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NameSurnameInstitutional AffiliationEmailTitle of Paper / Poster PresentationAbstract (about 50 words)Session
RODICAANGHELENGLISH DEPT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITTERATURES FACULTY BUCHAREST UNIVERSITYrodicaanghel@hotmail.comWashington Square – H. James – the book and the movie– from convergence to portabilityDigital Literacies
Literature and film, the book or the movie ? In order to enjoy the story, do we have to choose one or the other ?Is there a better, a more fortunate approach of the two fields – literature and film ? Which is the best or the fairest in terms of the audience, or in terms of the reader or of the film viewer, when it comes to conveying the meaning ?Has literature,- irrespective of support i.e. books on paper or e-books, irrespective of gender, the classical novel, literature for children, science fiction, novels that mix fiction and history, come back to life or does it sell better since so many feature films, - TV series based on literature books are available via linear media services (the classical TV broadcasting programs) or on non-linear audiovisual media services television (i.e. on-demand audiovisual media services). Does the audiovisual – i.e. moving images and sounds under editorial responsibility of the broadcaster - sell text books better, do things happen the other way round, does it really mater which of the two plays the role of the locomotive ? Yes it make a world of a difference from so many points of view of the audience, as we shall see further on....Just a few examples: the Harry Potter series of fantasy novels and the film series based on the novels, the TV Turkish series broadcast round the world, Suleiman the Magnificent and the novel by André Clot or by Harold Lamb or by Erhan Afyoncu, Catch 22 by Joshph Heller and the movie, a 1970 American black comedy war film adapted from the same name novel, the Agatha Christie famous detective novels and films based on these novels with great detectives Hercule Poirot and Ms. Marple and so many others....
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Matei (căs. Roșu) IuliaSDSLL, Faculty of Letters, UBB, Cluj-Napocaiuliarosu10@yahoo.comFeminine Psycho-Space with A.S.Byatt and Margaret DrabbleThe paper tries to investigate the connection existing between the space surrounding female characters and the panorama of their psyche. Woman’s spatial sensitivity could be viewed from the triangular perspective: biological, interior space (uterus) – female psyche – exterior space (mainly that of the household). Starting from the premise that the sense of female imprisonment derives primarily from her uncontrollable biology, that the uterus is in itself the originary creative cave that gathers all her frustrations and traumas, woman’s psyche tries to reestablish symbolic representations of the interiority of the womb in the exterior spatial coordinates.
Female characters’ life experiences converge either towards their interiority or towards their exteriority. They are either biologically convergent or psychically convergent. From a biological point of view, women repress their wounds under the form of gynecological illness (“A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman”, by Margaret Drabble), headaches (Margaret Drabble’s “The Peppered Moth”, Byatt’s “Possession”) or respiratory afflictions, such as asthma (Drabble’s “The Peppered Moth”). Whereas the correspondent spatial representation of biological forms of repression is the uterine cavity, the spatial coordinates of psychological manifestations are rooms of the household, under the patronage of the emblematically feminine kitchen, a space both claustrophobic and liberating, where the female characters investigated consume their dramas.
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marielleluse nganduInstitut Pedagogique Nationale “I.P.N” kinshasa – R.D Congocreativcongo1@gmail.comCONTACT BETWEEN LANGUAGES WITH CLEAVAGE IN THE LANGUAGE.TOWARDS A RENEWED ANTHROPOLOGYAbstract:
The major aim of this paper is to offer an account of some results of investigations on language contact. I also aim at deconstructing the notion of ‘language contact’ going beyond the notion of ‘contact’. I attempt to analyze contact inside a language rather than contact between languages. This is reflected in the term ‘splitting’, as a way of approaching a new set of issues and breaking new grounds. My empirical base lies beyond an exocentric view whose objective is to capture the essence of mixed languages or the dynamics of multilingual situations. I take an endocentric stance, focused on the construction of signs and the process of construction of meaning within the general space of signification. My further objective is to propose a new dynamic view of semiotics, closely linked to the notions of boundary, system and representations as they are, reconditioned and simultaneously resulting from a predetermined analytic process. This has a potential of coming close to a Humboldtian perspective on the dynamic of languages, and of language.


