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Full Title: CELLS: Going against the Grain

      
Short Title: CELLS
Location: Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Start Date: 06-Jun-2013 - 08-Jun-2013
Contact: Petar Penda
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: 1st International Conference of the University of Banja Luka (BiH) in cooperation with De Montfort University (UK)

CELLS – Conference on English Language and Literary Studies
Going Against the Grain
Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Language, Literature and Culture
Banja Luka, 6-8 June 2013

The Department of English, at the Faculty of Philology, University of Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and the Department of English and Creative Writing, Faculty of Design, Arts and Humanities, De Montfort University (United Kingdom) are pleased to announce their first conference on English language and literary studies CELLS: Going against the Grain - Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Language, Literature and Culture.

The aim of the conference is to provide an international forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences across the fields of English language and literary studies, with particular emphasis on cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary issues raised in the fields of literature, culture, linguistics, translation studies and applied linguistics.

Plenary Speakers:

Terry Eagleton (Distinguished Professor of English Literature, Lancaster University, UK)
Geoffrey K. Pullum (Brown University, Visiting Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences & University of Edinburgh, Professor of General Linguistics)
Andy Mousley (Reader in Critical Theory and Renaissance Literature, De Montfort University, UK)

Conference Fee:

The conference fee is 80 Euros. The fee includes:

Conference pack
Conference break refreshments
Wine reception

For the participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, the conference fee is 50 Euros.

Accommodation:

Accommodation can be arranged by the organizers upon request.

Conference Website:

All the details and important information can be found at the conference website: http://www.cellsbl.com (active from September 15, 2012).
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Discipline of Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Translation
Subject Language: English
LL Issue: 23.2984


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