deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Ataturk University
contact email: 

“International Symposium on Innovative Trends in Contemporary Language and Literature Research: Theories, Methods and Techniques” will be held online on 15-16 October 2021 by the Department of German Language and Literature, hosted by Atatürk University.

In recent centuries and today, great importance has been attached to the development of study and research methods so that all branches of science can get accurate, efficient, and consistent information. As in other disciplines of science, research methods are also of great importance in literary studies in order to obtain accurate and sufficient information. Many social and intellectual disciplines, from history to sociology, from philosophy to psychology and literature, have begun to be evaluated within the scope of ‘science’. Since the 20th century, methodological studies have been included in these disciplines. Methodological studies based on literary science in Western literature required the development of some methods, theories and scientific research methods in addition to the existing system. The methodology has become widespread in both Western and World literature over time. The rapid and massive increase in scientific knowledge in recent years has paved the way for continuous development and innovation. Both literary science and literary theory offer a research area in the light of their unique interdisciplinary methods. The symposium aims to reveal the research methods of all branches of literary studies through the exchange and discussion of scientific, objective, comprehensive, qualified and innovative research. For this purpose, this symposium offers an opportunity for innovative research/researchers in the field of language and literature focusing on both Western and Eastern languages. All international research and presentations will be published in the proceedings book after the assessment process.

We would be honoured to see you esteemed scholars working on the topics of the symposium among us as participants.


Main Topics of the Symposium

-Text Analysis Methods

-Text Interpretation Methods

-Basic Hermeneutics

- Reception Aesthetics

- Positivism and Method

- Psychoanalytic Literary Theory

-Structuralist Literary Theory

- Theory of Sociological Criticism

-Continuity of Traditions and Modern Trends in Contemporary Literature

-Theoretical and Methodological Problems in Philological Research

-Modern Approaches in Structuralist, Applied and Mathematical Linguistics

-General, Theoretical, Applied Linguistics Problems

- Communication Theory and Timeliness: Rhetoric, Speech Culture

-Modern Linguistics and Structural Relations

-Language and Culture Studies in Modern Linguistic Studies


Participation in the symposiumis free of charge.

Due to pandemic restrictions, the symposium will be held online.


Writing and Publication Principles:

Please send your abstracts to

The abstract should contain a minimum of 100 words and a maximum of 200 words.

The abstract should include the title as well as keywords of 3-6 words (English abstract is optional). A footnote should be given at the end of the name and the title, institution, correspondence address information should be added. The page layout should be designed in accordance with the following:

Paper Size: A4 Vertical

Top Margin: 2.5 cm

Bottom Margin: 2.5 cm

Left Margin: 2.5 cm

Right Margin: 2.5 cm

Font: Times New Roman

Font Size: Title 13 pt (bold) – Abstract, full text and sub-headings 12 pt – footnote 9 pt

Paragraph Spacing: 6 pt

Line Spacing: 1.15 line spacing in the text, 1 line spacing in the footnotes.

The use of bibliography will be based on the APA version 7 editorial publishing principles. The same rules apply to abstracts and full-text papers.



Telephone: 0542 269 94 16 – 0536 485 43 42

Link: Zoom Meeting:


Chair of Organising Committee

Assoc. Prof. Şenay KAYĞIN, Atatürk University-TURKEY


Important Dates:

Abstract Submission: 30.09.2021

Event Date: 15-16.10.2021