CFP: International Henry James Conference

The Department of American Culture and Literature, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey, is pleased to announce its “International Henry James Conference,” which will be held on 9-10 May 2013, at Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey.

As a prolific writer of his time, Henry James’s writings cover a wide range of genres and modes that include fiction, drama, non-fiction, travel, criticism and letters, and today he remains a compelling literary presence for research, criticism, and film as well as stage adaptations. Therefore, it is expected that, during this two-day international conference, Henry James and his work will be addressed and discussed through multiple and interdisciplinary approaches, and the following topics among others may be suggested for papers:

  – Henry James and the Art of the Novel
 – Henry James and the Art of Short Fiction
 – Henry James and the Theater
 – Henry James on Stage and Screen
 – Social Realism in Henry James
 – Henry James’s Narrative Techniques
 – Henry James: Sources and Influences
 – Class and Politics in Henry James
 – Gender Relations in Henry James
 – Sexuality in Henry James
 – Henry James and Popular Culture
 – Henry James and Imperial Ideology
 – Henry James as the “Interpreter of His Generation”
 – Henry James as a Literary Critic
 – Henry James as an Art Critic
 – Henry James’s Autobiographical Writings
 – Henry James’s Travel Writings
 – Henry James’s Letters
 – International Reception of Henry James
 – Americanness and Europeanness in Henry James
 – Contemporary Critical Approaches to Henry James
 – Culture and Power in Henry James
 – Intertextuality in Henry James
 – Henry James and Orientalism

200-word abstracts for 20-minute individual papers, written in single-space and Times New Roman font 12, are welcome together with a short biographical note, including institutional affiliation, address, e-mail, fax and telephone numbers. Please send abstracts and the required information as e-mail attachments to:
Dr. Berkem Gurenci Saglam
Department of American Culture and Literature
Faculty of Science and Letters
Baskent University, Baglica Campus
06810 Ankara, Turkey

Deadline for abstracts: 15 November 2012.
Notification of acceptance: 15 December 2012

Further information concerning plenary speakers, accommodation, travel, conference program and other details is available on the conference website:

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