IDEA 2017

The 11th International Conference on Literature, Language and Cultural Studies in Turkey under the auspices of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE)

12–14 April 2017

Çankaya University

The annual, peer-reviewed IDEA Conference, established in 2005 by the Turkish national association for English studies, is the largest and most comprehensive venue for the free exchange and dissemination of ideas on literary, language, and cultural studies in Turkey. It is held at a different university each year, and attended by scholars from around the world as well as around the country.

IDEA 2017 is being hosted by the Department of English Language and Literature, the Department of Translation and Interpreting Studies, and the Academic English Unit at Çankaya University, which in 2017 will also be celebrating its 20th anniversary as one of the most modern and rapidly evolving research and teaching universities in Turkey.

Conference Topic Areas

The conference covers a wide range of subjects in literary, cultural, and language studies, and welcomes presentations dealing with new interdisciplinary perspectives on these fields, contemporary social and cultural issues, and other areas of investigation. Topics include (but are not limited to):

English and Comparative Literature: Literary Theory Philosophy Historiography British, American, Turkish and European Literatures World Literatures in translation…

Interdisciplinary Studies: Literature in relation to Visual Arts Performance Arts Film and Media Music Science Social and Political Theory Issues in Digital Humanities …

Cultural and Media Studies: Demographic change and identities Globalization and social coherence Belief systems and politics Contemporary discussions on gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, diaspora, nationalism Media representations and regulation Emerging technologies and ethical issues Climate issues and the media…

Translation Studies: • Literary Translation Studies Narrative approaches to translation Stylistic approaches to translation (including approaches from Cognitive Poetics) Ecocritical approaches to translation Self-translation Translation and Ideology Translation and Gender…

English Language Teaching and Education: Teaching critical thinking Neuromyths in ELT and Education Cognitive science and language learning Teaching language through culture Educational issues in Neurolinguistics and Sociolinguistics…

Call for Papers

Proposals are invited for 15/20-minute paper presentations (followed by 5-10 minutes of discussion) in English, in any of the topic areas listed above or other relevant areas.

Deadline and submission format for paper proposals:

Please submit proposals for papers (abstracts of 150-250 words) to no later than December 25, 2016. These must be submitted as email attachments, in Microsoft Word .docx format, and should include the presenter’s (and any co-presenters’/writers’) name, title, institutional affiliation, contact information, and 100-word bio.

Call for Panels

Proposals and abstracts are also invited for panel sessions, which may consist of 3-5 paper presentations (90-150 min. presentations including time for general discussion).

Deadline and format for panel proposals:

Please submit proposals for panels to no later than November 7, 2016. A panel proposal must be submitted by the proposed panel chair as an email attachment in Microsoft Word .docx format, and should include (1) the proposed title of the panel; (2) the panel chair’s name, title, institutional affiliation, contact information, and 100-word bio; (3) a 250-300-word introduction explaining the theme of the panel; (4) paper proposals (as described in the “Call for Papers” above) for each participant in the panel. The proposals should also indicate (in case for logistical or other reasons a panel cannot be scheduled or accepted as a whole) whether the panel chair and authors would like to have their abstracts considered for individual presentations in other sessions.

Selected papers will be published in the IDEA 2017 Proceedings.



Department of English Language and Literature

Özkan Çakırlar, Yağmur Demir, Neslihan Ekmekçioğlu, Johann Pillai, Berkem Gürenci Sağlam, Özlem Uzundemir

Department of Translation and Interpreting Studies

Barış Emre Alkım, Mustafa Kırca, Ertuğrul Koç

Academic English Unit

Mine Baskan, Ayşe Güneş, Mustafa Güneş, Özge Güvenç.