LIT CRI '14 Call for Papers: WORLD LITERATURE


The concept of “world literature” which was first suggested by Goethe while he was talking with his friend and student Johann Peter Eckermann on the 31th of January, 1827, started to be discussed specially after mid-20th century. Although nobody can demarcates, it became a field of study by the help of works by David Damrosch, Pascale Casanova and Franco Moretti.

As we enter the twenty-first century, our understanding of “world literature” has expanded beyond the classic canon of European masterpieces and entered a far-reaching inquiry into the variety of the world’s literary cultures and their distinctive reflections and refractions of the political, economic, and religious forces sweeping the globe. Because of this situation global power relations, transnationalism, translation and relativity have come into prominence.

World literature which is being studied intensely reveals new questions, finds new answers by the help of other disciplines and suggests new perspectives for the reader.

DAKAM's LIT CRI ’14 will search for new answers by bringing forward new questions of world literature and will question if it is possible to create a literary system in a world in which power relations always change.

Conference Venue: Nâzım Hikmet Cultural Center

List of Accepted Papers for LIT CRI '13

LIT CRI '13 is still open to new submissions.


Hilla Peled-Shapira. The Individual in the Encircling Alleys: The City As a Metaphor in the Writings of Émigré Arab Authors
Ignatius Chukwumah. THE URBAN SPACE IN NIGERIAN LITERATURE: RETHINKING THE CULTURE-CONTACT THEORY REGARDING SOME EARLY NIGERIAN NARRATIVES
Mustapha Bala RumaARCHITECTURAL UTOPIA AND POLITICAL MYOPIA IN NGUGI'S "WIZARD OF THE CROW."
Nora AlsaeedMan as “a stone on the river bed”: Ecobonding Versus Ecoalienation
Julia Szoltysek. Orhan Pamuk's Delightful Obsessions: City, Novel, Museum
Hatice Karaman. İstanbul; A Rhizomatic Space of Desire in The Black Book and City of Man's Desire
Bello ShamsuddeenMapping the City: the Dynamics and Contradictory Images of a Postcolonial Nigerian City in Olu Obafemi’s Wheels
Eleftheria Tsirakoglou. Walking in the City
U. Gopika Sankar. Mapping the Imagined Real: A Theoretical Framework for Surveying the Urbanscapes in Literature
Houreya Sarhan. Cultural Hybridity in Franz Fanon ,Homi Bhabha and Paul Gilroy
Mirjana Miletic. Urban space from the perspective of people with disabilities
Azadeh Aliaskarian, Siavash Teimouri and Mahmood Ghalenoe. Urban Housing Design with approach to Environmental Behaviorism
Jerry Varsava. On the Fates of Homes and People in the Great Recession: Domesticity in the Metropoles of the Anglosphere
Anthony Patterson. The City as Woman in Zola’s La Curée.
Ayad Rahmani. At “The Nature Theater of Oklahoma”: How corporate reality subsumed urban space
Bihter Almac. Interpreting ‘D1: Scapes of Narration and Theory’
Henda Abdelli. "The City of Dublin in James Joyce's Dubliners: A City That Speaks"
Zbigniew Białas. Urban Novels in Silesia: A Literary Resurrection of Post-Communist Cities
Borbala Farago. Eco-Cosmopolitan Readings of Urban Spaces in Transnational Literatures
Rosa AinleyDefining Questions: Writing on Ghost Buildings in London and Istanbul
Neha Tyagi and Durba Banerjee. La Urbe in the chronicles of Alberto Fuguet and Pedro Lemebel
Muira McCammon. Subterranean Space in the City of Light: Negotiating Cartographic and Cultural Complexity in Leila Sebbar's Métro
Ahmed Bhuiyan. The Damsel in Distress - The Nurturing City of Starman
Federica Fava. Writing the city in the ‘Meanwhile’. Three memos for our millennium.
Dennis YeoTelling Tales of the city
Hale Sinirlioglu, Bilgen Atac and Melike Atici. EXPERIENCING ISTANBUL IN FLÂNEUR’S SHOES
Heather Gorgura. Exile into Ricardo Piglia's Intertextual Buenos Aires
Dunja Plazonja. Ghosts and Mediums: The Space of the Victorian Intertext in Contemporary British Fiction – Sarah Waters’ “Affinity”
Ayşe Nur Şenel and Ela ÇilMAPPING 19TH CENTURY ISTANBUL THROUGH AHMET MITHAT EFENDI’S NOVELS
Niloofar KakhiProduction of Architectural knowledge: a language for nationalism
Agnes GyorkeUnmapping London: Migrant Communities and the City in Monica Ali’s Fiction
Norafida Ab GhafarMastura Adam and Taofeekat MustaphaHow people read Chow Kit as part of Kuala Lumpur City.
Mastura AdamNorafida Ab Ghafar and Taofeekat MustaphaTranslation of Literary Genre to Architectural Form
