The Symposium of

Students in English

The 28th Symposium of Students in English

will be organised by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures on 12-13 April 2024. 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.

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Professor Werner Sollors (Emeritus, Harvard University)

Professor Chris Danielson (Montana Technological University)

PROGRAM 2024 (Updated 1 April)

About Us

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.

Call for Papers

Proposals for 20-minute presentations should be sent by 10 February 2024 by submitting an abstract of no more than 150 words here. Submissions should include the presenter(s)’s name, affiliation, the presentation title, a short abstract and professional contact information for the presenter(s).

The conference will take place in Timișoara (Romania) and online. 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: February 10, 2024

Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2024

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

The students symposium poster
What is a symposium paper?

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.

The Symposium in Pictures
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Welcome desk
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Opening session
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Symposium evening
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Bulevardul Vasile Pârvan 4, Timișoara 300223

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