CFP for the Summer 2017 Issue of the Messenger

The ESSE Messenger invites submissions for its Summer 2017 section of professional articles on the topic: Towards Common European English?

In recent decades a surge of studies have focused on English as it appears around the globe, giving rise to a plethora of new terms to describe various “types” of English (Global English, English as an International Language, New Englishes, …). The greatest effort has, however, gone into the description of English as it appears in what Kachru (1985) calls the Outer Circle, i.e. countries where English has an official status without being the mother tongue of the inhabitants. The question that this issue of the Messenger wishes to address is whether similar descriptions are possible for English in Europe. Is there, in other words, something like Euro-English? Does English have or need a special status in the countries of Europe?

The deadline for submissions is 1 May 2017.
The issue is due out on 1 July 2017.

 

CFP – Psychopharmacology and British Literature: 1650 to 1900

CFP – Psychopharmacology and British Literature: 1650 to 1900
Deadline for abstract submissions: 1 February 2017
Full name / name of organization: Natalie Roxburgh, Jennifer Henke
Contact email: natalie.roxburgh@uni-siegen.de, j.henke@uni-bremen.de

Psychopharmacology and British Literature, 1650 to 1900, an edited volume to be submitted for consideration in the series Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science, and Medicine, is now inviting submissions. This volume’s aim is to bring together multi- and interdisciplinary perspectives on plant-based and/or chemical psychoactive substances that were new to contemporaries. Essays will investigate the time period of 1650 to 1900, the period in which psychoactive drug use, which had always been a part of cultural practice, became intensified partly because of colonial exploration and bio-prospecting but also because of the rise of pharmacological sciences and the advent of synthetic organic chemistry in the eighteenth century.

Rather than focusing on biographies of writers who used drugs as many scholarly inquiries already have done, papers in this volume will emphasize 1) the literary representations of drugs in British literature and 2) the contexts in which they were sold, used, and understood to work on the human brain and body.
We welcome contributions on psychoactive substances ranging from, but not limited to: new types of alcohol, opium, morphine, cannabis, coca, laudanum, tobacco, coffee, tea, chocolate, and sugar.

Possible angles include:

  • the aesthetics of intoxication
  • new approaches to psychopharmacological medicine in literature
  • literature and the history of addiction
  • new contexts for the biochemistry of drugs as represented in literature
  • social attitudes towards drug use as represented in literature

Please submit a 500-word proposal to natalie.roxburgh@uni-siegen.de and j.henke@uni-bremen.de by 1 February 2017.

Acknowledgement of accepted proposals will be given by 1 March 2017. For those invited to contribute to the volume, completed essays of 5000-6000 words will be due by 1 September 2017. Please follow MLA style for in-text documentation and bibliography.

Gender Studies Network International Conference

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

 Women and Popular Culture(s) in the Anglophone Worlds (1945-2015)

4-5 may 2017

 University of La Rochelle

Keynote speakers:

  • Kim Akass (Senior Lecturer, Film and Television Studies, coordinator of the Media Research Group, University of Hertfordshire)
  • Janet McCabe (Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies, Programme Director MA Film Programming & Curating, Co-Director of BIRMAC (Birkbeck Interdisciplinary Research in Media and Culture, Birkbeck, University of London)

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CFP for the Winter 2016 Issue of the Messenger

esse-messlogo-tinyThe Messenger’s next issue – 25-2, Winter 2016 – is due out in December 2016.

The suggested topic for professional articles is Shakespeare Lives. In the year when scholars and students, writers and artists celebrate the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death, the ESSE Messenger Winter 2016 issue is again dedicated to the great Bard and invites contributions about how Shakespeare is still connected with the modern world: how he is re-discovered and made part of our lives, how he is played, taught, interpreted, translated, sung, filmed, etc. in the world of today.

CFP for EJES Volume 22

You can still propose papers for the three issues of Volume 22 of EJES. The full calls for contributions are available on the EJES website at: http://essenglish.org/ejes/current-cfps/

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

The deadline for proposals is 31 October 2016, with delivery of completed essays by 31 March 2017.

EJES – Call for Papers for Volume 22

ejes-logoThe editors of EJES are issuing calls for papers for the three issues of the journal to be published in 2018.

The themes for Volume 22 will be as follows.
Please click on the titles to download the respective cfp.

The deadline for proposals is 31 October 2016, with delivery of completed essays by 31 March 2017.

More at: http://essenglish.org/ejes/current-cfps/