Call for Papers

                                                

 

Explorations of Space in Literature:

Constructing and Deconstructing the Boundaries


 

Literary works are full of real and fictional as well as political and social spaces, and space does not necessarily appear as a fixed geographical place but may exist as a corporeal, social and psychological notion whose borders are constructed and deconstructed through technology, politics, power and culture. Thus, space is an important component of literary works and enhances the meaning of the text. While combining many political, social and cultural issues, it opens the text to diverse interpretations under the guidance of space theories developed by Michel Foucault, Mikhail Bakhtin, Gilles Deleuze and many others.

  • Imperialism and Colonialism

  • Postcolonialism

  • Urbanization

  • Globalization

  • Gender and Sexuality

  • Digital Technologies

  • Ecocriticism

  • Posthumanism

  • English is the official language of the conference and 20-minute papers on English literature are invited for presentation. The selected papers will be published in an edited book after the conference. Please note that the deadline for 150-200 word abstract submission is 13 January 2017, and the abstracts will be submitted to Res. Asst. Kübra Kangüleç Coşkun or Res. Asst. Rahime Çokay Nebioğlu:

    kubrakangulec@gazi.edu.tr 

    rahimecokay@gazi.edu.tr