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Lexis – Journal in English Lexicology. Issue 23 | 2024

The Phonology-Lexicology interface / À l’interface de la phonologie et de la lexicologie

Co-edited by Christophe COUPÉ, Quentin DABOUIS, Olivier GLAIN & Vincent HUGOU

Introduction

Christophe Coupé, Quentin Dabouis, Olivier Glain et Vincent Hugou

Introduction: The Phonology-Lexicon Interface [Texte intégral]

Papers / Articles

Pierre Fournier

The impact of source languages on the stressing of loanwords in English [Texte intégral]

Semra Baturay-Meral

Phonological templates and the lexicon [Texte intégral]

Mael Farina

Groaning and grunting: Investigating sound correspondences in the English lexicon [Texte intégral]

Chris A. Smith

Rah-rah! Investigating the variation in phonosemantic motivation in a set of iconic nouns expressing the concept <enthusiasm energy vitality>. A diachronic semantic approach [Texte intégral]

Laetitia Sansonetti

What a difference a digraph made: phonetic spelling and the assimilation of the word “armada” in Early Modern English [Texte intégral]

Website

https://journals.openedition.org/lexis/6568

Full-time postdoc for ERC-funded research on children and nonfiction 

The Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University announces the position of a full-time  postdoctoral researcher within the ERC-funded project ‘Ways of Imagining in Children’s Lives with  Information Texts’ (WONDRE) led by Dr. Anezka Kuzmicova. 

Job description: 

  • design and implement independent analyses of children’s nonfiction texts 
  • collaborate on integrating the above with empirical research (child and adult participants) and  other work led by colleagues, and on moving the project forward as a whole 
  • produce excellent publications, participate in dissemination and networking activities, and in  establishing a new childhood studies environment 
  • optionally: teach/supervise students (in English or Czech) 

We require: 

  • completed doctoral studies (or nearing completion) in the field of humanities (e.g. literature),  social sciences (e.g. childhood, media studies) or education, on a topic related to children’s  culture, reading/learning research, multimodal text, or similar 
  • documented experience of systematic text analysis and ability to work independently in a  cross-disciplinary context 
  • experience of empirical research, with child participants or other populations, is welcome 

We offer: 

  • workload of 1.0 (40 hours per week) for 36 months (extendible subject to funding) 
  • expected start on 1 November 2024 (or as soon as possible thereafter) 
  • assistance upon relocating to Prague 
  • wide range of employee benefits (higher value meal vouchers, contribution to a kindergarten,  contribution to an annual Prague public transport card, contribution to pension and/or life  insurance, contribution to Sodexo Multi Pass Card, etc. Benefits are governed by valid internal  regulations of the faculty.) 

The written application must contain: 

  • academic CV 
  • a list of publications 
  • a copy of the highest education certificate (does not apply to those who have already been or  are currently employed at the faculty and their education was verified by the personnel  department in the past) 
  • a motivation letter including a brief idea for research design as per the project´s aims • two reference letters including referee´s full contact details 
  • two samples of academic writing 

Candidates can send their applications by 29 April 2024 to the email address kariera@fsv.cuni.cz, marked as “Postdoc ERC WONDRE”. 

For further information, please visit the initial project website and fact sheet. The PI can be contacted  at anezka.kuzmicova@fsv.cuni.cz. This advert can also be found on Euraxess.

Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Communication Studies  and Journalism / Smetanovo nabrezi 6, 110 01 Prague 1, Czech Republic,  info@fsv.cuni.cz, tel: +420 222 112 111 
www.fsv.cuni.cz 

By responding to this announcement, you consent to the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, with its  registered office at Smetanovo nábřeží 6, Prague 1, Postal Code 110 01, processing your personal data for the  purpose of job placement. The processing of personal data is governed by Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the  European Parliament and the Council on the protection of individuals regarding the processing of personal data  and the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) and  Act No. 110 / 2019 Sb. on the processing of personal data.

