from May 2, 2024 to June 16, 2024
Published on May 2, 2024 Updated on May 2, 2024

Call for Papers: Winter Doctoral Symposium by NOVA University, Lisbon

NOVA University Lisbon is pleased to announce the second edition of the Winter Doctoral Symposium, to be held on November 18–19, 2024, at NOVA University of Lisbon. This symposium intends to bring together doctoral candidates and early-career researchers from various academic fields to discuss their work or other topics related to various literature and cultures in English. This Doctoral Symposium will serve as a platform for networking and sharing experiences as early career academic researchers in a supportive and collaborative environment.

Paper proposals that explore a range of topics in the areas of literature and culture in the English language. Proposals for papers can relate, but are not limited, to the following topics:
  • Contemporary British and American literature and culture
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to literature and culture
  • Anglo-Portuguese Studies • Global literatures in English
  • Postmodern and postcolonial perspectives on literature and culture
  • Queer Studies and LGBTQ+ literature
  • Ecocriticism and environmental humanities
  • Intersections between science, literature, and culture
  • African American literature and culture • Asian American literature and culture
  • Diaspora and migration in literature and culture
  • Literary adaptations and transmedia narratives
  • Intersections between videogames, literature, and culture
  • Digital Humanities and literature • Translation Studies
  • Literature and popular culture

Please note that this list is not exhaustive, and we welcome innovative and interdisciplinary proposals on any topic related to literatures and cultures in English.

Submission Guidelines
  • Proposals for 20-minute papers should be submitted to by June 15.
  • Submissions must include an abstract (between 250-300 words) and a brief biographical note (max. 150 words), including the participant’s name, affiliation, and email address.
  • Participants may present their 20-minute papers either in English or Portuguese.
  • Notification of acceptance will be sent by July 31.
  • Accepted presenters will be required to register and pay a conference fee (15€).

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