29-30 June 2020
Organised by the Institute of Arts and Humanities, Centre for Humanistic Studies (NETCult), in association with the Anglo-Hispanic Horizons Network (AHH)
Taking advantage of the bicentenary celebrations of the liberal revolutions that occurred in southern Europe (Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece) around 1820, but with repercussions in other regions and cultures, this international conference aims to constitute a forum of discussion around the impact that these revolutions had on the literary culture of several countries. Driven by the republican ideals of the French and American Revolutions and by the various independence and nationalist movements, the liberal and constitutionalist wave that swept across several European nations (and their respective colonies) in the first decades of the nineteenth century aimed to completely eradicate the absolutism and feudalism that still prevailed within these monarchist nations, at the end of the Napoleonic invasions. Thus, we are interested in analysing the impact that these movements and striking events had on the literary culture of the nineteenth century, particularly in the works that were then produced in several countries; but we are also interested in exploring the decisive role that many writers (in several languages), some of whom in exile, had in these same movements and events. The ultimate goal of the conference will be to find, in this convergence of different cultures in transition, common literary currentsor traditions of a strongly liberal political nature. In the context of this political liberalism and its literary culture, the prevalence of the British constitutional tradition and its republican adaptation by the American Revolution have been singled out as the main motives for the democratic revolutions that took place in the Atlantic world. Nevertheless, the Iberian traditions of freedom – as well as the literature that sustains them – are usually forgotten in this context. Most notably, the Portuguese Revolution of 1820 is strangely absent from many existing historical and literary accounts. However, if we can say that the position of Portugal in this Atlantic context at the beginning of the nineteenth century was central, we can also say that this context is the main explanatory key to understand the motives of the Portuguese Revolution of 1820. From historical and literary perspectives alike, this can be seen as a process of independence, as the abolition of the Old Regime, as the constitution of freedom, and as the foundation of a Portuguese liberal constitutional tradition. But, also, as a response to the extraordinary international challenges that were imposed on Portugal’s independence –by countries such as France, Great Britain, Spain and Brazil. In short, the Portuguese Revolution of 1820, whose main objective was the founding of a new liberal Portugal, combined both liberalism and nationalism, in the manner of the Atlantic Revolutions; and, more relevantly, with that collective manner and purpose attracted and promoted many individual creators.


Paper proposals (for 20 minute-presentations) around this more general theme and/or the following particular aspects are welcome:

. Representations of the liberal revolutions in the literary culture of the period and of later periods
. The role of periodicals and of illustration in the (creative) representation of the liberal revolts
. The links between liberalism and the romantic movements in the European and non-European context
. Issues of political liberty and freedom of literary creation inaugurated by the liberal revolutions
. The literary places of European and non-European liberalism: genesis, memory, recreation
. The emergence of the national literatures and nationalist and independence issues in the period
. Legends and myths associated with the romanticliberal revolt, including the figure of the hero (revolutionaries and martyrs)
. The perspective of the Other -the liberal revolts seen from the literary culture of other countries
. Literary images of refugees and exiles in the context of the liberal revolutions and/or writers in exile
. Literary representations of secret societies in the context of the liberal struggles (the example of Carbonaria)
. Liberalism and literary genre: The importance of the historical novel in the representation of the liberal conflicts; the role of lyric and drama in the period
. The diffusion or expansion of literary culture in the context of the liberal revolutions; reception and translation issues.
Organisation: Institute of Arts and Humanities, Centre for Humanistic Studies (NETCult), in association with the Anglo-Hispanic Horizons Network (AHH)
Confirmed Guest Speakers:
Prof. Ian Haywood (University of Roehampton, UK. President of British Association for Romantic Studies and President of AHH)
Prof. Diego Saglia(University of Parma, Italy, senior member of AHH)

Prof. Fernando Machado (University of Minho, Portugal)

