Department of American Culture and Literature, Baskent University  

Call for Papers

The Department of American Culture and Literature, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey, is pleased to announce its "International Henry James Conference," which will be held on 9-10 May 2013, at Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey. As a prolific writer of his time, Henry James’s writings cover a wide range of genres and modes that include fiction, drama, non-fiction, travel, criticism and letters, and today he remains a compelling literary presence for research, criticism, and film as well as stage adaptations. Therefore, it is expected that, during this two-day international conference, Henry James and his work will be addressed and discussed through multiple and interdisciplinary approaches, and the following topics among others may be suggested for papers:

  • Henry James and the Art of the Novel
  • Henry James and the Art of Short Fiction
  • Henry James and the Theater
  • Henry James on Stage and Screen
  • Social Realism in Henry James
  • Henry James’s Narrative Techniques
  • Henry James: Sources and Influences
  • Class and Politics in Henry James
  • Gender Relations in Henry James
  • Sexuality in Henry James
  • Henry James and Popular Culture
  • Henry James and Imperial Ideology
  • Henry James as the “Interpreter of His Generation”
  • Henry James as a Literary Critic
  • Henry James as an Art Critic
  • Henry James’s Autobiographical Writings
  • Henry James’s Travel Writings
  • Henry James’s Letters
  • International Reception of Henry James
  • Americanness and Europeanness in Henry James
  • Contemporary Critical Approaches to Henry James
  • Culture and Power in Henry James
  • Intertextuality in Henry James
  • Henry James and Orientalism

200-word abstracts for 20-minute individual papers, written in single-space and Times New Roman font 12, are welcome together with a short biographical note, including institutional affiliation, address, e-mail, fax and telephone numbers. Please send abstracts and the required information as e-mail attachments to:
Dr. Berkem Gurenci Saglam
Department of American Culture and Literature
Faculty of Science and Letters
Baskent University, Baglica Campus
06810 Ankara, Turkey

Deadline for abstracts: 15 November 2012.
Notification of acceptance: 15 December 2012

Further information concerning plenary speakers, accommodation, travel, conference program and other details will be available in due course on the conference website: