Issue XIII/2 – Autumn 2004


Cover photograph with acknowledgments to Paul Sherwood and The Gallery Press, Ireland.
Cover designed by Kristian Stotesbury, Mäntsälä, Finland.

The President’s Column 2
Winners of the ESSE Bursaries for 2004 3
ESSE Book Award 2006 4
In Memoriam Paul-Gabriel Boucé (1936-2004) 5
ESSE-8 Confernce, London 2006: First Circular 6
English Studies in Europe: Past, Present, and Future
Martin A. Kayman 8
Asking Directions in Theory
Anton Kirchhofer 11
The Recent History of Linguistic Relativity
Philip Carr 17
Decency at a Discount? English Studies, Communication, Mediation
Roger D. Sell 23
The Poetry of Medbh McGuckian
An Interview with Medbh McGuckian
Maria Jesus Lorenzo Modia 35
Medbh McGuckian: New Poems
Medbh McGuckian: The Angel in Two Parts
Borbala Farago 47
The Importance of Travel Writing
Tim Youngs 55
ELF at the Gate: The Position of English as a Lingua Franca
Jennifer Jenkins 63
English as Heritage: On the Rebranding of a Conventional Discipline
Charles Owen 70
Confernce Reports
19th Oxford Conference on the Teaching of Literature, April 2004
14th International Conference on Virginia Woolf, June 2004
13th Annual CDE Conference, June 2004
Book Reviews
Practical Phonetics and Phonology, by Beverley Collins and Inger M. Mees
Biljana Cubrovic 87
The Reformation, by Joseph Arrowsmith
Clara Calvo 89
Conferences and Journals 91
Editorial Note 95
ESSE Board Members 96