16th International IDEA Conference: Studies in English

26-28 April 2023

Cappadocia University (Mustafapaşa Campus, 50420 Ürgüp/Nevşehir, Turkey)




Founded in 2005, IDEA (English Language and Literature Research Association of Turkey) is the Turkish national association for English studies. As the only professional association in Turkey affiliated with ESSE (The European Society for the Study of English), IDEA aims at bringing together academics working in the fields of linguistics, literature, language teaching and cultural studies. The 16th IDEA Conference, which will be held on the basis of in-person participation only, will be co-hosted by the Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of English Translation and Interpreting, Faculty of Humanities, Cappadocia University.



Our conference accepts papers in a wide range of topics from many different fields of “Studies in English.” We invite individual papers in the following fields:


  • English Literature
  • Literatures in English
  • Cultural and Critical Studies
  • Linguistics
  • English Language Teaching
  • Translation Studies


Conference Language

The official language of the conference is English.


Abstract/Short CV Submission

Please submit an abstract (max. 250 words) for a 20-minute presentation, including 3-5 key words and a short CV (70-100 words) as a single Microsoft Word file (no PDF please) to the conference email address: idea16@kapadokya.edu.tr


Please include your full name, institutional affiliation (including country information), abstract title, and email address (not included in the 250-word text limit) at the top of the abstract file.


The deadline for abstract submissions is 30 November 2022.


The receipt of submissions will be acknowledged within 3 workdays. If you have not received a confirmation after 3 workdays, please contact Dr. Fatih Parlak at fatih.parlak@kapadokya.edu.tr


Peer Review Process

All abstracts will be double-blind peer reviewed by two reviewers.


Publication Prospects

All accepted abstracts will be electronically published as a Conference Abstracts book and maintained on the conference website.


A separate call for submissions will also be issued soon after the conference to invite full text articles to be selected through double-blind peer review for an edited collection of essays to be published by Cappadocia University Press.


Conference Registration Fee: To be announced


Contact Person

All inquiries (other than abstract submission issues) should be addressed to Dr. Sinan Akıllı, Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Humanities, Cappadocia University through the conference email address idea16@kapadokya.edu.tr and sinan.akilli@kapadokya.edu.tr


Important Dates


Peer-review accept/reject decision notification starting date: Monday, January 30, 2023, 11:59 pm (GMT +3)

Program announcement: Friday, March 17, 11:59 pm (GMT +3)

Early registration opening date: Monday, January 30, 2023, 00:00 am (GMT +3)

Early registration end date: Friday, March 31, 2023, 11:59 pm (GMT +3)

Late registration deadline: Monday, April 17, 2023, 11:59 pm (GMT +3)


Conference Location: The conference will take place on Mustafapaşa Campus, Cappadocia University, Nevşehir, Turkey.


Travel: Mustafapaşa Campus is conveniently accessed through two airports, Kayseri Airport and Nevşehir Kapadokya Airport, both of which are within 1-hour travelling distance (by taxi or shuttle service).


Accommodation: A list of the recommended accommodation options (hotels that Cappadocia University works with for similar events) will be announced by Monday, 16 January 2023, 11:59 pm (GMT +3).


For details of the conference, please follow the updates at: https://idea16.kapadokya.edu.tr   


For information about Cappadocia University, please visit the university’s official website: https://kapadokya.edu.tr/en/