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6th International Conference on Language 2017 : 6th International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture “Traces of Multiculturalism” 19-20 May 2017 Kaunas, Lithuania


When May 19, 2017 - May 20, 2017
Where Kaunas, Lithuania
Submission Deadline TBD

Call For Papers

6th International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture “Traces of Multiculturalism”
19-20 May 2017

Kaunas, Lithuania

In the last decades, the impact of globalization and global capitalism has caused great changes in the texture of cultural practices. Global shifts in the movement of people have especially provided critical spaces for the deconstruction of both essentialist and traditional binary frameworks of ethnicity, race, nation and identity encapsulated in essentialist metanarratives. As a response to the inclusion of many cultures in one homogeneous group, the term multiculturalism has been widely quoted to explain and study the transnational networks and cultural changes on the global scale. Cultural encounters and shocks have increased, and the need for international collaboration is more urgent now than ever because of the global challenges we are all facing. Multiculturalism puts emphasis on diversity and cohesiveness by recognizing that the previous understanding of assimilation or absorption of differences in a melting pot not only distorted but also in many ways served to destroy individuality. Thus, with its varying implications and applications, “multiculturalism” is a contested term in the Humanities which includes those who fall outside the “mainstream” of categories such as gender, sexual orientation, religion, race, geographic origin, ethnicity, and language.
“International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture- Traces of multiculturalism” intends to blur the limits of conventional discourses and approaches, and features densely theoretical and analytical writing that focuses on the aspects of English language and literature in any or all possible contexts, employing interdisciplinary approach to address / approach the research problems with methods of and insights borrowed from multiple disciplines.
The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers, scholars and students from all areas of language, literature, culture and other related disciplines. You may participate as panel organizer, presenter of one paper, chair a session, or observer.
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.
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
Text entailment and paraphrasing

Important dates/information:

A 300-word abstract for a 20-minute paper should be submitted as an email attachment to or by March 25, 2017. In your email, please include your name, affiliation, email address, phone number, title of the paper, and a brief bio data.

All participants are requested to complete the registration form and return it via electronic mail to or until April 15, 2017.

The participation fee of the conference should be transferred to the following international bank account under the specific code (LLC 2017 Conference) by April 15, 2017. The fee does not cover accommodation and travel expenses. It covers only the conference pack and refreshments at intervals:

Registration fee (participants making presentations) : €65
Registration fee (students and doctoral students) : €50

SEB Bank
Account no : LT 04 7044 0600 0284 8625

Should you need further information, please contact the organizers at

Organizational Committee
Ingrida-Egle Zindziuviene, Vytautas Magnus University (Chair of Organizational Committee)
Mustafa Kirca, Çankaya University
Sule Okuroglu Özün, Süleyman Demirel University
Ertuğrul Koç, Çankaya University

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