• 10th International IDEA Conference

    “Studies in English”

    April 14th – 16th 2016   

    Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey


  • 10th IDEA conference is going to be held at Boğaziçi University where IDEA was founded a decade ago.

    We welcome all participants and guests to this special conference.

    The extended deadline for abstract proposals is 15 January 2016.

    For details please check out the Call for Papers and Registration sections of our website.

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Founded in 2005, IDEA is the Turkish national association for English studies. As a member of ESSE (The European Society for the Study of English) IDEA aims at bringing together academics working in the fields of linguistics, literature, language teaching and cultural studies . This year we will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of IDEA conferences at Bogazici University, Istanbul, the host venue of the very 1st conference.

Our conference accepts papers in a wide range of topics from many different fields of “Studies in English”. Some of the major fields are:

Literature, Cultural and Critical Studies, Linguistics, Language Teaching and Translation Studies

Please submit an abstract (maximum 250 words) to:


Only email submissions are going to be accepted.

Please include your name, affiliation, abstract title, email address, a brief biography and 5-6 keywords pertaining to your topic.

We would also appreciate if you could write the name of the field of study in the title section of your email.

After sending your abstract you should receive a confirmation email within 3 workdays. If you have not received a confirmation after 3 workdays, please contact us.

All the abstracts will be peer reviewed.

The extended deadline for abstract proposals is 15 January 2016.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Istanbul!



Simon During

Simon During is a New Zealander who studied for his PhD in Victorian literature at Cambridge. For many years he taught at the University of Melbourne, where, as Robert Wallace Chair and Head of Department, he helped establish the Media and Communications, Cultural Studies and Publishing programs. Between 2002 and 2010 was a Professor of English at Johns Hopkins University, where he also served as Director of the Film and Media Programme. He has held fellowships and visiting positions at Berkeley and Princeton and elsewhere.

He is a research professor at the Centre for the History of European Discourses at the University of Queensland. His books include Foucault and Literature: Towards a Genealogy of Writing (Routledge, 1992), Patrick White (Oxford University Press, 1996), Modern Enchantments: The Cultural Power of Secular Magic (Harvard University Press, 2002), Exit Capitalism: Literary Culture, Theory and Post-Secular Modernity (Routledge, 2009), and Against Democracy: Literary Experience in the Era of Emancipations (Fordham University Press, 2012). He is also editor of the widely used textbook The Cultural Studies Reader, now in its third edition (Routledge, 1993, 1999, 2007). He is currently mainly working on a history of the relationship between Anglicanism and literature in Britain from 1600 to 1945.


Gerard Steen

Gerard Steen started out as a student of English Language and Literature, then turned into a student of poetics in which he took his PhD in 1992 from VU University, and then became a Discourse Analyst, which has been his main identity since 1993. He is interested in the relation between language and discourse, particularly in connection with metaphor and genre analysis. He has developed a new theory of metaphor called Deliberate Metaphor Theory, and a genre-analytical map for discourse studies in relation to language use.

From 1 January 2015, Prof.Steen has worked as professor of Language and Communication (‘Taalbeheersing’) at the University of Amsterdam. Before then he held chairs at the VU University Amsterdam in Language and Communication (2013-2014) and in Language Use and Cognition (2007-2013). Prior to that he had positions as lecturer at VU University Amsterdam and the University of Tilburg, and as an instructor at the University of Utrecht.He has led an NWO Vici programme on metaphor in discourse (2005-2010) and an Open Competition programme on visual metaphor (2009-2014). Steen is also chair of the Board of the Netherlands National Graduate School of Linguistics (LOT).

Prof. Steen conducts research into figurative meaning in language and communication. He has developed various methods for the identification and analysis of metaphor, drawing on social science techniques to test their reliability. Currently, Steen is also working on building an interdisciplinary metaphor processing model that will combine approaches from the fields of linguistics (structural-functional grammar, cognitive linguistics, relevance theory), psychology (psycholinguistics, cognitive psychology, social psychology) and the social sciences (communication science).


Richard Skinner

Richard Skinner is the author of three novels, all published by Faber & Faber, three books of non-fiction and two poetry collections. His most recent books are a poetry pamphlet, Terrace (Smokestack), and a collection of essays, reviews & interviews Vade Mecum (Zer0). His work has been nominated for prizes and is published in seven languages.

