ESSE 2020

From 08/31/2020 to 09/04/2020

Lyon - France


Plenary speakers

Sheila Rowbotham
Sheila Rowbotham, who helped to start the women’s liberation movement in Britain, was influenced by the ideas of history from below associated with the History Workshops held at Ruskin College, Oxford. She has written widely on the history of feminism and radical social movements. Her most recent books are Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love (2008), Dreamers of a New Day (2010) and Rebel Crossings: New Women, Free Lovers and Radicals in Britain and the United States (2016). Her memoir of the 1960s, Promise of a Dream, is to be reissued this summer by Verso in their Feminist Classics series.


David Britain
Dave Britain has been Professor of Modern English Linguistics at the University of Bern in Switzerland since 2010, having previously worked in New Zealand and the UK. His research interests embrace language variation and change, varieties of English (especially in Southern England, the Southern Hemisphere and the Pacific), dialect contact and attrition, dialect ideologies, and the dialectology-human geography interface, especially with respect to space/place, urban/rural and the role of mobilities. He is editor of Language in the British Isles (Cambridge University Press, 2007), co-editor (with Jenny Cheshire) of Social Dialectology (Benjamins, 2003), co-author (with Laura Rupp) of Linguistic perspectives on a variable English morpheme: Let’s talk about -s. (Palgrave, 2019) and co-author of Linguistics: An Introduction (with Andrew Radford, Martin Atkinson, Harald Clahsen and Andrew Spencer) (Cambridge University Press, 2nd edition, 2009). Dave was Associate Editor of the Journal of Sociolinguistics between 2008 and 2017.