Call for papers für den Studierendenkongress der Komparatistik 2021 in Bern (German)

Der internationale und interdisziplinäre Studierendenkongress der Komparatistik (SKK) startet trotz aller Ereignisse dieses Jahres doch noch in eine zweite Runde. Der Kongress findet am 5. und 6. März 2021 digital statt. (Achtung, auf dem call for papers steht noch das falsche Datum drauf.)

Das Thema bleibt “Literatur und Europa”. Im Anhang (Kolonne rechts) befindet sich der Call for papers mit allen genaueren Informationen.

Abgabe der Abstracte bis zum 20. Januar 2021!

Mehr Informationen findet ihr hier: website link and call for papers.

Call for papers! Moveable Type 2021:

Call for papers, reviews and creative writing submissions.
Deadline: February 22nd.
All submissions can be sent to editors.moveabletype@gmail.com

  

Call for Papers: 

‘I liked to read there. One drew the pale armchair to the window, and so the light fell over the shoulder upon the page.’(Woolf 1966)

Brian Eno wrote that the ambient ‘should be as ignorable as it is interesting’ and that ‘ambient arts’ should produce ‘a space to think’ (Eno 1978). Ambient Literature (Dovey et al 2020) suggests ‘place-based writing and location-based technologies’ produce new kinds of literary experiences. It suggests, ‘unlike the theatre, the gallery, or the cinema’, ambient literatures ‘take place in the everyday shared world’. In response we may ask what–and how genuine–is the separation between the theatre and our ‘everyday shared world’? These definitions of Ambient Literature prompt us to consider this term and its definitions in relation to other genres and literature from other time periods.

This call for papers invites explorations of the historicity, significance and politics of ambient literatures. We welcome contributions exploring any genre and time period. Has the book not always been a location-based technology? What differences exist between situated, ‘place-based’ and location-based literatures? Does ambient literature repurpose our idea of literary labour? Are the roles of reader and writer in literary creation recalibrated when we attend to the ambience of the reading site? What are the political and social implications of ambient literature? Is the contemporary conception of ambient literature merely a means of naming a much more established aesthetics of political/social subversion? Are ambient literary ideals somehow politically transgressive?

 Suggestions 

  • Modernist and postmodernist iterations of ambient literature
  • How authors ‘stage’ scenes
  • The framing of performance spaces
  • The reflexivity of reading and writing
  • Adaptation studies
  • The pastoral
  • National and regional literatures
  • Eco-criticism
  • Second-person literature
  • Reading in a climate emergency
  • Spatial poetics and peripatetic poetry
  • Situationist writing and urban wandering
  • Literary coteries
  • Digital literature
  • Cognitive poetics

Academic articles should be 3000-5000 words. All submissions should use MHRA style referencing and include a bio.

Call for Reviews: 

We are also seeking reviews of poetry, novels, plays, film adaptations, and critical monographs relating to the theme of ambience.

Suggestions for review:

  • Ali Smith’s Summer 
  • Zadie Smith’s Intimations 
  • Ambient Literature: Towards a New Poetics of Situated Writing and Reading Practices
  • Ecodramaturgies 
  • Provisional Avant-Gardes: Little Magazine Communities from Dada to Digital 

Reviews should be 1000 words. All submissions should use MHRA style referencing and include a bio.
Note: constructive feedback will be provided for all submissions whether successful or not.

Ambience – Call for Creative Writing Submissions

Moveable Type invites submissions of your creative nonfiction, poetry, fiction and drama relating to the theme of ambience for its Autumn 2021 issue.

We welcome submissions about

  • the sites of reading and writing
  • the blurring of art and reality
  • literature’s limits
  • place-based writing
  • immersion
  • the experience of reading
  • writing and the political moment
  • landscape or eco-writing

Creative submissions should be 2500 words at most. All submissions should use MHRA style referencing where necessary and include a bio.

Tint Journal – Submissions for 5th Issue

Dear students,

Tint Journal, the online literary magazine for writers whose first language isn’t English, is open for submissions for their 5th issue, Tint Spring’21, appearing on March 10th 2021, for one more week. Tint Journal publishes poemsshort stories, and creative nonfiction written by authors whose first language is something other than English. Emerging and well established authors are welcome to submit. They also accept art submissions (photographs, paintings, collages, and more) to accompany stories and poems.The deadline to be considered for the Spring’21 issue is Monday, November 30th 2020 (midnight CET).Writers and artists are asked to consider the submission guidelines https://tintjournal.com/submit/submission-guidelines and submit at submissions@tintjournal.com.

