First ASSE International Conference on British and American Studies Only connect... (Only connect...)

Venue: University of Vlora

Location: Vlore, Albania

Event Date/Time: Jun 11, 2011 End Date/Time: Jun 13, 2011
Registration Date: May 10, 2011
Early Registration Date: Apr 10, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 31, 2011
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“Only connect …”

“Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer. Only connect, and the beast and the monk, robbed of the isolation that is life to either, will die.”

Howards End, E. M. Forster

“Only connect …” the epigraph to Forster’s novel Howards End was to become his motto not only in this book but also in his fiction. Although contrasts are central to his fiction, Forster goes in search of a point of connection between different worlds, classes, cultures, values and ideas. The conference uses Forster’s epigraph as a point of departure for interesting papers that seek to explore the notion of connection in literature, culture and language.

Being the first ASSE International Conference “Only connect…” is also conceived as a slogan, which aims to bring together scholars in English and American Studies from Albania and abroad.

Papers are welcomed from but are not limited to:

* British and Commonwealth Literature
* American Literature
* Literary Theory
* Literary Criticism
* Cultural Studies
* Discourse Analysis
* Pragmatics
* Linguistics
* Semiotics
* Translation Studies

The conference language is English. Please send your abstracts (about 250 words) for papers (20 min) as an MS word attachment to the following Email-address by 31 March 2011:

Abstracts should include:

1. title of paper
2. name and affiliation
3. e-mail address
4. section
5. 3-5 keywords

All papers will be considered for publication in the journal in esse: English Studies in Albania.