The First International Conference on English Studies – English Language and Anglophone Literatures Today (ELALT) – will be held at the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad (my alma mater 🙂 ) on March 19th 2011.
It is organised by the Department of English, and it will gather over 100 participants from Serbia, its neighbouring countries and the rest of Europe.
The program and the abstracts can be found [here], so if you are not lucky enough to make it to the conference, do check out the booklet for interesting new ideas and contacts 🙂
The first announcements for this year’s EGG School have been posted!
It will take place in Ceske Budejovice, in the Czech Republic, 25 July – 5 August 2011.
The teacher line-up for this year so far includes, among other people, two CASTL alumni, Peter Jurgec and Sylvia Blaho, which makes this school even more special, since I know from personal experience that they are both awesome phonologists and even more awesome people 🙂
For those of you who don’t know, the EGG (Central and Eastern European Summer School in Generative Grammar) focuses on generative grammar. The teachers are either senior established figures in the field or young promising researchers at the forefront of today’s research, and they are all teaching for free! The school is wonderfully stimulating and fun, both during and outside of classes and everybody is welcome to attend the school regardless of their geographical location or level of knowledge. The school costs only 100 euros, which includes accommodation for the duration of the school!
For me personally, as well as for many others, this school has been an inspiration and a decisive factor in life, and I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone interested in linguistics 🙂