Call for Abstracts – Momentum: Arbeit

In 2021, the Momentum Congress, held in the Upper Austrian world cultural heritage site Hallstatt, will take place for the 14th time. Every year around 250 interested parties from politics, civil society and science meet to discuss ways of progressively shaping society. In 2021, WORK will be the focus of scientific and political discourse. The general topic of WORK is examined from different perspectives in nine tracks / workshops. The detailed description of the tracks can be found under:

https://www.momentum-kongress.org/kongress/momentum2021-arbeit?utm_campaign=Momentum%20Kongress&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Revue%20newsletter#tracks

For participation in the congress, they ask you to register via our website (down below) including an idea sketch (“abstract”) of your contribution to the desired track (max. 2 A4 pages) by April 18, 2021.

https://www.momentum-kongress.org/kongress/momentum2021-arbeit?utm_campaign=Momentum%20Kongress&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Revue%20newsletter#papers

Momentum will try to get back to you as soon as possible about acceptance and initial feedback by the beginning of July 2021 at the latest.

Your opinion counts!

Your student representatives

Aussendung 11/20

We’re back and yes, the STV still exists! Due to some technical difficulties we could not reach out to you in the past couple of months but we’re happy to be in touch with you again over WordPress. A late “welcome (back) to the new semester” to all of you. 

(As always, if links don’t work, copy paste them!)

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1. New office hours

2. New Members

3. Pocket Universe #3: “silence.“

4. Non Eu-student exchange deadline 

5. Follow us on Instagram

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1. New office hours

Now that all of our schedules are fixed, we can announce this term’s office hours. They are as follows:

Monday: 10:45-12:45 (Elif – BA); 14:00-16:00 (Simon – BA)

Tuesday: 14:00-16:00  (Clemens – BA, MA Ling, Erasmus)

Wednesday: 09:30-11:30 (Maneli – BA)

Thursday: 17:15-19:15 (Marina – BA, LA, Erasmus, non-EU exchange)

Friday: from November on 08:00-10:00 (Paula – LA)

Should you have any questions regarding your studies or the English department in general, shoot as an email as our office hours are online right now. 

2. New members

As a lot of our current STV members will be graduating and moving on to more lucrative pastures, we are looking for fresh faces to join our team! 

If you are interested in helping students with organizational matters, planning exciting events, getting involved with the department’s societies, communicating with our staff and helping to improve student life around the Anglistik, please send us an email ( stv.anglistik@oeh.univie.ac.at ).

It doesn’t matter how far along you are in your program, though we do hope to keep you for a few semesters. Any programs are welcome to join, however, we are in dire need for BEd and MEd students’ expertise!
Disclaimer: Keep in mind that the work will be on a voluntary basis.

We’re looking forward to getting to know you!

3. Pocket Universe #3: “silence.“

The Creative Writing Society’s third anthology Pocket Universe #3: “silence.“ is out now. You can order it online. Once the lockdown is over you can buy “silence.” and the other two anthologies Pocket Universe #1: “beginnings.“ for 8€ and Pocket Universe #2: “momentum.“ for 10€ at the STV office during the office hours. Please bring exact change.

4. Non-EU student exchange 2020/21

Are you dreaming of spending a semester or two abroad? Our university has ongoing exchange agreements with many great universities in the US, Canada and Australia! 

Find out when and how to apply here: https://international.univie.ac.at/en/student-mobility/outgoing-students/non-eu-student-exchange-program/

Keep in mind: the application deadline for these three countries is on 

5. Follow us on Instagram

Did you know that the STV has an Instagram account? No? Don’t worry, we still like you if you didn’t. In fact, we understand that, since we haven’t been very active lately. But this is going to change now. Thus, if you want to follow what’s happening at the department you can do that @stv_anglistik .

Young Linguists’ Meeting in Poznan (YLMP)

7th Young Linguists’ Meeting in Poznan (YLMP 2021) will take place
on*23-25 April 2021 in an online mode.* The conference is organized by
the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan. The
leitmotif of YLMP2021 is: “Rethinking language and identity in the
multilingual world”

We welcome submissions in the following areas:
•psycholinguistics
•neurolinguistics
•clinical linguistics
•cognitive linguistics
•sociolinguistics and discourse studies
•language teaching methodology
•translation studies
•experimental pragmatics
•experimental syntax
•phonology and phonetics

*PLENARY SPEAKERS:*
•Wouter Duyck (Ghent University): “Bilingual disadvantages (reading) and
advantages (cognitive control)”
•Katarzyna Jankowiak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan): “Rethinking
the role of the native and non-native language in the bilingual brain”
•Julien Perrez (University of Liège): “Metaphor studies as a bridge
between linguistics and political science: Theoretical implications and
methodological challenges”
•Helen Sauntson (York St John University): “Rethinking gender and
sexuality in the classroom: A corpus-based discourse analysis of
classroom interaction”

