UPDATE-Globalization, Transnationalism and Narration- Deadline Extended: May 3, 2010

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Dogus University, Department of English Language and Literature
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The English Language and Literature Department of Dogus University is pleased to announce an international conference, Globalization, Transnationalism and Narration, to be held on 24-26 November, 2010 at Doğuş University, Istanbul, Turkey. While grounded in literature, the conference engages the intersections between literature and other disciplinary fields, including history, sociology, politics, anthropology, film studies, gender and cultural studies and how these fields read narrative texts. The keynote speakers are Professor Rey Chow, Anne Firor Scott Professor of Literature, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Duke University and
Professor Suman Gupta, Open University, UK, author of Literature and Globalization.

We are currently soliciting proposals for 20-minute presentations in the conference. Possible topics may include but are not limited to:
globalization as thematized in film and literature
globalization processes and narrative texts
transnational migrations and nation states
transfiction and transnational communities
displacement, dispersion and diaspora
literature of exile
travel literature
inhabiting multiple identities
identities and border crossings: double encounters
gender across borders
colonialism, postcolonialism and nationalism
multiculturalism and narrative

Please submit a proposal of 250 to 300 words, including title, abstract, presenter, academic affiliation, as well as phone and e-mail contact, by May 3, 2010 to Hulya Guler at hguler@dogus.edu.tr. If you are interested in organising a panel or a workshop, please send your proposal to the same address.
Presenters will be notified of acceptance by May 14, 2010.
Selected presentations from the conference will be considered for publication.
Registration fee: 140 USD/ 100 Euro/ 200 TL for academics; 100 TL for graduate students; 100 TL for single-day attendance.
Further information will soon be available on the following website:


Organizing Committee

Assist. Prof. Oya Berk
Assist. Prof. Mine Ozyurt-Kilic
Dr. Amy Newlove Schroeder