Postdoctoral Position at the Université de Lille (France)

Closing date 22 April 2024

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position from 2 September 2024 to develop the research project WISE (Women Poets Inspired by the Sciences since the Romantic Era), funded by the University of Lille’s “Initiative d’Excellence”. You will find descriptions of the position and of the project at the bottom of this message. 

Contact for further information,

Sophie Musitelli, 
Associate Professor in English Literature
Université de Lille, France Honorary Fellow of the Institut Universitaire de France
sophie.musitelli@univ-lille.fr

  • Job Type: Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Contract type: Temporary
  • Academic Discipline: English Literature 
  • Employer: Université de Lille (https://international.univ-lille.fr/en/)
  • Location: Campus Pont de Bois, Villeneuve d’Acsq, France
  • Salary: Based on the salary scale of French universities: “brut salary” between 2360 € and 2834 € per month.
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Starting Date: 2 September 2024

The successful candidate will be appointed full-time for twelve months, renewable once, and will be affiliated to the CÉCILLE research centre (https://cecille.univ-lille.fr/). 

The closing date for applications is 22 April 2024. 

Candidates selected for interviews who do not reside in France may request online interviews. We anticipate that interviews will take place between 10 and 18 June 2024.

Please submit

  • (1) A CV
  • (2) A cover letter in connection with the WISE project (3 pages max.) 
  • (3) A copy of your PhD degree
  • (4) A short example of individual written work (article, chapter, &c)

All documents must be sent in one PDF to the following addresses: 
sophie.musitelli@univ-lille.fr and 
bruno.legrand@univ-lille.fr

Required Qualifications: A PhD in English Studies

Required Skills

  • Doctoral qualification in anglophone literature; applications are particularly encouraged from those whose work involves poetry and/or British literature. 
  • Excellent written and spoken skills in English and in French.
  • The ability to conduct field research (archives, interviews &c). 
  • Experience in the digital processing of collected data, or willingness to train in this area. 

Description of the Project:

WISE explores the contact areas between poetic writing and scientific discourse through the perspectives of women, who were long deprived of a formal scientific education. It focuses on the intensely imaginative and creative engagement British women poets have had with the objects, methods and languages of the sciences, and with their philosophical and political implications. It ranges from late 18th-century poetesses to contemporary voices that perpetuate the questionings opened during the Romantic Era, an age of political, scientific and aesthetic revolutions when disciplinary boundaries were redrawn. The project takes Britain as its epicenter, but also aims to draw a series of comparisons with women poets from other anglophone countries, in order to examine the ways in which the aesthetic possibilities awakened by these revolutions rippled across the English-speaking world through complex filiations. It will develop along four lines: (1) the relationship to scientific authority and power, (2) the imagination of the gendered body in a creative and often subversive dialogue with the life sciences, (3) the material practices and technologies available to women, and (4) writing in the Anthropocene.

The successful applicant will be expected to work in collaboration with the project coordinator on the following aspects of the project: 

  • (1) complement and stabilize the corpus of primary sources – in particular locate and digitalize some of the unpublished or unavailable material in the main corpus (poems) as well as additional primary sources (letters, journals, field notes…) – and conduct interviews with poetesses; 
  • NB. This will involve research trips for which the successful candidate will be allocated a research grant.  
  • (2) review secondary sources; 
  • (3) analyze the poems, the complementary material and the interviews. This will provide the basis for the creation of a database of digitized poems and additional resources (letters, field notes, diaries, etc.).
  • (4) contribute to the organization of scientific events in connection with the project.

Senior lecturer position in Literatures in English – 19th / 20ty centuries

Senior lecturer position in ‘Literatures in English – 19th/20th centuries. Literature and health humanities / literature and environmental humanities’ at Université Paris Cité/ English Department/ LARCA (Research Laboratory on Anglophone Cultures).

Deadline for application: March 06th, 4pm (CET).

Job description can be found at https://www.galaxie.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/ensup/ListesPostesPublies/FIDIS/0755976N/FOPC_0755976N_415.pdf

Applications must be uploaded on the Galaxie platform: https://www.galaxie.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/ensup/cand_postes_GALAXIE.htm.