Organising Committee:
Paula Alexandra Guimarães(Coordinator)
Orlando Grossegesse
Ian Haywood
Diego Saglia
Sérgio Sousa
Carlos Pazos
Hugo Machado
Ana Catarina Monteiro
Scientific Committee (alphabetical order):
Agustín Coletes Blanco (University of Oviedo, Spain)
Alicia Laspra Ródriguez (University of Oviedo, Spain)
André Corrêa de Sá (Univ. Santa Barbara, California, USA)
Angela Esterhammer (University of Toronto, Canada)
Carlos Pazos (University of Minho, Portugal)
Cristina Flores (University of La Rioja, Spain)
Eugenia Perojo Arronte (University of Valladolid, Spain)
Eunice Ribeiro (University of Minho, Portugal)
Fernando Duraán (University of Cadiz, Spain)
João Paulo Braga (Catholic University, Portugal)
Jonatan González (University of La Rioja, Spain)
Jorge Bastos (University of Porto, Portugal)
Manuel Gama (University of Minho, Portugal)
Maria de Fátima Marinho (University ofPorto, Portugal)
Orlando Grossegesse (University of Minho, Portugal)
Otília Martins (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Paula Alexandra Guimarães (University of Minho, Portugal)
Paulo Motta (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Sérgio Sousa (University ofMinho, Portugal)

Xaquín Nuñez (University of Minho, Portugal)



abstracts(between 200 and 300 words), with titles, keywords (5) and bionotes (100 words) should be sent to the following e-mail address:

The languagesof communication are the following: Portuguese, English, Spanish, French and Italian

The paper proposals will be analysed and selected by the scientific committee. At the end of the conference, the organising committee plans to make a peer-reviewed selection of the texts presented for publication: in electronic format and in book form (the latter on request).


Submission of proposals: until December 31, 2019

Notification of acceptance: until January 31, 2020

Conference registration (online): until March 31, 2020

Programme publication (online): until April 30, 2020

Registration (for attendants): until May 31, 2020

Conference: June 29 and 30, 2020


Until January 31, 2020 -80 euros

After this date (and until May 31, 2020) -120 euros

CEHUM members (and ILCH students) –(free registration)

METHOD OF PAYMENT:By bank transfer(to the UMinho account indicated in the website)

VENUE: AmphitheatreB1 (Pedagogical Complex 2) and Auditorium of the Institute of Letters and Human Sciences, University of Minho, Gualtar Campus, Braga, Portugal


Revista Canarias de Estudios Ingleses (“9/11 and its war aftershocks in cultural American Studies: A 20-year insight.”)

Dear colleague:

I am commissioned to edit a number of our department’s journal, Revista Canarias de Estudios Ingleses. A tentative title for the monograph is “9/11 and its war aftershocks in cultural American Studies: A 20-year insight.”

Please click on this link to find further information on RCEI, including indexation: nce=1&isAllowed=y

As the title suggests, we plan to edit a number of articles on different aspects of the cultural constructions around 9/11 and its long aftermath. Manuscript submissions must be presented in English, between 4,500 and 5,500 word-long, and conform to MLA style system.

The following list suggests topics to work on:

– Digitalization and self censorship
– Discourses generated: the pragmatics of 9/11 and after
– Hollywood vs. Independent film
– Identities: issues of class/gender and sexuality /race
– Islamophobia and a new American nativism
– The neoconservative agenda implemented
– Poetry after 9/11 and Mosul?
– Postpostmodernism as the framework to narrate 9/11
– Telling the Terror
– Trauma
– Vietnam and Iraq / Afghanistan: modes of narration
– Views from outside: non-US literatures in English discuss the Terror on/from America

Other topics to this list are most welcome.

If you or members of your department are interested in contributing, contact Juan J. Cruz at Please send a tentative title and draft for an abstract (four to six lines), plus your affiliation.

We expect to keep the timeline that follows in order to complete the edition on time:

– November-December 2019: reception of proposals. After your proposal is admitted for publication

– May-October 2020: send manuscript. You will receive feedback from the board.

– March-June 2021: Send the final manuscript as will be published, following the suggestions from RCEI, if any.

Publication is scheduled in September-October 2021. Do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

Regards, Juan J. Cruz

Catedrático de Literatura norteamericana, historia y cultura de los países de habla inglesa. Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana
Universidad de La Laguna
Campus de Guajara Apdo. 456

E-38200 La Laguna
Tenerife Canarias / Canary Is.



Call for Papers: 41st Meeting of the Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies

The Department of Languages and Cultures at the University of Aveiro is very pleased to announce the 41st Conference of the Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies, which will take place between 26 and 28 March 2020.

