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Department of Foreign Languages,

Faculty of Humanities,

University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”, Albania


Kindly invite you to participate in:

The Fourth International Conference on Language, Literary and Cultural Studies


Challenges and Perspectives in Language, Literary and Cultural Studies in the Technological Era

9 November 2019

Deadline for abstract submissions: 5 October 2019


Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going to. It gives you the opportunity to explore people, cultures, trends and everything else related to it. In the era of technology, free movement and globalization, the world has become a smaller and more accessible place to everyone, no matter what language they speak or what nationality they belong to. This is because languages travel the world and travelling is something everyone longs for, finds appealing and intriguing, and, above all, rewarding

How difficult or enjoyable is this journey? What linguistic and cultural challenges do we face? How do international languages influence culture, communication and education in the modern times when students or staff mobility in the framework of the various educational programmes has brought cultures and education systems of different countries closer than ever? What are the forthcoming perspectives?

We invite colleagues, scholars, professionals and students to join us in the reconsideration of  past and present relations and encounters of English with other languages and cultures as represented in literature, cultural studies and other related areas of study.

Some possible topics the conference aims at addressing include:

  • Culture and the social construct of languages
  • Speaking English: the most efficient passport for mobility
  • The influence of languages and culture on the FL learner
  • Critical literary theory and cultural identity
  • Translation and media
  • E-learning and new teaching trends in the technological era
  • Language, identity and culture
  • Diversity in gender studies
  • Language, power and ideology
  • Overlapping culture areas
  • Translation and Cultural studies in literary reception
  • New perspectives in interpretation studies

A special session will be dedicated to student presentations.

Proposals are welcome from but not limited to:

  • Language Studies
  • Intercultural Communication
  • World literature/ Literary Criticism
  • Translation/ Interpretation studies
  • Comparative linguistics/Corpus linguistics
  • Gender studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Media studies.
  • FLT (Foreign Language Teaching)
  • FSP (Foreign Language for Specific purposes)

We encourage proposals to explore these topics from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives.

Proposals will be peer reviewed by a panel of experts.

A selection of papers will be published after the conference.

Keynote speaker: Prof. UZ, dr hab. Marek Smoluk, Zielona Góra University, Poland

Language of the conference:

The official language of the conference is English.

Proposals are invited for 15-20 minutes paper/ppt presentations (followed by 5-10 minutes’ discussion) in English, in any of the topic areas listed above or other relevant areas.

Please send your abstracts (150- 200 words) for papers (20 min) as an MS word in attachment to the following email addresses by 30 September 2019:

The registration fee for participation in the conference is 20 euros and includes conference materials (conference folder, book of abstracts with an ISBN, certificate, publication of selected papers and refreshments during session breaks.)

Students are excluded from the fee.

For more information, please visit the conference website,

We look forward to receiving your proposal.

Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr. Roland Zisi, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”, Albania

Assoc. Prof. Aleks Trushaj, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”, Albania

Assoc. Prof. Armela Panajoti, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”, Albania

Assoc. Prof. Meri Gjoleka, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”, Albania

Assoc. Prof. Veneranda Hajrulla, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”, Albania

Assoc. Prof. Bledar Toska, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”, Albania

Assoc. Prof. Kozeta Hyso, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”, Albania

Assoc. Prof. Frosina Londo (Qyrdeti), University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”, Albania

Prof. Vesna Lopicic, University of Nis, Serbia

Prof. Maria Luisa Maggioni, Università Cattolica del S. Cuore, Italy

Assoc. prof. Slavka Tomascikova, Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Slovakia

Assoc. prof. Loredana Punga, West University of Timisoara, Romania

Assoc. prof. Marija Krivokapic, University of Montenegro

Dr. José Igor Prieto Arranz, University of the Balearic Isles, Spain

Dr. Ilda Kanani, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”, Albania

Dr. Zamira Alimemaj, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”, Albania

Dr. Ledina Merkaj, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”, Albania


Organizing Committee

Assoc. Prof. Armela Panajoti

Dr. Ilda Kanani

Dr. Ledina Merkaj

Assoc. Prof. Veneranda Hajrulla

Dr.Zamira Alimema

Assoc. Prof. Meri Gjoleka

Adriana Gjika

Fjona Çukani