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ICS 4 (2019)

ICS4 Call for Papers

 

FOURTH INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION STYLES CONFERENCE (ICS4) 12-13 November 2019, Krosno, Poland

 

CONFERENCE PROFILE

Communication Styles conference is the fourth in the series of biannual conferences which were initiated in 2013 and took place in Krosno in Poland. So far  the conferences have a publication record with a collection of articles entitled Culture’s Software: Communication Styles (Cambridge Scholars 2015), a special issue of the Styles of Communication journal (9:1; 2017) and an issue of Tertium Linguistic Journal (3.1; 2018).

This time we would like to invite international scholars to a themed conference, the focus of which will be

Communication Styles 4 – Radical Thought – Radical Language - Radical Communication Style   

The conference aims at shedding light on the trend to radicalize language in connection with radical political, social or religious ideas/ideologies across discourses genres and media, between individuals and groups, between the present and the past, between the culture specific and the universal, in conflict and dialogue as well as in the following spheres:

  • public and private discourse
  • political language 
  • intercultural and cross-cultural communication
  • aggressive and polite communication (netiquette)
  • vulgarisms and taboos
  • political correctness as a means to alleviate radicalism
  • persuasion
  • folklore
  • creativity, metaphor and art
  • humour – corrective and benevolent- satire, parody, irony 
  • family and between genders
  • business communication
  • translating radical texts

 

Conference language: English

Special, organized thematic sessions are invited too.

 

CONFIRMED PLENARY SPEAKERS:

Professor Piotr Chruszczewski, University of Wrocław, and Dr Aleksandra Knapik, Committee of Philology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wrocław Branch, Poland

Professor Helga Kotthoff, University of Freiburg, Germany

Professor Giselinde Kuipers, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

 

PAPER PROPOSALS with a maximum 300-word abstract and the registration form should be sent via the following google form: not later than 30 August 2019. Acceptance notifications will be sent by 20 September 2019.

 

PUBLICATION:

Peer reviewed papers will be published in a special issue of Tertium Linguistic Journal in early 2020.

 

CONFERENCE FEES

Regular participants: 400 PLN (or 100 euro).

Doctoral students: 300 PLN (or 75 euro)

Accompanying persons fee: 300 PLN (or 75 euro)

All fees (in Polish zloties) must be transferred to the bank account of Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa in Krosno (Krosno State College) by 15 October 2019. The bank account will be provided in the second circular.

The conference fee covers the conference dinner, conference materials, refreshments during sessions, sightseeing of nearby tourist highlights, and publication of selected papers.

 

CONFERENCE VENUE

The College is a small but vibrant academic institution, with excellent conference facilities and enthusiastic staff, located in a picturesque Renaissance town in south-eastern Poland (see a video clip: http://www.krosno.pl/en/about-town/multimedia/video/art10.html). The college is a partner institution of the Jagiellonian University of Kraków, which is the oldest Polish university also ranked as the best one in the country.

 

BOARD OF ORGANISERS

Professor Dorota Brzozowska, Opole University, Poland 

Dr Władysław Chłopicki, Jagiellonian University, Kraków and Krosno State College, Poland

Professor Jan Chovanec, University of Brno, Czechia

Professor Delia Chiaro, University of Bologna, Italy

Professor Piotr Chruszczewski, University of Wrocław, Poland

Dr Liisi Laineste, Estonian Literary Museum, Tartu, Estonia

Professor Villy Tsakona, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

 

CONFERENCE SECRETARY AND CONTACT

Anna Rewiś-Łętkowska: krosno.conference.2013@gmail.com

 

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