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Wed Oct 24 2018

Calls: Ling & Literature/France

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Date: 22-Oct-2018
From: Mohamed Saki <>
Subject: 8th International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture: ''Struggle for Recognition: identity-formation and subjectivation''
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Full Title: 8th International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture: ''Struggle for Recognition: identity-formation and subjectivation''

Date: 06-Jun-2019 - 07-Jun-2019
Location: Brest, France
Contact Person: Mohamed Saki
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 25-Mar-2019

Meeting Description:

8th International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture
''Struggle for Recognition: identity-formation and subjectivation''
Brest/France, 6-7 June 2019

The theme of the conference is “Struggle for recognition: identity-formation and subjectivation”. We aim to bring together scholars and graduates researching the intersections of linguistics, cultural and literary studies with a particular focus on identity discourses, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, diaspora and diasporic discourses, cultural images and imagology, and various ways of struggling for recognition and subjectivation.

Call for Papers:

The struggle of recognition has emerged, in the recent years, as a powerful paradigm. The theme of struggle for recognition is at the intersection of different areas of the human sciences: philosophy, gender studies, critical theory, discourse analysis, literature, etc. It is widely associated with the works of Axel Honneth, Nancy Fraser, Charles Taylor, Paul Ricoeur, to name just a few prominent figureheads.

At the heart of the struggle for recognition paradigm, we find the question of identity formation, self-realization and subjectivation. Those engaged in a struggle for recognition are always of course struggling against institutionalized patterns of value that sustain and reinforce various mechanisms of exclusion. They are also struggling against those institutionalized patterns of value because they strip them of their dignity and subordinate them out of existence.

Focusing on the aspects of language, literature and culture in any or all possible contexts, and employing interdisciplinary approach to address the research problems with methods of and insights borrowed from multiple disciplines, “International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture” welcomes papers that deal with the question of identity-construction and subjectivation through the prism of the struggle for recognition paradigm and intends to blur the limits of conventional discourses and approaches. You may participate as panel organizer, presenter of one paper, or observer. Submissions are open for 30-minute slots (20-minute talks + 10 minutes for discussion). All submissions to the conference will be reviewed by at least two independent peers for technical merit and content. The papers presented at the conference will be published in a volume.

A 300-word abstract and 5 keywords should be submitted as an email attachment to by March 25, 2019. In your email, please include your name, affiliation, email address, phone number, title of the paper, abstract, 5 keywords and a brief bio data.

Papers may answer one or more of the following questions or address the following topics of interest for submission:

- What identity is the object of the struggle for recognition?
- Who leads this struggle and in the name of who?
- On what moral, ethical, political foundations is the struggle for recognition based?
- How does literature depict the struggle for recognition?
- Critical race theory and cultural identity
- Culture and the social construct of identity
- Diasporic literature
- Intersectionality and identity politics
- Intersections of the translations and cultural studies in literary reception
- Language, identity and culture
- Language, power and ideology
- Place and belonging, ethnic, cultural and religious minorities
- Nation and nationality
- Overlapping culture-areas
- Policies of diversity

Organizing Committee:

Mohamed Saki (English Department, University of West Brittany, Brest)
Mustafa Kırca (Foreign Languages Department, Çankaya University, Ankara)
Radia Hannachi (French Department, University of South Brittany, Lorient)
Gaëlle le Corre (English Department, University of West Brittany, Brest)
Ertuğrul Koç (Translation and Interpreting Studies Department, Çankaya University, Ankara)
Gülden Taner (Translation and Interpreting Studies Department, Çankaya University, Ankara)

Important dates:

- Deadline for submission: March 25, 2019.
- Notification of acceptance: April 8, 2019.
- Registration: April 23, 2019

For further information, please visit the conference page at

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