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14-15 May 2015
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International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture B/Orders Unbound: Transgressing the Limit in Arts and Humanities
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SULEYMAN DEMIREL UNIVERSITY
International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture
14-15 May 2015
English studies have flourished like rhizome involving a wide range of theoretical framework from different disciplines like education, linguistics, psychology, sociology, folklore and anthropology, translation studies, cultural studies, communication, teaching and learning pedagogy, politics etcetera, thereby making its growth in multiple axes. This experience of a plurality of contact zones creates spaces of liminality that are relational and at the same time open to the questioning of any kind of borders for the interdisciplinary approach. Avtar Brah defines borders as “arbitrary dividing lines that are simultaneously social, cultural and psychic; territories to be patrolled against those whom they construct as outsiders, aliens, the Others; forms of demarcation where the very act of prohibition inscribes transgression” and spaces in which “claims to ownership” are contested, “defended and fought over” (194). Borders are more than lines cutting across maps; rather, they are wide swaths of ambiguity and reversibility where all essentializing distinctions and discourses are broken down and reassembled.
The theme of border opens a space for numerous inquiries and conversations about the things that constitute our borders – socially, psychologically, politically, culturally, academically, etc. – as well as the ways in which those borders are constructed, deconstructed, crossed, challenged, circumvented, diminished and redrawn. The theme also encourages us not only to think about our borders but also to think across them in the hopes of opening spaces for dialogue and disagreement that may in turn amend our sense of these borders.
“International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture - B/Orders Unbound: Transgressing the Limit in Arts and Humanities” 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. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:
A 300-word abstract for a 20-minute paper should be submitted as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by 1 MARCH 2015. In your email, please include your name, affiliation, email address, phone number, title of the paper, and a brief bio data.
Registration fee (publication included): 170 TL, € 70, $ 90.
Selected papers will be published in a volume.