Fifth International Conference on English Language, Literature, Teaching and Translation Studies (CELLTTS)


The Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo, in cooperation with the Society for the Study of English in Bosnia and Herzegovina, is pleased to announce its 5th International Conference on English Language, Literature, Teaching and Translation Studies (5th CELLTTS) which will take place on September 29th-30th, 2023. For the fifth time we invite scholars and experts in their respective fields of research to present and discuss their research findings and exchange experience and ideas with their colleagues from the region and the world.

The 5th conference is a small jubilee for CELLTTS and we decided to mark it by making humour our central topic. An ever-inspiring trait of human creativity, humour has been present in every corner of human existence, be it as an everyday means to entertain, ease the hardships, or as a creative attempt at expressing an opinion regarding different social issues in different forms of art. This year, our goal is to observe humour in the anglophone studies: How has it evolved historically or culturally? What are the latest humour research trends in linguistics? How is humour positioned in literature and culture studies in the world today, a world dominated by hardships, wars, inequality, climate crisis and health hazards? How have subversive and transgressive humour in their various guises been used in drama, poetry, prose, film, TV serials, comics, graphic fiction, popular genres and popular culture and what narratives may become its target? What are the possibilities/limitations of humour translation? How is humour used in the teaching practice? These are some of the questions we intend to explore within this year’s CELLTTS.

We invite researchers and scholars working in the broad area of anglophone studies to submit abstracts for oral presentations based on the (non-exhaustive) list of areas of interest below:

  • Phonetics/Phonology
  • Morphology
  • Syntax
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Semantics
  • Pragmatics
  • Cognitive Linguistics
  • (Critical) Discourse Analysis
  • Stylistics
  • Semiotics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • History of English
  • Contrastive Analysis
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language
  • Language Acquisition
  • Translation Studies
  • Interpretation Studies
  • Literary Theory/ Literary Criticism/ Literary History
  • Cultural Studies
  • Film and Theatre Studies

Venue: Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo

The conference language is English for 15-minute presentations.

 Submission guidelines

Abstracts within 200–250 words should be submitted here or sent electronically, as email attachments (using application form) in Microsoft Word for Windows (.doc or .docx formats) to the Conference’s email address:, with the word ‘Abstract’ as the subject.

Abstracts will be evaluated according to the originality of the theme, clear methodology and theoretical framework, and scholarly contribution of the research.

Deadline for the submission of abstracts (extended): May 31st, 2023

Deadline for the notification of acceptance (extended): June 5th, 2023




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Note that on-site payment is not an option.

The fee covers organisational costs, conference pack, refreshments during coffee breaks, and buffet lunch on September 29th and 30th2023.


After the Conference, a refereed selection of papers will be published as a book of proceedings.

Please visit the conference website for more information.


We are looking forward to welcoming you in Sarajevo!