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ASYRAS is pleased to announce the 9th ASYRAS Conference, under the title On Routes and Beginnings, which will take place at the University of Salamanca, 29th – 31st May 2024. The conference is intended as a scientific meeting where early-career specialists in English Studies can present the results of their current research from a variety of perspectives. The conference will count on the following confirmed keynote speakers: Dr Manuel González de la Aleja Barberán (University of Salamanca), Dr Aroa Orrequia-Barea (University of Cádiz), and Dr Sergio López Martínez (University of Oviedo). 

As a novelty, we will include our workshop, which used to be biennial, on the first day of the event. This workshop aims to provide young and potential researchers of English studies with tools to help them advance in their academic careers, covering essential aspects such as academic writing, oral skills and guidance on how to face the publishing process. The workshop will include a round table with the association’s founders of the University of Salamanca, Dr Pedro Álvarez Mosquera, Dr Miriam Borham Puyal, Dr Blanca García Riaza, and Dr Javier Ruano García, who will explore the origins of ASYRAS in 2007 as a postgraduate organisation. Dr Javier Ruano García (University of Salamanca), the first president of ASYRAS, is also confirmed to present a keynote session at the workshop.

The call for proposals and registration for the event will be announced shortly. The conference will be arranged in thematic sessions and consist of 20-minute paper presentations followed by a 10-minute discussion. Proposals will undergo peer review by specialists in the different fields. We will consider proposals from any field related to Anglophone Studies, ascribed but not limited to the following areas:

  • Literatures in English
  • Acquisition and teaching of First, Second and Foreign Languages
  • Bilingualism and multilingualism
  • Comparative literature
  • Contrastive and translation studies
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Critical Theory
  • Cultural studies
  • Diachronic and synchronic linguistic studies (phonetics, phonology; morphosyntax; semantics; lexis; discourse…)
  • Digital Humanities
  • Disabilities Studies
  • Ecocriticism and Animal Humanities
  • Gender Studies, Feminism, LGBTQi Studies
  • Postcolonial Literature
  • Sociolinguistics

Registration for the 9th ASYRAS conference is now open. You can register with the following application form, available here.

Conference venue information

Should you have any queries, please contact: infoasyras@gmail.com.