Call for Papers

II. International Literature and Cultural Studies Conference

Languages, Cultures and Gender

11-13 May 2016

You ride as a man, fight as a man, and you think as a man-”
I think as a human being,” she retorted hotly. Men don’t think any differently from women-they just make more noise about being able to.
Tamora Pierce, The Woman Who Rides Like a Man

The conference theme covers issues relating to gender with special emphasis on how language and culture defines, affects, influences, shapes and visualises gender in a wide spectrum ranging from the individual to the communal across an array of disciplines. Being ideologically, politically and socially constructed, language, culture and gender all intersect at some point. And it is this intersection that we wish to explore comparatively from varying perspectives. Concerned with the HOW and WHY’s the aim of the conference is to analyse the content of gender within the very bones of language and culture.

Subjects for discussion may include, but are not limited to:

  • Gender theories in linguistics, discourse analysis, textual analysis

  • Transmission of gender in translated works

  • Gender in the Humanities and Sciences

  • Perception of Gender in folklore, myths, legends, taboos, symbolism and rituals

  • LGBT studies, sexual identities

  • Disability studies

  • Gender in Science Fiction and Fantasy

  • Visual Narratives: cinema, television, commercials, comic books, etc.

This interdisciplinary and multilingual conference aims to bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines to explore the interaction between languages, cultures and gender in a wide array of formats. Please note that the conference will be held in English, German and Turkish. Onsite translation will not be provided. Make sure you send in your proposal to the appropriate Programme Committee.

For English Abstracts: We invite proposals of 250 words for talks of up to 20 minutes in length which should be emailed along with a short biography (around 100 words) to egeadikam@gmail.com Please put the phrase “2016 Paper Submission” in your subject line. Proposals for panels for 60 minutes are also welcome. If you wish to submit a panel proposal, please include the line “2016 Panel Submission” in your subject line. And make sure you include the panel title/s and biographies of all your speakers in your abstract. The deadline for submission is 11/01/2016 and notification of acceptance or rejection will be emailed by or before 01/02/2016.

For German Abstracts: egefzentrum@gmail.co​m

For Turkish Abstracts: By invitation only.

Co-Organised by: ADIKAM (European Languages and Cultures Research & Application Centre) and EKAM (Women’s Studies Centre) of Ege University.