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DECEMBER 6, 2024



Abstract Submission Deadline: 

SEPTEMBER 13, 2024

Registration Deadline: 

OCTOBER 25, 2024

Full Paper Submission Deadline: 

NOVEMBER 22, 2024






LITERATURE STUDIES '24 / XII. International Conference on Literature will be held online. The conference is coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center) and will be organized by BILSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions).


All abstracts are going to be selected according to double-blind reviews and accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings E-Book with an ISBN number, which will be sent to you after the conference.

We invite you to join us at the event and would like to emphasize that proposals from different parts of the world are welcomed.


For the publication opportunities, registration conditions and presentation instructions, please visit the REGISTRATION INFO page. 


Literature Studies Conference explores literary works from various rich traditions of Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America while examining the literary worlds in terms of their relation to each other, their exchange with society, and their inner tension of past and contemporary. The lives of the authors, literature as a sector, translation issues, readership, and theoretical discussions are the themes also covered by the conference. The conference aims at setting up a comprehensive view of literature standing on a balance of the social and ideological aspects of written works and the detailed in-text analysis. Classical works, as well as experimental texts in various genres, constitute the vivid map of world literature. Johann Wolfgang Goethe famously stated early in the 19th century, “National literature is now a rather unmeaning term; the epoch of world literature is at hand, and everyone must strive to hasten its approach.” 
In the era of globalization, internet, and social media, World Literature has not only been changed in terms of its production, distribution, and consumption, but also generated new ways of writing and historical inquiry. DAKAM’s Literature Conference invites scholars from all over the world to present their contemporary perspectives of literary texts of the past and present echoing the context they’ve been written.



World Literature




Literary Forms

Language and Literature




Interactions and World Literature

Politics and Literature

Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

Science-Fiction, Crime, Fantasy 

Comparative Literature Education

History of Literature

Literary Criticism



Prof. Irma Ratiani

Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia

Irma Ratiani is a Georgian literary scholar, editor and translator. She is a professor of Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, head of the department of General and Comparative Literary Studies, Director of Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature. She is an Honorable President of the Georgian Comparative Literature Association (GCLA).

Prof. Jale Parla

Bilgi University, Turkey

Jale Parla has finished Arnavutkoy American College in 1964 and then, she has studied Comparative Literature in Robert College in 1968. In 1978, she has completed her doctorate on Comparative Literature in English Literature as major and French and German Literature as minor branches at Harvard University in 1978. Between 1976 – 2000 she has worked as Lecturer at Bogazici University on the Department of Western Languages and Literatures. She is professor at Bilgi University, Department of Comparative Literature now.

Prof. Maka Elbakidze

Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia

Maka Elbakidze - Professor of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and the Deputy Director of Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature. Author of more than 50 published scholarly articles and the monograph “Some Problems of Poetics of Rustaveli’s Poem “The Knight in the Panther’s Skin” in Typological Relationship with French Chivalry Romance” (2005). A member of International Comparative Literature Association and Georgian Comparative Literature Association; Editor in chief of a Scientific Literary Review “Literary Researches”.

Prof. Mediha Göbenli

Yeditepe University, Turkey

Mediha GÖBENLİ teaches since 2000 comparative literature at Yeditepe University. She has published Zeitgenössische türkische Frauenliteratur (Comparative Turkish Women’s Literature) (Berlin, 2003) and Direnmenin Estetiğine Güven (Faith in the Aesthetics of the Resistance) (Istanbul, 2005), a comparative analysis of Peter Weiss’s Die Ästhetik des Widerstands and Vedat Türkali’s novel Güven (Faith). She has also published journal articles and book chapters on Comparative Women’s Literature, Exile and Literature, Migrants’ Literature, and Turkish Literature.

Assist. Prof. Anna Malinowska

University of Silesia, Poland

2012 Ph.D. in Humanities (University of Silesia)
Dissertation title: Characters of Camp. The Study of Posing
2003 M.A. in English (University of Silesia)
Dissertation title: Absurdity in plays by Ionesco and Beckett

Assist. Prof. Fani Miranda Tabak

Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro, Brazil

Fani Miranda Tabak is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Literary studies at the Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro, Brazil. She completed her PhD in comparative literature by the São Paulo State University “Julio de Mesquita” and Post Doctorate in the University of Nottingham with emphasis on gender studies and historiography in Latin America. She is a Post graduate group member of ANPOLL Women and Literature, with a project on memory and women writers. Periodicals and journals peer reviewer and the coordinator of the “Lyrical novel, literary and gender historiography” research group hosted in the CNPq platform. One of the Intertext Journal publishers and collaborator in various committees and programs.

Assist. Prof. Olcay Oztunali

Yeditepe University, Turkey

Olcay Oztunali is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at Yeditepe University. She teaches Spanish Literature in Turkish and Borges Lorca, Marquez Translations, Spanish Literature and Culture courses.

Assist. Prof. Robin L. Fetherston

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar

Robin Fetherston teaches writing, research methods, and literature to undergraduate students. Currently she is teaching Detective Fiction, an upper-level course that she recently developed. Robin is a co-coordinator of The Education City Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Research Forum, which offers a conference type platform for faculty members from the six universities. 

Assist. Prof. Sonia Farid

Cairo University, Egypt

Sonia Farid is an Assistant Professor at the Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University. She got her M.A. in Comparative Literature and her Ph.D. in Hispanic-American Literature. She is a member and former coordinator of the Fulbright Alumni Humanities Circle in Egypt, a board member of the English Department Graduates Club, member of the Cairo-based Consultative Committee of al-Ahram Center for Translation, and member of the organizing committee of the International Symposium of Comparative Literature at Cairo University. She was a Junior Research Specialist at the University of California Santa Cruz in 2006-2007 and a Visiting Scholar at the University of California Berkley in 2013-2014. Her research interests include comparative literature, ethnic American literature, women’s writing, cultural studies, and political fiction. She is also a translator, editor, and political columnist.

Assist. Prof. Yasemin Guniz Sertel

Istanbul University, Turkey

Yasemin Güniz Sertel is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of American Culture and Literature at Istanbul University, where she teaches History of Criticism, American Drama, American Short Story, Post-War American Literature, Modern American Novel and American Cultural History courses. She has completed her M.A. and Ph. D in the  same department and her Ph.D thesis was titled “The Problem of Female Autonomy: Women in Marsha Norman’s Plays.” She is also a peer reviewer in The Journal of The International Relations and Diplomacy

Dr. Rida Anis

Hasan Kalyoncu University

English and American Language and Literature, Indiana University, Indiana, USA

English Language and Literature, Old-DominionUniversity, Virginia, USA

English Language and Literature, Aleppo University

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic conditions, the conference will be held online.

NIPPON Meeting Halls in Istanbul


Nippon Hotel, Taksim, Topçu Caddesi No:6, Taksim, Beyoğlu, Turkey. Nippon Meeting Halls are located in the heart of Taksim, the cultural center of Istanbul and it is easily accessible by metro, taxi or bus. 


You can easily reach Nippon Conference Halls by walking from Taksim Square, which can be regarded one of the most central places in Istanbul.


From the airport you can directly reach Taksim by taking the white HAVATAŞ Buses. Taksim is also accessible by many bus lines, yellow minibus lines or two different metro lines.


Here are some useful links for public transportation in Istanbul.

Click here for the Istanbul metro network map.

Click here for the transportation fares and cards.

Click here for general information on public transportation in Istanbul.


The presentations will be uploaded to the website in the form of videos on the day of the conference. Participants will be able to follow the presentations in the order they prefer.


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