Keywords : language contact; creation of meaning; dynamics of language; signifying process; linguistic behaviour


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MAUPACHA GABBANAKEMBAMRmaupachekemba35@gmail.comlisner S1
maupacha gabbanakembamrmaupachekemba35@gmail.comlistenhS1
Camelia StefanUniversity of Buchareststef_camelia@yahoo.comLinguistic Innovations in the Swedish Reformation Bible TranslationsThe Protestant Reformation, with its religious and political consequences, was a powerful force behind the consolidation of the modern Swedish state. Thus, in the quest for a national identity, the literary use of the Swedish language became more and more significant. Of great importance is the publication of the New Testament, NT (1526) and Gustav Vasa’s Bible, GVB (1541). Against this background, Äldre Nysvenska ‘Early Modern Swedish’ paves the way for the further establishment of Standard Swedish. Hence, the purpose of this paper is to account for the innovative linguistic features in the Swedish translations of the NT and GVB. The following aspects are taken into consideration: the linguistic implications of the new spelling conventions and the Latin and German influence on sentence and lexical structure. It is argued that the linguistic changes brought about by the Reformation translations of the Bible were a significant achievement in the development of the Swedish language in an attempt to “bring power and concentration to the Word of the Bible, now heard from the pulpits in the language of the country” (Ståhle 1968: 520).S5
MaySrayisahUniversity of Craiovamhsmm.z@gmail.comthe Important of Charles Dickens in Victorian Age
The Importance of Charles Dickens in Victorian Age
Drd. May H. Srayisah
Faculity of Letters
Departement of Anglo-American
and German Studies,
University of Craiova, Craiova, Romania.
Mhsmm.z@gmail.com

Abstract
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) a great author lived in Victorian Age, he wrote his novels more than hundred and fifty years , but are lively entertaining and most conspicuous to the contemporary readers.
The Importance of Charles Dickens in Victorian Age
Drd. May H. Srayisah
Faculity of Letters
Departement of Anglo-American
and German Studies,
University of Craiova, Craiova, Romania.
Mhsmm.z@gmail.com

Abstract
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) a great author lived in Victorian Age, he wrote his novels more than hundred and fifty years , but are lively entertaining and most conspicuous to the contemporary readers. Dickens's social conscience about issues which still trouble us today, education, marriage and divorce, the legal system, the poor and the morally impoverished. His fiction has enthralled generations of readers, besides the wide range of remarkable characters that he created, the social ills are very much criticized. He became the mouthpiece of the weaker.
The aim of this essay is to expose the importance of Charles Dickens in his era, he was an influential participant in social reforms of Victorian England. The essay plans also to point out the bad conditions with the reference to some situations from the novel Little Dorrit. .
Dickens's social conscience about issues which still trouble us today, education, marriage and divorce, the legal system, the poor and the morally impoverished. His fiction has enthralled generations of readers, besides the wide range of remarkable characters that he created, the social ills are very much criticized. He became the mouthpiece of the weaker.
The aim of this essay is to expose the importance of Charles Dickens in his era, he was an influential participant in social reforms of Victorian England. The essay plans also to point out the bad conditions with the reference to some situations from the novel Little Dorrit. .
