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9. ESSE Conference - Call for Seminar Proposals

posted Sep 7, 2010, 8:52 AM by Czase Webmaster

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

21 February 2007

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to invite you to address seminar proposals for the ESSE conference in Aarhus. Please note that a proposal must be submitted by members of two associations of ESSE. In our case, the other association may even be the Slovak SKASE. The submission deadline is the end of May. For further information see the conference website , which also includes the e-mail address for submission. So far only one proposal for a seminar in linguistics has been submitted.

As a member of the Academic Programme Committee, I am ready to support your proposals.

With best wishes,

Prof. Dr. Martin Procházka


Czech Association for the Study of English

9. ESSE Conference in Aarhus (Denmark) 22-26 August 2008 (Friday-Tuesday)

Call for Seminar Proposals

The conference will include 4 plenaries, 12 lectures, 12 round-tables, and 60 seminars. Poster sessions should be added to the programme

The Academic Programme Committee (APC) for Aarhus will be made up of six members. They are: Dominic Rainsford (Chair; literature), a linguist from Aarhus, a cultural studies person from Aarhus (their choice is the responsibility of Aarhus), Warwick Gould (organizer of ESSE/8; literature), Marina Bondi (linguistics) and Martin Procházka (literature).

- Seminar proposals on specialised topics within our field will be made jointly by two ESSE members, preferably from two different National Associations. The degree of international appeal and participation will be one of the criteria used by the APC to select proposals. Proposals will not be entertained if they come from two people in the same institution.

- Some degree of flexibility can be exercised with regard to admitting co-convenors who do not belong to ESSE, if and only if their presence is felt to be important for the good functioning of the seminar.

- A seminar proposal will include the topic, the names, affiliations and addresses of the two convenors and a 100-word description of the topic

- Seminar organisers/convenors should plan their session/s to allow ample time for discussion and debate.

- Convenors may not run more than two sessions for their seminar topic

As a minimum, a seminar should expect to offer 4 presentations; as a maximum for a seminar run as a double session, there should be no more than 10 presentations


posted Sep 7, 2010, 8:48 AM by Czase Webmaster

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

The Canadian Studies Centre at Masaryk University is pleased to announce a conference on “Images of National, Ethnic and Individual Identity in Canada”, to be held, in cooperation with the Embassy of Canada in the Czech Republic and the Association Gallica, from 25 to 27 October 2007 at Masaryk University, Brno (Czech Republic).

Conference topic

Multicultural settings provide a good source of different materials and approaches for studying questions of identity. The individual – be it as author, filmmaker, painter or philosopher – is located at the axiological intersection where identity is created through the interaction of or contact between various ethnic, language, cultural and national identities. Images of the self enter into opposition to the image of the other. Social norms and their codes create stereotypes that may be confirmed, rejected or transformed through individual creativity.

The cultural space of Canada provides a diversity of possible interactions ranging from those between the Anglophone and Francophone spheres to those between these two cultural spheres and the identities of immigrants, aboriginal peoples and other socially marginalized groups. This may be seen very clearly in literature as well as in the fine arts and in the general cultural and social consciousnesses.

The primary aim of this conference is to sketch the development of identity in Canadian culture during the past half century in four fields: literature, film, the fine arts and historical discourse. Emphasis should be placed on the creative potential of the question of identity as a source of new approaches and experiments in scholarly research.

Languages: English, French

The conference registration form along with abstracts of papers (250 words) and a one-paragraph CV should be submitted by e-mail ( to the organizers by 31 March 2007.

Registration fee: 30 euros (to be paid upon arrival at the conference itself)

Reduced fees for members of the Central European Association for Canadian Studies and for students


An honorary doctorate to Professor Peter Newmark

posted Sep 7, 2010, 8:44 AM by Czase Webmaster

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

On April 12, 2007 Masaryk University in Brno will present an honorary doctorate to Professor Peter Newmark of the University of Surrey. Masaryk University is honouring Professor Newmark, a native of Brno, for his major contributions to the theory of translation as well as his extensive cooperation with and contributions to the Department of English and American Studies at MU’s Faculty of Arts over the past forty years.

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