Call for Papers | Inquiries: Doing Research in the Humanities





14-15th June 2024

Department of English Literatures and Cultures Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences University of Pécs

The Doctoral School in Literary Studies, the PhD Program in English, Irish, and American Literatures and the Department of English Literatures and Cultures at the University of Pécs, the organisers of Inquiries, invite PhD scholars to present on the methodological issues of their individual research for the PhD. The topics to be covered by the presentations should belong to the general field of the humanities and discuss the difficulties the presenter faces or faced when working towards the PhD.

Topics may include, but are not restricted to, the following:

  • understanding and working with social, cultural, political contexts in the humanities
  • use value of theoretical concepts and protocols of reading
  • mediatised access (manuscripts, databases, digital corpora)
  • questions of reading and interpretation
  • historical, cultural, social, political differences informing research.

Abstracts of 250 words for 20-minute presentations, together with a short bio of 80 words, should be sent to by 15th February. Notification of acceptance should come no later than 15th March 2023.

Confirmed plenaries:

  • Tamás Bényei, gen. ed. Az angol irodalom története [The History of English Literature], 7 vols, Budapest: Kijárat, 2020-.
  • Zoltán Varga Z., project manager for “Hungarian Literature as World Literature” (NKFI-EPR project, OTKA K138668)

Call for Papers (pdf)