Call for Papers

International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture

“Traces of Multiculturalism”

Kaunas, Lithuania

19-20 May 2017

A 300-word abstract for a 20-minute paper should be submitted as an email attachment to LLC2017conference@gmail.com or suleozun@sdu.edu.tr by March 25, 2017. In your email, please include your name, affiliation, email address, phone number, title of the paper, and a brief bio data. All participants are requested to complete the registration form and return it via electronic mail to LLC2017conference@gmail.com or suleozun@sdu.edu.tr until April 15, 2017. 
The participation fee of the conference should be transferred to the following international bank account under the specific code (LLC 2017 Conference) by April 15, 2017. The fee does not cover accommodation and travel expenses. It covers only the conference pack and refreshments at intervals:
Registration fee (participants making presentations) : €65 
Registration fee (students and doctoral students) : €50
SEB Bank
Account no: LT 04 7044 0600 0284 8625
SWIFT Code: CBVILT2X
Should you need further information, please contact the organizers at 
LLC2017conference@gmail.com

In the last decades, the impact of globalization and global capitalism has caused great changes in the texture of cultural practices. Global shifts in the movement of people have especially provided critical spaces for the deconstruction of both essentialist and traditional binary frameworks of ethnicity, race, nation and identity encapsulated in essentialist metanarratives. As a response to the inclusion of many cultures in one homogeneous group, the term multiculturalism has been widely quoted to explain and study the transnational networks and cultural changes on the global scale. Cultural encounters and shocks have increased, and the need for international collaboration is more urgent now than ever because of the global challenges we are all facing. Multiculturalism puts emphasis on diversity and cohesiveness by recognizing that the previous understanding of assimilation or absorption of differences in a melting pot not only distorted but also in many ways served to destroy individuality. Thus, with its varying implications and applications, “multiculturalism” is a contested term in the Humanities which includes those who fall outside the “mainstream” of categories such as gender, sexual orientation, religion, race, geographic origin, ethnicity, and language. 
International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture “Traces of multiculturalism” 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. 
Selected papers will be published in a volume

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:
(im)mobility
Trauma literature
Multicultural past and present
Transculturalism
Nation and Nationality
Multicultural Poetry and Prose
Memory, place and belonging, ethnic, cultural and religious minorities
Policies of diversity
Minority issues, peace and conflict, multicultural education
Drama and Dramaturgy
Contemporary Literature
Media
Classical Literature
Medieval and Renaissance Literature
Literature and History
Language, Power and Ideology
Language Varieties
Literary Criticism
Critical Race Theory
Language, Identity and Culture 
Language and Popular Culture 
Literature and Film 
Language and Power 
Language and Gender 
Language and the New Media 
Language, Culture and Translation
Teaching of Language and Literature 
Teaching and Learning of English as a Foreign/ Second Language 
Effective Teaching Methodologies in Language and Literature Classrooms 
Interdisciplinarity in Language Teaching and Learning 
Social, Cultural, and Political Contexts of Language Teacher Education 
Collaborations in Language Teacher Education 
Practices of Language Teacher Education 
The transformative nature of the role of language and communication in human cognition 
The analysis of language and language use as providing a window into non-linguistic cognitive processes and structures 
Language, linguistic and speech resource development 
Evaluation methods and user studies 
Text analysis, understanding, summarization and generation 
Text mining and information extraction, summarization and retrieval