The final version of the 15th ESSE Conference (Lyon, 2020 / 2021) book of abstracts, with its ISBN (9-782957-927203), is available on the ESSE conference website. You can download it here: http://www.esse2020lyon.fr/en/pages/esse-2021-book-of-abstracts.
Professor Liliane Louvel, Professor emerita of literature in the English language at the University of Poitiers and former president of ESSE between 2013-2018, will be awarded the “Grand Prix d’Honneur” on 10th of September. The prize will be awarded on behalf of SAES (the French national association associated with ESSE whose Honorary President Liliane Louvel is). This prize, which is awarded every four years, is a homage to a member of SAES for the totality of his or her exceptional contributions to English studies. Congratulations!
The registration to ESSE 2021 online conference is now open. All participants (ESSE members and non-ESSE members) need to register and are kindly asked to do so before July 15th to make sure their registration is validated before the summer break.
The registration procedure is explained here.
For ESSE members, registration is free: you’ll only need to create your account and then accept the terms of the contract in the Pre-register tab. Your registration will then be complete. Please do NOT click on “Complete my registration”, which is only for non-ESSE members.
For non-ESSE members, registration is 35 euros until June 15th (50 euros from June 16th): you’ll need to create your account, accept the terms of the contract in the Pre-register tab, and then click on “Complete my registration” and continue until payment.
Free guided tours of the city center (broadcast live online) and a free lecture on the world-renowned Lyon chef Paul Bocuse will be offered to registered participants (both ESSE members and non-ESSE members) by our partner New Generation Guide. To sign up, please click on the following link:
The latest version of conference programme and book of abstracts is available here.
The conference will take place on the Cisco Webex web conferencing platform. You can download the application and test it by clicking on https://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html
The Erasmus+ research project Eco/logical Learning and Simulation Environments in Higher Education, in short, ELSE, was registered as part of the key action, Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices (Strategic Partnerships). The priority of the project is Higher Education and the development of skills – supporting the use of digital technologies to improve pedagogies and assessment methods. Its horizontal priority consists of (a) open education and innovative practices in a digital era and (b) the extension and development of educators’ competences.
As already known, Professor Fernando Galván, the former ESSE president, has been awarded the O.B.E order of the British Empire by the Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
On 25th April 2018 the British ambassador in Madrid, Mr Simon Manley, held a reception at his residence (some 60 guests attended) in order to formally impose Professor Galván the medal of Officer of the Order of the British Empire conferred by HM Queen Elizabeth II in 2017. Many academics from half a dozen universities in Spain (University of Alcalá, Complutense University of Madrid, Autonomous University of Madrid, Technical University of Madrid, National Open University, and University of Salamanca), as well as some educational authorities, diplomats and members of the British Council in Spain were present.
Click on the Picture Gallery, then on Start Slide Show to see the pictures taken at the ceremony.
The summer school will be organised for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers and will be held at Landau (Germany) from August 20th to 24th 2018 focusing on the topic: “Political Masculinities in Europe: New Definitions, Methods and Approaches”. The Summer School will feature four key-note speakers and is organised by Kathleen Starck (University of Koblenz Landau) and Birgit Sauer (University of Vienna).
The Summer School is funded through the Volkswagen Foundation and thus comes without tuition fees and features substantial bursaries for travel and accommodation. Participants have to apply via the English website until April 16th 2018: https://www.uni-koblenz-landau.de/de/landau/fb6/philologien/anglistik/Page/Research/internationalsummerschool
3rd Old and Middle English Summer School and Conference
Dates: 19 July 2018 – 25 July 2018
Location: Naxos, Greece
We are happy to inform you that registration is now open for the 3rd summer school program and conference on the history of English to be held on 19-25 July 2018 on the island of Naxos, Greece, under the aegis of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation.
The summer school will offer Old and Middle English intensive language and linguistics classes for a period of seven days. The aim is to attract students and scholars to study topics in Old and Middle English in a relaxed yet very focused and stimulating atmosphere that promotes in-depth analysis and discussion.
Faculty & Courses
- A Construction Grammar of Old and Middle English. Alexander Bergs (University of Osnabrück)
- How did English change? A basic course in Old English and the circumstances that led to its modern appearance. Olga Fischer (University of Amsterdam)
- Old and Middle English through manuscripts. Elly van Gelderen (Arizona State University)
- Old English phonology and meter. Donka Minkova (University of California, Los Angeles)
- Language contact and the development of English. Nikolaos Lavidas (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)
Certificate of attendance will be awarded to all participants plus certification of the 6 ECTS gained, issued by the University of Osnabrück.
The 3rd Old and Middle English Summer School in Naxos will also be organizing a conference on “New Approaches to the History of Early English(es) III” as well as thematic and poster sessions on: language change, historical morphology and syntax, historical phonology, historical sociolinguistics, linguistic theory and historical data, language teaching and dialectology (diatopic aspects), language teaching and diachrony (diachronic aspects). The 2018 Old and Middle English Conference will be held under the aegis of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation.
Registration fee: 35 euros, it covers the light lunches for the whole period of the summer school and the conference.
