|Stipe Grgas, Tihana Klepač, Martina Domines Veliki (eds.). English Studies from Archives to Prospects. Volume 1: Literature and Cultural Studies (2016)
|Irena Zovko Dinković, Jelena Mihaljević Djigunović (eds.). English Studies from Archives to Prospects. Volume 2: Linguistics and Applied Linguistics (2016)
Stipe Grgas, Tihana Klepač, Martina Domines Veliki (eds.). English Studies from Archives to Prospects. Volume 1: Literature and Cultural Studies. Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.
When we think about what it is we do in academic literary studies, we do so taking account of time – the time of the institution in which this disciplinary practice takes place, and the history of the discipline itself. Since literary studies engage contemporary issues and how they impact the reader, we must also acknowledge processes and events outside the field.
The contributions to this volume engage with the idea of temporality not only in Anglophone literature studies, but in the humanities as a whole. In the first section, the literary contributions show that the humanities owe a debt to the past – new paradigms question and challenge the validity of older ones without necessarily discarding them. The second section shows how the disciplinary archive can be modified and expanded to engage its present condition, while the last deals with what that condition forebodes. Despite the range of perspectives adopted here, all contributions echo the history of the discipline of literary studies itself, its present condition, and the possibilities for its survival in an age in which the relevance of humanities is being disputed.
Irena Zovko Dinković, Jelena Mihaljević Djigunović (eds.). English Studies from Archives to Prospects. Volume 2: Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.
This volume explores English Studies from the perspective of linguistics and applied linguistics. By examining developments within their selected topics, the authors of these 18 chapters provide a broad overview of English Studies as related to their specific points of interest. Topics range from the well-established, such as negation, grammaticalization, and the role of culture in learning English, to those that are currently being revisited or are considered relatively new, such as corpus analysis, English as a lingua franca, and third language acquisition. The chapters reflect a modern approach to linguistic and applied linguistic phenomena, including diachronic and synchronic perspectives, as well as quantitative and qualitative research paradigms.
English Studies as practiced at the English Department in Zagreb during the last 80 years, the anniversary of which instigated the invitation of contributions for this collection, are presented here as a vibrant field, characterized by dynamics and complexities that introduce novel ideas, and help us embrace emerging aspects of more established concepts.
First Call for Contributions
Dear Conference Participants,
It has been a little over one month since you joined us at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in order to celebrate 80 years of English Studies in Zagreb as participants in the conference English Studies as Archive and as Prospecting. We feel that the event was a huge success, and we are grateful that so many of you travelled from Croatia, neighbouring countries, and even across the globe to participate.
We are currently corresponding with a known international publisher about publishing a selection of articles, in book form, by participants who presented papers at the conference. We therefore invite all presenters to submit their articles for this publication, which will be printed in two volumes. One volume will contain articles in the areas of literature and cultural studies, while the other will focus on language, linguistics, and TEFL/ESL.
Contributions by presenters at the conference will not be accepted automatically: a selection will be made through a peer-review process in which both quality and adherence to the theme of the conference (English Studies as Archive and Prospecting) will be taken into account.
The deadline for the submission of contributions will be 31 January 2015. Contributions should be written in the form of a book chapter, not like a journal article, and must not exceed 5,000 words in length. Each contribution should be sent as an MS Word document and must follow the Chicago Manual of Style’s author-date system. We will provide a complete style sheet soon.
Once again, thank you for helping make our conference a success! We hope to hear from you soon.
The Organising Committee