3rd Undergraduate Conference on Anglo-American Literature


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

Undergraduate Conference on Anglo -American Literature:


12 –13 April 2013
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 concentrate on gender and identity in literary studies, but its scope is intended to be broader. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Literature & Psychoanalysis
  • Madness in Medieval Times
  • Female Insanity
  • Hysteria in Literature
  • Narratives of Hysteria in Victorian Literature
  • Mad Characters in Edgar Allan Poe’s Fiction
  • Madness in Tudor Age
  • Representatives of Madness in Gothic Fiction
  • Guilt, Evil & Sexual Assault in Literature
  • Psychology & Literature
  • Lunatic Characters in Arts
  • Mad Authors, Poets and Artists

We invite you to submit a proposal of 250 words by 10 February 2013. 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, 2013 and presenters will be asked to submit their complete papers by March 23. 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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