Seminars will take place either in person or online.

Please note that the designation “online” means that at least one contributor will be participating remotely and, at minimum, their block of the session will be available online. In most cases, the majority of participants will be in Lausanne and only one or two contributors will be participating remotely so we encourage in-person conference attendees to go to the designated room to view the talks.

The current schedule is based on information provided by 29 April 2024. Categories are based on convenors’ preferences.

The full list of seminars with abstracts is available for download below:

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English Language

1Information structure and cognitive and pragmatic aspects of communicationJana Chamonikolasová (Masaryk University, Czech Republic) & Renáta Gregová (Pavol Jozef Šafárik University, Slovak Republic)in-person
2English phraseology through the prism of other languages’ phraseologyRamón Martí Solano (University of Limoges, France), Gisle Andersen (Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen, Norway) & Alicja Witalisz (Pedagogical University of Krakow, Poland)in-person
3Conceptual Metaphor, Metonymy, and Their InteractionRobert Kieltyka (University of Rzeszów), Réka Benczes (Corvinus University, Budapest), Mario Brdar (University of Osijek), Goran Milić (University of Osijek) & Marcin Kudła (University of Rzeszów)in-person
4Approaching manipulation in current discourses: A growing interdisciplinary research endeavour  Jacopo Castaldi (Canterbury Christ Church University, UK), Ewa Konieczna (University of Rzeszów, Poland), Bożena Duda (University of Rzeszów, Poland) & Paulina Mormol-Fura (University of Rzeszów, Poland) in-person
5The success of invisible Anglicisms: a global trend?Henrik Gottlieb (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) & Gisle Andersen (Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen, Norway)in-person
6Multidisciplinary Approaches to Ecological Discourse and Ecological ChallengesDaniela Francesca Virdis (University of Cagliari, Italy) & Agata Rozumko (University of Białystok, Poland)online
7Lexicography, Discourse, and Power: Dictionary-Making in History and the Construction of Hegemonic DiscoursesAlessandra Vicentini (University of Insubria, Italy) & Ruxandra Visan (University of Bucharest, Romania)in-person
8Teaching Specialized Translation in the Machine Translation EraTiffany Jandrain (Université de Mons, Belgium), Charlène Meyers (Université de Mons, Belgium) & Joëlle Popineau (Université de Tours, France)in-person
9Critical Issues in English Language Teacher EducationLucie Betáková (University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice) & María Luisa Pérez Cañado (University of Jaén, Spain)in-person
10New perspectives on English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and interfacesPatrizia Anesa (University of Bergamo, Italy), Audrey Cartron (Nantes Université, France), Marion Charret-Del Bove (Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France) &
Mary C. Lavissière (Nantes Université, France)
11English Language and Nationalism Through the AgesSimon Coffey (King’s College London) & Giovanni Iamartino (Università degli Studi di Milano)

English Language, Literatures in English

12Specialised language and specialised texts from medieval EnglandMonica Ruset Oanca (University of Bucharest, Romania), Annina Seiler (University of Zurich, Switzerland) & Olga Timofeeva (University of Zurich, Switzerland)in-person
13Shakespearean Drama in (Re)Translations, Audiovisual Adaptations and Media AccessibilityJudit Mudriczki (Károli Gáspár University, Hungary) & Irene Ranzato (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)in-person

