Bilkent University
Departments of American Culture and Literature
& English Language and Literature


Undergraduate Conference on Anglo -American Literature:

“Gender and Sexuality”

12 –13 April 2012

Bilkent University, Main Campus

            Bilkent University is pleased to announce the second undergraduate conference on Anglo-American Literature, jointly hosted by the Departments of English Language and Literature and American Culture and Literature. The conference will focus on gender and sexuality in literary studies, but perspectives informed by other disciplines (philosophy, history, anthropology) are also welcome. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Gender identity
  • Sexual identity
  • LGBT literature
  • Queer studies
  • The media’s role in forming gender identity
  • Pornography and eroticism
  • Family and marriage
  • Feminism
  • Gender as performance
  • Gender in children’s literature
  • Sexism
  • Language and gender
  • Children and gender
  • Psychological approaches to gender and sexuality
  • The representation of gender in the arts
  • Philosophical topics on gender and sexuality
  • Other topics of your interest

We invite you to submit a proposal of 250 words by 10 February 2012. Proposals will be reviewed by the committee on the basis of academic value and originality. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by the beginning of March, 2012 and presenters will be asked to submit their complete papers by March 30. Paper presentations should not exceed 15 minutes. If you are interested in organizing a panel or a workshop, please include your requests while sending the proposal.
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