Call for Papers

Call for Papers: 10th International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture 

Gümüşhane University, Ankara Science University, and University of Évora invite proposals for the 10th International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture Gümüşhane University & Ankara Science University & University of Evora.

We are honoured to announce the 10th International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture organized jointly by Gümüşhane University (Turkiye) Ankara Science University (Turkiye), and University of Évora (Portugal)

This international conference is a peer-reviewed academic event and a comprehensive venue for the free exchange and dissemination of ideas on language, translation, literary and cultural studies, and aims to bring together scholars and graduates researching the intersections of these fields.

The 10th LLC will run as an online conference on September 15-16, 2023, and the topical theme of the conference is,

“Fashion as Material Culture”

Fashion is defined as a manner of wearing clothes, the hair, personal ornaments, etc. at a peculiar period and place, but it also “encompasses other cultural expressions such as furniture, interior design, [and] the food we eat” (Welters & Lillethun, 2018, p. 13). According to Joslin and Wardrop (2015), “[f]ashion is political” since it intersects with class, gender, race, and economics and becomes a material entity that reveals “the palpable, tactile edge to matters of state, by its very tangibility rendering those matters undeniable” (p. ix). As such, fashion functions as an agent to enunciate the experiences of diverse cultures and material bodies, which are put under the scrutinising gazes of other people, evaluating the body according to the dominant social norms (Jenss & Hofmann, 2019).

We deem this year’s theme covers a wide variety of interdisciplinary studies with various cultural materialist approaches, we plan to focus on fashion placing the concept on a greater scale to cover such topics as (but not limited to):

  • fashion and literature
  • fashion and temporality
  • fashion and class codes
  • fashion and discourse
  • fashion and ethics
  • fashion and Anthropocene
  • fashion and media/social media
  • fashion and economics
  • fashion and politics
  • fashion and environment
  • fashion and nation
  • fashion and postcolonial studies
  • fashion and language through ages
  • fashion and art through ages
  • fashion and translation
  • fashion and transformation in literature
  • fashion and cultural, gender and sexual identities
  • fashion and travel writing
  • fashion and space, architecture, cities and countries
  • fashion and representations of war, trauma, and catastrophes

A max 300-word abstract and 5 keywords should be submitted as an email attachment to by August 20, 2023. In your email, please include your name, affiliation, email address, phone number, title of the paper, abstract, 5 keywords and a brief bio data. 

Deadline for submission: August 20, 2023
Notification of acceptance: July 27, 2023
Registration: July 27 – September 8, 2023
Late Registration: until September 10, 2023

Conference fee: 20Euros

Late Registration Fee: 40Euros

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This conference is organized jointly by Gümüşhane University, Ankara Science University, and University of Évora. All submissions to the conference will be reviewed by at least two independent peers for technical merit and content. Selected papers presented at the conference will be published in either in an edited book or ULAKBIM University Journals.

Conference Chairs & Co-chairs:

  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Güneş, Dept. of English Language and Literature, Gümüşhane University, Gümüşhane, Turkiye (
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Şebnem Düzgün, Dept. of Interpretation and Translation, Ankara Science University, Ankara, Turkiye (
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Ana Clara Birrento, Dept. of Linguistics and Literatures, University of Évora, Évora, Portugal (
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kirca, Dept. of Translation and Interpreting Studies, Çankaya University, Ankara, Turkiye (


Jenss, H., & Hofmann, V. (2019). Introduction: Fashion and Materiality. In H. Jenss & V. Hofmann (Eds.), Fashion and materiality: Cultural practices in global contexts (pp. 1-12). London: Bloomsbury Publishing.

Joslin, K., & Wardrop, D. (2015). Introduction. In K. Joslin & D. Wardrop (Eds.), Crossings in text and textile. ix-xx, New Hampshire: University of New Hampshire Press.

Welters, L., & Lillethun, A. (2018). Fashion history: A global view. London: Bloomsbury Publishing.