The deadline for the submission of the full papers will be determined by the editors and announced on the website.

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Partners of ADES 5
Partners of ADES 5

Erciyes University in Kayseri, Turkey, Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan and Akhmet Yassawi International Kazakh-Turkish University in Turkestan, Kazakhstan, have...

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Keynote Speakers

Wen-chin Ouyang

Wen-chin Ouyang

SOAS University of London

Anna Oldfield

Anna Oldfield

Coastal Carolina University

Kuderinova Kuralay

Kuderinova Kuralay

National Scientific and Practical Center


Call for Papers for 5th International Symposium on Asian Languages and Literatures

Intersection of Cultures

Cultures evolve as a response to different and competing individual and collective needs and aspirations that could be dynamic, permeable and transparent. Intersections are points that unite different paths. They are associated with not only meeting but also disintegration. When we consider the concept of intersection as a mental image beyond its physical denotation, we realize that it connotes the same meanings from a cultural standpoint, too: points of interclusion, convergence, and divergence. Do cultures prosper as they approach one another? Do they become subjective when they stray away from each other? Are the intersections nourishing elements or traps that make cultures monotonous?

ADES is moving the coordinates of the intersection to Astana on 20-22 June, 2019. ADES V is inviting you to consider culture, which becomes more harmonious as it intersects, differs as it strays, becomes pluralistic as it comes together, from the perspectives of its components in the capital of Kazakhstan, hosted by Nazarbayev University.

The Symposium will be open to disciplines such as Language, Literature, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy, Fine Arts, Theology, History, History of Arts and Multidisciplinary Studies. Abstracts are welcome in the following topic strands or other related topics:


Culture –      Intersection and intersectionality from a theoretical perspective

–      Ethnic and anthropological intersections

–      Propaganda in terms of intersections

–      Intersections in religion

–      Cultural identity

–      The mobile dynamic of intersection: Immigration

–      Intersection in visual texts

–      Social construction of culture and gender

–      Transculturalism

–      Cultural identities as indicators of intersection

Literature –      Intersections between Classical and Contemporary literature

–      Interaction between Immigrant and local literature

–      Memory, space, belonging

–      Diaspora Literatures

–      The reflection of intersection between eras on literary texts

–      Multicultural poetry and prose

–      The intersection of literature and other forms of art

–      Literature beyond cultures

–      The historical spots of intersection: Texts on travel, diplomacy, and trade

–      Intersections and theories of literary translation

Language –      Universal and local language policies in terms of intersections

–      Social gender and intersectionality

–      The temporal evolution of language

–      The new media language

–      Language as a concept of power and domination

–      Language, identity, and culture

–      The evolution of language

–      The lexicology of intersection

–      The effect of multiculturalism on stylistics

–      The effect of mass migration on languages

Education –      The effect of intersections on educational policies

–      Multicultural education

–      The effect of immigration on educational policies

–      The world that transforms via immigration and education

–      Interdisciplinary approaches to language teaching and translation

–      Educational theories beyond cultures

Abstracts for poster and paper presentations will be accepted.


  • Abstracts must be submitted online via the official website of the symposium:
  • Abstracts should be written in English. Explanation regarding the language of the presentation is given below under the subheading “Presentation”.
  • The title for the abstract should include max 12 words.
  • Abstracts should be between 150 and 250 words.
  • Abstracts should be followed by 3 to 6 keywords.
  • Abstracts should not be published or presented elsewhere before.
  • Abstracts should be submitted via online submission system.
  • The deadline for abstract submission is 14 December, 2018.
  • Submitted abstracts will be sent to 3 reviewers for blind review.
  • Abstracts that are accepted will be announced on 7 January, 2019 at the symposium official website.


  • The registration fee is 200 USD for regular registration and 150 USD for early bird registration, and it includes symposium kit and coffee breaks.
  • For abstracts with two or more authors, the registration fee should be paid by each author attending the symposium.
  • Authors who will present more than one paper will also pay for each paper separately.
  • Details about registration fee payment methods will be announced later.
  • The deadline for early bird payment of registration fee is 1 April, 2019.
  • The deadline for payment of registration fee is 10 May, 2019.


