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2021-03-05 at 01:08:21
Adriana Vladut from M.A. UBB Cluj-Napoca
will present BEAUTY vs PAROXYSM OF REALITY IN ˮHENRY AND JUNE” BY ANAÏS NIN
Abstract
Beauty and ugliness are both mediated by our inner self, by our subjectivity. Taking this into account, ugliness means lack of beauty. In this study, Platoʼs four types of beauty will be discussed with given examples from Ninʼs text: the physical beauty, the beauty of the soul, the moral beauty and the beauty itself, represented as an ideal. Our endeavour wants to reveal whether beauty and ugliness can reach such a tension that they escalate, on the verge of permutation into their opposing drive. In Anaïs Ninʼs diaristic work, the plurivalent character of beauty is not embodied by one person, but it is fragmented into three sides.
In section
Cultural Studies

2021-03-05 at 11:25:20
DAN HORATIU POPESCU from Partium Christian University
will present PS. Stop Press! I'd walked down to the village to post this...
Abstract
My paper is an attempt at identifying the major features of the practice of post-scriptum in the correspondence of Patrick Leigh Fermor with some of his friends, mainly from Romania and Hungary, and mostly from the years those countries belonged to the Soviet Bloc. The investigation is based on the already published volumes of selected letters of the author, edited by Adam Sisman in 2016 and 2018, respectively, and also on documents from personal collections we have had access to in the last five years. Is the post-scriptum the classical addition meant to shed more light on the body text of the letter, therefore underlining its provisional and amendable status? Or has it changed to a cliff-hanger, marking the origin of a future textual production, either a recycling or a sequel? Such questions and others of the kind will be addressed with a view to enlarge the knowledge on both this particular issue/topic and a certain historical period.
In section
British and Commonwealth Literature

2021-03-06 at 08:55:11
Gherdan Maria Elena from University of Oradea
will present Assessing language students in other ways than testing
Abstract
At a time when we face one of the major challenges to which we need to provide solutions, teachers have to be creative and sometimes adopt changes that are outside their comfort zone. Testing students has become stressful and problematic. The paper will identify alternative ways of testing, discussing ways teachers can effectively evaluate learners in the language class. Experimenting with modern ways of assessment will also be looked at with strategies including the on-line medium of testing.
In section
Teaching English as a Foreign Language

2021-03-08 at 11:33:18
Anemona Alb from University of Oradea
will present Sharing and All Things Evanescent: an analysis of Beth O'Leary's "The Flat Share"
Abstract
The paper sets out to identify and analyze the salient chrono-topes of the postmodern 'Self', as apparent in Beth O'Leary's "The Flat Share" (2019).
In section
Cultural Studies