Applicants may contact Prof. Jean-Christian Vinel, co-head of LARCA research unit, for any question regarding the application procedure: jean.christian.vinel@gmail.com

Book Announcement: Dogmas in Literature and Literary Missionary

Title: Dogmas in Literature and Literary Missionary: Text, Reader and Critique
Edited by: Önder Çakırtaş
Publisher: Vernon Press
Publication date: October 2023
ISBN: 978-1-64889-695-8

Literature does have an aspect that drags the readers, habitually burying them in its pages and blindly attaching them to itself. Blind devotion stems from the factors that are effective in determining the readers’ faith. Theories of literature, similarly, might bring about the generation of blind adherence and dogmatic approaches. This book explores the existence of dogma in literature and some cult texts and writers and how dogmas in literature are conveyed to various audiences as a mission by some literary readers, experts, and academics.

Generally, dogma is a word related mostly to religion. In this frame, Mathew Arnold’s ‘Dogma in Religion and Literature’ is of great importance as far as religion is concerned. However, there are dogmas in every field, literature being no exception. Virginia Woolf, for instance, wrote stupendous works that turned out to be well-known, and in 1928, she delivered a lecture at Cambridge University, where women were once not allowed, that formed the basis for the celebrated ‘A Room of One’s Own’ (1929). Roland Barthes’ 1967 ‘La mort de l’auteur’ (‘The Death of the Author’) essay might be another text that some of its literary readers have developed a dogmatic commitment to.

In addition to revealing how dogma finds its place in literature, this book also discusses how literary writers and readers often unwittingly embrace ‘literary missionary.’ Focusing on the dogmatic elements of literature and the dogmatized literary theory and criticism through cult works of various authors, the book offers a striking and interesting contribution to literary theory and criticism and literature readings.

More: https://vernonpress.com/book/1777

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Postdoctoral Research Assistant (m/f/d, E 13 TV-L, 100%)  
Faculty of Humanities, English Department  
Application deadline: 15.03.2024  

The English Department of the University of Tübingen, Germany, invites applications for a  Postdoc Position (m/f/d, E 13 TV-L, full time)  

The position is expected to be filled as of 01.10.2024 for a fixed period of 4 years. The teaching load  is 4 hours per week.  

The successful candidate is a literary scholar with a doctoral degree in English literature, preferably  with a specialization in Early Modern English literature (1500-1700). Fields of expertise should include  digital humanities methods, poetics/aesthetics, and/or religion and literature. The postdoc is expected  to have teaching experience in English literature, to participate in the research activities of the chair,  in particular in those research projects that are part of the Collaborative Research Centre “Different  Aesthetics” and the Research Unit “De/Sacralization of Texts”, and pursue a research project of their  own (second book or Habilitation). The successful candidate will also take on organizational and administrative tasks.  

The University of Tübingen is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. We invite qualified women  to apply. The University of Tübingen welcomes applications from outside Germany. Applications from  equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference.  Applications, including a full curriculum vitae, list of publications, list of courses taught, concise de scription of the envisaged research project and the names and email addresses of at least two references, should be sent, preferably as one PDF document, by 15 March 2024, via e-mail, to: Prof. Dr.  Matthias Bauer, m.bauer@uni-tuebingen.de.

Lexis 22 | 2023: Margins and boundaries in linguistic categorization

Marges et frontières dans la catégorisation linguistique

Edited by Caroline MARTY and Romain DELHEM

English | Français

Lexis – Journal in English Lexicology published its 22nd issue, devoted to “Margins and boundaries in linguistic categorization”, in 2023.

Romain Delhem and Caroline Marty: Introduction: Margins and boundaries in linguistic categorization [Full text]

Papers / Articles

Vincent Hugou and Mathilde Pinson: Comment ne pas être très intrigué par ce phénomène ? Réexamen de la porosité entre participe passé verbal et adjectival [Full text]

Marie Turlais: Nominalisation of phrasal verbs in the –ing forms with a plural marker (goings-on, coming outs): a study of nominal characteristics [Full text]

Martin Konvička: Category membership and category potential: The case of vague because [Full text]Angelina Aleksandrova: Catégorisation et vocabulaire spécialisé : enquête sur les dénominations de mouvements sportifs [Full text]

Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST), Spring 2024 General Issue

An international biannual print and online publication of the American Studies Association of Turkey, the Journal of American Studies of Turkey operates with a double-blind peer review system and publishes work (in English) on American literature, history, art, music, film, popular culture, institutions, politics, economics, geography and related subjects.