Literatures in English

14Beyond Borders: Contemporary Novels of MigrationMichael C. Frank (University of Zurich, Switzerland) & Pavan Malreddy (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)in-person
15Modernist continuities in contemporary Anglophone fictionErika       Mihálycsa       (Babes-Bolyai       University,       Cluj-Napoca,       Romania) & Tamás Bényei (University of Debrecen, Hungary)in-person
16Adaptation in the Second Degree: The Eighteenth Century and BeyondJakub Lipski (Kazimierz Wielki University, Poland), Ruth Menzies (LERMA, Aix-Marseille Université, France) & Mary Newbould (Kazimierz Wielki University, Poland)in-person
17Salman Rushdie and the Historical NovelFlorian Stadtler (University of Bristol, United Kingdom) & Ágnes Györke (Károli Gáspár University, Budapest, Hungary)online
18Literary representations of sport(s) in Anglophone fictionArmela Panajoti (University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”, Albania) & Angelika Reichmann (Eszterházy Károly University, Hungary)in-person
19Food and Eating in Anglophone Literature and Travel Writing from the Nineteenth Century to the PresentLudmilla Kostova (University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria) & Oana Cogeanu-Haraga (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania)
20What’s the Point of Modern Editions?Teresa Grant (University of Warwick, UK) & Carlo Bajetta (Università della Valle d’Aosta, Italy)in-person
21The Challenges of Auto/ Biography: Old and New TrendsIrena Grubica (University of Rijeka, Croatia) & Aoife Leahy (N.A.E.S., Ireland)in-person
22Voicing Otherness: Reconfiguring Australia’s Postcoloniality?Salhia Ben-Messahel (University of Toulon, France) & Marilena Parlati (University of Padova, Italy)in-person
23Poetic Form in Historical ContextJessica Bundschuh (Universität Stuttgart, Germany), Eoin Flannery (University of Limerick, Ireland), Irmtraud Huber (Universität Konstanz, Germany) & Eugene O’Brien (University of Limerick, Ireland)in-person
24Anxiety, Fear, and Dis-ease in Contemporary Anglo-American Drama and PerformanceStefani Brusberg-Kiermeier (University of Hildesheim, Germany) & Patrick Duggan (Northumbria University, U.K.)in-person
25Transnational Perspectives on Women and the Nineteenth-century Ghost StoryRosario Arias (University of Málaga, Spain) & Patricia Pulham (University of Surrey, UK)in-person
26Collaboration, networks, and supporting new work in medieval English studiesHannah Piercy (University of Bern, Switzerland) & Jane Bonsall (University of St Andrews, UK)in-person
27Conceptualising the NovellaZsuzsanna Csikai (University of Pécs, Hungary), Patrick Gill (University of Mainz, Germany), Roslyn Irving (University of Mainz, Germany) & Jordan Kistler (University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom)in-person
28Transnational Narratives: European Women’s Fiction in the Early Modern PeriodGerd Bayer (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, FAU, Germany) & Sonia Villegas-López (University of Huelva, Spain)online
29Heights, Depths and Other Extremes in DickensMichael Hollington (Life Member, Clare Hall, Cambridge University, UK) & Magdalena Pypeć (University of Warsaw, Poland)in-person
30British Radical and Revolutionary Women Writers (1770s–1830s)Eva Antal (Eszterhazy Karoly Catholic University, Eger, Hungary) & Antonella Braida (Université de Lorraine, IDEA, France)in-person
31Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? – Aesthetics, Politics and Ethics in Woolf’s OeuvrePetronia Popa-Petrar (Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania) & Nóra Séllei (University of Debrecen, Hungary)in-person
32Literature and Mental Health: Diagnosis, Syndromes and SymptomsPatricia Waugh (Durham University, UK) & Nicolas P. Boileau (Aix-Marseille University, France)in-person
33Liminality and Border-Crossing in Contemporary English-Speaking TheatreSibel Izmir (Atilim University, Turkey) & Claus Peter Neumann (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)online
34The Development of Narrative from the Middle Ages to the Eighteenth CenturyMonika Fludernik (University of Freiburg, Germany) & Rahel Orgis (University of Bern, Switzerland)in-person
35Sound and Mysticism in Medieval English LiteratureDenis Renevey (University of Lausanne, Switzerland) & Tamás Karáth (Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest and Comenius University, Bratislava)online
36The End of Traditional Fixed Forms in PoetryDavid Malcolm (SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland) & Wolfgang Görtschacher (University of Salzburg, Austria)in-person
37Contemporary Crises in the Anglosphere: Fragmentation and Relationality in 21st- century NarrativesChiara Battisti (University of Verona, Italy),
Julia Kuznetski (Tallinn University Estonia) & Silvia Pellicer-Ortín (University of Zaragoza, Spain)
38Class and Conflict in Anglophone Literatures: The Historical DimensionMartina Domines Veliki (University of Zagreb, Croatia) & Alberto Lázaro (University of Alcalá, Spain)in-person
39Transformations of the Environment in Victorian, Edwardian and Modernist EssaysDominika Buchowska-Greaves (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland), Bénédicte Coste (Université de Bourgogne, France) & Christine Reynier (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier3, France)in-person
40Fictional Criminality and HumourZsofia Anna Toth (University of Szeged, Hungary) & Kerstin-Anja Munderlein (Bamberg University, Germany)in-person
41Latest Developments in Reception StudiesDavid M. Clark (Universidade da Coruña, Spain) & Gabriella Hartvig (University of Pécs, Hungary)in-person
42Multifaceted India in Travel LiteratureDaniela Rogobete (University of Craiova, Romania) & Elisabetta Marino (University of Rome, “Tor Vergata”, Italy)online

