NJES New issue

The new issue of the Nordic Journal of English Studies is available now with articles on topics in contemporary English in Swedish translation, Old and Middle English and Asian varieties of English.

The Nordic Journal of English Studies (NJES) is associated with the Nordic Association of English Studies and is published two to three times a year. NJES publishes articles on the English language and literatures in English. It welcomes special issues on different themes of topical interest. The journal has a review section where we draw special attention to works published in the Nordic countries. The journal is peer-reviewed and listed in the MLA, EBSCO, Elsevier, Cengage and ERIH databases. ISSN: 1654-6970.


New MA ‘Language and Society’

Language and Society is unique new MA course offered by Malmö Högskola. It combines advanced study of language and its functions with an opportunity to use the tools from linguistics to learn more about fundamental issues such as the interaction between society, culture, and personal identity. Students learn to use the latest theories about language to investigate how human’s fundamental communicative tool (language) shapes not only our understanding of the world, but our interaction with it. Download the information here or visit the course site.

Doctoral courses in Literature 2014

The following PhD courses for candidates in English literature are planned for 2014. Professor Heidi Hanson (Umeå) is co-ordinating courses in Literature.

In March 2014 participants are invited to Uppsala University for a two day intensive seminar on methods in literary studies (3 HP). The focus for the seminar is ‘Material Methods’. Information from Danuta Fjellestad, Engelska institutionen.

In September 2014 (week 22) participants are invited to Lund University for an intensive lecture and seminar week focussing on the long Eighteenth century (7,5 HP).

In December 2014 participants are invited to Karlstad University for an intensive three-day lecture/seminar course in Renaissance Literature. Information from Åke Bergvall.

A further course is to be arranged at Stockholm University on 20th-century World Literature in English/20th-century Literatures in English; information to follow.

Reminder NAES papers deadline

This is a reminder of the deadline for submitting papers from the 12th Nordic Conference for English Studies, hosted by Robert Appelbaum, Uppsala University, Oct 2013.

Papers should be about 5000 words in length (maximum 7000), with full annotation, ready to be peer-reviewed.  The deadline is March 31, 2014.

Please send two electronic copies, one to Robert Appelbaum for Studia Neophilologica and one to Irene Gilsenan Nordin for the Nordic Journal of English Studies.

We look forward to receiving your papers.

Kind regards, Irene Gilsenan Nordin & Robert Appelbaum

ESSE Book awards nomination deadline

The deadline for nominations to the ESSE Book Awards for 2014 is February 1 2014

The awards are given in 2 categories, Category A (prize money €1500) and Category B for Junior Scholars (prize money €500) for books first published in 2012 or 2013 in each of the following fields:

  • English language and linguistics
  • Literatures in the English language
  • Cultural studies in English

The prizes will be awarded by ESSE and presented at the 12th Conference to be held in Košice, Slovakia (Friday 29 August–Tuesday 2 September, 2014).