31/01/19 – call for papers for the 40th APEAA conference

call for papers 40th apeaa

What, when & where

40th APEAA Meeting, 6-8 June 2019, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto, Portugal

The Department of Anglo-American Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto is pleased to announce the 40th Conference of the Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies, which will take place between 6 and 8 June 2019.

Papers, panels and roundtables proposals are welcomed on any subject that falls under the remit of the two academic areas (including literary studies, cultural studies, post-colonial studies, performance, film and theatre studies, gender and sexuality studies, translation studies, linguistics, language teaching and methodology). Proposals for panels, put together around a common theme or research domain are welcome. We also welcome papers and panels on Canadian, Irish, Scottish and other (Anglophone) Studies.

Although the conference programme will accommodate the whole range of topics pertaining to the field of Anglo-American Studies, the many anniversaries celebrated in 2019 may provide the foundations for panels and individual papers:

the centenary of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919
the 90th anniversary of the 1929 New York Crash
the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War in 1939
the 70th anniversary of the founding of NATO in 1949
the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989
the 300th anniversary of the publication of Robinson Crusoe in 1719

Deadline & how to apply

  • Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: 22 February 2019
  • Deadline for registration: 3 May 2019

Working languages: English and Portuguese.

Book Presentations: APEAA members are also invited to present their own recently published academic books and/or translations (2017-2019).

Submissions and queries should be sent by e-mail to apeaa2019@letras.up.pt. Please include the following information with your proposal:

  • the full title of your paper / panel / roundtable;
  • a 250-300 word description of your paper / panel / roundtable;
  • your name, postal address and e-mail address;
  • your institutional affiliation and position;
  • a short bionote;
  • AV requirements (if any)

Other info, Links & conditions

Confirmed keynote speakers:

  • Alex Houen (Cambridge University)
  • Isabel Fernandes (Universidade de Lisboa)
  • Other keynote speakers to be confirmed.


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