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Dragos CristianZetuAl. I. Cuza University of Iașid.zetu@yahoo.comLooks and/or Brains? - Women in James Bond moviesVarious critics have analyzed the complexity of Bond Girl portrayals in the long history of the James Bond franchise. Some of them noted that the Bond Girls represented a modernized sexuality, and that they reflected freedom, independence and a new kind of femininity. My paper analyses the representations of women in two Bond movies, Dr. No (1962) and For Your Eyes Only (1981) and attempts to see whether they are affected by the social changes occurring at the time, most notably the Second-wave Feminist movement. My contention is that the assessments above are not accurate and that these characters offer a puzzling ideological challenge to film audience. The Bond Girls in the two movies are objectified images of femininity, instruments of the male gaze and, as British feminist film critic Laura Mulvey suggested, fetishized objects of “to-be-looked-at-ness”. S1
RoscaLaura-CorinaBabes-Bolyai University, Faculty of Letterslauracorinarosca@yahoo.comThe Poetics of Space in the Logic of Artistic Representation. Case study: "Hideous Kinky" by Esther FreudThe mutability and fragility of the postmodern world with its aesthetics of transitivity and preference for synthesis have determined a new analytical paradigm not only against the contemporary cultural context, but also in the field of human experience. The idea of placing the experience of space, one of the key notions of the phenomenology of perception, in a postmodern perspective, as well as that of analysing it aesthetically in relation to the imaginary of femininity as intentionality and significance in the field of artistic and literary representation is the central aim of this paper. Our endeavour is to focus on the spiritual-corporeal articulations of femininity and on the interaction between the subjective and objective elements in the British contemporary novel as well as to exemplify this formal and universal structure by highlighting its main features in the debut novel of British author Esther Freud.

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Anamarija SporcicFaculty of Arts, University of Ljubljanaanamarija.sporcic@ff.uni-lj.siTranscending Gender in Contemporary Science FictionPostgenderism, as an offshoot of transhumanist thought, advocates transcending the gender binary through application of advanced technologies. Due to ethical and moral restraints, postgenderist ideas can currently only be brought to life in works of contemporary science fiction, which, being an example of Baudrillard’s third order simulacra, nevertheless offers unique insight into potentially genderless societies of the future. S1
MariaPoponetUniversitatea Babes-Bolyai maria_pop07@yahoo.comOn the aspectual properties of inchoative verbs that are optionally marked with reflexive morphologyFolli (2002, quoted in Schäfer 2008) argues that inchoative verbs that are optionally marked with the reflexive clitic si in Italian differ aspectually. The verbs are atelic in their unmarked use, and telic in their use with si. Moreover, Folli argues that verbs that never take the reflexive clitic si in Italian show atelic behaviour, and make up the class of degree achievements in this language. In other words, she holds that the clitic si is responsible for verbs’ telicity. In this paper, we argue that in Romanian the clitic se does not separate telic verbs from atelic verbs. Inchoative verbs that are optionally marked with the reflexive clitic se in Romanian do not differ aspectually when modified by in-PPs and for-PPs. Furthermore, in Romanian the clitic se does not make a distinction between degree achievements and punctual achievements.S3
DianaAnitescuUniversity of Bucharestdiana_anitescu@yahoo.comOn the Theory of NominalizationThe paper offers an overview of the main syntactic and semantic analyses of nominalizations from the literature, focusing on –ing deverbal nouns. We will discuss the lexicalist hypothesis put forth by Chomsky (1970), Abney’s (1987) syntactic account of English gerunds and we will adopt a Distributed Morphology (Marantz 1997, 1999, Alexiadou, 1999, Harley, 2008) view on the formation of deverbal nouns. This amounts to saying that vocabulary items are a-categorial roots which acquire a category by merging with a grammatical element, which may be a verbalizer v0, a nominalizer n0 or an adjectivalizer a0. In our case, an abstract root such as kick will combine with a nominalizer to give rise to a nominalization.S3
Alina DanielaSuciuPhD candidatesuciu6alina@yahoo.comThe Self and the Other in Emily Gerard's The Extermination of LoveThe Self and the Other are two dimensions of the human mind which help us exist and interact. A person cannot develop properly and harmoniously unless a social dimension comes along with the personal outlook.The Self and the Other relation refers also to love affairs and we shall analyze the love relationship between the protagonists of the novel The Extermination of Love by Emily Gerard.S2
Dagmara Ga³ajdaInstitute of English, University of Silesia, Polanddagmara.galajda@gmail.comGamification – a way of creating classroom identity?Despite the fact that gamification can be perceived as a controversial issue, there are a number of studies which prove that learners who take part in gamified classes are more motivated and engaged in the learning process. One of the basis of computer/online games is character creation, the procedure which for many players is similar to assuming a new identity, at least during the game. The question is whether choosing/inventing and developing a new/different identity may take place in a gamified language classroom.S4
DiamantCristinaBabes-Bolyai Universitycristina.c.diamant@gmail.com“Singing the Body Electric: A Materialist Feminist Perspective on Posthuman SensualityThe present paper proposes to use materialist feminism and queer theory to discuss the implications of the sensual formational experience which allows Spike, the Robo
Sapiens reduced to a head in the second timeline, to reclaim her corporeality and escape her subaltern condition as an emerging consciousness.
