Deadlines for ESSE Conference 2016 in Galway

posted Apr 27, 2015, 11:38 PM by Czase Webmaster

Dear Members of CZASE,

On behalf of the CZASE Executive Board, I would like to remind you of the approaching deadlines for submitting proposals for the next ESSE Conference, which will be held in 2016, in Galway, Ireland.

Till 1 May 2015, the Academic Programme Committee of ESSE 2016 will accept proposals for seminars and round tables from prospective convenors. Please read the submission guidelines on the conference webpage:

The deadline for proposing individual papers, posters, and Ph.D. sessions is 31 January 2016.

We hope that many of you will participate in the conference, not only as members of seminars and round tables but also as convenors.

Best regards,
Jana Chamonikolasová
Chair of CZASE

The Cognitive Week at Masaryk University

posted Apr 17, 2015, 1:28 AM by Czase Webmaster   [ updated Apr 17, 2015, 1:29 AM ]

10th Brno International Conference of English, American and Canadian Studies

posted Apr 7, 2015, 3:39 AM by Czase Webmaster   [ updated Apr 17, 2015, 1:29 AM ]

Brno Conference 2015

For more photographs and other materials relating to this conference, organized and hosted on 5 -7 February 2015 by the Department of English and American Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, and by the Czech Association for the Study of English (CZASE), see:

10th Brno International Conference of English, American and Canadian Studies

posted May 12, 2014, 2:20 AM by Czase Webmaster   [ updated May 12, 2014, 2:23 AM ]

Organized and hosted by
The Department of English and American Studies, Masaryk University, Brno
The Czech Association for the Study of English (CZASE)

Brno, Czech Republic
5 – 7 February 2015

Texts and other sites of meaning – verbal, visual, multimodal – are the common ground in the various disciplines of anglophone studies. There are multiple agents involved in the production of meaning: authors/speakers, recipients/audiences, and the scholar. Each of these actors is involved in the process of creating, shaping, and signifying in their own, specific manner. This conference seeks to explore the manifestations of these processes in diverse contexts and from various perspectives.

We welcome proposals for twenty-minute presentations in the fields of literature, linguistics, cultural studies, translation studies, and ELT methodology. Abstracts of between 150 and 250 words should be submitted via a web form on the conference website by 30 July 2014.

Acceptance notifications will be sent out by 1 September 2014. For more information, email us at

Conference venue

Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Keynote speakers

  • Prof. Aritha van Herk (University of Calgary, Canada)
  • Prof. Eija Ventola (Aalto University, Finland)
  • Prof. Anthony Pym (Rovira i Virgili University, Spain)
  • Prof. Udo Hebel (University of Regensburg, Germany)

Executive Board Election

posted May 6, 2014, 1:21 AM by Czase Webmaster   [ updated May 6, 2014, 1:36 AM ]

At the General Assembly held on 7 March 2014, a new executive board for CZASE was elected, and its members are as follows:
  • doc. PhDr. Jana Chamonikolasová, Ph.D. (Chair)
  • prof. Dr. Martin Procházka CSc. (Vice-Chair)
  • prof. PhDr. Bohuslav Mánek, CSc. (Vice-Chair)
  • prof. PhDr. Michal Peprník, M.Phil., Dr. (Vice-Chair)
  • doc. PhDr. Naděžda Kudrnáčová, CSc. (Treasurer)
  • doc. Michael Kaylor, PhD (Secretary)
  • Mgr. Eva Valentová (Webmaster)

The elected members of the Inspection Committee for CZASE are PhDr. Zdeněk Beran and doc. Ondřej Pilný, Ph.D.

CZASE General Assembly 2014

posted Mar 4, 2014, 2:46 AM by Czase Webmaster   [ updated May 6, 2014, 1:26 AM ]

A CZASE GENERAL ASSEMBLY will be held on the premises of the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University (in Dean's Staff Room, 2nd floor of bldg C), Arna Nováka 1, Brno at 11:30 A.M. on 7 March 2014.

ESSE 2014 Košice (Slovakia)

posted Jan 9, 2013, 6:15 AM by Czase Webmaster

The 12th ESSE CONFERENCE will be held in KOŠICE, SLOVAKIA, Friday 29 August – Tuesday 2 September, 2014.


