The 26th Symposium of Students in English

will be organised by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures on 8-9 April 2022. The event is open to bachelor and master students who take an interest in research connected to the English language and the literature and culture of English-speaking countries.

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The main aim of the symposium is to offer young researchers an opportunity to share ideas, make new contacts and develop professionally. Students present papers and run workshops on a variety of topics connected to British and American studies, including linguistics, literature, media studies, gender studies, teaching, creative writing, and many others. The department also publishes a selection of the papers presented at the symposium in the Journal of Student Research in Languages and Literatures (JSRLL).

We aim to create a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, so we encourage presenters to make their speeches as lively and interactive as possible, and participants to ask questions.

Proposals for 20-minute presentations should be sent by 31 January 2022 by submitting a abstract of no more than 150 words here. Submissions should include the presenter(s)’s name, affiliation, the presentation title, and professional contact information for the presenter(s).

Pandemic restrictions permitting, the conference will take place in Timișoara (Romania) and online on April 8-9, 2022. The conference will be divided into online panels and face-to-face presentations. Participants will be asked for their preference upon registration, after the selection process is complete. We may be able to provide free shared accommodation in student dormitories for a number of participants from other universities, on a first come, first served basis. Accommodation details will be provided later.

The event is open to undergraduate and M.A. students.

Deadline for submissions:

January 31, 2022

Notification of acceptance:

February 15, 2022

Go here for some advice on how to write an abstract.

A paper is a 20-minute presentation of your original research, followed by discussions. Participants are encouraged to present their papers in a way which stimulates interaction and engages the audience. Go here for some tips on presenting conference papers.


We publish a selection of the best papers presented at the symposium in the Journal of Student Research in Languages and Literatures (JSRLL).

Details here.