Accommodation: We can offer 29 beds at the municipality hostel (Vivlos/Tripodes village) for the whole period of the summer school and the conference (July 18-26). Financial Aid: 4 scholarships available (of 250 euros each) for students of Greek universities. Applications accepted until April 15, 2018.
Financial Aid Instructions: In order to apply for a scholarship, please upload your motivation and your CV to the online application form before the 15th of April, 2018.
15 January 2018 to 15 April 2018
- To apply for the summer school, please use the online application form: Registration
- Places are limited, we therefore advise you to enroll as quickly as possible.
- More information (on registration etc.) can be found on the summer school webpage: https://oldandmiddleenglishnaxos2018.wordpress.com
- For enquiries please contact: Nikolaos Lavidas (email@example.com)
Viareggio, Palazzo Paolina
4-9 July 2018
AIA (Associazione Italiana di Anglistica) is pleased to announce its forthcoming Summer School, which will be held in Viareggio (not far from Pisa), a special place for the British romantics as Shelley’s dead body was burnt to ashes there and a monument and a square are dedicated to him.
As you can see from the programme, there will be lectures by renowned international and Italian experts on Romanticism, and workshops for hands-on approach to the topic. The Summer School will be paralleled by a “Festival Shelley” with evening talks and events meant for the community at large and the tourists in Viareggio.
The Summer School fee is very low as we mainly want to attract PhD students, and we are looking forward to welcoming students from all over Europe.
Summer School Programme
Lilla Maria Crisafulli, Bologna, Italy: Reading Shelley’s Poetry: the Language of Music and the Arts
Nora Crook, Cambridge, UK: Mary Shelley and Shakespeare: Frankenstein and Theatricality
Franca Dellarosa, Bari, Italy: Teaching and Researching Romanticisms: Race, Slavery and Abolition
Marina Dossena, Bergamo, Italy: Ideologies of Linguistic Representation in Late Modern Times and Beyond
Alan Rawes, Manchester, UK: Romantic Poetry: An Introduction Diego Saglia, Parma, Italy: The Gothic Orient and the Global: Telling Romantic (Hi)Stories
Mirella Agorni, Milan, Italy: Translating Science in the Early Romantic Period and the Birth of the Female Reader
Serena Baiesi, Bologna, Italy: Varieties of Romantic Fiction and Prose Writing: Gothic, Sentimental, Historical and Political
Rocco Coronato, Padua, Italy: Thoughts on Translating Coleridge’s Rime
Giuliana Ferreccio, Turin, Italy and Elena Spandri, Siena, Italy: “Unknown modes of being”: Wordsworth reinventing the sacred in The Prelude and in Memorials of a Tour in Italy
Greg Kucich, Chicago, US: Romanticism and Women’s Historical Drama
Alan Rawes, Manchester, UK: Lord Byron: Passion, Politics and Popularity
Annalisa Sandrelli, Rome, Italy: Adapting Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice for the screen: a challenge for Italian dubbing
Pamela Church Gibson, London, UK: Romanticism, Film, New Media
Michael Bradshaw, Worcester, UK: Disabling Romanticism
Tim Fulford, Leicester, UK: Romantic Masculinities and Heroic Science
Professor Fernando Galvan, our former ESSE president, has been awarded the O.B.E order of the British Empire by the Queen to distinguish him for his contribution to developing educational relationships between Spain and Britain. This is a very rare occasion to give such a tribute to someone outside Britain.
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.
Naxos, Greece: Old and Middle English Summer School, 19-27 July 2017
Host Institution: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of English.
The summer school will offer Old and Middle English intensive language and linguistics classes for a period of nine days. The aim is to attract students and scholars to study Old and Middle English in a relaxed yet very focused and stimulating atmosphere that promotes in depth analysis and discussion.
Certificate of attendance will be awarded to all participants plus certification of the 6 ECTS gained.
Please notice that the registration fees cover the accommodation in the municipality hostel for the whole period of classes.
Students will also be offered a discount of 50% for the ferry tickets, and a light lunch will be offered to participants.
Summer school site:
Alexander Bergs, University of Osnabrück
Olga Fischer, University of Amsterdam
Nikolaos Lavidas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Donka Minkova, University of California, Los Angeles
An introduction to Old English phonology and meter (Donka Minkova)
How did English change? A basic course in Old English and the circumstances that led to its modern appearance (Olga Fischer)
Variation in Old and Middle English (Historical corpora and linguistic theory) (Nikolaos Lavidas)
Historical Sociolinguistics: Old and Middle English (Alexander Bergs)
Workshop (26 July):
New Approaches to the History of Early English(es) II
2016 brings the publication of the 20th volume of the European Journal of English Studies (EJES). To mark this occasion, the Editors have curated a special collection of articles which not only showcases the breadth of scholarship that has been a feature of the journal over the last two decades, but also hopes to inspire contributions for future issues. The anniversary collection features an article from each volume of EJES, free to read, with a commentary from the Editors. It also includes an insightful introduction from Professor Kayman which is designed not only to look back on previous content, but also to inspire contributions for future themed issues.
You can see the Virtual Special Issue on the Taylor & Francis website here: http://explore.tandfonline.com/page/ah/neje-20th-anniversary-vsi.