9th International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture “Risk and Safety”

Country: Poland

City: Białystok

Abstr. due: 01.03.2020

Dates: 04.06.20 — 05.06.20

Area Of Sciences: Humanities; Arts; Cultural science;

Organizing comittee e-mail: LLC2020conference@gmail.com

Organizers: University of Białystok (Poland) and Çankaya University (Turkey)

 

This international conference is a peer-reviewed academic event and 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 in the welcoming atmosphere of the University of Białystok in Poland. 

We deem this year’s theme covers a wide variety of interdisciplinary studies. Topics might include but are not limited to:

- representations of natural and anthropogenic catastrophes and ecological transformation in literature,

- literary disaster discourses, environmental literature, apocalyptic scenarios, eco-thrillers, climate fiction and risk narratives,

- ‘risk’ and ‘safety’ in travel writing,

- climate change, the loss of biodiversity and the extinction of the human race,

- the motif of humankind beyond rescue, - atomic war, nuclear devastation and nature’s revenge,

- facing the problems of the Anthropocene, promoting change, transforming humanity,

- ‘world risk theory’ and postcolonial theory, trauma narratives, - the ethics and strategies of survival,

- eye-witness narratives, testimonio,

- anxiety, suffering, loss and displacement, - narrative patterns and the semantics of disaster literature,

- the aesthetic and ethical aspects of destruction,

- different modes of projecting the future in mimetic and speculative fiction,

- national, cultural, gender and sexual identities,

- security, sustainability, precaution and prevention,

- indigenous languages and cultures, an alternative, non-technocratic, non-anthropocentric attitude towards nature,

- retranslation of nature’s language, fundamental transformation of societies,

- corpus-driven analysis of ‘risk’ and ‘safety’,

- ‘risk’ and ‘safety’ in media reporting, - diachronic studies of ‘risk’ and ‘safety’

Conference Web-Site: http://elts.cankaya.edu.tr/