Literatures in English, Cultural and Area Studies

43Word and Image in Process: Adaptation, Repurposing and Re/TransmediationEwa Keblowska-lawniczak (Wroclaw University, Poland),
György Szönyi (Szeged University, Hungary) & Liliane Louvel (University of Poitiers, France)
44Facing Trauma in Contemporary American Literary DiscourseLaura Castor (Arctic University of Tromsø, Norway), Michaela Marková (Technical University of Liberec, Czechia) & Anna Světlíková (Technical University of Liberec, Czechia)in-person
45PetrofictionSophie Kriegel (Free University Berlin, Germany) & Johannes Riquet (Tampere University, Finland)in person
46Boundaries of American identityAlena Smiešková (Univerzita Komenského, Bratislava, Slovakia) & Michaela Marková (Technical University of Liberec, Czechia)in-person
47Neo-Victorian BiofictionMaria Isabel Romero-Ruiz (University of Málaga, Spain) & Helen Davies (University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom)part 1 online; part 2 in-person
48Imagining the Railway in the 20th CenturyFrederik   van    Dam   (Modern   Languages   and   Cultures,   Radboud   University, Netherlands), Jason Finch (English Language and Literature, Åbo Akademi University, Finland) & Adam Borch (English Language and Literature, Åbo Akademi University, Finland)in-person
49Exploring the ScandalousSandra Mayer (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria),Sylvia Mieszkowski (University of Vienna, Austria) & Barbara Straumann (University of Zurich, Switzerland)in-person
50Travel Writing PoeticsClaudia Capancioni (Bishop Grosseteste University, UK), Mariaconcetta Costantini (G. d’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy) & Julia Kuehn (The University of Hong Kong/Aix-Marseille University; from January 2024: The University of Groningen, Netherlands)in-person
51Victorian Heterotopias: Alternative Spaces and Places in Nineteenth-Century BritainAnna Kérchy (University of Szeged, Hungary), Béatrice Laurent (Bordeaux Montaigne University, France) & Sidia Fiorato (University of Verona, Italy)online
52Representing Gender-based and Sexualized Violence in LiteratureIşil Baş (Istanbul Kultur University, Turkey) & Anne Schwan (Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland)in-person
53Energy EcologiesJulia Ditter (University of Konstanz, Germany), Ursula Kluwick (University of Bern, Switzerland) & Paul Hamann-Rose (University of Passau, Germany)in-person
54Waters and Environmental Crisis in the nineteenth centuryEmma Sdegno (Università Ca’Foscari, Venezia, Italia) & Mark Frost (University of Portsmouth, UK)in-person
55Fictional Representations of Journalistic Practices in Literature, Film and TelevisionBarbara Korte (University of Freiburg, Germany) & Beatriz Valverde (University of Jaén, Spain)online

Cultural and Area Studies

56What do the Humanities have to say to Law?Greta Olson (University of Giessen, Germany), Armelle Sabatier (Paris-Panthéon-Assas University, France) & Claire Wrobel (Paris-Panthéon-Assas University, France)in-person

Cultural and Area Studies, English Language

57Exploring epistemic and effective stance in discourse on racism, immigration and refugeesElena Domínguez Romero (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain) & Anna Ruskan (Vilnius University, Lithuania)online
58Professional and disciplinary cultures in English for specific purposes (ESP)Evgueniya Lyu (University Grenoble Alpes, France), Nadežda Stojković (University of Niš, Serbia) & Caroline Peynaud (University Grenoble Alpes, France)in-person

Cultural and Area Studies, English Language, Literatures in English

59Gendered discourses of nation- and community-building in the English-speaking worldPolina Shvanyukova (University of Udine, Italy), Mariana Sargsyan (Yerevan State University, Armenia) & Célia Atzeni (Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France)in-person
60The Complexities of the Contemporary Concept of MotherhoodIşil Baş (Istanbul Kültür University, Turkey), Florence Binard (Université Paris Cité, France), Renate Haas (University of Kiel, Germany) & María Socorro Suárez Lafuente (University of Oviedo, Spain)online