European English Messenger

The European English Messenger is the official newsletter of the European Society for the Study of English. Its purpose is to disseminate information and views about English Studies in Europe and to foster intellectual and scholarly cooperation and development.

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 2, Winter

12th ESSE Conference, Kosice 2014
Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Slovakia The Department of British and American Studies, Faculty of Arts and SKASE (The Slovak Association for the Study of English) look forward to welcoming you to the 12th ESSE CONFERENCE in...
Doing Research in the UK-On an ESSE Bursary
Thanks to the kind consideration of the French Conseil National des Universites (CNU section 11), I enjoyed a semester's research leave from January to July 2012. This sabbatical was intended to allow me to gather a vast corpus of primary sources for...
Editorial Notes
"Time flies like an arrow", many of us often tell our undergraduates, as they prepare to embark on more adventurous journeys among the intricacies of English syntax, grammar, and vocabulary. When I took on my new post as Editor of the European English...
English in Europe: Debates and Discourses,
English in Europe: Debates and Discourses, University of Sheffield (UK), 20-22 April 2012. In April 2012 the University of Sheffield (UK) hosted the first of a series of international conferences addressing the role and impact of the English language...
ESSE Book Awards 2012
English language and linguistics: Award in Category A: Hugo Bowles. Storytelling and Drama: Exploring Narrative Episodes in Plays. John Benjamins, 2010. This book provides a highly successful combination of linguistic and literary approaches to...
Ethical Debates in Contemporary Theatre and Drama
Ethical Debates in Contemporary Theatre and Drama 20th Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), Mainz, 2-5 June 2011. The renewed interest in the ethical dimension of art and performance...
European Journal of English Studies
Forthcoming issues 2012 16: Housing fictions: The House in Writing and Culture, 1950 to the Present, eds. Janet Larson, Francesca Saggini & Anna Enrichetta Soccio 16: Dislocations and Ecologies, eds. Alexa Weik & Christoph Irmscher...
Hortensia Parlog Is the New Editor of the European English Messenger
The honour of having not only been considered as a candidate for the position of Editor of The European English Messenger, but also actually voted for by the ESSE Board is overwhelming, and I would like to thank all the national representatives for...
In Memoriam: Norman Blake (1934-2012), ESSE Secretary 1996-1999
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] It is with the greatest regret that we report the death of one of ESSE's greatest friends and supporters, Norman Blake, who served as Secretary of ESSE from 1996-99. He suffered a major stroke in 2004 which left him severely...
'Like' the ESSE Facebook Page: Http://www.Facebook.Com/essenglish
We all know the website that ESSE has been running for years. The ESSE website is a wonderful complement to The Messenger, on which you can find everything connected with ESSE, its activities, conferences, bursaries, book awards etc.--and of course...
Liliane Louvel Is the New ESSE President
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Dear ESSE members, dear colleagues and friends, In beautiful Istanbul, on September 3rd, the day before the official opening of our 11th ESSE conference, I had the honour of being elected by the board of ESSE to the position...
Popular News Discourse. Anglo-American Newspapers, 1833-1988
Popular News Discourse. Anglo-American Newspapers, 1833-1988. Zurich, 18 January 2012. On 18 January 2012, a one-day workshop took place at the University of Zurich, entitled "Popular News Discourse. Anglo-American Newspapers, 1833-1988". This was...
Post-Empire Imaginaries?
Post-Empire Imaginaries? 23rd Annual GNEL/ASNEL Conference, University of Bern, 18-20 May 2012. The 23rd annual conference of GNEL/ASNEL, the Association for the Study of the New Literatures in English, from May 18-20 proved once more to be the...
The ESSE President's Column
Some weeks after the ESSE-11 Conference in Istanbul of 4-8 September, I still have very vivid memories of a fantastic city and a highly successful academic gathering. Bogazici University proved to be a splendid venue for our lectures, seminars, round...
The Fall of Princes and Lydgate's Knowledge of the Book of the Duchess
Among John Lydgate's various tributes to Chaucer, one of the most puzzling is his reference to the Book of the Duchess in the Fall of Princes (c. 1438). In the prologue of this lengthy retelling of Boccaccio's De Casibus Virorum Illustrium, Lydgate...
The Place of English Literary Studies in the Dickens of a Crisis
One virtue of the current appalling crisis is that there is even less worth watching on the television (in Spain at least) than in times of plenty, which is one reason why I spent a considerable amount of the last Christmas vacations pondering submission...
The Third International Conference on Historical News Discourse
The third International Conference on Historical News Discourse (CHINED III), Rostock, 18-19 May 2012. The third International Conference on Historical News Discourse (CHINED III) was held at Rostock University from 18-19 May 2012. The university,...