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Simona CatrinelAVARVAREIIon Ionescu de la Brad University of Iașicatrinel_04@yahoo.co.ukA 'Countertenor' Reading Perspective of Property Rights in the Victorian Literary WorldThe key in which the corpus of this paper is to be read comes with the image of the countertenor,the symbol of bordering utterances,both masculine and feminine,somehow organically intertwined,and yet bearers of different polyphonic modulations. The perspective they open is towards the humming rhetoric of an age concerning the birth of the creator as 'author' who uses the literary stage not only to mirror,but also to support and defend notions of property rights and social accountability.S2
PawelZakrajewskiInstitute of English, University of Silesia in Katowice, Polandpawel.zakrajewski@us.edu.plUniversity President’s Welcome Address as an Online Promotional GenreIn the era of omnipresent globalization universities are very often forced to implement numerous marketing strategies in order to promote and at the same time sell their services i.e. courses and programs, to prospective students.
The aim of the presentation is to share the results of the study of linguistic tools of persuasion and advertising which have been implemented in the selected online welcome addresses ( a corpus of over 90,000 running words) of the university presidents of American state universities.
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PredaAlinaBabes-Bolyai Universityalinapreda74@gmail.com The Semantics-Pragmatics Interface of Miscommunication in the Case of the Terms ‘Atheism’ and ‘Atheist’ Debates between people who argue from positions of disbelief and those who profess from positions of belief reveal that the fallacious definition and the erroneous use of the terms ‘atheism’ and ’atheist’ can lead to gross misunderstandings generated at the semantics-pragmatics interface whenever these words feature in utterances that infringe the constraints meant to foster meaningful acts of communication. The aim of this paper is to dismantle the mechanics of miscommunication in such cases, by resorting to etymology, possible worlds semantics, the analysis of factive versus non-factive predication and the Gricean conversational maxims.S3
SuciuMarianBabes-Bolyai Universitysuciu_marian0@yahoo.comChan, a model of Korean American manhood in Marie Lee’s novel, Necessary RoughnessMarie Lee’s novel does not follow the more traditional path, for example becoming notable in the American society through study, but the development of Chan, a Korean youth, through hard work and physical effort, as he wishes to become a soccer player in order to be recognized as a valuable member of society. During his evolution from immigrant to icon, Chan passes through some critical moments that make him want to give up, but the courage characteristic of his wu nature helps him overcome all difficulties and become a true Korean hero. S1
CameliaTeglasBabes-Bolyai Universitycameliateglas@gmail.comEmpowering Identity through WritingWriting endows us with the magical power of transcending our condition and, without exception, by taking the pen women have managed to find a voice of their own.
In her second novel written in English, The Bastard of Istanbul, Elif Shafak ventures, through the numerous female characters that populate the book, not only to empower women, but also to revive the collective memory of her nation, to "re-write" the Turkish national identity.
The aim of this paper is to investigate how the written word gives the author the opportunity to experience life in different terms, to offer other perspectives on facts and emotions, to add a complementary layer to history, to gain and reveal a new sense of self.
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