Nikica Mihaljevic and Anamarija Brzica. UNCOVERING ROME: PUBLIC SPACE AS PRIVATE SPACE IN THE CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN NOVEL
Andra-Lucia Rus. Mapping Memory in Oslo
Ali Bamdad, Zahra Valipoor and Najme Abedi. Some trends on Utopia in Persian Literature In the course of Sadi Poems
Iqtedar Alam. Cinematic (Futuristic) Urbanism: Future Cities in Popular Cinema
Bei Bei Guan. Rebellion as Aestheticism: The Dandyism of Charles Baudelaire and Oscar Wilde
Mónica PachecoTranslations of literary fiction to architectural narratives: an experiment with Lewis Carroll’s 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and 'Alice through the Looking Glass'
Maryam Lari and Yasaman YazdiTehran Urban Spaces in "1001 Nights" and the 19th Century Illustrations (A Comparative Study with the Intertextuality Approach)
Joseph Gualtieri. Becoming Steppe, Becoming Topological: Contemporary Travel Writing on Central Asia
Son Van Huynh. Visualizing the Invisible: Exploring Italo Calvino’s Invisible City
Brian Fulela. Desire, Place and Adolescence: Some Co-ordinates in Sifiso Mzobe's Young Blood
Anjana Sukumary and Anjana Warren. Reinventing Post -Colonial Identity in New York City- a study of Meena Alexander’s ‘Manhattan Music’
Yasemin Yılmaz. City in Postmodern Discourse: Immigration to the City and the Language of Cultural Non-belonging in Latife Tekin's Novels
İlgi Toprak. Walking as an urban experience: Discovering, perceiving and representing Galata
Tulin Ece Tosun. Discovering Womanhood in London: Constructing a Modern Identity of Muslim Women in Monica Ali’s Brick Lane.
Azin Dilmaghani. Spatial Violence: Urban and Literal Experience
Marziyeh Setayesh and Shokran Rahiminezhad. A Trio of Tehran: an analysis of three noteworthy literary accounts of contemporary Tehran
Krzysztof Maj. Center of Commandments and Peripheries of Disobedience. The City and The Outlands in Janusz A. Zajdel’s Dystopian Fiction
S. Elif Aksoy. “Peyami Safa’s Istanbul: Conservative Aesthetics Through Urban Spaces”
Eleni Mitakou. Literature, cinema and the urban space: Literature seen through the camera eye
Zeynep Tuna Ultav. THE CAPITALIST/MODERNIST CONCEPT OF RATIONALIZATION IN BALLARD’S LITERATURE
Anubha Anushree. Twilight in Delhi: Contesting the Secular City
Jacob VoorthuisHow do we design for others? Revisiting the notion of empathy and the de-situated body in the novel and in architectural design.
Patricia Garcia. THE URBAN NON-PLACE AS LOCUS AMOENUS OF POSTMODERN SHORT FICTION OF THE FANTASTIC
Husnu Yegenoglu. Architecture, poetics and city wanderers
Umran Kucukislamoglu. Built a Culture Overnight: Oguz Atay and Turkish Urban Space Issues
Elvan KaramanMARGARET ATWOOD’S THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD: A CRITICISM OF URBANISATION AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION
Rabia Çiğdem Çavdar. Rereading of “Library of Babel” and “Ocean Sea” As Rung to Write History of “Architecture”
Mihye An. Who else but Big Brother?: Various Characters in Digital Infrastructures
Shokran Rahiminezhad and Marziyeh Setayesh. Basement Intellectuals: A study of the “Basement” as a recurring spatial element in contemporary Persian fiction
Doaa HamadaWriting Spatially: the poetic structure of Mumbai in Nissim Ezekiel's poems.

LIT CRI '13

Literature and Urban Space
Literature today, survives in a rich, wide and chaotic space in relation with increasing communication utilities, new digital channels, increased creative writing efforts, intensive translation activities, effect of big media, rewards and activities.
The changing urban characteristics of the earth play an important role in the transformation of literature, too.
Which urban aspects 21th century literature contains, which characteristics in terms of spatial narration are already obvious and which surprises hide the first indications inside are the questions waiting for answers are the main questions to be discussed.
LIT CRI '13 sets off for raising questions as well as searching for new answers on the relation of city and fiction. The conference will tackle reciprocal effects between architecture and fiction, whether they emerge in literary forms related to visual narratives and urban culture. LIT CRI ‘13 will be arranged between dates of 18-20 Nov, 2013 by DAKAM in the hostage of MSFAU.


For abstract submission and pre-registration: http://www.litcriconference.org/p/registration.html