The 24th Symposium of Students in English

will be organised by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures on 12-13 April 2019. 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.

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).

The bulk of the organisation is usually done by our student organisers, who bring in their enthusiasm, their brilliant ideas, and their very hard work. This means the symposium is usually as good as our students are, and fortunately that is good news!

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. There are also plenty of opportunities for social interaction. Evening events draw on our students’ many talents, which range from theatre to music and from dance to creative writing.

Registrations are now open.

Publication

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.

Volunteering

WE ARE LOOKING FOR STUDENT ORGANISERS who can help with any aspect of the organisation of the student symposium, from planning the event to coffee-making and from producing brilliant ideas to picking up guests at the railway station. What you need is enthusiasm, commitment and imagination.

For further information, please contact studentsymposium.tm@gmail.com.