Proposals for papers, panels and roundtables are welcome on a wide range of topics that fall within the field of English Studies (literary and cultural studies, postcolonial studies, performance, film and theatre studies, gender and sexuality studies, translation studies, linguistics, language teaching and methodology).

Although the conference programme will take into consideration a plethora of themes and issues anchored in the domain of English Studies, the conference invites proposals imbued with the spirit of the 1920s and the 2020s – inaugural  decades launching a series of social, economic, cultural, scientific, artistic and literary changes shaping the world.


  • ‘The Lost Generation’: Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The (Post)Suffragette Struggle for Women’s Rights
  • The modernist novel and modernist poetry: Virginia Woolf, William Faulkner, James Joyce, Henry James, T. S. Eliot, and Ezra Pound
  • New Woman Fiction
  • The Bloomsbury Group
  • Eugenics and the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan
  • The Immigration Acts of 1917-1924 in the USA
  • Prohibition: The Progressive Era
  • Race, Class and Gender
  • The Influence of Psychoanalysis
  • Social Darwinism


  • Brexit and Ireland: Could the Troubles return?
  • The Post-Brexit Imagination
  • Post-Brexit Literature
  • The Era of “Make America Great Again”

Keynote speakers to be confirmed

Book Presentations
APEAA members are also invited to present their own recently published academic books and/or translations (2018-2020).

Find all the Important Dates in Submissions and Registration (


The Eighth International Conference on Popular Romance Studies

Diversity, Inclusion, Innovation

University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria | Canary Islands | June 17-19, 2020

Proposal Deadline: October 20, 2019

What loves matter in popular romance culture? Who is represented as capable of love, or worthy of it? How do popular romance media—books, films, TV, web series, popular music, comics, etc.—promote and/or resist (neo) imperialism, (neo) colonialism, white supremacy, ethno-nationalism, ableism, and compulsory heterosexuality? How do innovations in publishing and media creation and/or distribution help to diversify popular romance, making it more inclusive, and what innovations are needed in popular romance studies to bring this diversity—or its continuing absence—into our critical discourse?

Celebrating the start of its second decade, the International Association for the Study of Popular Romance calls for papersand posterson the popular culture of romantic love, now and in the past, from anywhere in the world.


Popular Romance Studies is an interdisciplinary field including scholars from literary studies; film, television, and media studies; communication and the social sciences; critical race, feminist, and queer studies; disabilitystudies; audience & fan studies, etc. All theoretical and empirical approaches are welcome, including talks, panels, and workshops on professional development, international collaboration, and pedagogy. Content creators, writers, and professionals from various romance industries are invited to submit proposals as well.


We are open to proposals on any relevant text or topic. This year we are particularly interested in papers, posters, panels, and workshops focused on issues related to diversity, inclusion, and innovation. Possible topics might include:


Social justice themes and efforts at broadening popular romance media, including issues related to race, sexuality, gender, class, disability, age, religion, etc.

•Love and romance in the context of mass migration and displacement.

•Popular romance in colonial and post-colonial contexts.

•Romance beyond the Anglosphere: traditions, texts, translations (literal and metaphorical).

•Changes in romance genres and innovations in popular romance creation, marketing, and sales.

•Resistance to change in popular romance.

•Popular romance media communities and controversies.

•Panels on individual authors/creators and individual texts (books,series, films,shows,etc.)

Submit abstracts of 250-350 words (plus bibliography of 3-5 items, if appropriate) to by October 20, 2019. Please specify whether you are proposing a paper, workshop, or poster. Panel submissions (3-4 related papers) are welcome.