*WORKSHOPS*:
•Robert Lew (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan): “Gentle introduction
to R for language analysis”
•Julien Perrez (University of Liège): “Introduction to Corpus
Linguistics: Theoretical and methodological basics”
•Helen Sauntson (York St John University): “Language and sexuality in
schools: A practice-oriented workshop”
•Cassandra Smith-Christmas (National University of Ireland, Galway):
“The negotiated nature of language and identity”

*INDIVIDUAL MENTORING SESSIONS: *Intended for undergraduate and graduate
students who wish to consult their project with an expert in their field.
Deadline for a one-page description of the project: January 15th, 2021.
*YLMP2021 MENTORS: *
•Raphael Berthele (University of Fribourg)
•Julien Perrez (University of Liège)
•Helen Sauntson (York St John University)
•Cassandra Smith-Christmas (National University of Ireland, Galway)

*INVITED THEMATIC SESSIONS:*
•Multilingualism Matters (Convenors: Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk &
Magdalena Wrembel; Bilingualism Matters@Poznań, Adam Mickiewicz
University, Poznan). Invited Speaker: Raphael Berthele (University of
Fribourg): “Language Learning Aptitude and Social Differences in
Multilingual Language Learning”
•Gender(ed) identities: Diversity and attitudes (Convenors: Tomasz
Dyrmo, Jagoda Nosal, Patrycja Kakuba, Mikołaj Buczak, and Agnieszka
Kiełkiewicz-Janowiak; Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan)
•The psychology of translation and interpreting (Convenors: Katharina
Oster, Johannes Gutenberg University of Main; Pawel Korpal and Olha
Lehka-Paul, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan)

*IMPORTANT DATES:*
Submission deadline for all abstracts: *20 December 2020*
Notification of acceptance for oral and poster presentations: *31
January 2021*
Registration deadline for active participants (i.e. those with
presentation): *14 March 2021*
Registration deadline for passive participants (i.e. those without
presentation): *11 April 2021*
YLMP 2021: 23-25 April 2021

For more information, please visit the website:
www.ylmp2021.amu.edu.pl <http://www.ylmp2021.amu.edu.pl>

Petition: NEIN zu noch mehr Leistungsdruck im Studium! (in German)

Im Zuge der aktuellen Überarbeitung des Universitätsgesetz will die Regierung, dass Studierende in Zukunft 16 ECTS pro Jahr absolvieren müssen, weil sie sonst aus dem Studium geschmissen werden. Wer nicht schnell genug ist, fliegt also. Wieso sollen wir in einer unrealistischen Mindeststudienzeit fertig studieren, wenn sich Minister Faßmann 32 Semester für sein Geographiestudium Zeit lassen konnte?

NEIN zu noch mehr Leistungsdruck im Studium!

Studierende haben – gerade auch durch Corona – mit so vielen Schwierigkeiten zu kämpfen, wie noch nie. 2/3 von uns müssen nebenbei arbeiten und die Regierung greift uns dabei nicht stärker unter die Arme, sondern erhöht den Druck von oben. Was bleibt uns denn übrig, wenn wir uns das Studium ohne Arbeit nicht leisten können, (Kinder-)Betreuungspflichten haben oder mehrere Fächer studieren wollen?

Anstatt uns ein flexibleres Studium zu ermöglichen, werden wir behandelt wie Schulkinder, die jedes Jahr eine fixe Leistung erbringen müssen, weil wir sonst rausgeschmissen werden. Ein Universitätsstudium soll uns eigentlich Freiraum bieten, unsere Interessen kennen zu lernen und uns wissenschaftlich mit verschiedenen Themen zu beschäftigen. An dieser Stelle hätte die Regierung die Chance dazu, Studieren tatsächlich für alle zugänglich zu machen, aber stattdessen wird die UG Novelle für höhere Barrieren und mehr soziale Selektion genutzt.

Wir könnten das jetzt ändern: überzeuge mit viel öffentlichem Druck den Bundesminister Faßmann und seine Regierung, die Mindeststudienleistungen aus der UG Novelle zu streichen!

Unterzeichne deswegen die Petition “NEIN zu noch mehr Leistungsdruck im Studium!”

Event: Wahlnacht USA (in German)

Spätestens alle vier Jahre halten die Präsidentschaftswahlen in den Vereinigten Staaten die Welt in Atem. Die Frage, wer künftig die größte Volkswirtschaft der Welt regieren wird, ist schließlich nicht nur von regionaler, sondern zweifelsohne von globaler Bedeutung. Selten hat ein zur Wiederwahl stehender Präsident Meinungen so stark polarisiert wie Donald Trump, dessen erste Regierungsperiode durch Vorwürfe der Korruption, des systemischen Rassismus und durch kontroverse Ansichten in der CoViD-19-Pandemie geprägt war.

