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10th Colloquium on Translation Studies in Portugal 20-21 July 2017

"Translating Fear"

Call for Papers


International Conference

Moving texts: mediations and transculturations

12-14 July 2017

Complexo Pedagógico – Universidade de Aveiro


Dear Colleague, 

we are pleased to announce that we have decided to extend the deadline for submission of Abstracts for the International Conference Moving texts: mediations and transculturations until 31 March 2017. We would be grateful if you could circulate this new deadline among your academic contacts.


Deadline for Proposal Submission:  31 March 2017

Notification of acceptance: 14 April 2017

Deadline for Payment: 21 April 2017


Keynote Speakers

Alfonso de Toro (Leipzig University - Germany)

Jan Blommaert (Tilburg University - Netherlands)

Juliane House (Hamburg University - Germany)

Lars Jensen (Roskilde University - Denmark)


Please go to http://cllc.web.ua.pt/pm/?q=en/node/116 for further information.

For further questions, please contact us by the e-mail dlc-movingtexts@ua.pt 

A selection of papers chosen by the Scientific Committee will be published.
With best wishes, the Organizing Committee




38th APEAA Conference (Universidade do Minho)


Call for Papers

The University of Minho, through its Department of English and North-American Studies (DEINA), is pleased to announce the 38th Conference of the Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies, which will take place in Braga, between 27 and 29 April 2017. Following the format that was introduced in 2016, it is now opening its 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.

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:

"Outcasting in a digital world: Cultural and linguistic constructions of exclusion in Internet discourse" (coord. Isabel Ermida, UMinho, and Iolanda Ramos, UNova)

"Romanticism, 200 Years Later": Debating the Romantics in the 21st Century (coord. Paula Guimarães)

“A labour of some kind of love”: The dynamics of translation in and between cultures (coord. Fernando F. Alves, Filomena Louro and Amélia Carvalho, UMinho)

Adapting the Classics: Film, TV and other screen adaptations (coord. Margarida Esteves Pereira)

Getting away with the unsaid: The pragmatics of allusion and implicature in newspaper and advertising discourse (coord. Isabel Ermida, UMinho, and Elsa Simões, UFP)

Henry D. Thoreau and Ecocriticism in 19th and 20th centuries (coord. Jaime Costa, UMinho and Carlos Azevedo, FLUP)

Hidden Irish Histories: Alternative or marginalized histories of women, protestants, gay and lesbian, tinkers, migrants. Celebration, denigration and erasure (coord. Filomena Louro, UMinho e Adriana Bebiano, FLUC)

Philanthropy in the Long Nineteenth Century (coord. Joanne Paisana, UMinho)

Queer crossings: transgressing boundaries of sexuality, gender and ethnicity (coord. Francesca Rayner, UMinho, and Ana Carvalho, UMinho)

Transnational Feminism, Gender and the Arts (coord. Ana Gabriela Macedo, UMinho)

Abstracts of 250 words in English or in Portuguese should include name of the speaker institutional affiliation and position, full title of paper, format and a short biographical note and contact details should be sent to the conference email: apeaa2017@ilch.uminho.pt


37th APEAA Conference, 21-23 March 2016
(FCSH-Universidade Nova de Lisboa)


- MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM (Author, Yale University)


- CARLOS CEIA (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
- HUGH STEVENS (University College London)
- ROB CORBER ( Trinity College, Connecticut)
- RUI CARVALHO HOMEM (Universidade do Porto)
- SANTANU DAS (Kings College, London)
- TERESA PINTO COELHO (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)


CFP: International Conference 'In Rememberance of the Great War: Re-working Myths'
Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa
13-14 Oct. 2016
Please see here


Call For Papers OP.CIT. 2016
2nd Series, Nº 5: 2016

Op.cit: A Journal of Anglo-American Studies (the Journal of APEAA – Associação Portuguesa de Estudos Anglo-Americanos / Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies) is now calling for papers for its next issue, 2nd Series, Volume 5, which will be published in 2016.
Please see here


21, 22, 23 March, 2016

Universidade NOVA, Lisbon

The 37th Conference of the Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies inaugurates a new format in 2016, moving away from the themed paradigm to highlight the range and diversity of British and American studies current research. Papers and panel proposals are welcomed on any subject that falls under the remit of the two academic areas, and a variety of presentation styles, from the traditional panel sessions to roundtables and workshops and posters are encouraged. Proposals for panels, put together around a common theme or research domain are particularly welcome.
Please view the CFP at the conference website, here.


