DEADLINE EXTENDED International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture “Traces of Multiculturalism” 19-20 May 2017/Kaunas, Lithuania

deadline for submissions: 
April 14, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Vytautas Magnus University

In the last decades, the impact of globalization and global capitalism has caused great changes in the texture of cultural practices. Global shifts in the movement of people have especially provided critical spaces for the deconstruction of both essentialist and traditional binary frameworks of ethnicity, race, nation and identity encapsulated in essentialist metanarratives. As a response to the inclusion of many cultures in one homogeneous group, the term multiculturalism has been widely quoted to explain and study the transnational networks and cultural changes on the global scale. Cultural encounters and shocks have increased, and the need for international collaboration is more urgent now than ever because of the global challenges we are all facing. Multiculturalism puts emphasis on diversity and cohesiveness by recognizing that the previous understanding of assimilation or absorption of differences in a melting pot not only distorted but also in many ways served to destroy individuality. Thus, with its varying implications and applications, “multiculturalism” is a contested term in the Humanities which includes those who fall outside the “mainstream” of categories such as gender, sexual orientation, religion, race, geographic origin, ethnicity, and language.

International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture “Traces of multiculturalism” 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.

Selected papers will be published in a volume

A 300-word abstract for a 20-minute paper should be submitted as an email attachment to or In your email, please include your name, affiliation, email address, phone number, title of the paper, and a brief bio data. All participants are requested to complete the registration form at  and the participation fee of the conference should be transferred to the following international bank account under the specific code (LLC 2017 Conference) by APRIL 15, 2017. The fee does not cover accommodation and travel expenses. It covers only the conference pack and refreshments at intervals. 

Registration fee: (participants making presentations): €65 / (students and doctoral students): €50

SEB Bank Account no: LT 04 7044 0600 0284 8625


Should you need further information, please contact the organizers at or visit:

Organizing Committee

Ingrida-Egle Zindziuviene, Vytautas Magnus University (Chair of Organizational Committee)

Milda Danyte, Vytautas Magnus University

Irena Ragaisiene, Vytautas Magnus University

Ertuğrul Koç, Çankaya University

Kristina Aurylaite, Vytautas Magnus University

Jurgita Vaicenoniene, Vytautas Magnus University

Brigita Dimaviciene, Vytautas Magnus University

Philip Glover, Süleyman Demirel University

Mustafa Kirca, Çankaya University

Sule Okuroglu Özün, Süleyman Demirel University

Emilis Kasparas, Vytautas Magnus University

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:


Trauma literature

Multicultural past and present


Nation and Nationality

Multicultural Poetry and Prose

Memory, place and belonging, ethnic, cultural and religious minorities

Policies of diversity

Minority issues, peace and conflict, multicultural education

Drama and Dramaturgy

Contemporary Literature


Classical Literature

Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Literature and History

Language, Power and Ideology

Language Varieties

Literary Criticism

Critical Race Theory

Language, Identity and Culture

Language and Popular Culture

Literature and Film

Language and Power

Language and Gender

Language and the New Media

Language, Culture and Translation

Teaching of Language and Literature

Teaching and Learning of English as a Foreign/ Second Language

Effective Teaching Methodologies in Language and Literature Classrooms

Interdisciplinarity in Language Teaching and Learning

Social, Cultural, and Political Contexts of Language Teacher Education

Collaborations in Language Teacher Education

Practices of Language Teacher Education

The transformative nature of the role of language and communication in human cognition

The analysis of language and language use as providing a window into non-linguistic cognitive processes and structures

Language, linguistic and speech resource development

Evaluation methods and user studies

Text analysis, understanding, summarization and generation

Text mining and information extraction, summarization and retrieval

Text entailment and paraphrasing