International Henry James Conference, 9-10 May 2013

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Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey
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The Department of American Culture and Literature, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey, is pleased to announce its "International Henry James Conference," which will be held on 9-10 May 2013, at Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey. As a prolific writer of his time, Henry James's writings cover a wide range of genres and modes that include fiction, drama, non-fiction, travel, criticism and letters, and today he remains a compelling literary presence for research, criticism, and film as well as stage adaptations. Therefore, it is expected that, during this two-day international conference, Henry James and his work will be addressed and discussed through multiple and interdisciplinary approaches, and the following topics among others may be suggested for papers:

• Henry James and the Art of the Novel
• Henry James and the Art of Short Fiction
• Henry James and the Theater
• Henry James on Stage and Screen
• Social Realism in Henry James
• Henry James's Narrative Techniques
• Henry James: Sources and Influences
• Class and Politics in Henry James
• Gender Relations in Henry James
• Sexuality in Henry James
• Henry James and Popular Culture
• Henry James and Imperial Ideology
• Henry James as the "Interpreter of His Generation"
• Henry James as a Literary Critic
• Henry James as an Art Critic
• Henry James's Autobiographical Writings
• Henry James's Travel Writings
• Henry James's Letters
• International Reception of Henry James
• Americanness and Europeanness in Henry James
• Contemporary Critical Approaches to Henry James
• Culture and Power in Henry James
• Intertextuality in Henry James
• Henry James and Orientalism

200-word abstracts for 20-minute individual papers, written in single-space and Times New Roman font 12, are welcome together with a short biographical note, including institutional affiliation, address, e-mail, fax and telephone numbers. Please send abstracts and the required information as e-mail attachments to Dr. Berkem Gurenci Saglam, Department of American Culture and Literature, Faculty of Science and Letters, Baskent University, Baglica Campus, 06810 Ankara, Turkey. E-mail:
Deadline for abstracts: 15 November 2012.
Notification of acceptance: 30 December 2012
Further information concerning plenary speakers, accommodation, travel, conference program and other details will be available in due course on the conference website: