7th International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture

“Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University and Çankaya University invite proposals for the 7th International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture

“Mapping Cultural Identities: Translations and Intersections”

We are honoured to announce the 7th International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture “Mapping Cultural Identities: Translations and Intersections” organized jointly by “Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University (Bucharest, Romania) and Çankaya University (Ankara, Turkey). This International Conference is an annual, peer-reviewed academic event and comprehensive venue for the free exchange and dissemination of ideas on literary, language, and cultural studies. It is held at a different university each year, and attended by scholars from around the world as well as around the hosting country. This year the conference will be hosted by “Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University on May 25-26, 2018 in Bucharest. The conference covers a wide range of subjects in literary, cultural, and language studies, and welcomes presentations dealing with new interdisciplinary perspectives on these fields, contemporary social and cultural issues, and other areas of investigation. Each year we choose the conference theme among a large variety of topics that include English and Comparative Literature, Literary Theory, Literary Translation Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, English Language Teaching and Education, with a particular focus on contemporary discussions on gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, diaspora, nationalism. This year the theme of the conference is “Mapping Cultural Identities: Translations and Intersections”. We aim to bring together young scholars and graduates researching the intersections of cultural studies, imagology and translations, with a focus on cultural images constructions, various ways of approaching the concept of ethnicity and translation practices in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere of “Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University in Bucharest. To this end, there is no registration fee to present at this year’s conference. All submissions to the conference are reviewed by at least two independent peers for technical merit and content, and the papers presented at the conference will be published in a volume. For further information, please visit the conference page at www.elts.cankaya.edu.tr and/or http://limbi-straine.ucdc.ro/llc-bucharest.php

7th International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture “Mapping Cultural Identities: Translations and Intersections” 25-26 May 2018/Bucharest, Romania
www.elts.cankaya.edu.tr
contact email: LLC2018Conference@gmail.com
Conference venue: “Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University, 176, Splaiul Unirii, District 4, Bucharest, Romania
Call for papers
This two-day International Conference brings together scholars and graduates researching the intersections of cultural studies, imagology and translations, with a focus on cultural images constructions, various ways of approaching the concept of ethnicity and translation practices in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere of “Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University in Bucharest.
In the context of globalization, the issue of cultural identity has aroused increasing attention. Cultural Translation, as means of cultural (de)construction supports the cultural differences and enriches both cultural identities. We encourage the cultural identity approach to translation, in expectation of treating ethnic cultural identity construction from a wider perspective, measuring the literary reception, investigating different layers of cultural identities and revealing both self-images and the images of the Other.

International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture intends to blur the limits of conventional discourses and approaches, and features densely theoretical and analytical writing that focuses on the aspects of English language and literature in any or all possible contexts, employing interdisciplinary approach to address / approach the research problems with methods of and insights borrowed from multiple disciplines. The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers, scholars and students from all areas of language, literature, culture and other related disciplines. You may participate as panel organizer, presenter of one paper, chair a session, or observer. All submissions to the conference will be reviewed by at least two independent peers for technical merit and content.

A 200-word abstract and 5 keywords for a 20-minute paper should be submitted as an email attachment to LLC2018conference@gmail.com. In your email, please include your name, affiliation, email address, phone number, title of the paper, abstract, 5 keywords and a brief bio data. All participants are requested to submit a proposal by April 20, 2018.
The papers presented at the conference will be published in a volume.

Please register here

Should you need further information, please contact the organizers at LLC2018conference@gmail.com or visit http://limbi-straine.ucdc.ro/llc-bucharest.php

Onorina Botezat, Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University
Mustafa Kirca, Çankaya University (mkirca@cankaya.edu.tr)
Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

Anthropology and ethnography in cultural studies
Classical Literature
Collaborations in Language Teacher Education
Contemporary Literature
Critical Race Theory
Cultural identity
Culture and the social construct of gender
Diasporic Literature
Drama and Dramaturgy
Effective Teaching Methodologies in Language and Literature Classrooms
Interdisciplinarity and multiculturalism in Translation
Interdisciplinarity in Language Teaching and Translation
Intersectionality and Identity Politics
Intersections of the translations and cultural studies in literary reception
Language and Gender
Language and Popular Culture
Language and Power
Language and the New Media
Language Varieties
Language, Culture and Translation
Language, Identity and Culture
Language, Power and Ideology
Literary Criticism
Literature and Film
Literature and Gender
Literature and History
Literature and Other Arts
Machine learning for natural language
Media
Medieval and Renaissance Literature
Memory, place and belonging, ethnic, cultural and religious minorities
Multicultural past and present
Multicultural Poetry and Prose
Nation and Nationality
Overlapping culture-areas
Poetry and Prose
Policies of diversity
Practices of Language Teacher Education
Social, Cultural, and Political Contexts of Language Teacher Education
Teaching of Language and Literature
Text analysis, understanding, summarization and generation
Text mining and information extraction, summarization and retrieval
The analysis of language and language use as providing a window into non-linguistic
cognitive processes and structures
The Knowledge Base of Language Teacher Education
The transformative nature of the role of language and communication in human cognition
Transculturalism
Translating human values and social traditions
Translation Studies
Women’s Writings
This International Conference is an annual academic event organized by Cankaya University in Ankara. This year the conference will be organized jointly by “Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University (Bucharest, Romania) and Cankaya University (Ankara, Turkey); and it will be hosted by “Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University in Bucharest on May 25-26, 2018

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