Language, Literature, Process 2023

Jezik, književnost, proces 2023. - Filozofski fakultet Univerziteta u Nišu

21. i 22. april 2023. godine

Ćirila i Metodija 2, 18105 Niš, Srbija

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Niš

Ćirila i Metodija 2, 18105 Niš

April 21st and 22nd 2023 | Niš, Serbia


On behalf of the LLP Organizing Committee, it is our pleasure to send you the first Call for Papers containing information on the forthcoming conference Language, Literature, Process, organized by the Faculty of Philosophy in Niš.

Since early 2020, we have been witnesses, actors and victims of rapid changes on a global scale. The consequences of the socio-economic and political crises seemingly driven by the global pandemic have been becoming more visible. The very act of venturing into ontological explorations of various aspects of contemporaneity might be deja vu, overdramatized and reminiscent of the early twentieth century. The processes underlying socio-political and economic changes have been the subject of research in social sciences and humanities throughout centuries, and they are particularly perceptible in language and literature. Their various aspects are inherent to both language and literature. In language, these changes are traced in the field of synchrony and diachrony at almost all grammatical levels, from the phonetic to the phonological, the morphological through morphosyntactic and syntactic, and they are visible in the discourse.

If processual exploration is not long overdue in the post-pandemic times, riddled with war, socio-economic crises and overall uncertainty, we invite you as academics to participate in panels and discussions designed to provide an overall (processual) framework that describes these processes of contemporaneity - in language, literature and society overall.

The following panels will be accepting submissions:


Assoc. Prof. Branimir Stanković

The process of grammaticalization in languages: The panel investigates the processes of phonological, morphological, syntactic and semantico-pragmatic changes that occur during the grammaticalization of lexical items into grammatical markers. (Submissions in English and Serbian will be considered.)

Asst. Prof. Aleksandra Janić

Innovations in the Processes of Creating Words, New Meanings, and Their Use: The panel aims to explore new derivational processes in Serbian (as well as contrastively), new derivational morphemes, new meanings derived via metaphoric and metonymic processes, and morphological and other specificities of their use. (Submissions in Serbian and English will be considered.)

Asst. Prof. Nina Manojlović

The Process of Routinization of Non-literal Expressions: The panel aims to explore the complexity of identification (and interpretation) of metaphoric expressions (as well as other cases of non-literal use of language) in relation to different registers, cultures and communities. (Submissions in English and Serbian will be considered.)

Asst. Prof. Marta Veličković

Context-sensitive Processes: Exploring the Link between Pragmatics and Other Linguistic Theories: The panel aims to explore the various processes involved in the interaction between pragmatics and other theoretical and practical disciplines, including but not limited to, pragmatics and the cognitive sciences, pragmatics and translation studies, pragmatics and the theories of humor, as well as pragmatics and foreign/native language teaching. (Submissions in English and Serbian will be considered).


Assoc. Prof. Ana Kocić Stanković

The Process of Adaptation in Literature and Culture: The panel aims to explore the multifaceted contemporary phenomenon of adaptation, its importance, impact and manifestations in Anglo-American literature and culture. (Submissions in English and Serbian will be considered.)

Asst. Prof. Mirjana Bojanić Ćirković

Contemporary Paradigms of Literary Process Analysis: Process, the key concept in literary communication, permanently and equally inspires authors and interpreters of literature to explore cognitive phenomena of its shaping and reception. The panel explores the literary process in the broadest sense, from the vantage point of contemporary cognitive-psychological, cognitive-narratological and other methodological approaches. The literary corpus may include national (Serbian) literature or world literature. (Submissions in English and Serbian will be considered.)

Asst. Prof. Vladimir Đurić

Literature and Creation: Processes of Integration and Disintegration: The panel examines various poetic and narrative processes with emphasis on the process of changes in shaping and disfiguring the poetic subject, novel character, plot, narrative flow, etc. (Submissions in English and Serbian will be considered.)

Assoc. Prof. Milena Kaličanin

The Phenomenon of Transformation in Literature and Culture: The panel focuses on the explorations of the complex phenomenon of transformation, particularly its diverse forms, contexts and representations in Anglo-American literature and culture. (Submissions in English and Serbian will be considered.)


Asst. Prof. Neven Obradović

The panel aims to explore the following topics: Contemporary media and the information process; Ethical and legal issues and the processes of media digitalization; Historical processes in the contemporary media-mirror; The influence of digital platforms on the process of political communication; New media forms and their influence on the process of contemporary cultural changes. (Submissions in English and Serbian will be considered.)


Asst. Prof. Milan Jovanović

The panel aims to explore both: (1) the role and significance of the specific processes (e.g. causation, argumentation, learning, moral reasoning, deliberation, etc.) within different fields of philosophy, as well as (2) the general processes within contemporary philosophy (meaning: theoretical and methodological trends). (Submissions in English and Serbian will be considered.)


Asst. Prof. Bojana Pucarević

Communities are exempt from global trends, and they are more sensitive than ever to all the changes taking on all around them right now. Their ability to develop is greatly influenced by the setting of current affairs, hence the following subtopics will receive special emphasis in this panel: Modifications to traditional social work practices and the process of digitizing social work; The process of adjusting social policy and social work to demographic changes (population aging, increase in life expectancy, drop in mortality, reduced birth rate, migration); Environmental instability process and social work (“green social work“). (Submissions in English and Serbian will be considered.)

The conference languages are English and Serbian, for 15-minute presentations followed by 5 minutes of discussion time. Detailed technical guidelines regarding this aspect of the conference will be sent the first week of April 2023. If you would like to participate, please fill in the registration form available HERE.

Application form should be submitted no later than 20th February 2023. More information is available on the website Language, Literature, Process.

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed and assessed according to their compatibility with the conference topic, academic merit, topic originality, approach and research. Notification of acceptance will be sent by the middle of March 2023. A selection of papers will be published after the conference in a peer-reviewed academic journal. A single author can submit only one abstract, either for a single-authored or a co-authored paper, with no more than two co-authors.

The conference fee is 40 Euros (also payable in dinars), covering organizational costs and the costs of the conference proceedings. The conference fee in dinars is payable to the Faculty of Philosophy Niš bank account 840-1818666-89, reference number 74212125, the purpose of payment: conference fee for the conference “Language, Literature, Process”, and in euros to the Faculty of Philosophy Niš account 500100-100146351 (SWIFT MESSAGE MT103-EUR IBAN: RS35840000000024379041).

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Niš!

Best regards,

Sanja Ignjatović and Ivana Mitić

Language, Literature, Process Conference Organizing Committee