DECAY, DISEASE, DEATH in Literatures, Cultures, and Languages

University of Opole, 26-28 September 2016


Dear Conference Participants,

Thank you for contributing to our conference academically and socially. We hope you have enjoyed it and will remember that the Institute of English at the University of  Opole organizes similar conferences every two years.

We plan to publish a peer-reviewed collection of materials that have been presented at the conference and thus encourage you to finish and submit your contribution by 28 February 2017.

Please use the formatting guidelines below and follow Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition’s author/date documentation system, and send your submission to Katarzyna Molek-Kozakowska (managing editor)

Depending on the number and thematic range of the contributions, and based on peer review, the editors will decide if the article could be included in a collected monograph. To facilitate the process of editing, please use your introductory section to state explicitly how your submission relates to the conference theme(s) and what field, discipline, or methodology of research it represents.

Alternatively, you might want to submit your study to the open-access periodical published by the Institute of English Explorations: A Journal of Language and Literature (for submission procedure see Please note that the journal does not publish thematic volumes and the decisions on accepting submissions rest with its editors (not conference organizers).

If you have chosen NOT to publish with us, please let us know about your decision, so that we could negotiate with the publisher on an informed basis.

Looking forward to your submission,

3D conference organizers

Formatting Guidelines

Please send your contribution as an email attachment to Katarzyna Molek-Kozakowska Acceptable file formats are Word (.doc or .docx)

Articles should be between 20,000 – 40,000 characters (with spaces) long, including an abstract of 100 – 150 words and 5-6 key words referring to key concepts discussed in the paper.

On the last page of your manuscript, please provide a biographical note of approx. 100 words containing your rank, affiliation, specialization, and most significant publications or current research. Include publication dates for all books. Please specify your current e-mail address following the contributor’s bio.

The author is responsible for ensuring that all necessary permissions are obtained for materials that do not fall under the terms of “Fair Use.” The author is also responsible for ensuring and verifying the accuracy of all quoted materials (including translations).

Follow Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition (2010). Use Chicago-style author/date documentation system. Avoid extended footnotes; instead, place material essential to argument in the text itself. Upon first mention in the text, use an author’s full name; thereafter, use the last name only.

Please use American rather than British spelling, except in quotations. If your article includes text in any other language, provide authoritative translations (or your own) in brackets and identify the translators in the footnote or text. Non-English book or article titles, if needed, should be followed immediately by English translations in brackets. Adhere strictly to the conventions of any foreign language used.

Block or inset prose quotations of eight or more typed lines and poetry of two or more lines. For run-in prose quotations, follow normal practices for initial capitalization regardless of the original; for run-in poetry, retain the original lettering always (with spaces before and after the slashes that separate lines).

Set margins at 2.5 cm for all sides. Double space the entire manuscript, including notes and block quotes. Use Tab key to indent paragraphs.

Use Times New Roman. The main text should be 12 pt type, long citations should be 10 pt type. Use bold for the title of the article and section headings only. Italics can be used in text for highlighting essential information. Do not underline. Use 1 space after periods, colons, commas, and semicolons. For ellipses, type a space between each of the 3 periods (do not allow automatic insertion of graphical ellipses). For an ellipsis following a period, do not put a space between the period and the preceding word.  Use the “Symbols” function to insert foreign language characters.