The Center for Turkish Literature and the Department of Turkish Literature at Bilkent University are delighted to announce their second annual graduate conference. This year’s theme is « Turkish Literature in Comparative Contexts. »

More than 45 graduate students from all over Turkey, as well as from seven foreign countries, will participate in this three-day conference, which aims to offer a forum for young scholars interested in looking at Turkish literature(s) broadly defined through new and comparative perspectives, in positioning Turkish literature authors and texts within the framework of world literature, and in discussing relations between Turkish literature and other literatures.

The keynote speech will be given by Professor Sibel Irzık (Sabancı University).

The conference will be held in Rooms A-130 and H-232 in Bilkent University’s Main Campus on May 9, 10, and 11.

The conference will be bilingual, with some panels in English and some in Turkish.