The Editorial Board welcomes articles which cross conventional borders between academic disciplines, as well as comparative studies of the United States. 

The Journal of American Studies of Turkey is indexed in the MLA International Bibliography and the Classificazione ANVUR delle riviste scientifiche (Italy). It also appears in the Ulrich’s International Periodicals Directory and the MLA Directory of Periodicals. It can be accessed online, in print, and through the EBSCO and Dergi Park databases.

The copyright of all material published will be vested in the Journal of American Studies of Turkey unless otherwise specifically agreed. This copyright covers exclusive rights of publication of printed or electronic media, including the World Wide Web. Contributors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any material for which they do not own copyright.

Please see our submission guidelines for more information: https://www.asat-jast.org/index.php/jast/submission-guidelines

Spring 2024 deadline: March 1, 2024

All general submissions and correspondence should be directed to:

Editor-in-Chief:
Selen Aktari Sevgi
Başkent University, Turkey
saktari@baskent.edu.tr

Editor:
Tarık Tansu Yiğit
Başkent University, Turkey
tariktansuyigit@gmail.com

MA Thesis / PhD Dissertation on Collaborative Translation Award

Excellence in Collaborative T&I research

  • Deadline for proposals: 30 January 2024
  • Winner announcement: Spring 2024

To promote excellence in Collaborative T&I research, the “International Center for Research on Collaborative  Translation” (from now on the “Center”) rewards MA theses and PhD dissertations in English, French and  Italian that make a significant professional/practical or academic contribution to the field of Collaborative  Translation.  

The call is open to any student from any country.  

The winner will receive an honorarium of € 300 and a “Merit Diploma”. The Awards Ceremony to announce  the winner will be celebrated in spring 2024 (the date of the Ceremony will be communicated).  

Evaluation 

The “Center” Steering Committee will appoint the Award Evaluation Committee, which will consist of 2  Commissioners in addition to the Center Director. The final decision is made by the Evaluation Committee.  All the decisions of the Evaluating Committee are final. The evaluation is based on the writing and research  skills, alongside the overall quality of the topic, demonstrated in the thesis/dissertation.  Thesis will be evaluated according to the following criteria:  

  • degree of innovation in the proposed methodology or technology. 
  • potential for application in real-world situations. 
  • potential impact on theory and practice. 
  • potential impact on a global scale.  

The deadline for the submission is January 30, 2024. The MA Thesis /PhD Dissertation must be sent to  collaborativetranslation@iulm.it in a single PDF file (maximum file size 50 MB).  

Eligibility  

Any dissertation/thesis in the area of collaborative translation/interpretation and related fields will be eligible  for entry. All eligible theses/dissertations should have been assessed and classified by the university of origin  up to 15 months before the date of submission of the abstract to the jury and never have been a candidate to  this same award. The theses/dissertations, at the time of application, must be accompanied either by a statement  from the supervisor of the applicant, jury or other body of the university of origin, indicating the date of  completion and/or assessment. If you should have any questions, please send an email to  collaborativetranslation@iulm.it. 

Candidates shall authorize the treatment of the personal information provided according to the GDPR (Ue  2016/679) and the Italian law on privacy (D. Lgs. 101/2018).  

Winners shall authorize the “International Center for Research on Collaborative Translation” to communicate  the award winning through communication media (web, newsletter, audio-visual, press) and to communicate  by email with the candidate for interviews.