His poems have appeared in publications including Amaryllis, And Other Poems, Black Light Engine Room, Brand, Dark Matter, Elbow Room, Faber’s First Pressings, HARK, Haverthorn, The High Window, Hinterland, The Interpreter’s House, Magma, Pieced Work, Poetry Bay, Proletarian Poetry, South, Staple, The Stare’s Nest, Woven Tale and Writers’ Hub and have been longlisted for the National Poetry Competition. He is also the editor of two poetry anthologies: #1 PoetryAnthology (Vanguard Editions, 2014) and The Ecchoing Green: Poems Inspired by William Blake (The Big Blake Project, 2015).

Most recently, Richard has made appearances at Exeter Uncut, Swindon Poetry Festival, the Square Chapel in Halifax, the Margate Bookie, Peckham Pelican, Camberwell Arts Festival, Brixton Bookjam, Rich Mix, Cafe Oto and at #VanguardOnTour in Grasmere, Birmingham and Hay-on-Wye. He has appeared at international festivals in Ireland, Greece, Turkey and Brazil.

Richard is Director of the Fiction Programme at the Faber Academy and a tutor on its six-month ‘Writing a Novel’ course. He also runs Vanguard Readings and its publishing arm Vanguard Editions.


Registration Fees

Normal Registration Late Registration (after 7 March 2016)
IDEA members & Students 370 TL 500 TL
Turkish Citizens 430 TL 500 TL
Foreign Nationals 160 € 200 €

Please note that the conference registration fees are non-refundable. The registration fee covers the costs of full participation, conference package, opening reception, coffee breaks, and the book of abstracts. However, it does not include lunch or accommodation. The conference dinner is optional and is at additional cost.

You need to pay your registration fee and complete the Registration Form no later than 1 April 2016 in order to be included in the Conference Program and present your paper.

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Boğaziçi University currently has several campuses in the city. The main Campus Area is located in Rumeli Hisarüstü. There are four campuses on this main campus area: South Campus, North Campus, Hisar Campus and Uçaksavar Campus. Many of the University’s buildings are located on its South Campus, with the Bosphorus and the historical castle of Rumelihisar as its boundary to the east. All IDEA conference events are going to take place in the South Campus.


Map Bosphorus

Transportation for Istanbul

The public transportation system of Istanbul is constantly growing and developing with the city and you can use public busses, subway, tram, train, taxi, boat and minibuses to get around the city.

Boğaziçi University is not very far from Taksim (city center) and there are several options to get to the Main Campus. To reach the university you can use either the upper road or the lower/coastal road.

Lower, Coastal Road: The Bebek gate (South Gate) intersects the coastal road in Bebek. The University is built on a hill, the climb is very steep, and also because of the length of the coastal road the buses are not that frequent. Therefore we recommend that you use this route, if your hotel is on the coast of Bosphorus, or you want to go to the north of the city or you would like to enjoy the beautiful view of Bosphorus.

Upper road: This is the most frequently used road and the last three stops of the bus lines to Rumeli Hisarüstü and Boğaziçi University Metro Station are located just before the gates of the three campuses (North, South and Hisar). We recommend that you use this route to get to the university. Subway and buses are the easiest and most economical way of traveling to the Boğaziçi University.

For more information about public transportation you can always check the Istanbul public transportation website: www.iett.gov.tr/en/index.php

Enter Direction from and Travel Mode from the left form to see directions.

The Conference Programme

In order to download the Conference Programme in PDF format please click the following link:

 IDEA Programme


Registration – Albert Long Hall

8:30 - 9:30

Welcome & Opening Speeches – Özlem Tuna Recital

09:30 - 10:15


Simon During “Secularisation’s Ends”

Room: BTS, Chair: Aslı Tekinay

10:15 - 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 - 11:30

Morning Session 1

Humor, Room: BTS, Chair: Burçin Erol

Mehmet Ali Çelikel “Swift and Laughter: Intellectual as a Public Figure”

Zeynep Bilge “The Eyre Affair: A Humorous Journey into the Depths of English Literature”

Nusret Ersöz “Repulsion Behind Humour: Alienation in Kingsley Amis’s Lucky Jim”


Renaissance, Room: Kriton Curi, Chair: Ethan Guagliardo

Yılmaz Yazıcı “Tufeyl’s Influence on More’s Utopia”