"On the Periphery of the Great War"
International Conference

1-2 Oct 2015
University of Aveiro
Deadline for abstract submission: 31 July, 2015
More info here.

22-26 Aug 

Deadline for seminar proposals: 15 May 2015.
Check the conference website.

22-25 April
Constanta, Romania
Deadline for seminar proposals: 15 July 2015.
Check the conference website.


Mapping Displaced Memories
16-18 April, 2015
CEHUM - University of Minho

Detailed info here.


Creative Reading, Self-Reliance and Cultural Agency 
16-18 April, 2015
CEAUL - University of Lisbon

More information here.

(Re)Shaping the Humanities: New Forms of Representation, New Ways of Reading
26-27-28 March, 2015
UTAD, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

The 36th Meeting of the APEAA took place at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), in Vila Real, on 26-28 March, 2015. The APEAA congratulates the Organizing Committee on a fantastic conference. Thank you for all your hospitality and hard work! 
Please visit the conference website for a glimpse of the programme and look up the conference photos here.

The Victorian Household: Power, Policies, Practices.
2nd International Conference
26-29 Nov, 2014
University of Lisbon

Detailed information here.

HOME RULE, GREAT WAR: Fulfilment and Disaster in the Irish Imagination
An international symposium
21 Nov, 2014
University of Porto

Please look up the programme here.

On the 60th anniversary of the publication of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring

6-7 Nov, 2014
University of Porto

Please look up more info on the conference website, here.

ESSE - 2014
Aug 29 - Sep 2
Kosice, Slovakia

The biennial meeting of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE) took place in Kosice, Slovakia, on 29 Aug - 2 Sep, 2014. 
More information here.

Youth in/and Literature and Society
International Conference
9-11 July, 2014
New University of Lisbon

More info here.

International conference
27 June, 2014
University of Minho, Braga

Detailed information here.

Interventions: Private Voices and Public Spaces -
2nd International Graduate Conference in English and American Studies 

May 2-3, 2014
University of Coimbra 

More info is available here.

Diversities? Inequalities? Challenges in the Construction of an Inclusive Society
10-11 April, 2014
University of the Algarve

The 35th meeting of the APEAA took place at the University of the Algarve, in Faro, on 10-11 April, 2014. On behalf of the APEAA, we would like to thank the Organizing Committee for their hard work in preparing a very exciting programme. The c
hallenges of m
ulticultural and intercultural relationships
 were the general topic which prompted lively discussions. The keynote speakers were 
James A. Banks (Univ. Washington - Seattle, USA), Barbara Bagilhole (Loughborough University, UK), Mário Jorge Torres (University of Lisbon), and John Naysmith (University of Portsmouth, UK).

30-31 Jan, 2014
University of Minho

More info: please visit the workshop's website.

Screening English Classics: Methods and Strategies in Film Adaptation
Feb. 26-27, 2014
Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon

More information can be found at the conference website.

Translation, the canon and its discontents – an international conference on literary translation
12-14 Dec, 2013 - CETAPS, University of Porto

Keynote speakers: 
Theo Hermans (University College London) 
David Johnston (Queen’s University Belfast)

"Arab Spring or Autumn: The Evolution of the Arab Awakening"
A lecture by Prof. George Joffé 
(University of Cambridge, UK)
10 Dec, 2013 - University of Minho, Braga

On the 60th Anniversary of the Publication of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451"
14-15 Nov. 2013 - University of Porto

"Corpus Linguistics and Natural Language Processing"
9-12 Sep, 2013 - University of Minho

More information here.

Neither Here nor There, Yet Both: International Conference on the Luso-American Experience
11-13 July 2013 - FLUL & NOVA, Lisbon

More information here.

ET1 - ULICES Conference on Translation Studies
10-11 July 2013, Faculty of Letters - Lisbon

More information here.

34th APEAA MEETING - 2013
"Academy as Community:
English and American Studies in Portugal and Europe"

The 34th meeting of the APEAA took place at FLUL - Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon - on 9-10 May, 2013. On behalf of the APEAA, we would like to congratulate the Organizing Committee on an excellent conference, which approached a key topic to the present-day concerns of our association, "Academy as Community". 

