Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Brontë Sisters and Their Work in Ankara

A Conference scheduled for today, December 12 completely devoted to the Brontës. In Ankara, Turkey:

12-13 December 2013 at Middle East Technical University
Ankara, Turkey
METU 2013: The Brontë Sisters and Their Work

is the theme for this year’s METU British Novelists Conference organized by the Department of Foreign Language Education in Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. The conference will explore various aspects of the work of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë. There will also be papers approaching the work of the Brontë Sisters from the perspective of media and adaptation studies. Selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
Programme:
09:30-10:00 REGISTRATION
10:00-10:20 OPENING REMARKS (ROOM D)
Prof. Dr. Gölge Seferoğlu, Dean of the Faculty of Education, Middle East Technical University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nurten Birlik, Head of the Department of Foreign Language Education, Middle East Technical University
10:20-11:20 KEYNOTE SPEECH (ROOM D)
Chair: Prof. Dr. Oya Batum Menteşe, Atılım University, Turkey
Prof. Dr. Diane Long Hoeveler, Marquette University, USA
The Brontës and the Gothic Tradition
11:20-11:40 COFFEE BREAK
11:40-12:40 SESSION ONE
Asst. Prof. Dr. Trevor Hope, Yașar University, Turkey, “Charlotte Bronte’s Glass Doors: Domesticity, Pedagogy and Self-Fashioning”
Dr. Neslihan Ekmekçioğlu, Hacettepe University, Turkey, “The Mirrors Refracting Images and Doubles in Charlotte Brontë’s Villette
Asst. Prof. Dr. Robab Khosravi, University of Zanjan, Iran, “The Collapse of Generic-Class Boundaries: A Derridean-Marxist Reading of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre
Asst. Prof. Dr. Tzu Yu Allison Lin, Gaziantep University, Turkey, “Jane Eyre: Arts in the Novel of Charlotte Brontë”
12:40-14:00 LUNCH
12 DECEMBER 2013, THURSDAY (AFTERNOON)
14:00-15:20 SESSION TWO
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gönül Bakay, Bahçeșehir University, Turkey, “Fragments of the Deepest Self Within: Emily Brontë’s Poetry”
Asst. Prof. Dr. Saeed Yazdani & Khadijeh Ebady, Islamic Azad University, Iran, “The Concept of Self in Brontë’s Wuthering Heights from the Jungian Perspective”
Mohsen Jabbari, University of Tehran, Iran, “The Subject in Process/on Trial: A Kristevan Perspective on Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights
Asst. Prof. Dr. Barbara Dell’Abate Ҫelebi, Beykent University, Turkey, “The Struggle for Woman’s Place and Voice in Jane Eyre and Indiana”
Asst. Prof. Dr. Gillian M.E. Alban, İstanbul Aydın University, Turkey, “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and The Color Purple as Epistolary and Didactic Novels”
Banu Kangal, Hacettepe University, Turkey, “Narrating Patriarchy: The Significance of the Narrator and the Structure in Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
15:20-15:40 COFFEE BREAK
15:40-16:40 SESSION THREE
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Feryal Çubukçu, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey, “ Documenting the Regency and Victorian Mores in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Dr. Aysegül Kuglin, İpek University, Turkey, “’Worthless Reprobates’ and ‘Impracticable Fools’: On the Selection of Partners in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tomomi Minamoto, Setsunan University, Japan, “Reminiscences of the Past: Wuthering Heights and A True Novel
Dr. Melis Mülazımoğlu Erkal, Ege University, Turkey, “Girls Night Out: Jane and Catherine Meet Bella, Buffy and Sookie”
17:30 WINE AND CHEESE PARTY (SOSYAL BİNA)
13 DECEMBER 2013, FRIDAY (MORNING)
10:00-11:00 SESSION ONE
Prof. Dr. Temma Berg, Gettysburg College, USA, “’Imagine My Surprise!’: Anne Lister, Emily Brontë, and Charlotte Brontë’s Shirley
Olcay Çolak, Hacettepe University, Turkey, “Shirley’s Choice: A Matrimonial Reaction against the Machine”
Asst. Prof. Dr. Nourchen Sadkaoui, University of Jendouba, Tunisia, “Gendering the Avenger: Agency and Power Disputes between the ‘Villain’ and the ‘Angel’ of Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Seda Coșar Çelik, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, “Anne Brontë’s Neglected Status in the Victorian Canon and a Feminist Reappraisal of Her Novels”
11:00-11:20 COFFEE BREAK
11:20-12:40 SESSION TWO
Dr. Clare Brandabur, Fatih University, Turkey, “Wuthering Heights: The Irish Connection”
Dr. Amy Hodges, Texas A&M University at Qatar, “Literacy and Subjectivity in Charlotte Brontë’s The Professor
Seda Örmengül, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, “Becoming Visible in a Dystopic Land: Charlotte Brontë’s Villette
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ali Çelikel, Pamukkale University, Turkey, “Charlotte Brontë in Turkish Literature: The Mad Women in the ‘Tanzimat’ Novel”
Asst. Prof. Dr. Jian Choe, Kyung Hee University, Korea, “Charlotte Brontë as a Cinematic Writer”
Carola Croll, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany, “Where’s Heathcliff? – Literary Versions of Heathcliff”
12:40-14:00 LUNCH
13 DECEMBER 2013, FRIDAY (AFTERNOON)
14:00-15:00 SESSION THREE
Assist. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Süner, Yașar University, Turkey, “Spectral Narration and Speculation in Charlotte Brontë’s Villette
Samindokht Ronaghzadeh, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, “The Application of Derrida’s Idea of Mourning to Brontë’s Villette
María Valero Redondo, University of Córdoba, Spain, “Wuthering Heights and the Mechanisms of Usurpation”
Ela İpek Gündüz, Gaziantep University, Turkey, “Kosminsky’s Wuthering Heights (1992) as an Uncanny Adaptation”
15:00-15:20 COFFEE BREAK
15:20-16:20 SESSION FOUR (ROOM D)
Linda Sabrina Sahmadi, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France, “The Crisis of Presence in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (1847), and the Film Adaptations by Orson Welles (1944) and by Franco Zeffirelli (1996): A Haunting Absence”
Michaela Posthumus, University of British Columbia, Canada and University of Oxford, UK, “Adaptations of Wuthering Heights: Fidelity, Ambiguity, and Negotiations with the Cinefantastic”
16:20-16:50 (ROOM D)
CLOSING REMARKS AND THE RESULTS OF VOTING FOR THE TOPIC OF NEXT YEAR’S CONFERENCE
19:00 CONFERENCE DINNER

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