Call for Papers

10th International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture

Gümüşhane University, Ankara Science University, and University of Évora

invite proposals for the 10th International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture

We are honoured to announce the 10th International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture organized jointly by Gümüşhane University (Turkiye) Ankara Science University (Turkiye), and University of Évora (Portugal)

This international conference is a peer-reviewed academic event and a 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.

The 10th LLC will run as an online conference on September 15-16, 2023.

The topical theme of the conference is

“Fashion as Material Culture” 

Fashion is defined as a manner of wearing clothes, the hair, personal ornaments, etc. at a peculiar period and place, but it also “encompasses other cultural expressions such as furniture, interior design, [and] the food we eat” (Welters & Lillethun, 2018, p. 13). According to Joslin and Wardrop (2015), “[f]ashion is political” since it intersects with class, gender, race, and economics and becomes a material entity that reveals “the palpable, tactile edge to matters of state, by its very tangibility rendering those matters undeniable” (p. ix). As such, fashion functions as an agent to enunciate the experiences of diverse cultures and material bodies, which are put under the scrutinising gazes of other people, evaluating the body according to the dominant social norms (Jenss & Hofmann, 2019).

We deem this year’s theme covers a wide variety of interdisciplinary studies with various cultural materialist approaches, we plan to focus on fashion placing the concept on a greater scale to cover such topics as (but not limited to):

  • fashion and literature
  • fashion and temporality
  • fashion and class codes
  • fashion and discourse
  • fashion and ethics
  • fashion and Anthropocene
  • fashion and media/social media
  • fashion and economics
  • fashion and politics
  • fashion and environment
  • fashion and nation
  • fashion and postcolonial studies
  • fashion and language through ages
  • fashion and art through ages
  • fashion and translation
  • fashion and transformation in literature
  • fashion and cultural, gender and sexual identities
  • fashion and travel writing
  • fashion and space, architecture, cities and countries
  • fashion and representations of war, trauma, and catastrophes

A max 300-word abstract and 5 keywords should be submitted as an email attachment to LLC2023conference@gmail.com by July 15, 2023. In your email, please include your name, affiliation, email address, phone number, title of the paper, abstract, 5 keywords and a brief bio data. 

Deadline for submission: July 15, 2023
Notification of acceptance: July 30, 2023
Registration: July 31 – August 20, 2023
Late Registration: until September 1, 2023

Conference fee: 20Euros

Late Registration Fee: 40Euros

Conference Website: llc2023.gumushane.edu.tr

For previous conferences: www.elts.cankaya.edu.tr

Should you need further information, please contact the organizers at LLC2023conference@gmail.com  


This conference is organized jointly by Gümüşhane University, Ankara Science University, and University of Évora. 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 and ULAKBIM University Journals

Conference Chairs & Co-chairs:

Asst. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Güneş mustafagunes@gumushane.edu.tr

Dept. of English Language and Literature, Gümüşhane University, Turkiye

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Şebnem Düzgün sebnemduzgun@ankarabilim.edu.tr

Dept. of Interpretation and Translation, Ankara Science University, Turkiye

Asst. Prof. Dr. Ana Clara Birrento birrento@uevora.pt

Dept. of Linguistics and Literatures, University of Évora, Portugal

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kirca mkirca@cankaya.edu.tr

Dept. of Translation and Interpreting Studies, Çankaya University, Turkiye

Organizing Committee:

Ahmet Uruk (Secretary)

Adelheid Rundholz

Ana Clara Birrento (Co-chair)

Arzu Kumbaroğlu (Secretary)

Ayşe Güneş

Ayşenur Kör (Secretary)

Çağlayan Doğan

Elif Güvendi Yalçın

Luis Guerra

Mustafa Gunes (Chair)

Mustafa Kirca (Co-chair)

Mustafa Zeki Çıraklı

Ahmet Tüzen

Mümin Hakkıoğlu

Pelin Doğan-Özger

Rabia Nesrin Er Kıran

Saidah Namayanja

Şebnem Düzgün (Co-Chair)

Zafer Ayar

Scientific Advisory Committee

Adelheid Rundholz, Çankaya University

Astrid Ebenberger, University College of Teacher Education

Bilal Kirkici, Middle East Technical University

Brigita Dimaviciene, Vytautas Magnus University

Buket Akkoyunlu, Çankaya University

Carmen Beatrcie Duțu, Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University

Chris Alexander, University of Nicosia

Cristina Athu, Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University

E Sema Ege, Biruni University

Elif Oztabak Avcı, Middle East Technical University

Ertugrul Koç, Çankaya University

Ferit Kiliçkaya, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University

Giulia Magazzu, University of Rome Tor Vergata

Gökşen Aras, Atılım University

Gülden Taner, İzmir Economy University

Hasan Baktir, Erciyes University

Hywel Dix, Bournemouth University

Ingrida-Egle Zindziuviene, Vytautas Magnus University

Ioana Claudia Horea, University of Oredea

Irena Ragaisiene, Vytautas Magnus University

Jaroslaw Krajka, Maria Curie Sklodowska University

Joanna Thornborrow, University of West Brittany

Jurgita Vaicenoniene, Vytautas Magnus University

Kristina Aurylaite, Vytautas Magnus University

Margaret J-M Sonmez, Middle East Technical University

Marie-Christine Michaud, University of South Brittany

Mehmet Ali Celikel, Marmara University

Mehmet Özcan, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University

Meral Çileli, Middle East Technical University

Mevlüde Zengin, Cumhuriyet University

Michael Rinn, University of West Brittany

Mihaela Mateescu, Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University

Milda Danyte, Vytautas Magnus University

Mohamed Saki, University of West Brittany

Mustafa Gunes, Gümüşhane University

Mustafa Kirca, Çankaya University

Mustafa Zeki Çirakli, Karadeniz Technical University

Belgin Elbir, Atılım University

Nathalie Garric, University of Nantes

Nil Korkut Naykı, Middle East Technical University

Nursel Içöz, Middle East Technical University

Nurten Birlik, Middle East Technical University

Onorina Botezat, Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University

Philip Glover, Süleyman Demirel University

Ramona Mihăilă, Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University

Selen Aktari Sevgi, Baskent University

Serkan Ertin, Kocaeli University

Sibel Korkmazgil, Cumhuriyet University

Şebnem Düzgün, Ankara Science University

Sule Özün, Süleyman Demirel University

Valentina Rossi, Universita degli Studi eCampus



Jenss, H., & Hofmann, V. (2019). Introduction: Fashion and Materiality. In H. Jenss & V. Hofmann (Eds.), Fashion and materiality: Cultural practices in global contexts (pp. 1-12). London: Bloomsbury Publishing.

Joslin, K., & Wardrop, D. (2015). Introduction. In K. Joslin & D. Wardrop (Eds.), Crossings in text and textile. ix-xx, New Hampshire: University of New Hampshire Press.

Welters, L., & Lillethun, A. (2018). Fashion history: A global view. London: Bloomsbury Publishing.