Kérchy and Catriona McAra

2018

22.1 Approaches to Old Age, eds Sarah Falcus (Huddersfield) and Maricel Oró Piqueras
22.2 Global Responses to the ‘War on Terror’, eds Michael C. Frank (Düsseldorf) and Pavan Kumar Malreddy (Frankfurt)
22.3 Poetry, Science and Technology, eds Irmtraud Huber (Berne), Wolfgang Funk (Mainz)

EJES: Call for Papers for Volume 23

The editors of EJES are issuing calls for papers for the three issues of the journal to be published in 2019. Potential contributors are reminded that EJES operates a two-stage review process. The first is based on the submission of detailed proposals (up to 1,000 words) and results in invitations to submit full essays from which a final selection is then made. The deadline for proposals for this volume is 31 October 2017, with delivery of completed essays by 31 March 2018.

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14th ESSE Conference, Brno (Czech Republic), 29 August – 2 September 2018

Department of English and American Studies, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno
and
Czech Association for the Study of English (CZASE)

look forward to welcoming you to

the 14th ESSE Conference
in Brno, Czech Republic,
Wednesday 29 August – Sunday 2 September 2018

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First International Conference on John Bradburne

First International Conference on John Bradburne (1921-1979): Mystic Poet and Martyr

Venue: University for Foreigners of Perugia, Aula Magna, Thursday, March 30, 2017

This conference is a tribute to a neglected poet and Franciscan martyr. It is a privilege to host it in Umbria. John Bradburne wrote many poems inspired by Umbria and Saint Francis, and one of the reasons for his strong African ‘sense of place’ was that the hills of Zimbabwe reminded him of the Apennine  and the Assisi The influence of Franciscan poetics and a theology of militant love, as well as a mystical wedding to Our Lady is recurrent in his themes. He is now recognized as the most prolific poet in the history of Anglophone literature having written twice as much verse as Shakespeare. French historian Didier Rance has translated his poems into French. An online corpus of his John Bradburne’s poems has been compiled and edited by the British linguistics author and reference-book editor David Crystal.

John Bradburne, FTO (Franciscan Third Order) was born into an English ecclesiastical family. After heroic war-time service (Military Cross)  with Gurkhan Indian Army in Malay and Burma, and miraculous survival in the jungle, he entered the Catholic  Church. He studied theology in Louvain where he was a novitiate (1950-52). In the 1950s, he embarked on spiritual journeys through France and  Greece. His pilgrimage to the Holy Land took him through Italy twice: to Umbria and Campania, where he lived for one year. He spent the last ten years of his life in a leprosy settlement in Rhodesia . During the Rhodesian civil war, he refused to leave his lepers; after being abducted and tortured, he was tried by the guerrillas and released, only to be shot. At the moment of his passing away and at his Requiem Mass in the Cathedral of Salisbury, inexplicable events occurred.