İpek Uygur “Sir Henry Blount’s Voyage into the Levant: An Encounter with the “naturall Turke, no More Arab, or Egyptian””

Zümre Gizem Yılmaz “Elemental Ecocriticism and Renaissance Ideology: The Choreography of the Elements and Human Beings”


Modern Drama, Room: Özger Arnas, Chair: Emine Fişek

Dilek Menteşe “Judith Butler’s Gender “Performativity” in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and Hedda Gabler”

Gül Kurtuluş “T.S. Eliot’s Spiritual Journey in Designing The Cocktail Party as a Drama of Conversion”

Rahime Çokay Nebioğlu “Beckett’s Resistant “She”: A Lacanian Reading Of Not I”


Novel and the Real, Room: Demir Demirgil, Chair: Azer Banu Kemaloğlu

Aslı Değirmenci “The Supernatural and the Real in Ben Okri’s The Famished Road”

Morgan Blair ““There was a vivid honesty about her” : Constructivist Realism in Adichie’s Americanah

Sinem Türkel “The Social Construction of Reality in Alice Walker’s The Color Purple”


Cultural Studies, Room: İbrahim Bodur, Chair: Zeynep Şahintürk

Cenk Tan “The Contemporary Orwellian Dystopia: Mad Max and Hunger Games”

Gülce Gören “Blurring the Line Between High and Popular Culture: Noir”

Seçil Çırak “Acculturation and Deviation of Codes: A Cultural Approach to Media Studies”

11:30 - 12:45


12:45 - 14:00


Gerard Steen “Language and Discourse via Genre”

Room: BTS, Chair: Himmet Umunç

14:00 - 15:00

Afternoon Session 1

Gender & Novel, Room: BTS, Chair: Zekiye Antakyalıoğlu

Naz Bulamur “Love as a Contact Zone in Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictee”

Seda Bahar Yavçan “Exotic Charm of Uncanny Beauty: Analysis on Body Perception in Contemporary Women’s Writing”

Doaa Talaat Owais “Double Exile of Indian Women: Hope and Despair in Anita Desai’s Fasting, Feasting”


ELT, Room: Kriton Curi, Chair: İnci Bilgin Tekin

Ayşe Onut & Fatma Galatyalı “It Can Be Done! Implementing Culture into Language Classes”

Mahdjouba Chaouche “Using Literary Texts in EFL Classrooms: A Case of Teaching James Joyce’s Eveline”

Işıl Atlı “English Medium Instruction in Medical Education: Exploring Students’ Views”


Victorian, Room: Özger Arnas, Chair: Başak Demirhan

Ayşe Güneş “De/Reconstruction of Gender in Victorian England”

Berkem Gürenci Sağlam “The Iconography of Austen-mania”

Ela İpek Gündüz “Tipping the Velvet: Hidden Lesbian Sexualities in the Victorian Era”


Poetry, Room: Demir Demirgil, Chair: Özlem Görey

Dilek Öztürk Yağcı “Friedrich Hölderlin and his Poetic Madness in Foucauldian Terms”

Şebnem Nazlı Karalı Kantian and Hegelian Analysis of Art and Beauty in “Ode on a Grecian Urn”

Zöhre Baş “A Comparative Study: A Poem by John Keats “Isabella or the Pot of Basil” (1818) and A Painting by John Everett Millais “Isabella and Lorenzo” (1849)


Drama, Room: İbrahim Bodur, Chair: Ayça Ülker Erkan

Sibel İzmir “De-Hierarchization of Theatrical Signs: Edward Bond’s The Under Room”

Kübra Vural “Matrophobia on the Irish Stage: Marina Carr’s By The Bog Of Cats…”

Önder Çakırtaş “Ottoman Minority Theatres: The Question of Making of ‘Turkic Drama’”

15:00 - 16:15

Coffee Break

16:15 - 16:30

Afternoon Session 2

Narrating the War, Room: BTS, Chair: Mehmet Ali Çelikel

Azer Banu Kemaloğlu “Charles Cooper’s Gallipoli Story The Turkish Spy: Mebrookeh after an Anzac Soldier”

Ayşegül Turan “When the Center No Longer Holds: Female Subjectivity and the Biafran War in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun”

Gönül Bakay “War of Soldiers or Genders? Women and the Crimean War”