Programm:

19:00 / Vortrag und Gespräch mit dem Politologen Heinz Gärtner über aktuelle Herausforderungen in den USA / 

21:00 / Pubquiz über Wissenswertes und Absurdes aus den USA (nicht nur für US-Expert*innen) /

22:30 / Mini-Slam 
Poesie und Intellekt mit Lea Kerschhaggl und Christopher Hütmannsberger /

anschließend / Public Viewing
für ein aktuelles Stimmungsbild aus den USA /Eine Teilnahme an der Veranstaltung wird sowohl vor Ort (begrenzte Anzahl an Sitzplätzen) als auch online möglich sein. /


Bitte melden Sie sich in jedem Fall hier an: office@ash-forum.at

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1064168680699976?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22surface%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22edit_dialog%22%7D]%7D&ref=110

Tenure Track Mag. Dr. Julia Lajta-Novak, MA

Dear students,

Mag. Dr. Julia Lajta-Novak, MA is applying for a long term position at the department of English and American Studies. There will be a hearing and your opinion as a student at this department is asked for.

Hard facts:

When? 29th of October

What time? 13:30 Uhr (approximately 2 hours)

Where? Simply online

How? Write an email to us (stv.anglistik@oeh.univie.ac.at)This is a great opportunity to get an insight into university procedures.

Sign up and be a part of this unique experience.

Your student representatives

7th Young Linguists’ Meeting in Poznan (YLMP 2021): 3rd Call for Papers

7th Young Linguists’ Meeting in Poznan (YLMP 2021) will take place on
23-25 April 2021. The conference will be organized by the Faculty of
English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan. The leitmotif of YLMP2021
is: “Rethinking language and identity in the multilingual world”

We welcome submissions in the following areas:

     •psycholinguistics
     •neurolinguistics
     •clinical linguistics
     •cognitive linguistics
     •sociolinguistics and discourse studies
     •language teaching methodology
     •translation studies
     •experimental pragmatics
     •experimental syntax
     •phonology and phonetics

*PLENARY SPEAKERS:*

     •Wouter Duyck (Ghent University): “Bilingual disadvantages (reading)
     and advantages (cognitive control)”
     •Katarzyna Jankowiak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan):
     “Rethinking the role of the native and non-native language in the
     bilingual brain”
     •Julien Perrez (University of Liège): “Metaphor studies as a bridge
     between linguistics and political science: Theoretical implications
     and methodological challenges”
     •Helen Sauntson (York St John University): “Rethinking gender and
     sexuality in the classroom: A corpus-based discourse analysis of
     classroom interaction”


*WORKSHOPS:*

     •Robert Lew (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan): “Gentle
     introduction to R for language analysis”
     •Julien Perrez (University of Liège): “Introduction to Corpus
     Linguistics: Theoretical and methodological basics”
     •Helen Sauntson (York St John University): “Language and sexuality
     in schools: A practice-oriented workshop”
     •Cassandra Smith-Christmas (National University of Ireland, Galway):
     “The negotiated nature of language and identity”

*INDIVIDUAL MENTORING SESSIONS:* Intended for undergraduate and graduate
students who wish to consult their project with an expert in their field.
Deadline for a one-page description of the project: January 15th, 2021.

     YLMP2021 MENTORS:

     •Raphael Berthele (University of Fribourg)
     •Julien Perrez (University of Liège)
     •Helen Sauntson (York St John University)
     •Cassandra Smith-Christmas (National University of Ireland, Galway)

*INVITED THEMATIC SESSIONS:*

     •Multilingualism Matters (Convenors: Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk &
     Magdalena Wrembel; Bilingualism Matters@Poznań, Adam Mickiewicz
     University, Poznan). *Invited Speaker:* Raphael Berthele (University
     of Fribourg): “Language Learning Aptitude and Social Differences in
     Multilingual Language Learning”
     •Gender(ed) identities: Diversity and attitudes (Convenors: Tomasz
     Dyrmo, Jagoda Nosal, Patrycja Kakuba, Mikołaj Buczak, and Agnieszka
     Kiełkiewicz-Janowiak; Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan)
     •The psychology of translation and interpreting (Convenors:
     Katharina Oster, Johannes Gutenberg University of Main; Pawel Korpal
     and Olha Lehka-Paul, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan)

*IMPORTANT DATES:*
Main submission deadline for all abstracts:  13th November 2020
Notification of acceptance for papers and posters: 11th January 2021
Registration deadline: 28th February 2021
YLMP 2021: 23-25 April 2021

For more information, please visit our website:
www.ylmp2021.amu.edu.pl <http://www.ylmp2021.amu.edu.pl>