IAGC 2010

 

 1ST INTERNATIONAL AKŞİT GÖKTÜRK CONFERENCE

VISIONS OF THE FUTURE NOW AND THEN

IN LITERATURES IN ENGLISH

 15-16 APRIL 2010 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

MAGGIE GEE

ÇİLER İLHAN 

We are pleased to announce that the 1st International Akşit Göktürk Conference entitled 'Visions of the Future Now and Then' in literatures in English will be held by the English Language and Literature Department, Istanbul University on 15-16 April 2010 in Istanbul, Turkey. Confirmed keynote speaker is Dr. Maggie Gee.       
                                           Nowadays, a decade after the millennium, apocalyptic belief, once again, insists that the end has come for all humanity, indeed, the entire planet earth itself. These critical times are, then, the right time to reconsider visions of the future, both utopian and dystopian. 
     Papers are invited on any aspect on the conference theme. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
 
Millennial literature Utopia/dystopia Science fiction The redefinition of the human being in the face of cloning and genetic engineering The redefinition of sex/gender and sex/gender politics Possible new worlds, both cities and rural spaces Revolutionary technology and science The future of literature
Contact address: iagc2010@istanbul.edu.tr Contact person: Assist. Prof. Ferah İncesu