Faculty Position: Intensive English Program Instructor

Faculty Position: Intensive English Program Instructor

LCC International University, Klaipėda, Lithuania

Position Summary: LCC International University in Klaipeda, Lithuania invites applications for a full-time teaching position in the Prerequisite Intensive Module in English (PRIME), the university’s Intensive English Program. The position involves teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses in PRIME, including Introduction to University Writing; Listening, Note-taking, and Discussion; and Academic Reading and Vocabulary.

The purpose of PRIME is to help students improve their academic English language skills and to prepare them for B.A.-level studies at LCC International University. Incoming PRIME students are Intermediate or Upper Intermediate level (B1 or B2). Class sizes range from 15-19 students.

Responsibilities:

  • Teaching EAP courses in PRIME.
  • Serving as an advisor to selected students.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Teaching general English classes to adults and young learners in the community.
  • Teaching First-Year Seminar.
  • Teaching Written Composition or Academic Writing (Freshman writing requirements).

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in TESOL or a related field, such as English education, linguistics, English, reading, or literacy.
  • Preferably 3- 5 years of experience teaching, especially experience teaching English for Academic Purposes.
  • Demonstrated commitment to education that is student-centered and shaped by a Christian worldview.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of a culturally diverse student body.

The University: LCC International University is a fully-accredited liberal arts university located in the port city of Klaipeda, Lithuania. Instruction is in English, and the campus is residential. Our 650 students from divergent faith backgrounds come from over 60 countries for an education modeled on the North American liberal arts college with a Christian worldview.

Application and Appointment: To apply, complete the LCC application. The application will require submission of your CV.  Questions about the position or the department should be directed to Gretchen Ketner, PRIME Program Director, at gketner@lcc.lt.

We Offer:

  • Diverse international environment
  • Friendly and supportive team
  • Professional development opportunities through Erasmus +
  • Research funding
  • On-campus housing or housing stipend
  • One roundtrip airfare 
  • State healthcare and accident insurance 
  • 40 work days of vacation / year
  • Lithuanian language courses

Faculty Position: Academic Composition Instructor

Faculty Position: Academic Composition Instructor

LCC International University, Klaipėda, Lithuania

Position Summary: LCC International University invites applications for the position of a full-time composition instructor to begin in the Spring semester 2024 (January 4) or Fall semester 2024 (August 12). The position includes teaching university freshman composition courses, and may also include research and advising thesis students.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach first year academic writing courses
  • Advise thesis students 
  • Develop / expand a research agenda 

Qualifications:

  • MA or PhD in TESOL, English, rhetoric, applied linguistics, or related field
  • 2-3 years of teaching experience.
  • Experience teaching writing to non-native English speakers in an academic setting; ability and willingness to adapt to a highly diverse international context
  • Modest research agenda preferred.
  • Commitment to liberal arts education within a diverse international context.
  • Demonstrated commitment to student-centered teaching and learning from a Christian worldview.

The University: LCC International University is a fully-accredited liberal arts university located in the port city of Klaipeda, Lithuania. Instruction is in English, and the campus is residential. Our 650 students from divergent faith backgrounds come from over 60 countries for an education modeled on the North American liberal arts college with a Christian worldview.

The Department: The English Department offers the following degree program: BA in English Language and Literature. The department also houses the PRIME program – an intensive English program for pre-university students, Because of the international nature of the student body, there is especially ample opportunity for research in the areas of applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, writing instruction, and langauge acquisition.

Application and Appointment: To apply, complete the LCC application. The application will require submission of your CV.  Questions about the position or the department should be directed to the department chair, Dr. Robin Gingerich, at rgingerich@lcc.lt.

In addition to a CV and cover letter, qualified applicants will be asked to submit an application form, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information of three professional references. 

We Offer:

  • Diverse international environment
  • Friendly and supportive team
  • Professional development opportunities through Erasmus +
  • Research funding
  • On-campus housing or housing stipend
  • One roundtrip airfare 
  • State healthcare and accident insurance 
  • 40 work days of vacation / year
  • Lithuanian language courses

Early Modern Printed Books: Making, Marketing, Memory, Marking – Call for Expressions of Interest

This Spring School brings together postgraduate students, postdocs, and expert speakers from Tübingen and internationally to learn and to share ideas about the production, consumption, and study of early modern printed books c.1450–c.1800.

