Sub-Plenary Speakers

There will be 17 sub-plenary speakers (in parallel sessions with three or four lectures going on simultaneously). Abstracts of the round tables will be published here later in 2015.

1. María Jesús Lorenzo Modia

Universidade da Coruña, Spain

“National Identities in Nineteenth-century Women’s Writings: Mary Brunton and Lady Morgan”


2. Michaela Mudure

Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania and Technical University, Liberec, Czech Republic

“Gendering Blackness-es: The African American and the Roma Wome”


3. Frederik Van Dam

KU Leuven/FWO, Belgium

“Songs without Sunrise: Irish Literature and the Risorgimento in the Victorian Age”


4. Gaëtanelle Gilquin

FNRS – UCL, Belgium,

“A corpus-based comparative and integrated approach to non-native Englishes”


5. Michel Van der Yeught

Aix-Marseille University, France,

“Developing English for Specific Purposes (ESP) in Europe: mainstream approaches and complementary advances”


6. Adam Nádasdy

Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary,

“Phonetic Transcription: Curse or Blessing?”


7. Géza Kállay

Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest, Hungary,

Is There a Metaphysical Turn in Shakespeare Studies


8. Madeleine Danova

Sofia University, Bulgaria,

“Genre-Bending: The Postmodern Biofiction and After”


9. Ondřej Pilný

Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic,

“The Grotesque: Soliciting Audience Engagement in Contemporary Drama in English”


10. Anna Walczuk

Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland,

“That Amazing Art of Words: the World, Time and Eternity in the Poetry of T.S. Eliot and Elizabeth Jennings”


11. Susan Bruce

Keele University, UK,

“Articulating Public Goods: TV Drama, Public Institutions and the Value(s) of Humanities critique”


12. Diego Saglia

Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy,

“Continental Voices in Romantic Poetry: Appropriation, Ventriloquism, and Politics”


13. Alessandra Marzola

University of Bergamo, Italy,

“The pity of war’ and its transformations in 20th century British Culture”


14. Roberta Facchinetti

Università di Verona, Italy,

“English in the Media:
When news discourse sheds its bark”


15. Päivi Pahta

University of Tampere, Finland,

“Multilingual Practices in Written Discourse: A Diachronic View of Global and Local Languages in Contact”


16. Hugo Keiper

University of Graz, Austria,

“Of Hooks, Earworms, and Other Fishing Tackle. Observations on the Structure, Impact, and Reading of Pop/Rock Songs”


17. Marie-Louise Coolahan

NUI Galway, Ireland,

“Circles, Triangles and Networks: The Transmission and Impact of Women’s Writing, 1550-1700”


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