Call for papers

To that end, this second International Conference From Manuscript to Digital: Worldwide English Literature and Worldwide Literatures in English, jointly organized by the Universities of Lincoln (UK), Lisbon (Portugal) and Jaén (Spain), intends to gather scholars from these and other countries in order to examine a wide variety of cultural –ie, textual and/or visual - artefacts belonging to the field of English studies at large. By this we mean those texts produced in English in such diverse contexts as, say, the UK, the United States and Canada, Ireland, Australia, Nigeria, South Africa or India, among others. And although all sorts of different theoretical and critical approaches are welcome, the overt intention of this Conference will be to develop what we would like to call an European approach to English studies. The rationale behind this endeavour has to do with our intention to contribute to the strengthening of the links between the study of English language and literature in Britain and globally as a way to provide some common ground for the relations between various world countries in a post-Brexit scenario. This approach, then, we will call ‘Anglistics’, which according to the Oxford English Dictionary is the term to be employed “[c]hiefly in or with reference to continental Europe” (our emphasis) when addressing “the study of English language or literature”, precisely.



Thematic panels


We invite abstracts of 200 words for paper presentations of 20 minutes (+10 minutes for discussion) to be delivered live on the days of the conference. Submissions can focus on any of the thematic panels proposed here:

  1. (Re)read and (re)interpreted in a global age

  2. Facing the new map of Europe

  3. In the digital post-modern age

  4. Interacting with visual culture through the ages

  5. The cradle of language and linguistic perspectives

  6. Questioning identities

  7. Lost (and found?) in translation

  8. At the crossroads with transdisciplinary approaches

  9. European dimension of English Humanism


Proposals must be sent as an e-mail attachment to


Deadline: 31st October 2020

They must contain the following information:

  •  The full title of your paper.

  •  A 200-word abstract.

  •  Your name and institutional affiliation.

  •  Your postal and e-mail addresses.

  •  A short biographical note (100 words).

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