Thanks to the generosity of Kathleen Gilles Seidel, a limited number of Seidel Travel Support grants will be awarded to non-tenured presenters, including graduate students and junior scholars. Information about travel support applications will be sent out with acceptance notifications



An Academic Tribute to The Beatles

Lisbon, 16-18 April 2020

FCSH NOVA, Colégio dos Jesuítas, Campolide

Call for Papers:

Half a century after the Beatles’ break-up (1970) and forty years since John Lennon’s murder in New York (Dec. 1980), the ‘Fab Four’s popularity remains a global phenomenon, bridging up generations across spatial, linguistic, social and cultural boundaries. However, with a few notable exceptions, Academia as a whole has hitherto failed to pay critical attention to the Liverpool band and its manifold contributions to contemporary pop music (both then and now), and the “ways of life” emerging in Britain, Europe and the United States since the 1950s. This International Conference seeks to fill in this academic gap, by approaching, reassessing and reframing John, Paul, George and Ringo through a broad range of disciplines, themes and topics, such as:


  1. The Beatles: influences, heritages and legacies;
  2. The Beatles and contemporary Britain;
  3. The Beatles, The British Sixties and “Swinging London”;
  4. The Beatles, the British Invasion and the American rock scene: Them and US;
  5. The Beatles and the emergence of (a) common culture(s);
  6. The Beatles and the emergence of (a) youth culture(s);
  7. The Beatles in the classroom;
  8. The Beatles in literature;
  9. The Beatles and contemporary pop/rock artists and bands;
  10. The Beatles’ lives, loves and biographies;
  11. The Beatles’ controversies;
  12. The Beatles: peace and love;
  13. The Beatles: sex and drugs and rock and roll;
  14. The Beatles: power, politics and religion;
  15. The Beatles and/in the media;
  16. The Beatles’ performances: stage, screen and studio;
  17. The Beatles’ discography and the record industry;
  18. The Beatles’ songs: lyrics and/or music;
  19. The Beatles’ filmography;
  20. The Beatles’ iconography;
  21. The Beatles and/in the visual arts;
  22. The Beatles’ memorabilia and merchandising;
  23. The Beatles and/in fashion;
  24. The Beatles and the English language;
  25. The Beatles in Europe;
  26. The Beatles in Portugal;
  27. Beyond the 20th century: Beatles Fo(u)r Ever;
  28. Beatlemania: fandoms and revivalisms;



English and/or Portuguese.

Obs.: Speakers should prepare for a 20 minute presentation (MAX.), followed by 10 mins. debate.


Up to 250-300 words (MAX).

Obs: Please select from the list above the most appropriate number to describe your paper (If 29, please specify).

Bionote/Affiliation/Institutional e-mail:

150 words (MAX).

Audiovisual requirements, if any (please specify).


30th Nov. 2019.




Op. Cit.: A Journal of Anglo-American Studies

2019 Call for Contributions


2nd Series, Nr 8: 2019



Op. Cit.: A Journal of Anglo-American Studies (the Journal of APEAA – Associação Portuguesa de Estudos Anglo-Americanos / the Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies) is calling for papers for its forthcoming issue, 2nd Series, Number 8, which will be published in November 2019.

Proposals along the Journal’s usual fields, disciplines and areas of research are welcome. The Journal covers all aspects of the cultures of the English-speaking countries from a variety of angles, including literary studies, cultural studies, post-colonial studies, performance, film and theatre studies, gender and sexuality studies, translation studies, linguistics, language teaching and methodology.

We welcome:


(10,000 to 20,000 characters, without spaces, including notes and bibliographic references);


(30,000 to 40,000 characters, without spaces, including abstract, notes and bibliographic references).

All articles should include an abstract (900 characters, without spaces) in English (and in Portuguese if the text is in Portuguese), and a number of keywords (up to 6). The article and the abstract(s) should be in a single document

  1. REVIEWS of recent books or essays, as well as NOTES and NOTICES about journals are also welcome
  2. We also welcome brief ABSTRACTS of MA and PhD dissertations that have been submitted to public discussion in Portugal in the past two years. Abstracts in English and Portuguese should be c.1,600 to 2,000 characters, without spaces, in each language. Please don’t forget to include complete name, complete title (if the dissertation is in Portuguese, you can add a translation of the title), degree, university, date and name(s) of supervisor(s).

Op. Cit. being a peer-reviewed journal, all contributions are sent out anonymously to experts for evaluation. It is therefore required that the author’s name, affiliation, and address should appear only on the cover sheet of the manuscript.

The email “subject” should read “Op.Cit.-2019-Proposal-Author’s surname”.

All proposals and queries should be addressed to

Deadline for the submission of proposals: 31 May 2019.