  • The duration for each presentation is 15 minutes. A 5-minute Q&A (question and answer) session will follow each presentation.
  • Papers can be presented in Kazakh Language, Turkish, Russian or English.
  • No translation facility will be provided for the presentations.
  • Session rooms will be equipped with a computer and a projector.
  • Participants will be given a certificate of presentation or participation.

Travel and Accommodation

  • The expenses for transportation (local and international) and accommodation are to be paid by participants.
  • Detailed information and recommendations about these issues will be uploaded at the symposium official website.

Publication of Papers

  • Full papers presented at the Symposium should be written in MLA style (8th Edition).
  • Deadline for the submission of full papers will be announced later.
  • Full papers will be published as proceedings.
  • All full papers will be evaluated by the Editorial Board and the ones that are selected will be published by an international publishing company as a book.
14 December, 2018 Deadline for Abstract Submission
7 January, 2019 Announcement of Accepted Abstracts and the Beginning of Early Bird Registration
1 April, 2019 Deadline for Early Bird Registration
10 May, 2019 Deadline for Regular Registration
20-22 June, 2019 Symposium

Scientific Advisory Committee

Ashutosh Anand, Jawaharlal Nehru University, INDIA

Bolatbek Abdrasilov, Ahmet Yesevi University, KAZAKHSTAN

Cengiz Tomar, Ahmet Yesevi University, KAZAKHSTAN

Dina M. Siddiqi, New York University, USA

Han Zhimin, Shanghai Foreign Languages and Studies University, CHINA

Hülya Argunşah, Erciyes University, TURKEY

Kuderinova Kuralay, National Scientific and Practical Center, KAZAKHSTAN

Liu Zhaoming, Shandong University of Finance and Economics, CHINA

Luciana Cardi, Osaka University, JAPAN

Manuradha Chaudhary, Jawaharlal Nehru University, INDIA

Mariya Mikhaylovna Repenkova, Moscow State University, RUSSIA

Mitat Çelikpala, Kadir Has University, TURKEY

Nur Sobers-Khan, Habib University, PAKISTAN

Phool Chand Singh, Allahabad University, INDIA

Ravinder N. Menon, Jawaharlal Nehru University, INDIA

Saleem Mohuiddin, Shri Shivaji Collage, INDIA

Sevinç Üçgül, Erciyes University, TURKEY

Smita Tewari Jassal, Ambedkar University, INDIA

Syed Azharuddin, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, INDIA

Vytis Silius, Vilnius University, LITHUANIA

Wang Ying Jie, Erciyes University, TURKEY

Yu Xin, Fudan University, CHINA

Zaual Ionov, Karachay-Cherkessia Republican Institute of Humanities, RUSSIA

Zhuang En Ping, Shanghai University, CHINA

Editorial Committee

Aigul Ismakova, Institute of Literature and Art named after Mukhtar Auezov, KAZAKHSTAN

Ali Küçükler, Erciyes University, TURKEY

Didem Yılmaz, Erciyes University, TURKEY

Erdem Erinç, Erciyes University, TURKEY

Gabriel McGuire, Nazarbayev University, KAZAKHSTAN

Seniye Vural, Erciyes University, TURKEY

Sholpan Yessimova, Ahmet Yesevi University, KAZAKHSTAN

Organizing Committee

Ali Küçükler, Erciyes University, TURKEY – (Co-Chairman)

Uli Schamiloglu, Nazarbayev University, KAZAKHSTAN – (Co-Chairman)

Pusat Pilten, Ahmet Yesevi University, KAZAKHSTAN – (Co-Chairman)

Amirakul Abuov, Ahmet Yesevi University, KAZAKHSTAN

Canan Yoğurt, Erciyes University, TURKEY

Didem Yılmaz, Erciyes University, TURKEY

Erdem Erinç, Erciyes University, TURKEY

Feyza Görez, Erciyes University, TURKEY

Funda Güven, Nazarbayev University, KAZAKHSTAN

Gulzhamilya Shalabayeva, Nazarbayev University, KAZAKHSTAN

Seniye Vural, Erciyes University, TURKEY

Yermek Adayeva, Nazarbayev University, KAZAKHSTAN

Zhanar Baiteliyeva, Erciyes University, TURKEY

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