Call for papers: Mapping English in Luxembourg
Published on Monday, 19 December 2016
The Institute of English Studies in collaboration with the Institute of Luxembourgish Linguistics and Literatures, are launching a call for papers for their first interdisciplinary conference 'Mapping English in Luxembourg', which will take place at the University of Luxembourg on 9 and 10 June 2017.
The social and cultural environment of Luxembourg is famously marked by its multilingualism, intercultural contact and cross-border movements, within the Grande Région, and beyond. In this very diverse cultural environment a multitude of languages are intertwined and associated with competing social and political positions.
English – or rather the many Englishes of speakers with complex linguistic, regional, national, cultural and professional backgrounds—has been gaining importance. Given that the awareness of the English-speaking world in terms of politics and culture has been growing in Luxembourg since the beginning of the twentieth century, researching this dimension of intercultural contact represents a necessary innovation to English Studies and Luxembourg Studies.
This conference seeks to explore the development of the varieties of English spoken, written and read in Luxembourg. We wish to investigate and complicate monolithic narratives of Luxembourgish culture and history as primarily shaped by its geographical location between France, Germany and Belgium.
The Institute of English Studies at the University of Luxembourg, in collaboration with the Institute of Luxembourgish Linguistics and Literatures, aims to investigate the phenomenon of English in Luxembourg from an interdisciplinary diachronic and/or synchronic perspective. Scholars of the disciplines of Literary Studies, Linguistics, Visual Culture, History, Media Studies, Philosophy, Geography, Political Science and Education are invited to reflect on topics such as:
Please submit an abstract of 200-250 words for 20-minute papers to email@example.com by 1 March 2017.
Organising Committee: Katrien Deroey, Anne-Marie Millim, Agnès Prüm, Julia De Bres, Jeanne E. Glesener