Guest Lecture - International Week

Impoliteness in Interaction
Dr. Derek Bousfield (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)
Thursday, 20 June 2019, 2-4 pm, Room E 133

Organisation: Prof. Dr. Christoph Schubert


Coming in 2020: International conference
Stylistic Approaches to Pop Culture
Organizers: Christoph Schubert (Vechta) and Valentin Werner (Bamberg)

19-20 March 2020

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Christiana Gregoriou (University of Leeds)
Dan McIntyre (University of Huddersfield)

Pop culture appears in diverse textual manifestations, including television series and films, song lyrics, video games, or graphic novels and comics. Although there is no universally accepted definition of pop culture, prototypical texts belong to globalized mainstream media, fulfill the commercial function of mass entertainment, and are dominated by American English. However, despite their international reception and sociocultural impact, and despite the fact that pop culture seems to have overcome its traditional “low culture” status, relevant texts are still clearly underresearched in linguistics.
Style is here considered as a motivated choice of specific linguistic items that fulfill communicative functions in accordance with contextual parameters such as author, genre, or discursive context. Correspondingly, this conference intends to investigate stylistic features that contribute to the mass appeal of pop cultural texts, arguably representing the most central type of performed language today. It will also take into account that contemporary pop culture manifestations are genuinely multimodal (combining text and music, text and image, etc.), so that further layers of meaning interact with the verbal discourse.

Coming in 2019

Joint Conference of the IABS (International Association of Byron Societies) and GER (German Society for English Romanticism)

Transgressive Romanticism: Transgressing Boundaries, Limits, Taboo

4-8 September 2019 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Denise Gigante (Stanford University), Richard C. Sha (American University Washington), Diego Saglia (Parma), Nicholas Roe (St Andrews), Andrew Elfenbein (Minnesota), Ian Duncan (Berkeley)

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