Poetry, Room: Kriton Curi, Chair: Cihan Yurdaün

Gülay Gülpınar Özoran “Betrayal or Healing? Representation of the Trauma of the Troubles in Seamus Heaney’s Early Poetry”

Leman Demirbaş “The Art of an Anti-Romantic and an Anti-Modernist: Larkin about Modern Reality”

Mümin Hakkıoğlu “Sharing a Common Fate: Michael Longley’s Poetical Friendship with English War Poets”


Ecocriticism, Room: Özger Arnas, Chair: Kim Fortuny

Kerim Can Yazgünoğlu “Phantasmagoric Dark Ecology: Nature, the Feminine, and Evil in Susan Hill’s Woman in Black”

İsmail Serdar Altaç “The Tension Between Man and Nature in Waterland as an Instrument of Postmodern Narrative”

Adem Balcı “Reflections of Toxicity in John Burnside’s Glister”


Drama, Room: Demir Demirgil, Chair: Naz Bulamur

Aycan Akçamete “Violence and Sadism in Harold Pinter’s Mountain Language”

Özlem Özmen “Social Criticism through Elements of Dystopian Narrative in Harold Pinter’s Political Drama: One for The Road (1984) and Party Time (1991)”

Bahar İnal “The Vision of Modern Tragedy: Violence, Existential Alienation, and Popular Culture in Peter Shaffer’s Equus and Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape”


Postcolonial, Room: İbrahim Bodur, Chair: Hande Tekdemir

Bilge Bulut “Who is the “Other” in In the Heart of the Country?”

Şahin Kızıltaş “Image of the Other in Nadine Gordimer’s “The Pickup”: An Orientalist Reading”

Seçil Erkoç “Ambivalence Unbound: Waiting for the Key or the Barbarians?”

16:30 - 17:45


18:00 - 20:00

Morning Session 1

Contemporary Fiction, Room: BTS, Chair: Morgan Blair

Zekiye Antakyalıoğlu “A Deleuzean Approach to Contemporary Fiction: Some Questions”

Baysar Tanıyan “A Microhistorical Reading of Tariq Ali’s The Stone Woman”

Ferma Lekesizalın “The Voices of The Jaded and Disturbed in David Foster Wallace’s Brief Interviews With Hideous Men”


Medieval, Room: Kriton Curi, Chair: Jameson Kısmet-Bell

Ekmel Emrah Hakman “love ayeins hire wyl?: Criseyde’s Unique Voice as a Medieval Romance Lady in Troilus and Criseyde

Pınar Taşdelen “Christian versus Saracen Conflict In Middle English Metrical Romances”

Erica Machulak “Langland’s Aristotle: ‘The Philosopher’ as Pop Icon in Middle English Literature “

Cultural Studies, Room: Özger Arnas, Chair: Doğa Erten

Seda Öz “From Congo to Vietnam: Apocalypse Now as a Contextually Differentiated Adaptation of Heart of Darkness”

Zeynep Şahintürk ““The Hardest Part of A Zombie Apocalypse Will Be Pretending I’m Not Excited!”: A Study on Zombie Fandom in Popular Culture”

Ramazan Saral “Sympathy for the Monster: Frankenstein’s Monster as a Romantic Hero in Penny Dreadful”


Animal Studies, Room: Demir Demirgil, Chair: Kim Fortuny

Jeremy James “Story of The Turk Horse”

Sinan Akıllı “Agency of the Dead Horse in the Victorian Novel”

Donna Landry “Warhorses after Waterloo in English Writing”


Drama & Gender, Room: İbrahim Bodur, Chair: Sibel İzmir

Ajda Eren “Resistance to Patriarchy in Wendy Kesselman’s My Sister in this House”

Aydın Görmez “Confined Gender Roles and Identities In Cloud Nine”

Özden Dere “Brechtian Dramaturgy Adapted to Feminist Discourse: Caryl Churchill’s Vinegar Tom

9:30 - 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:00

Morning Session 2

Memory, Room: BTS, Chair: Selen Aktari Sevgi

Deniz Karaca “Dissecting Racial Being: Apologetic Rejection of Racial Identity”

Orkun Kocabıyık “The Themes of Memory, Forgetting and Past in Toni Morrison’s Beloved”


