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Scotland in Europe

Conference III

23rd-25th September 2016

 

We would like to invite everybody interested and involved in Scotland, in the country’s culture, history and politics, and in how it has been perceived and represented in Europe, to participate in the third conference on this subject, which will be held on 23rd-25th September 2016, continuing the meetings that took place in Kazimierz Dolny, Poland, in 2012 and 2014. This year the conference will be held IN WARSAW on the current premises of the Institute of English Studies at the University of Warsaw.

We would like to draw attention to the interdisciplinary nature of the topic and to facilitate cooperation and a discussion between different European academic centres in connection with the following subjects:

 

Scotland past and present:

  • The position of Scotland in Europe
  • Scotland’s historical links with Europe
  • Where is Scotland heading after the 2014 Independence Referendum
  • Ethnic and cultural identity
  • Popular culture, media and the arts

Scottish literary and cultural exchange with Europe:

  • The influence and reception of Scottish literature and culture
  • Publishing policies and the translation of Scottish literature
  • The role of translation in Scottish literature
  • Representations of Scotland in European literature
  • European influences on Scottish literature and culture

Scotland’s languages:
  • The understanding of Scotland’s multilingualism
  • Languages and regionalism
  • Language as a political issue
  • Language varieties and their reflection in translation
  • Language barriers in the translation of Scottish literature

Papers: Participants will have 30 minutes at their disposal (20 minutes for the paper and 10 minutes for discussion).

Abstracts and registration: Please fill in the registration form available here and send it as an MS Word attachment (.docx or .doc) to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Deadline for abstract submission and registration: 17th April 2016

Notification of acceptance: 5th May 2016

Keynote Speakers:

 

  • Dr Susanne Hagemann (Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz)
  • Prof. David Malcolm (University of Gdańsk)
  • Prof. Alan Riach (University of Glasgow)