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. 23, No. 2, Winter

An Interview with James Robertson
The ESSE 12 conference in Kosice was enlivened by the presence of Scottish writer James Robertson. Dr Robertson read from his work on the opening day, and stayed to participate in several sessions, amongst them a panel organised by Professor Carla...
Charles Ludlam's Plotting Ways
That Charles Ludlam (1943-1987) did not share Gertrude Stein's weariness toward storytelling is an understatement. A playwright, actor, director and head of his own troupe, the Ridiculous Theatrical Company, which he founded in 1967 in New York City...
Configuring Identity through Memory of Siege: The Rock and the Barbary Macaque in 21st-Century Gibraltarian Fiction in English
Preamble Like many human communities in the modern world, Gibraltar represents an anomaly--in Gibraltar's case a colonial history that has yet to end and a degree of autonomy that in recent decades has permitted many of its citizens to start to...
In Memoriam: Rainer Schowerling (1937-2014)
It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing away of Rainer Schowerling, Professor Emeritus at the University of Paderborn, on 21 January 2014. (1) Rainer Schowerling was born in Hanover in 1937 and studied English and German at the universities...
In Memory of Geoffrey Leech (1936-2014)
Professor Geoffrey Leech, one of the finest British linguists of the last hundred years, died suddenly, aged 78, on 19 August 2014. At the time of his death, he was still tirelessly researching, publishing, debating, supporting colleagues and supervising...
Ken Hyland, Chau Meng Huat and Michael Handford (Eds.) 2013. Corpus Applications in Applied Linguistics
Ken Hyland, Chau Meng Huat and Michael Handford (eds.) 2013. Corpus Applications in Applied Linguistics. London & New York: Bloomsbury, 260 pp., ISBN 978-1-4725-2486-7. This volume tries to capture the most intriguing developments brought by...
Marina Dossena and Gabriella del Lungo Camiciotti (Eds.) 2012. Letter Writing in Late Modern Europe
Marina Dossena and Gabriella Del Lungo Camiciotti (eds.) 2012. Letter Writing in Late Modern Europe. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 254 pp., ISBN 978 90 272 5623 2. As the editors of this volume point out, correspondence has been regarded...
Negotiating Femininity, Moulding a Nation in Difficult Daughters by Manju Kapur
Born in Amristar in 1948, educated both in her country of origin and abroad, Manju Kapur was in her early forties when she decided to pursue a literary career, which she began to develop while teaching English at Miranda House University College for...
Piller, Ingrid. Intercultural Communication: A Critical Introduction
Piller, Ingrid. Intercultural Communication: A Critical Introduction. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011, 197 pages, ISBN: 978 0 7486 3283 1 (HB), 978 0 7486 3284 8 (paperback). Ingrid Piller's insightful foray into the field of intercultural...
"Postcolonial Justice"
"Postcolonial Justice", ASNEL and GASt joint conference (Potsdam and Berlin, May 29-June 1, 2014) This year's joined ASNEL and GASt conference, which marked the 25th anniversary of both associations, focused on the topic of "Postcolonial Justice"....
Post-Postcolonial Issues and Identities in Zadie Smith's N-W
N-W, the latest novel by British-born Zadie Smith, first published by Hamish Hamilton in 2012, is representative of the need emphasized by Peter Childs and Patrick Williams to revise post-colonial frameworks by engaging directly with the question raised...
"Theatre and History: Cultural Transformations"
"Theatre and History: Cultural Transformations". 23rd Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE). (University of Hamburg, Germany, 19-22 June 2014) In spite of the proclaimed 'end of history', the...
The ESSE President's Column
Dear colleagues, you will be reading this column in deep mid-winter, while I am still writing it with very recent (and happy) memories of our 2014 ESSE Conference in Kosice, a major event (as the pictures on our website testify). Of course, nothing...
The Modernity of the Augustans
My title may sound unduly provocative since the Augustans looked backward rather than forward, sought their models in the literature of Rome, and grounded their standards in the tried values of the past. Yet I do not intend to deal in paradoxes; my...
The Romanian Language in James Joyce
A story is a set of incidents that happen to a person in some place at some point in time. Writers such as Virginia Woolf and Joseph Conrad changed the rules of the story in different ways and for different reasons. T.S. Eliot wanted to make an...
The Tibetan-English Novel: A Post-Buddhist Form?
Although most Tibetans who have chosen English as a language of literary expression are poets (e.g. Chogyam Trungpa, Tenzin Tsundue, Tsering Wangmo Dhompa, Bhuchung Sonam (1)), there is also a slowly growing number of Tibetans writing narrative fiction...
Tom Bartlett. 2014. Analysing Power in Language: A Practical Guide
Tom Bartlett. 2014. Analysing Power in Language: A practical guide. London/New York: Routledge, 212 pp., ISBN 978-0-415-66630-5. Analysing Power in Language by Tom Bartlett is a practical guide for all those who are interested in exploring language...
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