For Lectures (nomination by National Associations): 1 May 2013.

For Seminars and Round Tables (proposals from prospective convenors): 1 May 2013.

For posters, individual papers at seminar sessions and PhD students’ sessions: 31 January 2014.

Registration will begin on 1 March 2014.

For more information see

A Centenary of English Studies at Charles University

posted May 9, 2012, 3:22 AM by Czase Webmaster   [ updated May 9, 2012, 3:23 AM ]

Charles University in Prague celebrates a centenary of English studies with a one-day conference held on May 15, 2012, on the occasion of this event. For more information about the programme of the conference, see the following PDF file.

The First World Congress of Scottish Literatures

posted Sep 16, 2011, 9:00 AM by Czase Webmaster   [ updated May 6, 2014, 1:33 AM ]

From 2-5 July 2014, the University of Glasgow is hosting the first World Congress of
Scottish Literatures in the College of Arts, with the involvement of the Association
for Scottish Literary Studies and other bodies. The conference will be organized
under four main themes: Authors, Theorizing Scottish literature, Gaelic, Mediaeval,
Musical and Artistic Scotland and Scotland in global culture and context. Colleagues
in the US, Europe, UK and Australia have already agreed to organize panels, and the
congress steering group, together with a wider internationally based committee, are
planning regular updates to interested colleagues. If you would like to be on our
mailing list, please contact Rhona Brown

A Call for Papers will be issued in
due course. The conference will be held in an exciting month in Glasgow, with the
Commonwealth Games and the major Georgian Glasgow exhibition both taking place in
July. We plan to work closely with our colleagues in the city and its galleries and
museums to make this a truly exciting experience for our delegates.

ESSE now has a FaceBook page

posted Sep 9, 2011, 2:17 PM by Czase Webmaster   [ updated Sep 9, 2011, 2:22 PM ]

The new ESSE FaceBook page

The Board of ESSE, meeting at Prague on 30th August 2011, has given its green light to the use of the ESSE FaceBook page. The purpose of the ESSE FaceBook page is to allow members to make announcements directly to the whole ESSE community. The ESSE FaceBook (or FB) page replaces the former ESSE Forum, which I was hoping to use for the same purpose, but which was, I have to admit it, a total failure.

What can and cannot be posted on the ESSE FaceBook page

Please post on the ESSE FB page any announcement (in English only!) that can be of interest to ESSE members and that cannot fit into the existing columns of the ESSE website, such as interesting links, new books just published, Summer schools, exhibitions, etc.: just use your imagination!

Blatantly commercial announcements are forbidden and will be deleted, and so will announcements of a political or religious nature: this page is not for controversy, but for information.

The ESSE website will continue exactly as it is, with the existing columns. It will still carry all the background information about ESSE, and any important information from the ESSE Executive, from the ESSE Board, or from the committees appointed by the Board (concerning Book awards, The Messenger, EJES, Bursaries, etc.) Calls for papers, calls for contributions, and announcements of vacant positions should still be sent to the webmaster for inclusion on the website and in The Messenger. The ESSE FB page is only for information that does not fit existing columns of the existing ESSE website.

How to reach the FB page

The url of the ESSE FB page is and the page is clearly identified by the blue and white ESSE logo.

How to use the FB page

Although any ESSE member is allowed to publish announcements on the ESSE FB page, you are not allowed to write immediately when you reach the ESSE FB page for the first time. You must first click the "Like" button next to the title of the page (which, according to the language of your FB account, can be "Mi piace", "Gefällt mir", "J'aime" etc.). This will open a box with the mention "Write something" (or the equivalent in other languages, such as "Scrie ceva" or "Escreve alguma coisa"). You are then allowed to write a message in that box, with a maximum of 420 signs. If you include a full url in your message (including the "http://www" prefix), FB will usually illustrate your message with a photo retrieved from the website that you have mentioned.

ESSE members who do not have a FB account can send the announcements that they wish to make to the webmaster, who will post them in their name. On the ESSE FB page, entries featuring the ESSE logo are by the ESSE webmaster, but they do not necessarily represent official ESSE policy and they do not commit ESSE in any way.

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