40th APEAA Meeting

6-8 June 2019

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

University of Porto, Portugal


Extended call for papers

New deadline: 28 February 2019

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Alex Houen (Cambridge University)

Sarah Hentges (University of Maine at Augusta / University of Southern Denmark)

Isabel Fernandes (Universidade de Lisboa)


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


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

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)


Working languages: English and Portuguese.


Conference webpage:


New deadline for submissions: 28 February 2019

Notification of acceptance: 15 March 2019

Deadline for registration: 3 May 2019


Registration Fee (APEAA and SAAS members): 60 Euros

Registration Fee (non-members): 90 Euros

Student fee (APEAA and SAAS members): 30 Euros

Student fee (non-members): 45 Euros


Scientific and Organizing Committee:

Carlos Azevedo | Rui Carvalho Homem | Fátima Vieira | Maria Teresa Castilho | Jorge Bastos da Silva



26-28 April 2018

Venue: Department of Linguistics and Literatures – University of Évora.


The University of Évora, through its Department of Linguistics and Literatures (DLL), is pleased to announce the 39th Conference of the Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies, which will take place in Évora, between 26 and 28 April 2018. It is now opening a call for papers and panels in a range of subjects in Anglo-American studies.


We look forward to receiving paper and panel proposals in the academic areas which are currently part of Anglo-American Studies, including (but not restricted to): Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Post-colonial Studies, Performance, Film and Theatre studies, Gender and Sexuality studies, Translation Studies, Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Language teaching and methodology, Multilingualism. Proposals for panels, put together around a common theme or research domain, are particularly welcome. We also welcome papers and panels on other Anglophone studies, such as Canadian, Irish, Scottish, etc.



Deadline to propose new panels:  30th October 2017.

These proposals should be sent to the organizing committee.



Individual papers, workshops, graduate roundtables and poster sessions (integrating the proposed panels or not): 31st January 2018.


Abstracts of 250 words in English or in Portuguese should include name of the speaker, institutional affiliation and position, full title of paper, format and a short biographical note and contact details should be sent to the conference website:


Working languages: English and Portuguese

A selection of papers will be published.


Thematic Panels (some proposals received)  


The Contemporary Short Story in English: Exploring new boundaries (coord. Ana Raquel Fernandes, U. Europeia, and Teresa Casal, FLUL)


Dark Side Stories in American Arts, Literature and Culture (coord Maria Antónia Lima, UÉ, Margarida Vale de Gato, FLUL, and Teresa Botelho, UNova)


Pain, Loss and Trauma in Literature and Arts (coord. Carla Castro, UÉ)


Life Writing: Discourse, Identity, Representation (coord. Ana Clara Birrento and Olga Gonçalves, UÉ)



English in the 21st century: current approaches to English as an international lingua franca (coord. Luís Guerra, UÉ, Lili Cavalheiro, FLUL, Ricardo Pereira, IPLeiria)


Politics, sex, violence and other ordinary stuff in Contemporary British and American Drama (coord. Rui Pina Coelho, FLUL, Christine Zurbach, UÉ, and José Alberto Ferreira, UÉ)


Jazz Stories in Music, Literature and other Arts (coord. Eduardo Lopes, UÉ, and Paulo Gaspar, ESML-IPL)



Airplanes take off against the wind: study routes in Visual Arts in confluence with other knowledge areas (coord. Sandra Leandro, UÉ; Maria do Rosário Lupi Bello, UA)


Make sense of living together: new perspectives in Anglo-American Philosophy (coord. Olivier Feron and Teresa Santos, UÉ)


Some anniversaries celebrated in 2018 may provide the foundations for panels and individual papers:

The 200th birth anniversaries of Emily Brontë and Frederick Douglass; the 100th birth anniversary of Nelson Mandela; the 100th anniversaries of the end of World War I; the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King. An important literary anniversary occurs in 2018: the 200th anniversary of the first publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818).  


Book Presentations: APEAA members are also invited to present their own recently published academic books and/or translations (2016-2018). Please contact the organizing committee (


Registration Fee:

Early Bird – 30 March

APEAA members – 40 Euros

Non-members – 90 Euros

Late Registration – after 30 March

APEAA members – 60 Euros

Non-members – 110 Euros

APEAA student members (undergraduate, MA and PhD): 15 Euros

Other students: 40 Euros