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23rd METU British Novelists Conference 2016 : Agatha Christie and Her Work


When Oct 27, 2016 - Oct 28, 2016
Where Ankara, Turkey
Submission Deadline Jul 1, 2016
Categories    literature   crime fiction   detective fiction   popular culture

Call For Papers

CFP extended! Conference postponed!

Deadline for abstract submissions extended to
1st July, 2016!!!

Conference postponed to October 27-28, 2016!!!

METU Culture and Convention Centre
Ankara, Turkey

Department of Foreign Language Education,
Middle East Technical University,
Ankara, Turkey

- Keynote: Dr. JOHN CURRAN (Trinity College, Dublin)

- Guest Speaker: CELİL OKER (Turkish crime fiction novelist & lecturer at İstanbul Bilgi University

Contact person: Asst. Prof. Dr. Dürrin Alpakın Martinez-Caro

Contact email:

“23rd METU British Novelists Conference: Agatha Christie and Her Work” is a two-day conference organized by the Department of Foreign Language Education, Middle East Technical University, October 27-28, 2016. We invite proposals for 20-minute presentations on any aspect of Agatha Christie’s life and work.

We encourage submissions from a variety of disciplines, theoretical perspectives and genres. Comparative approaches focusing on the work of Agatha Christie within contexts such as media, performance and adaptation studies are also welcome.

Possible themes include, but are by no means limited to:
-- Genre studies and crime fiction
-- Agatha Christie and non-fiction (autobiography, travel writing, etc.)
-- Agatha Christie in the Turkish context
-- Agatha Christie and world literature
-- Agatha Christie and feminism
-- Agatha Christie and translation studies
-- Theatre, film, radio, TV adaptations of Christie’s fiction
-- Agatha Christie’s influence on other crime fiction writers
-- Teaching Christie’s fiction

Please email an abstract of 250 words with 4-5 keywords and a short academic bio to by 1st July, 2016. Please include your name, institutional affiliation and contact information (e-mail and postal address) in your submission.

Further information about the conference and its venue can be found at:

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