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International James Baldwin Conference

Ankara, Turkey, 04-05 May 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Department of American Culture and Literature, Başkent University, Ankara, is pleased to announce its International James Baldwin Conference, the third in a series of international biennial conferences organized by the Department on American writers. As a novelist, short fiction writer, essayist, playwright, poet, social/literary critic, and political activist, Baldwin continues to inspire many readers, critics, and artists today. Having lived as an expatriate in several countries, including Turkey, Baldwin left a literary, cultural, and intellectual legacy that extends well beyond the United States. It is hoped that during the conference Baldwin will be discussed through multiple, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary approaches. Suggested topics for papers include but are not limited to:

  • Baldwin the American
  • Baldwin the Expatriate
  • Baldwin and Identity
  • Baldwin and Race
  • Baldwin and the Civil Rights Movement
  • Baldwin and African American Culture
  • Baldwin on Stage and Screen
  • Baldwin and Sexuality
  • Baldwin and Literary Criticism
  • Baldwin and Literary Journalism
  • Baldwin and His Contemporaries
  • Baldwin and Music
  • Baldwin and the Arts
  • Baldwin and Religion
  • Baldwin: Sources and Influences
  • International Reception of Baldwin
  • Baldwin in Translation

Please visit the conference website <http://jamesbaldwinconference2017.baskent.edu.tr> to submit an abstract of maximum 250 words for a twenty-minute oral presentation, and also a short biographical note of maximum 100 words.  The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 01 November 2016. You will be notified by 15 December 2016 whether or not your paper has been accepted for presentation at the Conference. Further information concerning plenary speakers, travel, accommodation, conference program and other details will be available on the conference website in due course. Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at jamesbaldwinconference2017@baskent.edu.tr.

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