Deadline for proposals:25 February 2011

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Denizli, Turkey
2nd International
Symposium of Western Cultural and Literary Studies

5-6-7 October 2011

The BAKEA Symposium welcomes papers and panel proposals from the researchers in the fields of English, American, French and German Cultures and Literatures

Literature, Medvedev argued, not only participates in the social process, it is in and of itself a special social entity. "Literature enters into the milieu of ideological activity as one of its autonomous branches, occupying a special place in it as a set of distinctively organized verbal productions with the structure of a kind specific and peculiar to such productions alone. This structure, as of any other ideological structure, refracts the generative process of socioeconomic existence, and does so in its own peculiar way…. In its content, literature reflects the ideological purview, i.e., other, unartistic (ethical, cognitive, etc.) ideological formations" (27-29).
This conference solicits proposals for papers by researchers and scholars in the fields of English, American, French and German Cultures and Literatures that examine the role of ideology in literature and the relationship between ideology and literature to be presented at a 3-day- conference on October 5-6-7, 2011, Pamukkale University in Denizli, Turkey.
The BAKEA Symposium welcomes papers and/or panel proposals that cover, though not limited to, one or more of the following topics:
Ideology and discourse/narrative - Ideology and violence - Ideology and body - Ideology and space - Ideology and translation - Ideology and language - Ideology and education - Ideology and culture - Ideology and author - Ideology and art - Ideology and politics - Ideology and sex/gender - Ideology and representation of good/evil - Ideology and fantasy - Ideology and mythology - Ideology and race - Ideology and modernism/postmodernism - Ideology and colonialism/postcolonialism - Ideology and civilisation
Deadline for proposals:
25 February 2011

Please send a 200-250 word-abstract with a short bio by
25 February 2011 as Word-file attachment to one of the following addresses:,
Registration Fee:
For lecturers 250 TL / € 125
For Research Assistants and Postgraduate students 220 TL / € 110
Deadline for registration is 17 June 2011
The registration fee covers the symposium pack, three lunches and three dinners during the symposium including the Gala dinner, coffee, tea and refreshments, the sightseeing tour after the symposium and the symposium book of selected papers. The fee does not cover the accommodation expenses.

Organising Committee
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul İşler
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nurten Sarıca
Assist. Prof. Dr. Meryem Ayan
Assist. Prof. Dr. Şeyda İnceoğlu
Assist. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Sarıca
Assist. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ali Çelikel
Assist. Prof. Dr. Cumhur Yılmaz Madran
Lecturer Nevin Usul
Lecturer Ali Güven
Re. Assist. Baysar Tanıyan
Re. Assist. Selime Soyuçok
Re. Assist. Reyhan Özer Tanıyan

The accepted paper will be announced on 15 April 2011.