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NFEAP Summer Conference 2018: The Future of Genres - First Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the 12th annual NFEAP summer conference, which will take place on Thursday the 7th and Friday the 8th of June 2018 at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus), Oslo, Norway.

The theme for the 2018 conference is The Future of Genres. Or, to put it another way, “The Futures of Genre” …

Genre is a vital concept and resource in EAP, and NFEAP 2018 offers opportunities to think about the ongoing, developing relationship between genres, teaching, research and thinking, and how genre innovation can mean teaching innovation (and vice versa). What are the key questions about genre, EAP and teaching at this moment in time, and what might they be in five minutes, five months, five years? How do concepts of genre affect and shape teaching and research now, and how might they in the future?

We welcome work that addresses genre(s) in relation to EAP theory and practice. This may include, for example, genre and voice or position; genre innovation (and innovative genres); genre analysis; the affordances of genres (and their limitations). Genre and its relationship to EAP may be understood broadly.

We invite proposals that explore genre in connection with  EAP concepts; EAP training methods, principles, practices and research; needs analysis, syllabus and materials design, teaching strategies and methodological issues; group/interdisciplinary teaching; critical EAP; e-learning and technology; academic identities; academic literacies; any other relevant topics.

Plenary speakers:

John Swales , University of Michigan, USA 


Christine Tardy , University of Arizona, USA


Carmen Perez-Llantada , University of Zaragoza, Spain


Submission guidelines

Please submit your abstract of no more than 300 words and a biography of no more than 50 words by February 17th, 2018 using the link below. The standard length for presentations is 30 minutes (20 minutes for presentation, plus 10 minutes for discussion). You will be notified of the outcome of the review process by March 17th, 2018. 

Please use this link to submit your proposal. (Her setter jeg inn en lenke fra nettskjema når siden er klar)

The Ann Torday Gulden Scholarship

Ann Torday Gulden has been, for many years, a tireless and vital advocate for EAP in Norway, and this scholarship is named in her honour. This annual scholarship contributes up to 5000 NOK to the expenses of an EAP teacher or researcher to come to the conference and present their work. We seek to support work that is distinctive and original and that exemplifies innovative approaches to EAP theory and practice. It is open to all – please check the box provided in the proposal submission form if you would like to be considered for the scholarship.

Important dates 

  • Registration opens: January 2018
  • Deadline for abstracts: 17 February 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: 17 March 2018
  • Deadline for registration: 19 May 2018
  • Conference programme available: 6 April 2018
  • NFEAP conference 2018: 7-8 June 2018 


The 1700 NOK conference registration fee includes refreshments and lunch for both days of the conference and the conference dinner on Thursday evening.

Please note that the NFEAP is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to assist with conference travel or subsistence.

We would like to thank you in advance for your contribution to the 12th NFEAP summer conference and look forward to having the opportunity to discuss and disseminate your work.

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The 1700 NOK conference registration fee includes refreshments and lunch for both days of the conference and the conference dinner on Thursday evening. 

Please click on this link to register. 

Registration deadline: May 19th, 2018


Kristin Solli
+4767235264 (Office)

Tom Muir
+4767235211 (Office)