1st ICELL, International Conference on English Language and Literature


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Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Stephen Tapscott

Massachutes Institute of Tech., Massachutes, USA

 Stephen Tapscott is a poet whose fields of interest include creative writing (poetry, experimental prose), poetry as a literary genre, and translation. His academic interests include North American writing [especially Walt Whitman, Anglo-American Modernists, writers since WWII], Latin American poetry, world poetries in Russian, German, and Polish; autobiography; gender studies and queer studies; photography and other visual arts.
He’s published five books of poems and a book of criticism (on Walt Whitman and William Carlos Williams). In recent years he’s edited an anthology of Latin American Poetry, and translated books by Pablo Neruda (One Hundred Love Sonnets), Jan Twardowski (God Asks for Love), Wislawa Szymborska (The End and the Beginning), and Gabriela Mistral (Selected Prose and Prose Poems).

Prof. Dr. Adina Ciugureanu

Ovidius University, Constanta, Romania

Professor of English and American Literature at Ovidius University Constanta, Romania. She got her B.A. in English and French and her Ph.D. in English and American literature at the University of Bucharest, Romania. She is the author of High Modernist Poetic Discourse (1997), based on her dissertation. Following a Fulbright research grant in the USA, she published a study on American popular culture seen as a remodeling of European cultural patterns, The Boomerang Effect (2002). More recent publications are Modernism and the Idea of Modernity (2004), Victorian Selves (2004), and Post-War Anxieties (2006). She has also published a large number of articles and essays in volumes and journals at home and abroad. The articles are focused mainly on British and American culture in the nineteenth and twentieth century.

PD. PhD. Mirriam Wallraven

Eberhard Karls University, Tubingen, Germany

 PD Dr. Miriam Wallraven is assistant professor of English Literature at the University of Tübingen, Germany. She holds a PhD in English Literature and teaches literature from the 16th to the 21st century. 
Her current research focuses on modern and postmodern literature, gender studies, religion, spirituality, and literature, narratology, and cultural studies. She is the author of A Writing Halfway between Theory and Fiction: Mediating Feminism from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century (2007) and many articles. Her second book (Habilitation) is Women Writers and the Occult in Literature and Culture: Female Lucifers, Priestesses, and Witches will be published by Routledge in 2015.