International Graduate Student Conference

May 6-7, 2024 Hybrid

This conference aims to provide a platform for graduate students to present and discuss their research in English Studies, focusing on the role of discourse in language, literature, and cultural representation. Objectives include fostering interdisciplinary conversations, bringing together students and scholars from various English Studies disciplines, and encouraging critical analyses of language impact on societal norms, values, and cultural narratives. To actively encourage student participation and engagement, the conference is offered free of charge.

Contributions are invited that align with but are not limited to the following thematic areas: linguistics (pragmatics, discourse analysis, media linguistics), literary studies (narratives and discourse in literature, postcolonial discourse, critical theory and discourse), cultural studies (discourse and culture, discourse and identity, representation in popular culture), cross-disciplinary approaches (intersections of language, literature, and culture; multimodal discourse analysis).


Ruth Breeze
University of Navarra, Spain
Kotryna Garanašvili
University of East-Anglia, England
Rita Juknevičienė
Vilnius University, Lithuania
Mark Pass
UK Embassy Vilnius, Lithuania
Ovidiu Ivancu
Vilnius University, Lithuania
Davide Castiglione
Vilnius University, Lithuania
Emily J. Hicks
U.S. Embassy Vilnius, Lithuania
Conference Programme


Keynote presentation

10:00 – 11:00

Ruth Breeze (University of Navarra, Spain)

Panel Discussion

17:00 PM – 18:00 PM

Mark Pass (UK Embassy Vilnius, Lithuania )

Ovidiu Ivancu (Vilnius University, Lithuania )

Davide Castiglione (Vilnius University, Lithuania )

Emily J. Hicks (U.S. Embassy Vilnius, Lithuania )

Conference Workshop 1

09:00 – 10:00

Rita Juknevičienė (Vilnius University, Lithuania )

Conference Workshop 2

10:00 – 11:00

Kotryna Garanašvili (University of East-Anglia, England)


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