Wednesday 9 September 2015

23rd METU British Novelists Conference: Agatha Christie and Her Work

23rd METU British Novelists Conference: Agatha Christie and Her Work 

5-6 April 2016
METU Culture and Convention Centre
Ankara, Turkey 
Department of Foreign Language Education, 
Middle East Technical University, 
Ankara, Turkey

Contact person: Asst. Prof. Dr. Dürrin Alpakın Martinez-Caro 
Contact email:

“23rd METU British Novelists Conference: Agatha Christie and Her Work” is a two-day conference organized by the Department of Foreign Language Education, Middle East Technical University, 5-6 April 2016. We invite proposals for 20-minute presentations on any aspect of Agatha Christie’s life and work.

We encourage submissions from a variety of disciplines, theoretical perspectives and genres. Comparative approaches focusing on the work of Agatha Christie within contexts such as media, performance and adaptation studies are also welcome. 

Possible themes include, but are by no means limited to: 
-- Genre studies and crime fiction
-- Agatha Christie and non-fiction (autobiography, travel writing, etc.)
-- Agatha Christie in the Turkish context
-- Agatha Christie and world literature
-- Agatha Christie and feminism
-- Agatha Christie and translation studies
-- Theatre, film, radio, TV adaptations of Christie’s fiction
-- Agatha Christie’s influence on other crime fiction writers
-- Teaching Christie’s fiction

Please email an abstract of 250 words with 4-5 keywords and a short academic bio to by 1 December 2015. Please include your name, institutional affiliation and contact information (e-mail and postal address) in your submission. 

Further information about the conference and its venue can be found at

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