This Spring School is intended to address that need. Instruction and discussion in a classroom setting will be followed by a daily work-in-progress forum and, on Day 2, a presentation of the early print holdings of the Universitätsbibliothek Altbestand. Academic sessions will be balanced with more informal networking during coffee and lunch breaks, and also dinner on Day 3.

Confirmed speakers are Prof. Emer. Julia Boffey (QMUL), Prof. A. S. G. Edwards (University of Kent), Dr Devani Singh (University of Geneva), Dr Lydia Zeldenrust (University of Glasgow), and Prof. Alex da Costa (University of Cambridge). All sessions will be conducted in English.

Participation is open to all members of the University of Tübingen and external postgraduate students and junior researchers. The event is free, but spaces are limited. For external participants, travel expenses up to €200 and accommodation (5 nights) up to €95/night can be reimbursed by the university. To apply, please submit an expression of interest (max. 250 words), and an abstract of your research for the work-in-progress forum (max. 250 words) to laurie.atkinson@uni-tuebingen.de no later than 1 December 2023. Inquiries welcome.

More details in the Call below.

Literary Druid Journal

Literary Druid is a journal that fosters research and creative writing in English. It welcomes all nationals to contribute for learning and research purposes. The perspective of Literary Druid is to create a niche platform for academicians and patrons to share their intellect to enrich the English language and Literature. I welcome all to learn and share.

Literary Druid is an international peer-reviewed open-access journal. It is published twice a year and covers all areas of English such as the History of the English Language and Culture, ELT, Linguistics, Criticism, Literature, Creative writing in the English Language, Literature and Psychology, Women in English Literature, Eco-criticism, Comparative Literature, World Literatures in English Translation and all relevant areas related to the core area. In India, English Studies are on a brighter plane and the need for knowledge in the English language and literature for non-native academicians, research scholars and students is needed to enrich the scholarly quality and to create such a platform Literary Druid gives the opportunity to the deserving aspirants to share their critical and creative outlook through the journal.

See instructions @ http://literarydruid.com/instructions.html

Our journal is indexed in MLA, MIAR, ASI, ROAD, MIR@BEL, Publons, ERIHPLUS, and ICI.

Website

http://literarydruid.com/instructions.html 

Contact details

literarydruid@gmail.com

Postdoctoral position “British Poetry Performance”, University of Vienna

The University of Vienna is currently advertising for a 15-month postdoctoral position in the ERC/FWF-funded project “Poetry Off the Page: Literary History and the Spoken Word, 1965-2020“, to begin asap.

With over 3000 active students, the University of Vienna’s Department of English and American Studies is one of the largest in Europe. It is situated on a green, car-free campus, not far from the U2 underground line and about a 15-minute walk from the city centre. In the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Arts & Humanities at Vienna University were ranked in 38th position.

The city of Vienna is culturally vibrant while still affordable, with a sizable international community and a fantastic public transport system. In Mercer’s quality of living city ranking, Vienna was ranked no. 1 – of over 200 cities worldwide – for 10 consecutive years.

We are looking for someone with

  • a PhD in British or Anglophone Literary or Cultural Studies or a related discipline (e.g. Theatre Studies)
  • Expertise in (British) poetry / performing arts
  • Interest in Postcolonial literary criticism and/or gender studies
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • IT user skills
  • Ability to work in a team, and to deadlines

For more details, please visit https://poetryoffthepage.net/ > Jobs.

Deadline: 05 October.

ESSE POSITIONS: Call for applications and nominations for the position of PRESIDENT OF ESSE

The Nominations Committee seeks nominations for the position of President of ESSE, which falls vacant in January 2025. The usual term of office is three years. Candidates should be Professors of English with a distinguished scholarly career, and they should preferably have been involved in ESSE affairs. They need to obtain the written support from two national associations. Candidates should submit, as e–mail attachments:

  • a letter of application
  • a short (2–3 page) CV
  • letters of support from two national associations.

