Fourth International Conference on English Language, Literature, Teaching and Translation Studies (CELLTTS) – Re-Examining Gender Concepts and Identities in Discourse(s) and Practice(s) Across Periods and Disciplines
Date: 01-Oct-2021 – 02-Oct-2021.
Deadline for the submission of abstracts (revised): May 31, 2021
Deadline for the notification of acceptance (revised): June 18, 2021
Location: Online (the chosen platform TBA), Bosnia and Herzegovina
As the globalized world of the early 21st century is facing multiple social, cultural, economic, ecological and political challenges, it seems that gender has remained a prominent factor in contemporary constructions and/or notions of identity, informing any number of theoretical assessments and analyses across disciplines, and constituting a significant driving force behind practical governmental, non-governmental, activist, academic, non-academic or civil society’s agendas and platforms for action. Also gender continues provoking heated cultural debates and polarizations, just as we witness its revived instrumentalization by various rightwing and extremist doctrines and groups. We are interested in re-examining and re-contextualizing the legacies of various strands of a vast field of gender studies, such as queer studies, men’s studies, feminism, postfeminism, or posthumanist studies, through multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary lens, i.e. through their intersection with a wide range of research areas within linguistics, literature, cultural and translation studies, and a variety of theoretical and critical approaches, such as modernism, postmodernism, post-postmodernism, performatism, poststructuralism, postcolonialism, or transnationalism. Finally, marking the centennial anniversary of the US Nineteenth Amendment obliges us to look back and re-evaluate progress and backlash in all our gender policies by reconsidering implications of cultural representations of gender, from women’s rights to LGBT rights to complex research into the category of the “posthumanˮ and AI/human interaction that has ushered us into the digital age.
It is these and related topics that we intend to examine as closely as possible at this year’s conference and we invite researchers and scholars working in the broad area of Anglophone studies to submit abstracts for oral presentations based on the (non-exhaustive) list of areas of interest below:
– Phonetics/ Phonology/ Morphology/ Syntax
– Semantics/ Pragmatics/ (Critical) Discourse Analysis
– Cognitive Linguistics
– History of English
– Contrastive Analysis/ Corpus Linguistics
– Teaching English as a Foreign/ Second Language/ Language Acquisition
– Translation Studies
– Interpretation Studies
– Literary Theory/ Literary Criticism/ Literary History
– Cultural Studies/ Environmental studies/ Film studies/ Theatre Studies/ Media studies
The conference language is English. The presenters are required to restrict their presentations to 15 minutes.