Western Cultural and Literary Studies Symposium


will be held in


Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey




October 7 – 9, 2015  



BAKEA Symposium is open to all participants from the fields of English Language and Literature, American Culture and Literature, French and German Language and Literary Studies, Comparative Literature, Translation Studies.


Deadline for paper proposals:

15 May 2015 





This symposium aims to discuss the themes of humour, comedy, comedy and tragedy, comedy hero, humour and ideology in western culture and literature, as well as the influence of these themes on contemporary literary forms. The concepts of humour and literature will be discussed in the framework of humour and culture, humour and psychoanalysis, humour and philosophy, humour and ideology, humour and media, humour and history, humour and language, humour and linguistics, humour and semiotics. The BAKEA symposium welcomes researchers from the fields of English, American, French, German and other Western Language and Literary Studies as well as interdisciplinary and comparative literary studies.


Please send your 250-word paper proposals by 15 March 2015 accompanied by a short bio as word file attachment to the following e-mail address:





Organising Committee

Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul İşler

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Meryem Ayan

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ali Çelikel

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nejdet Keleş

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Sarıca

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nurten Sarıca

Assist. Prof. Dr. Murat Göç

Assist. Prof. Dr. Şeyda İnceoğlu

Assist. Prof. Dr. Fatma Kaba

Assist. Prof. Dr. Şevket Kadıoğlu

Assist. Prof. Dr. Ertan Kuşçu

Assist. Prof. Dr. Cumhur Yılmaz Madran

Lecturer Ali Güven

Lecturer Nevin Usul

Res. Assist. Dr. Baysar Tanıyan

 Res. Assist. Reyhan Özer Tanıyan

 Res. Assist. Gamze Yalçın

 Res. Assist. Seçil Çırak

Res. Assist. Fatma Akbulut

Res. Assist. Ali Günalan 

Res. Assist. Ali Hamdi Serdar




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