"Seems like the funky days, they're back again" - 1960's fashion and subcontinental politics in the 21st century
9 April 2013, University of Minho - Braga

A talk by John Hutnyk (Goldsmiths College, London University), guest speaker at the 12th "Jornadas de Inglês - The 60's: Breaking the Rules", at the University of Minho, on 9-10 April 2013.

Science Fiction and Fantasy International Conference II

27-30 Nov, 2012 - University of Lisbon


After the success of the first Conference "Messengers from the Stars", organized in 2010, we announce a second conference dedicated to this subject. The several fields through which this genre has spread – literature, cinema and other art forms – raise unique theoretical, aesthetical, ethical, ideological and social issues, which justify this second event.

More info at: http://mensageirosdasestrelas.jimdo.com/

TEFL – 4th International Conference on Teaching English as a Foreign Language
23-24 November, 2012 - New University of Lisbon

The full programme with abstracts and details can be found here.

"Discourses that matter: Contemporary Approaches to English and American Studies"
22-23 Nov, 2012 - University of Coimbra

In a time of crisis such as our own, marked by anxieties over war, terrorism, and the economy, we are however forced to ask: how do English and American Studies matter in our particular context? As critical discourses, what power do they own? In what ways can our scholarly discourses cope with the present culture, marked as it is by financial deprivation, professional uncertainty, and political instability? In other words, as young scholars, how do we understand and position our study and research?

"Changing Times: Performances and Identities on Screen"
7-9 Nov, 2012 - University of Lisbon

The American Studies research group at ULICES (University of Lisbon, Center for English Studies) will offer an interdisciplinary space of discussion for researchers, teachers, students, independent scholars and professionals associated with the cinema industry.
More info at: http://changingtimesconference.wordpress.com/

Panel "Language and Identity: Production, Manipulation, Interpretation"
8 Nov, 2012 - University of Minho

Within the upcoming "14th Autumn Colloquium" (8-10 Nov 2012), organized by the Centre for Humanistic Studies of the University of Minho, the panel seeks to reappraise the linguistic strategies and the ideological implications of today's media, educational and cultural discourses in the English-speaking world. More info at: http://ceh.ilch.uminho.pt/xiv_coloquio_de_outono.php

"Ficcionalizações da Ciência na Grã-Bretanha II (sécs. XIX e XX)"
9 Nov, 10AM - New University of Lisbon

The full programme can be read here.

"Conversion and Mixed Categories"
2-3 Nov, 2012 - University of Porto

The Centre of Linguistics of the University of Porto hosted a workshop to discuss the process of changing a word's syntactic category with or without any change to form (as in, respectively, English perform / performance, and arrestV and arrestN), as well as the existence of the same word in different contexts, with mixed properties (John's performing the sonata versus John's performing of the sonata). These different phenomena pose interesting problems to the architecture of grammar and, in particular, to the interface between Lexicon, Morphology and Syntax. 

A talk by Mário Avelar
29 Oct, 2012
Venue: Biblioteca-Museu República e Resistência, Cidade Universitária.

"Connections between Cinema and Literature"
Lecture by James Ragan
19 Oct, 2012 - University of Minho

Acclaimed poet, playwright and screentwriter James Ragan visited the Department of English and North-American Studies to deliver a talk on his experience as a poet in Hollywood.

APEAA mentioned in an interview with Simon During
29 Sep, 2012

The renowned scholar, one of the guest speakers at the 33rd meeting of the APEAA at the Catholic University, spoke to the daily newspaper "I", in an interview to be read here and here.


The elections regarding the APEAA upcoming 3-year executive term took place at the General Assembly meeting, on 20 Sep 2012, at 6:30 PM. The lists for the three boards - executive committee, advisory committee and general assembly - were voted unanimously. The names of the members of each of these teams are on display to the left of these lines, on the side-bar.

"Authority versus Alterity: The Return of Hegemony?"

The 33rd annual meeting of APEAA took place in Lisbon, on 20-21 September 2012, at the Catholic University. On behalf of the APEAA, we would like to thank the Organizing Committee for their warm hospitality and for all their efforts in putting together a wonderful program. Congratulations on a most stimulating conference!