CFP: Languages and the First World War (2) Conference, 2018

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    Following our successful first international conference on Languages and the First World War (University of Antwerp and the British Library, June 2014), two successful books of essays, and the following that has been built up, the organisers are pleased to announce the second Languages and the First World War conference for 10 and 12 September 2018.

    The 2018 conference will be held at University College London (10 September) and a University in Belgium (either Antwerp or Leuven, 12 September – to be confirmed very soon).

    Papers are invited that discuss causes, progress and aftermath of the war from a linguistic point of view. We would particularly welcome contributions on the Balkan (including Bulgarian, Greek) languages, Turkish, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Japanese; the Versailles Conference; and pilgrimages, battlefield guides, commemorations and memories. The organisers are equally interested in proposals for panels.

    As with the first conference the organisers aim to publish at least one volume stemming from conference contributions. The first conference papers were published by Palgrave-MacMillan, who have expressed interest in publishing further texts.

    Deadline for submission of panels: 15 December, 2017.
    Deadline for abstracts: 1 March, 2018.
    Confirmation of acceptance: 21 March, 2018.

    A more detailed Call for Papers will be out mid-October and further details will be available here.

    Julian Walker, Christophe Declercq