This International Conference is an annual academic event organized by Cankaya University in Ankara. This year the conference will be organized jointly by Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas, Lithuania), Suleyman Demirel University (Isparta, Turkey) and Cankaya University (Ankara, Turkey); and it will be hosted by Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania.

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Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:
Trauma literature
Multicultural past and present
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
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 


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.

This international conference is devoted to language, literature, and culture. Our main is to provide a forum for discussion and to facilitate integration in these fields  and to bring together researchers, scholars, and students from all areas of language, literature, culture, and other related disciplines from all around the world. 


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.