The English Department of Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania has the pleasure to invite you to the 9th edition of its biennial international conference

Constructions of Identity 9:
New World – New Ideas

October 27-28, 2017
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

In its 20-year long  history this conference has contributed significantly to research in literature  and linguistics under its overarching main theme of how language, literature  and philology research itself shape people’s perception of the world, of otherness, and ultimately, of themselves. This year we welcome contributions that are not shy of experimenting with new and fresh perspectives, as we hope that our sessions will prove successful in providing the opportunity for lively exchange of new ideas and building future research partnerships

A selection of peer-reviewed papers will be published in an ISSN Conference Proceedings volume (in PDF format) at Presa Universitară Clujeană publishing house which has national CNCS accreditation.

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Conference sessions

  1. Gendered Identities in Anglophone Literatures
  2. Otherness and Identity in Victorian and Neo-Victorian Literature
  3. The Syntax- Semantics- Pragmatics Interface 
  4. Internet Linguistics
  5. Language Contact Phenomena
  6. CEFR in Language Teaching and Assessment


Confirmed keynote speakers

Dame Marina Warner
Birkbeck College, University of London
All Souls College, University of Oxford

Codrin Liviu Cuţitaru
Al.I. Cuza University of Iaşi

Adina Dragomirescu
University of Bucharest (Faculty of Letters)
“Iorgu Iordan – Al. Rosetti” Institute of Linguistics

Conference fee

The general conference fee is 250 lei (about 60 €).

This includes:

  • participation costs,
  • coffee breaks,
  • lunches on Friday and Saturday,
  • the publication in the conference volume.

Online conference fee payment – click here.

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Registration is closed.


Deadline for proposals extended to: 25 September 2017.
Registration deadline extended to: 15 October 2017.