English studies have flourished like rhizome involving a wide range of theoretical framework from different disciplines like education, linguistics, psychology, sociology, folklore and anthropology, translation studies, cultural studies, communication, teaching and learning pedagogy, politics etcetera, thereby making its growth in multiple axes. This experience of a plurality of contact zones creates spaces of liminality that are relational and at the same time open to the questioning of any kind of borders for the interdisciplinary approach.


The Department of Foreign Language Education at Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, in cooperation with Çankaya University and Süleyman Demirel University, will hold an international conference devoted to language, literature, and culture. Our main is to provide a forum for discussion and to facilitate integration in these fields  and to bring together researchers, scholars, and students from all areas of language, literature, culture, and other related disciplines from all around the world. The conference will be held over three days, from 12 to 14 May (Thursday – Saturday) 2016 in Burdur, Turkey.




Conference Sponsors

Jarosław KRAJKA 

University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw

Associate Professor at University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw. He got his Ph.D. in CALLfrom Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznańand his habilitated doctor’s degree from Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of a major Poland-based CALL journal Teaching English with Technology (http://tewtjournal.org), and a reviewer for a number of journals from the USA, Japan, Spain, the UK, Malaysia, Nigeria and Poland. His major publications are monographs English Language Teaching in the Internet-Assisted Environment (2005) and The Language Teacher in the Digital Age (2012).

His talk will be on 'Culture-sensitive language teaching in the era of multilingualism - Escaping the linguistic hegemony in multi-ethnic classrooms'.


Süleyman Demirel University

Assoc. Prof. Dr. at Süleyman Demirel University, Turkey. She has been teaching in Turkey for sixteen years already as a visiting instructor from Azerbaijan. She taught Linguistics and Literature along with Speaking, Phonetics and Writing at 19 Mayıs University between 1992 and 1998. Since 1998 up to present, she has been teaching Victorian Novel, The Basic Literary Terms and the 20th Century Novel in the Faculty of Sciences and Arts, Department of English Language and Literature, Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey. Her main interests include Victorian women writers, Feminism and Modernism. Her publications include articles on both literary and EFL topics.

Her talk will be on 'Harold Bloom's concern and "a touch" that always does wonders".