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International Conference

“Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University & Çankaya University (Ankara, Turkey)
invites proposals for the
International Conference on
Language, Literature & Culture
“Mapping Cultural Identities: Translations and Intersections”

Bucharest, Romania
25-26 May 2018

Call for papers
This two-day International Conference brings together scholars and graduates researching the intersections of cultural studies, imagology and translations, with a focus on cultural images constructions, various ways of approaching the concept of ethnicity and translation practices in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere of “Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University in Bucharest.
In the context of globalization, the issue of cultural identity has aroused increasing attention. Cultural Translation, as means of cultural (de)construction supports the cultural differences and enriches both cultural identities. We encourage the cultural identity approach to translation, in expectation of treating ethnic cultural identity construction from a wider perspective, measuring the literary reception, investigating different layers of cultural identities and revealing both self-images and the images of the Other.

A 200-word abstract and 5 keywords for a 20-minute paper should be submitted as an email attachment to In your email, please include your name, affiliation, email address, phone number, title of the paper, abstract, 5 keywords and a brief bio data. All participants are requested to submit a proposal by April 20, 2018.
The papers presented at the conference will be published in a volume.
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Should you need further information, please contact the organizers at or please visit the conference page
Conference venue: “Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University, 176, Splaiul Unirii, District 4, Bucharest, Romania

You may participate as panel organizer, presenter of one paper, or observer. Posters and virtual presentations are accepted. All submissions to the conference will be reviewed by at least two independent peers for technical merit and content.

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

  • Anthropology and ethnography in cultural studies
  • Classical Literature
  • Collaborations in Language Teacher Education
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Cultural identity
  • Culture and the social construct of gender
  • Diasporic Literature
  • Drama and Dramaturgy
  • Effective Teaching Methodologies in Language and Literature Classrooms
  • Interdisciplinarity and multiculturalism in Translation
  • Interdisciplinarity in Language Teaching and Translation
  • Intersectionality and Identity Politics
  • Intersections of the translations and cultural studies in literary reception
  • Language and Gender
  • Language and Popular Culture
  • Language and Power
  • Language and the New Media
  • Language Varieties
  • Language, Culture and Translation
  • Language, Identity and Culture
  • Language, Power and Ideology
  • Literary Criticism
  • Literature and Film
  • Literature and Gender
  • Literature and History
  • Literature and Other Arts
  • Machine learning for natural language
  • Media
  • Medieval and Renaissance Literature
  • Memory, place and belonging, ethnic, cultural and religious minorities
  • Multicultural past and present
  • Multicultural Poetry and Prose
  • Nation and Nationality
  • Overlapping culture-areas
  • Poetry and Prose
  • Policies of diversity
  • Practices of Language Teacher Education
  • Social, Cultural, and Political Contexts of Language Teacher Education
  • Teaching of Language and Literature
  • Text analysis, understanding, summarization and generation
  • Text mining and information extraction, summarization and retrieval
  • The analysis of language and language use as providing a window into non-linguistic
  • cognitive processes and structures
  • The Knowledge Base of Language Teacher Education
  • The transformative nature of the role of language and communication in human cognition
  • Transculturalism
  • Translating human values and social traditions
  • Translation Studies
  • Women’s Writings




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