18th Century, Room: Kriton Curi, Chair: Evrim Doğan Adanur

Hatice Yurttaş “Gender and the Individual in Eliza Haywood’s Love in Excess or the Fatal Inquiry”

Hakan Yılmaz “Use of Romance and its Liberating Function in Frances Burney’s Evelina and Charlotte Lennox’s The Female Quixote


Class & Narrative, Room: Özger Arnas, Chair: Nüvid Alemdaroğlu

Sercan Hamza Bağlama “Literalization of Class Antagonism: The Dichotomy of ‘them’ and ‘us’ in “The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner””

Zeynep Apaydın “A Mythical Approach to D.H. Lawrence’s  The Prussian Officer” 


Animal Studies, Room: Demir Demirgil, Chair: Kim Fortuny

Ann Marie Thornburg “Voicing the Dog in John Berger’s King: A Street Story”

Jeanne Dubino “Freedom, Imprisonment, and “Paradoxical Exhilaration”: The Life of a Dog in Virginia Woolf’s Flush”


Posthumanism, Room: İbrahim Bodur, Chair: Zennure Kösemen

Başak Ağın Dönmez “Are We Posthuman Yet?: Mind/Body Dichotomy in James Tiptree, Jr.’s The Girl Who Was Plugged In”

Hatice Övgü Tüzün “Repeating Worlds and Posthuman Possibilities in Jeanette Winterson’s The Stone Gods”


11:00 - 11:50

Talat Halman Lecture

Richard Skinner “A.J. Greimas in Jakarta”

Room: BTS, Chair: Yusuf Eradam

11:50 - 12:50


12:50 - 14:00

Afternoon Session 1

Technology & Novel, Room: BTS, Chair: Başak Ağın Dönmez

Fatma Aykanat “Emotional Recovery of Human Beings through Nonhuman Beings: The Use of Intelligent Machines in Literary and Visual Media as Therapeutic Agents”

Timuçin Buğra Edman “On the Edge of Artificial Life and Existentialism: Legitimizing ‘Robo-Culture’ through Anarchy and Order”

Candan Kızılgöl “Do I Dare to Eat A Dog? J. G. Ballard’s High Rise: A Too Familiar Dystopia of Modern Technology in the Heideggerian Sense”


Renaissance, Room: Kriton Curi, Chair: İpek Uygur

Neslihan Ekmekçioğlu “The Role of the Shadow and Anima upon the Psyche in Hamlet”

Nurten Çelik “Christopher Marlowe’s Anti-Heroes: Breaking Away with the Literary Canon and Social Values in Hero and Leander”

William Spates “Contact Zones: Chios, the Mahonesti, and the Formation of English Long-Distance Trading Companies in Richard Hakluyt’s Diverse Voyages and Principal Navigations”


Queer, Room: Özger Arnas, Chair: Rüstem Ertuğ Altınay

Burçak Tuba Tayhan “Four Js in Joanna Russ’ The Female Man”

Mustafa Büyükgebiz “Sexual and National Identity Crisis in Jeffrey Eugenides’ Middlesex”

Sezgi Öztop Haner “Beyond Sexuality: The Transgender Bodies in Angela Carter’s The Passion of the New Eve and Jeanette Winterson’s Written on the Body”


Comparative Literature, Room: Demir Demirgil, Chair: Neval Berber

Tülay Dağoğlu “The Clash between Heroes and Monsters in The Book of Dede Korkut and Beowulf”

Erkin Kıryaman “The Image of the “Fallen Woman” in Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles and Ahmet Midhat Efendi’s Just 17 (Henüz 17 Yaşında)”

Nüvid Alemdaroğlu “Cultural Change and Two Writers from Ireland and the Mediterranean: Brian Friel and Mehmet Yashin”


Contemporary Drama, Room: İbrahim Bodur, Chair: Ayşem Seval

Ayça Ülker Erkan “The New Woman Identity: Reinterpreting History in Contemporary British Drama”

İlker Bozbey “Domestic Violence in the Plays of Martin McDonagh”

Meryem Ayan “Narrative Crisis in Joyce Carol Oates’ Tone Cluster”



14:00 - 15:15

Afternoon Coffee Break

15:15 - 15:30

Afternoon Session 2

Gender & Novel, Room: BTS, Chair: Gönül Bakay

Burak Irmak “New Standards and She-Devils: The Outcome of Pressure of Social Norms in The Life and Loves of a She-Devil”

Özge Güvenç “Towards a Nomadic Subject in Doris Lessing’s “Our Friend Judith””

Gillian M.E. Alban “The Medusa Gaze in the fiction of Carter, Plath, Rhys and Murdoch”


Translation, Room: Kriton Curi, Chair: Erdem Akgün

Büşra Ul Tezcan ““You is kind. You is smart. You is important.”: The Analytic of “The Help” and its Turkish Translation”

Tuncay Tezcan “Köfte or Meatball, Mantı or Turkish Ravioli: Translating Turkish Cuisine”

Evrim Doğan Adanur “Wild Kind of Justice: A Critical Analysis of the Turkish Translations of Hamlet”


Trauma & Literature, Room: Özger Arnas, Chair: Orkun Kocabıyık

Merve Sarıkaya-Şen “The Representations of War and Trauma by Carol Ann Duffy”

Özge Özkan “Trauma-ridden Lives after World War II: Spark’s “The House of the Famous Poet”

Selen Aktari Sevgi “The Melancholic Carvings of the Traumatic Memory: Anne Enright’s The Gathering”


Brontes, Room: Demir Demirgil, Chair: Berkem Gürenci Sağlam

Enes Kavak “The Power of the Unspoken: Modes of Authority, Obedience and Defiance in Charlotte Brontë’s Villette and Shirley”

Papatya Alkan Genca “Politics of Space in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre”

Merve Bekiryazıcı “‘Matrimony is a Serious Thing’: The Woman Question in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall”


Discourse Analysis, Room: İbrahim Bodur, Chair: Didar Akar

Ayşen Demir Kılıç “Sexual Politics of Rape: Özgecan Aslan and the “Others””

Rüstem Ertuğ Altınay “Dubbing Desire: The Queer Politics of Translation in the Works of Şelale Akırmak and MC Bebelakl”

Neval Berber ““Interesting to be seen and experienced”: Some Aspects of Modern Tourist Discourse in George Walter Thornbury’s Accounts on Turkey and the Turks”


15:30 - 16:45

Bards on the Bosphorus

Creative Writers’ Roundtable


Albert Long Hall

Chair: Cevza Sevgen


Jameson Kısmet-Bell

Cihan Yurdaün

Serhat Uyurkulak

Miray Çakıroğlu

Pelin Batu


16:45 - 18:00

Morning Session 1

Writing the Self, Room: BTS, Chair: Meg Russett

Inmaculada Lara-Bonilla “Latina Autobiography: the Aesthetics and Phenomenology of U.S. Third World Feminism”

Emine Fişek “Repudiating Autobiography: Sérénade Chafik and the Language of Human Rights”

Reyhan Özer Tanıyan “The Last Word: A Postcolonial Autocritography”


Modern Novel, Room: Kriton Curi, Chair: Nazım Çapkın

Aleks Matosoğlu “Henry James’ The Europeans: A Sketch as a Predecessor to Modernist Fiction”

Eda Burcu Çetinkaya “Ignored Modernism in Jacob’s Room: Time as the Pessimist Prophet or Disillusioned Fortune Teller?

Şafak Horzum “Construction of Modern Masculinities in Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim”


Cultural Encounters, Room: Özger Arnas, Chair: Lamia Gülçür

Gordon Marshall “Connecting Black and White: Race and the Dual Cultures of American Expatriatism in 1920s France”

Mehmet A. Balkaya “George Orwell’s Shooting an Elephant within the Context of Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth”

Cemre Mimoza Bartu “The Doomed Quest of Tony Last Against the Society and the Individual in Evelyn Waugh’s A Handful of Dust”


Stylistics, Room: Demir Demirgil, Chair: Matthew Gumpert

Liudmila Arcimaviciene “Metaphors of Self and Other as the Strategy of Persuasion in Political Communication: A case Study of Obama and Putin’s Speeches”

Sevcan Işık “A Semiotic Analysis of the Old Chief Mshlanga Based on Greimas’s Narrative Semiotics”

Dilek İnan & Ayşe Yakut ““The theatre is the acid test of language”: Language and Power Relations in Martin Crimp’s The Country”


Novel, Room: İbrahim Bodur, Chair: William Spates

Hilal Kaya “The Modern as Represented through Characters in Huxley’s Point Counter Point and Tanpınar’s A Mind at Peace”

Selime Soyuçok “The Idea of Absolute Truth and Pain in Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians”

Işıl Şahin Gülter “Power and Property Relations in Charles Dickens’s Little Dorrit”


10:00 - 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 - 11:30

Morning Session 2

Woman Writers, Room: BTS, Chair: Eda Dedebaş

Özlem Aydın Öztürk “”If I was not myself, I would be somebody else”: Jackie Kay’s Exploration of Adoption in The Red Dust Road and Fiere”

Veronika Kelbecheva “Clinical and Poetical Anatomy – Medical Latin Reminiscences in Jeanette Winterson’s Novel Written on the Body”


ELT, Room: Kriton Curi, Chair: Maria Eliades

Vildan İnci Kavak “How Can We Prevent and Be More Accountable for Young Language Learners’ Disruptive Classroom Behaviour?: An Action Research Study”

Mustafa Büyükçelebi Task-Based Digital Teaching to Improve Critical Thinking and Argumentative Writing in ELT


Restoration, Room: Özger Arnas, Chair: Rezzan Silkü

Başak Demirhan “Intersectional Narratives of Marriage and Slavery in Oroonoko and The Woman of Colour”

Azime Pekşen Yakar ““Such an intruder on the rights of men”: Anne Finch and Lady Mary Montagu as “thieves of language””


Poetry, Room: Demir Demirgil, Chair: Bircan Sıkık

Merve Sarı “When Daedalus Meets Orpheus: Edwin Morgan’s Science-Fiction Poetry”

Özlem Uzundemir “Blake Morrison’s “Teeth” as Palimpsest”


Narratology, Room: İbrahim Bodur, Chair:  Liudmila Arcimaviciene 

Zennure Köseman “Virginia Woolf’s Art of Very Short Story-Telling in her Series of Tutorials”

Merve Şen “Reader’s Labour’s Lost, Author’s Labour’s Won: An Analysis on the Dual Relationship Between Reader and Author in Pale Fire”


11:30 - 12:20


12:20 - 13:30

Afternoon Session

Ecofeminism, Room: BTS, Chair: Jeanne Dubino

Neşe Şenel “Dualism on Reflection within Surfacing: The Oppression of the Othered Women-Self and Nature-Self”

Pelin Kumbet “The Prominence of Posthuman Toxic Bodies in Indra Sinha’s Animal’s People”

Yasmeen Farooq “Ecofeminism as an Alternative Cosmology: A Reading of Oryx and Crake”


Postcolonial, Room: Kriton Curi, Chair: Gordon Marshall

Sezer Sabriye İkiz “Wordsworth in Hyderabad: Mira’s Story in Meena Alexander’s Nampally Road”

Ali Yiğit “The Image and Representation of Asian Woman in Monica Ali’s Brick Lane”

Kübra Kangüleç Coşkun “Venus’s Semiotic Chora and Zuleika-in-process in Evaristo’s The Emperor’s Babe”


Fantasy Literature, Room: Özger Arnas, Chair: Aylin Alkaç

Özlem Akyol “Marxist Metamorphosis in China Mieville’s King Rat”

Gonca Karaca ““The Weak Are Meat, The Strong Do Eat”: Power Relations in Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell”

Tuğçe Alkış “Journey Beyond the Known: Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials”


Gender, Room: Demir Demirgil, Chair: Papatya Alkan Gence

Seda Arıkan “Two Representatives of the Phallic Mother in Jeanette Winterson’s Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and Sexing the Cherry”

Meryem Senem Sarıkaya “The Problematic Relationship Between Daughters and Mothers in On Beauty”

Yeşim İpekçi “Discussion of Traversing Gender Roles in Antony and Cleopatra and The Passion of New Eve”

13:30 - 14:45


14:45 - 15:45


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Erten Konak


Grand Öztanık


Ortaköy Princess


Bilek Hotel

Organising Committee


Professor Işıl Baş

Associate Professor of English Literature

Ph.D. Aylin Alkaç

Lecturer of English Literature

Ph.D. Cihan Yurdaün

Lecturer of English Literature

Ph.D. Ethan Guagliardo

Lecturer of English Literature

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact us directly.


Boğaziçi Üniversitesi 34342, Bebek/İstanbul Türkiye

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