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Creating, Shaping, Signifying

10th Brno International Conference
of English, American and Canadian Studies

Organized and hosted by
Department of English and American Studies, Masaryk University, Brno
Czech Association for the Study of English (CZASE)

Brno, Czech Republic
5–7 February 2015

Texts and other sites of meaning – verbal, visual, multimodal – are the common ground in the various disciplines of Anglophone studies. There are multiple agents involved in the production of meaning: authors/speakers, recipients/audiences, and the scholar. Each of these actors is involved in the process of creating, shaping, and signifying in their own, specific manner. This conference seeks to explore the manifestations of these processes in diverse contexts and from various perspectives.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Aritha van Herk (University of Calgary, Canada)
"Erasure and Vanishment: The Writer Dances with Absence"

Prof. Eija Ventola (Aalto University, Finland)
"Do Visualization and ‘Internettization’ Challenge Text in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching? Does Language Matter?"

Prof. Udo Hebel (University of Regensburg, Germany)
"Framing Obama; Transnational Iconographies of an American President"

Prof. Anthony Pym (Rovira i Virgili University, Spain)
"On Literacy and Translation"

Prof. Chiou-lan Chern (National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan)
"The Impact of Globalization on English Education in Taiwan"

Department Organizing Committee

Assist. Prof. Martina Horáková
Assist. Prof. Jan Chovanec
Assist. Prof. Renata Kamenická
Assist. Prof. Filip Krajník
Jeffrey A. Vanderziel, Department Chair

CZASE Executive Board

Assoc. Prof. Jana Chamonikolasová
Prof. Martin Procházka
Prof. Bohuslav Mánek
Prof. Michal Peprník
Assoc. Prof. Naděžda Kudrnáčová
Assoc. Prof. Michael Kaylor

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