Update and Call for Papers



First of all we would like to thank everybody for their patience and understanding when the 41st APEAA Conference at the University of Aveiro had to be cancelled due to the pandemic!

Given the ongoing uncertainty around the Covid pandemic, we have decided the best course of action is to hold the APEAA Conference entirely online, using Zoom. The new date is 21-22 May 2021, during Portuguese working hours.

This is of course disappointing, since we will be unable to see our colleagues face to face to exchange views at greater length, but circumstances dictate this format.


Some practical details:

We would like to ask each of you to help us with the organisation of the conference by sending answers to the following questions to this email address ( dlc-apeaameetingaveiro2020@ua.pt) by 1 March:

1 – Are you still planning to attend the Conference in this online format?

2 – Do you wish to keep the same Abstract? If your Abstract was accepted you do not have to send it again, only confirm it is the same. If you want to introduce changes then please let us know.

3 – If you want to submit a new Abstract, it will have to be considered again through the normal channels. Deadline for submission: 19 April.

4 – Notification of acceptance by 3 May.

5 – We’ve been forced by circumstances to go online. Nevertheless the University still has a number of expenses, for which reason participation in the conference cannot be offered for free. We are therefore prepared to refund half of the registration fee for those who have already paid (unless you specifically inform us by 19 April that this is not necessary). Any new registrations will be at half price. These are then the new registration fees:

Registration Fee (APEAA, SAAS and HELAAS members): 30 Euros
Registration Fee (non-members): 45 Euros
Student fee (APEAA, SAAS and HELAAS members): 15 Euros
Student fee (non-members): 22.50 Euros




The Department of Languages and Cultures at the University of Aveiro is very pleased to announce the 41st Conference of the Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies, which will take place between 21 and 22 May 2021.

Proposals for papers, panels and roundtables are welcome on a wide range of topics that fall within the field of English Studies (literary and cultural studies, postcolonial studies, performance, film and theatre studies, gender and sexuality studies, translation studies, linguistics, language teaching and methodology).

Although the conference programme will take into consideration a plethora of themes and issues anchored in the domain of English Studies, the conference invites proposals imbued with the spirit of the 1920s and the 2020s – inaugural  decades launching a series of social, economic, cultural, scientific, artistic and literary changes shaping the world.


  • ‘The Lost Generation’: Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The (Post)Suffragette Struggle for Women’s Rights
  • The modernist novel and modernist poetry: Virginia Woolf, William Faulkner, James Joyce, Henry James, T. S. Eliot, and Ezra Pound
  • New Woman Fiction
  • The Bloomsbury Group
  • Eugenics and the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan
  • The Immigration Acts of 1917-1924 in the USA
  • Prohibition: The Progressive Era
  • Race, Class and Gender
  • The Influence of Psychoanalysis
  • Social Darwinism


  • Brexit and Ireland: Could the Troubles return?
  • The Post-Brexit Imagination
  • Post-Brexit Literature
  • The Era of “Make America Great Again”


Click here to access information about the keynote speakers.


Find all the Important Dates in Submissions and Registration.


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