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Rethinking Tradition in English Language and Literary Studies

Editor(s): Željka Babić, Tatjana Bijelić
Contributors: Željka Babić, Tatjana Bijelić, Petar Penda, Sanja Josifović-Elezović, Svetlana Mitić, Monika Kragulj,

Book Description

This volume deals with contemporary issues in the field of English studies in order to exchange ideas and experiences across the fields of English language and literary studies, with particular emphasis on cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary issues raised in the fields of culture, linguistics, translation studies and applied linguistics. By juxtaposing traditionalism and contemporaneity as starting points for presentation of research results, the collection critically evaluates the advantages and disadvantages of both and proposes new theoretical and critical paradigms.

The specificity of the book lies in its focusing on the practical criticism and the study of particular linguistic, literary, and cultural phenomena. Insightful, thought-provoking and original chapters raise awareness of the existence of a variety of fresh scholarly research practices in the field of the English language and in literary studies on the whole.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-3178-9
ISBN-10: 1-4438-3178-6
Date of Publication: 01/02/2017
Pages / Size: 300 / A5
Price: £57.99


Željka Babić teaches courses on Anglo-American studies, psycholinguistics, English lexicology and English syntax at the University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and holds an MA and PhD in Linguistics. Her research predominantly lies in connecting various issues of language acquisition, translation studies and psycholinguistics. Her publications include Linguistic Interference and Acquisition of Syntactic and Semantic Structures (2013) and various scientific papers in both national and international journals. She is on the scientific boards of two regional journals, J-FLTAL and ESP Today, and is the President of the Association for the Study of English in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Tatjana Bijelić is an Associate Professor at the University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, having received her PhD in Anglo-American Literature from the same institution in 2007. Her fields of research include modern and contemporary literatures in English, migrant and transnational writing and post-Yugoslav literature. She is a member of the Central European Association for Canadian Studies and the American Studies Association in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is on the editorial boards of the academic journal Filolog and the literary magazine Putevi. Her publications include Matrilinijske relacije u prozi Margaret Atvud [Matrilineal Relations in Margaret Atwood’s Prose] (2012), and three prize-winning poetry collections.

Petar Penda is Associate Professor and Vice Dean for Science and Publishing at the Faculty of Philology, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, having received his PhD in English and American Modernism from the same institution. His main interests include Shakespeare, modernism, contemporary British and American poetry, Medieval English literature, and contemporary theoretical approaches to literary studies. He is on the editorial board of the literary journal Filolog, and is the author of T. S. Eliot: Poetical and Theoretical Contextualisation and Modernist Perspectives: Aesthetics and Ideology of D.H. Lawrence, V. Woolf, and T.S. Eliot (2017) and co-author of Medieval English Literature.