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April 08, 2013

CFP Conference: Central Europe and the English-Speaking World

Deadline: June 1, 2013

Central Europe and the English-Speaking World
An International Conference
29 July-02 August 2013
Debrecen, Hungary

The conference will be organized by Debrecen Summer School
in association with the
Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen (Hungary),
Poznan University College of Business (Poland) and
Emanuel University (Romania)

1.Description of the Conference

The conference organizers invite scholarly papers which investigate the interrelationships and interactions between the countries and cultures of Central Europe and the English-Speaking World in any walk of life including the arts and sciences, languages and literatures, history and economics, politics and sociology. The interdisciplinary conference—which is organized by three Central European institutions of higher education with a significant network of international connections—is designed to bring together primarily but not at all exclusively PhD students and young scholars whose main professional aim is to build an intellectual bridge of better understanding between Central Europe and the English-Speaking countries. Traditional lectures and presentations will be supplemented with workshops and roundtable discussions. Participants of the conference will have the opportunity to experience and/or take part in some traditional Hungarian cultural events.

2.Major Topics

Papers are expected to include but not limited to the following topics:
—Language and Literature
—Religion and Philosophy
—Music and the Performing Arts
—Architecture and the Fine Arts
—Economy and Politics
—Cultural Studies
—Gender Studies
—Social Studies
—Education and Pedagogy
—Diplomacy and International Relations
—History and Geography
—Science and Technology

3. Preliminary Programme

Sunday: Arrival
Monday: 09:00-11:00 Registration
11:00-12:30 Opening Ceremony with 2 plenary lectures
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Session(s) 1 (if necessary: 1A, 1B, … simultaneously)
16:00-17:00 Sightseeing in Debrecen
19:00- Welcome Party
Tuesday: 09:00-10:30 Session(s) 2/(Sub-)Plenaries
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Session(s) 3/Workshops
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Session(s) 4
19:00- Hungarian Folk Night with singing and dancing
Wednesday: 09:00-10:30 Session(s) 5/(Sub-)Plenaries
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Session(s) 6/Workshops/Roundtable Discussions
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Free Programme
Thursday: 09:00-15:30 Cultural Programme: Visiting cultural institutions in Debrecen
(Csokonai Theatre, Déri Museum, Cultural Centre, etc.)
and/or Meeting with Hungarian Students/Scholars
Friday: 09:00-10:30 Session(s) 7/(Sub-)Plenaries
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Session(s) 8/Workshops/Roundtable Discussions
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Closing Session
19:00 Farewell Party
Saturday: Optional Excursion to Oradea, Romania
(not included in the conference fee)

4. Costs of the Conference

Registration Fee: 30 EUR
Conference Fee: 85 EUR
Accommodation: 95 EUR (double room)
150 EUR (single room)
Meals (3 times a day): 90 EUR
Excursion: 45 EUR

If you want to present a paper, please send an abstract of maximum 200 words
no later than 20 May 2013
to the following email address: debrecen@nyariegyetem.hu

Application deadline: 1 June 2013

For further information please contact Dr. Péter Szaffkó at peterszaffko@yahoo.com

Posted by sarayu at 10:32 AM