Wednesday, 25 May 2016

INTERNATIONAL LITERARY CRITICISM CONFERENCE

OCTOBER 7-8, 2016 / ISTANBUL, TURKEY


LITCRI '16 / V. International Literary Criticism Conference will be held at Nippon Meeting Halls in Istanbul. The conference is coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center) and will be organized by BILSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions). Since 2012, a nearly two hundred presentations by scholars from different places of the world have been hosted by DAKAM’s LITCRI Conference and four proceedings books have been published.


Papers will be published in DAKAM's online library and in the proceedings e-book (with an ISBNnumber), which will be given to you in a DVD box and will be sent to be reviewed in the "Thomson & Reuters WOS' Conference Proceedings Citation Index-CPCI"



LITCRI '16 / V. International Literary Criticism Conference will be held at Nippon Meeting Halls in Istanbul. The conference is coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center) and will be organized by BILSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions). Since 2012, a nearly two hundred presentations by scholars from different places of the world have been hosted by DAKAM’s LITCRI Conference and four proceedings books have been published.

The event will be held together along with LANGUAGE, PHONETICS AND ETYMOLOGY '16 / International Conference in Language Studies, TRANSLATION STUDIES '16 / International Conference on Translation and Interpreting and LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TEACHING '16 / International Conference on Education and Language. Participants will be able to attend any of the sessions of these conferences.

AGENDA:


Abstract submission: 
JULY 1, 2016

Registration: 
AUGUST 26, 2016

Full papers submission:
SEPTEMBER 2, 2016



KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Professor Mediha GOBENLI teaches since 2000 comparative literature at Yeditepe University. She has published Zeitgenössische türkische Frauenliteratur (Comparative Turkish Women’s Literature) (Berlin, 2003) and Direnmenin Esteti?ine Güven (Faith in the Aesthetics of the Resistance) (Istanbul, 2005), a comparative analysis of Peter Weiss’s Die Ästhetik des Widerstands and Vedat Türkali’s novel Güven (Faith). She has also published journal articles and book chapters on Comparative Women’s Literature, Exile and Literature, Migrants’ Literature, and Turkish Literature.


                    
Themes

MAIN TOPICS

-Modern and Contemporary Novels and Short Stories
- Modern and Contemporary Poetry
- Reading the Classics
- Bestselling Literature
- Comparative Literature and Case Studies
- Literature For Children And Young Adults
- Crime/Detective Fiction and Science Fiction
- Comic/Graphic Novel

HISTORY AND CRITICISM
- Discussions in the History of Literature
- New perspectives in History and Case Studies
- Literary Criticism and Critical Theory
- Objectivism and Subjectivism in Literary Criticism
- History of publishing, books and libraries
- New media and literature: Theory and case studies

THEORY
- Essential Texts on Literary Theory
- Author as Critic: Theoretical texts by authors
- Literary characters vs human beings
- The “constructedness” of fiction: consequences for literary interpretation Literature as history, history as literature
- Theoretical dimensions of the idea of “representation”
- Symbolism, metaphor, narrative levels: consequences for philosophical
- The concepts of “meaning” and “truth”in literary works
- Relationship between explicit content and critical elaboration
- Hermeneutics of suspicion / symptomatic reading vs. taking the works on its own terms
- Definition and concepts by literary movements or periods

INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES
- Interdisciplinary Studies on literature
- Modernism and Representation modernism
- Structural relationship between literature and linguistics
- Quantitative Reasearch on Literature
- Philosophy and fiction
- Language, culture and poetry
- Politics, sociology and class struggle
- Biographies of Authors and Poets

WORLD LITERATURE
- Concept of World Literature
- The position of translation on the literature scene
- Literature after orientalism
- Cosmopolitanism
- The position of comparative literature
- The function of power relations
- Logistics of literature
- Activities, education and fairs

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