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 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.

Advertising in the ESSE Messenger

esse-messlogo-tinyThe European English Messenger used to carry advertisements in its paper issues. As our journal goes online from the Summer of 2016, it is now possible to place advertisements in the website of The ESSE Messenger.

The information for advertisers in the website of The ESSE Messenger is now online on the Advertisers page of the site.

A Word from the Editor

esse-messlogo-tinyThe ESSE Messenger is now online. It will continue the good tradition of the printed version and host messages from the ESSE President, other members of the ESSE Executive or the Editor, offer current information, notes and details about events, conferences, book launches, in memoriam notes, and publish book reviews, (themed) articles, interviews, original literature. The Editor’s aim, hope and efforts are to offer a publication of good quality that readers appreciate, find useful and enjoy reading.

Contributors are invited to observe the Editorial Code, format their materials according to the Messenger’s Stylesheet and send them to the Editor at: