National Forum for English Studies
A biannual conference organised in collaboration with The Swedish Society for the Study of English (SWESSE), a national, academic society of researchers and teachers of English at Swedish universities.
In a global context of rising nationalism and populism, of closing borders and faltering supranational arrangements, what is the role reserved for English? Following Brexit, are we to expect a shift in the symbolic status of the English language and its culture at a European and national level? What can English Studies as an academic field offer society in this context? As the intellectual and professional expectations of students of English change, how is the discipline of English Studies to rethink its purpose and future? The conference will offer an opportunity for teachers and researchers in linguistics, literature, and pedagogy to reflect on these and other questions of relevance to the study of English in Sweden today.