9th International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture “Risk and Safety” June 2021

deadline for submissions: 
March 9, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
University of Białystok (Poland) and Çankaya University (Turkey)

Dear Colleagues,

We must sadly confirm the rescheduling of the 9th International Conference on Language, Literature and Culture and Crossroads III Conference due to the ongoing COVID-19 developments. While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests and community very seriously.

Having spent the past few months preparing for the conference we are genuinely upset and disappointed not to be able to host you at this time. We want to thank you for your interest in our event and we fully intend to host it in June 2021. Your registration will automatically be applied to the rescheduled event. We will get back to you with more information on specific dates in the nearest future.

We know this is a very challenging time for everyone, and appreciate your understanding and support. We look forward to meeting you in Białystok in June 2021. Until then, stay safe and healthy!

Anna Maria Karczewska (chair)

Mustafa Kirca (co-chair)



We are honored to announce the 9th International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture and Crossroads III Conference. This combined conference is organized jointly by the University of Białystok (Poland) and Çankaya University (Ankara, Turkey) in June 2021 in Białystok, Poland, and the topical theme of the conference will be “Risk and Safety” in different areas of human sciences. Selected papers presented at the conference will be published in a volume of the Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (ISSN 1309-6761) https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/cankujhss

This international conference is a peer-reviewed academic event and comprehensive venue for the free exchange and dissemination of ideas on language, translation, literary and cultural studies, and aims to bring together scholars and graduates researching the intersections of these fields in the welcoming atmosphere of the University of Białystok in Poland. 

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Gerd Bayer, Friedrich–Alexander University Erlangen–Nürnberg

Dr. Anna Barcz, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich

We deem this year’s theme covers a wide variety of interdisciplinary studies. Topics might include but are not limited to:

 representations of natural and anthropogenic catastrophes and ecological transformation in literature,

 literary disaster discourses, environmental literature, apocalyptic scenarios, eco-thrillers, climate fiction and risk narratives,

 ‘risk’ and ‘safety’ in travel writing,

 climate change, the loss of biodiversity and the extinction of the human race,

 the motif of humankind beyond rescue,  atomic war, nuclear devastation and nature’s revenge,

 facing the problems of the Anthropocene, promoting change, transforming humanity,

 ‘world risk theory’ and postcolonial theory, trauma narratives,  the ethics and strategies of survival,

 eye-witness narratives, testimonio,

 anxiety, suffering, loss and displacement,  narrative patterns and the semantics of disaster literature,

 the aesthetic and ethical aspects of destruction,

 different modes of projecting the future in mimetic and speculative fiction,

 national, cultural, gender and sexual identities,

 security, sustainability, precaution and prevention,

 indigenous languages and cultures, an alternative, non-technocratic, non-anthropocentric attitude towards nature,

 retranslation of nature’s language, fundamental transformation of societies,

 corpus-driven analysis of ‘risk’ and ‘safety’,

 ‘risk’ and ‘safety’ in media reporting,  diachronic studies of ‘risk’ and ‘safety’

A 300-word abstract and 5 keywords should be submitted as an email attachment to LLC2020conference@gmail.com by March 1, 2021. In your email, please include your name, affiliation, email address, phone number, title of the paper, abstract, 5 keywords and a brief bio data. For more information please visit www.elts.cankaya.edu.tr

 Deadline for submission: March 9, 2021

 Notification of acceptance: March 10, 2021

 Registration: April 10, 2020  Late Registration: until May 1, 2021

Conference fees (non-refundable):

 80€ (100€ for late submissions after April 10, 2021)

 40€ (for graduate students&audience/60€ for late submissions after April 10, 2021)

Bank account details: IBAN: PL 74 1160 2202 0000 0002 4179 4476 Bank Millennium SA SWIFT/BIC: BIGBPLPW Payment reference: LLC2020 First Name Last Name Uniwersytet w Bialymstoku ul. Swierkowa 20 B 15-328 Bialystok

All submissions to the conference will be reviewed by at least two independent peers for technical merit and content. Selected papers presented at the conference will be published in a volume. Please visit https://cankaya.academia.edu/CUJHSS

Should you need further information, please contact the organizers at LLC2020conference@gmail.com 

 Anna Maria Karczewska, University of Białystok (a.karczewska@uwb.edu.pl)

 Mustafa Kirca, Çankaya University (mkirca@cankaya.edu.tr)

Organizing committee:

Sylwia Borowska-Szerszun

Anna Dziok-Łazarecka

Ewelina Feldman-Kołodziejuk

Dorota Guzowska

Anna Maria Karczewska (chair)

Daniel Karczewski

Mustafa Kirca (co-chair)

Ertuğrul Koç

Magdalena Łapińska (secretary)

Grzegorz Moroz

Gülden Taner