Each national association can also nominate candidates for this position (only one candidate can be nominated by each national association). In this case, national associations will submit, as e–mail attachments:

  • a letter, signed by the Association’s President, describing the candidate’s competence for the specific office
  • a short (2–3 page) CV of the candidate proposed
  • a letter, signed by another Association’s President, seconding this proposal
  • a letter in which the candidate will express his/her agreement with the candidacy.

Applications and nominations must be emailed by 30 April 2024 to all three members of the Nominations Committee:

Please use the following wording in the subject line:

ESSE: Nomination for President

From the applications and nominations received, the Committee will prepare a shortlist for the ESSE Board. Finalists will be interviewed (in person or online) and elected by a vote at the August 2024 board meeting.

ESSE POSITIONS: Call for applications and nominations for the position of EDITOR OF THE ESSE MESSENGER

The Nominations Committee seeks nominations for the position of Editor of The ESSE Messenger which falls vacant in January 2025. The usual term of office is three years. Candidates should preferably have been involved in ESSE affairs. They need to obtain the written support from two national associations. Candidates should submit, as e–mail attachments:

  • a letter of application
  • a short (2–3 page) CV
  • letters of support from two national associations.

Each national association can also nominate candidates for this position (only one candidate can be nominated by each national association). In this case, national associations will submit, as e–mail attachments:

  • a letter, signed by the Association’s President, describing the candidate’s competence for the specific office
  • a short (2–3 page) CV of the candidate proposed
  • a letter, signed by another Association’s President, seconding this proposal
  • a letter in which the candidate will express his/her agreement with the candidacy.

Applications and nominations must be emailed by 30 April 2024 to all three members of the Nominations Committee:

Please use the following wording in the subject line:

ESSE: Nomination for Editor of the ESSE Messenger

From the applications and nominations received, the Committee will prepare a shortlist for the ESSE Board. Finalists will be interviewed (in person or online) and elected by a vote at the August 2024 board meeting.

Job advertisement: PhD Student Position / Doctoral Candidate / Research Assistant

The Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1391 “Andere Ästhetik” (“Different Aesthetics”) is a research network  funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) which aims to arrive, by means of our interdisciplinary  research programme, at a revised evaluation of the contribution made by pre-modern aesthetic acts and  artefacts within the field of aesthetic research. 

The Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1391, research project no. C05 “The Aesthetics of Co-Creativity in  Early Modern English Literature” (https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/160798), invites applications for a 

PhD Student Position / Doctoral Candidate / Research Assistant (m/f/d, 65%, E13 TV-L) 

The position is available from 1 January 2024 (or earlier) and limited to 30 June 2027.

Further details in the document below

Book Announcement: Edward Bond: Bondian Drama and Young Audience

Title: Edward Bond: Bondian Drama and Young Audience
Edited by: Ugur Ada
Publisher: Vernon Press
Publication date: August 2023
ISBN: 978-1-64889-700-9

The book upholds the importance of theatre for young audiences in today’s world, pointing specifically to Edward Bond’s latest plays, primarily written for young people, starting in the 1990s. Various studies conducted by researchers from different countries highlight the political, social, and cultural history of theatre for children and its aesthetic and educational functions. The diversity of researchers underscores the glowing international appraisals of Edward Bond’s plays, which have been translated into different languages and performed worldwide. The study’s section on Bond’s theoretical background analyzes the theatrical concepts applied by the experienced playwright over the course of his prolific writing career. Implications based on Bondian Drama provide researchers, performers, theatre companies, and audiences with new insights.

Prof. Dr. Juan de Dios Torralbo Caballero
Department of English and German Studies
University of Córdoba, Spain

Edward Bond: Bondian Drama and Young Audience focuses on one of the most influential playwrights of Britain, Edward Bond, and his plays for young audiences. The chapters examine the theatrical and pedagogical prospects of the plays on young people which have been mostly staged since 1990s, throughout the globe.

