Call for Papers


26-28 April 2018
Venue: Department of Linguistics and Literatures
University of Évora

The University of Évora, through its Department of Linguistics and Literatures (DLL), is pleased to announce the 39th Conference of the Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies, which will take place in Évora, between 26 and 28 April 2018. It is now opening a call for papers and panels in a range of subjects in Anglo-American studies.

We look forward to receiving paper and panel proposals in the academic areas which are currently part of Anglo-American Studies, including (but not restricted to): Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Post-colonial Studies, Performance, Film and Theatre studies, Gender and Sexuality studies, Translation Studies, Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Language teaching and methodology, Multilingualism. Proposals for panels, put together around a common theme or research domain, are particularly welcome. We also welcome papers and panels on other Anglophone studies, such as Canadian, Irish, Scottish, etc.

Final deadline extension of abstract submissions – 15th February 2018

If you are interested in any of the following thematic panels, we invite you to send your proposals mentioning the panel you would like to be included in:

  • The Contemporary Short Story in English: Exploring new boundaries (coord. Ana Raquel Fernandes, U. Europeia, and Teresa Casal, FLUL)
  • Dark Side Stories in American Arts, Literature and Culture (coord Maria Antónia Lima, UÉ, Margarida Vale de Gato, FLUL, and Teresa Botelho, UNova)
  • Pain, Loss and Trauma in Literature and Arts (coord. Carla Castro, UÉ)
  • Life Writing: Discourse, Identity, Representation (coord. Ana Clara Birrento and Olga Gonçalves, UÉ)
  • English in the 21st century: current approaches to English as an international lingua franca (coord. Luís Guerra, UÉ, Lili Cavalheiro, FLUL, Ricardo Pereira, IPLeiria)
  • Politics, sex, violence and other ordinary stuff in Contemporary British and American Drama (coord. Rui Pina Coelho, FLUL, Christine Zurbach, UÉ, and José Alberto Ferreira, UÉ)
  • Airplanes take off against the wind: study routes in Visual Arts in confluence with other knowledge areas (coord. Sandra Leandro, UÉ; Maria do Rosário Lupi Bello, UA)
  • Make sense of living together: new perspectives in Anglo-American Philosophy (coord. Olivier Feron and Teresa Santos, UÉ)
  • Dialects in fiction: representations of non-standard English in (translated) literature and film (coord. Rita Queiroz de Barros, FLUL / CEAUL, and Alexandra Assis Rosa, FLUL / CEAUL)
  • From the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter (coord. Isabel Caldeira ,UC, and Maria José Canelo, CES)
  • Frankenstein and Northanger Abbey: setting the rules of the (post)modern Gothic? (coord. Ana Daniela Coelho and José Duarte, CEAUL, FLUL)
  • The Horror of the Human Mind: Perverseness and Power Structures (coord. Junior Researchers in Anglo-American Studies, UP)
  • What is the Meaning of this?!: Dismantling Traditional Discourse (coord. Junior Researchers in Anglo-American Studies, UP)
  • Peoples in Diaspora: from Realism to Self-Examination ( coord. Zuzanna Sanches, CEAUL / UL)
  • Jazz Stories in Music, Literature and other Arts (coord. Eduardo Lopes, UÉ, and Paulo Gaspar, ESML-IPL)

A selection of papers will be published.

Some anniversaries celebrated in 2018 may provide the foundations for panels and individual papers:

The 200th birth anniversaries of Emily Brontë and Frederick Douglass; the 100th birth anniversary of Nelson Mandela; the 100th anniversaries of the end of World War I; the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King. An important literary anniversary occurs in 2018: the 200th anniversary of the first publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818).  

Book Presentations: APEAA members are also invited to present their own recently published academic books and/or translations (2016-2018). Please contact the organizing committee.

Organizing Committee Scientific Committee
Maria Antónia Lima
Ana Clara Birrento
Luís Guerra
Carla Ferreira de Castro
Olga Gonçalves
Cristina Santos
Ana Alexandra Silva
Teresa Botelho
Maria Antónia Lima
Ana Clara Birrento
Luís  Guerra
Carla Ferreira de Castro
Olga Gonçalves

Departamento de Linguística e Literaturas: