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.

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Topics of submission

  • (im)mobility

  • Trauma literature

  • Multicultural past and present

  • Transculturalism

  • 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

  • Media

  • 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


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Important dates

  • 19 May.


    Conference date

  • 25 Mar.


    Abstract submission deadline

  • 15 Apr.


    Draft paper submission deadline

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