The issues covered in this book involve interdisciplinary studies such as theatre, pedagogy, ethics, children, culture, politics, among others. These topics have crucial importance for the production of plays for young audiences. Apart from this, the book focuses on Bondian Drama and its relation with the dramatic child, involving most of his plays for young audiences. The authors in this volume examine theatrical and pedagogical backgrounds of the plays, discussing critical issues, by questioning the specialities of Bondian drama and present future implications of this for young audiences. This volume presents substantial and elaborate information on crucial issues, and enable detailed discussions from various perspectives on theatre.

More details: https://vernonpress.com/book/1764

Overtones Ege Journal of English Studies

CFP for Vol. 3 (2024)

Annual deadline: 15 September

Overtones Ege Journal of English Studies welcomes research articles and reviews related to all subjects in the field of English Language and Literature. The journal is an international, double-blind peer reviewed journal which offers open access to all. The scope of the journal covers theoretical, critical and thematic contexts regarding English Studies, including English literature, linguistics, translation, cultural studies and all other related subjects. Authors are to submit complete, original and full length articles (4000-8000 words) and reviews (1000-2000 words) which have not been published or under evaluation elsewhere. Please use the submission template uploaded on the journal website before sending the article for submission. All articles will be scanned for plagiarism via Ithenticate. If any instances of plagiarism are found during any of the stages of publication (reviewer evaluation, editorial reading and typesetting) the article will be rejected and the author will be notified immediately. Citation manipulated articles, or in other words, articles that are submitted to increase the citation number of a specific author will be rejected directly.

Overtones Ege Journal of English Studies is currently indexed in MLA.

Please submit your manuscript using the link below. 

https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/overtones

For further information: overtonesege@gmail.com

Editor

Dr. Begüm Tuğlu Atamer
tuglubegum@gmail.com
Overtones: Ege Journal of English Studies
Department of English Language and Literature
Faculty of Letters
Ege University
35100 Bornova / Izmir/ Turkey

Further details in the CFP below.

European Summer University in Digital Humanities “Culture & Technology”

The European Summer University in Digital Humanities “Culture & Technology” will be held from 24.07 – 4.08.2023 at its new home at Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The programme of the Summer University consists of: intensive Workshops, Hands-on sessions, Teaser Sessions, Lectures, Project Presentation Sessions, Round Table Discussions, Poster Sessions. The summer university is directed at an international audience. Students in their final year, graduates, postgraduates, doctoral students, postdocs, teachers, librarians and technical assistants from all over Europe and beyond who are involved in the theoretical, experimental or practical application of computational methods in the various areas of the Humanities, in libraries and archives, or wish to do so are the target audience of the courses. To learn more about ESUDH, visit our site: https://digihubb.centre.ubbcluj.ro/

Postdoctoral research contract (2023-2024)

“Translating and Expressing the Experience of Extreme Violence since 1945”

Duration: from 2023/10/01 to 2024/09/30
Annual gross salary: € 33,600
Application deadline: 9 June 2023
Host institution: IMAGER (Université Paris-Est Créteil, France)

This postdoctoral project is designed as an interdisciplinary endeavour that seeks to combine literary and social science (history, sociology) perspectives. It aims to study how a very peculiar experience—that of extreme violence—is translated into discourses that condition both their intelligibility and their very unintelligibility. A starting point is that the Holocaust has durably altered the discursive modes whereby such testimonies may be expressed. Hence the need to explore the problematic conditions that allow such discourse to emerge by resorting to a multilingual, interdisciplinary perspective—as such testimonies after 1945 are indeed characterised by the multiple languages and disciplines to which they pertain.

Contact: Daniel Meyer daniel.meyer@u-pec.fr

See details: https://imager.u-pec.fr/activites/activites-transversales-1

Vacant Academic Position: University Professor of English Linguistics at The University of Innsbruck


The University of Innsbruck invites applications for the position of 
University Professor of  English Linguistics 
at the Department of English at the Faculty of Philology and Cultural Studies. 

In accordance with § 98 of the Austrian Universities’ Act (Universitätsgesetz – UG) this position is based on a civil-law employment contract with the University according to the Salaried Employees  Act (Angestelltengesetz). The contract is for a permanent full-time position. 

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