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Mapping Cultural Identities: Translations and Intersections

7th International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture jointly organized by Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University & Çankaya University

Bucharest, Romania – 25-26 May 2018

Conference Program, Day 1 May 25, 2018

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9.00-10.00 Registration & Welcome coffee

Faculty of Foreign Languages & Literatures, 2nd floor

Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University, Splaiul Unirii nr. 176, sector 4, Bucuresti

M1 & M3 Subway Station: Timpuri Noi

323 & 133 Bus Station: Universitatea Crestina Dimitrie Cantemir

19 Tram Station: Universitatea Crestina Dimitrie Cantemir

10.00-10.15 Welcome speeches

Room 130




Keynote Speech:

Black Hawk’s Autobiography and Ethnic Cultural Identity

Roger NICHOLS, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Arizona, U.S.A.

Room 130, Chair: Onorina BOTEZAT

11.15-12.30 Panel 1. Translating Cultures

Chair: Monica KATIBOĞLU

Panel 2. Culture Changes & Post-Colonial Identities

Chair: Mustafa Kirca

Panel 3. Indian Cultural Identity and Memories

Chair: Ertuğrul KOÇ

Panel 4. Mapping Cultural Identity in Poetry

Chair: Alexander YEMETS

Room 130 Room 131 Room 132 Room 121
Monica KATIBOĞLU: Cultural Translation as a Problem of Comparison in Edebiyat-ı Cedide (“New Literature”)

Abhinaba CHATTERJEE: Intercultural Identity in Translation

Rita ROUSSELLE MATTA: The Gardens of Translation

Li ZOU: American Translation of Chinese Body in Magazines and Newsreels, 1937-1945

Kahina GOUDJIL, Safa DJEBLI: A Hybrid Cultural Identity: Post-Colonial Algeria from Acculturation to a Cultural Gap

Pär Fredborn LARSSON: Iranian Migration to India and Malaysia Kahina GOUDJIL: “Lajma’ath” the Berber Code of the Aurés Cultural and Political Tribal System

Diviani CHAUDHURI: Migration, Multicultural Europe and Literary Traffic between Unlikely Language-pairs

Sule OKUROGLU OZUN: Interrogating “Indianness”: Subjectivity and Diasporic Consciousness

Sourav MANDAL: The Social-life of HIV/AIDS in Urban India: A Queer Analysis of Three Case Studies

Vivek Kumar SHUKLA: Hindi Swear Words in Politics: The Language of Indian Politics after 2014

Krishnaiah BEGARY: Rebellion in the Poetry of Shikhamani

Mohammed DAWABSHEH: The Woman in Mahmoud Darwish Poetry

Chuka F. ONONYE: ‘There’s Still Something Positive about Niger Delta Ecology’: Metaphor and Ideology in Niger Delta Poetic Discourse

Shantanu SIULI: Mapping Cultural Identity through the Different Layers of Devotional Poetry

12.30-14.00 LUNCH






Keynote Speech:

Mapping ‘Tribal’ Identities:

The Pal Polity and Representation of ‘Otherness’ with Reference to the Meos of Mewat

Divya JOSHI, Associate Professor at Govt. Dungar College, Bikaner, India

Room 130, Chair: Ertuğrul KOÇ

15.00 Group photo/ Room 130




Keynote Speech:

Unmentioned Cultural Iconography in W. H. Hudson’s Fiction

Raúl IANES, Professor at the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, College of Arts & Science, Miami University, U.S.A.

Room 130, Chair: Mustafa KIRCA

16.00-17.00 Panel 5. Meeting the Other & Travels

Chair: Aleksandra NIEMIRYCZ

Panel 6. Images’ Construction through Media

Chair: Grzegorz KOWALSKI

Panel 7. Ethnic Identities & Artistic Images

Chair: Estella CIOBANU

Panel 8. Cultural Translation of Poetry

Chair: Ege ALTAN

Room 130 Room 131 Room 132 Room 121
Ege ALTAN: Traveling with the Self and Translating the Self in Jhumpa Lahiri’s In Other Words (2015)

Camelia ANGHEL: Maps of the Self: Intercontinental Negotiations in D. H. Lawrence’s Samson and Delilah

Adel SLITI: “We Travel, We Read, We Become”: Translating the Epic Genre in Derek Walcott’s Omeros

Erin GARIEPY: Producing Generations and Homophobia in Corregidora: Ursa’s Isolating Journey to Self-Soothe


Grzegorz KOWALSKI: A kiedy u nas? / Pe când şi la noi?: Winter 2016/2017 Protests in Poland and Romania in Reciprocal Perspective: A Critical Discourse Analysis

Elena SHIRLINA: 100th Anniversary of the Republic: Strategies and Language Tools for Constructing Austrian National Identity in Socio-Political and Mass-Media Discourse

Meriem GUERILLI: ‘Cultural vs. Global’ Identity in the Age of Media

Sujit MALICK: Efficacy of Intercultural Communication Competence in New Media: A Brief Overview of Indian Perspective

Karolina BAGDONE: The Lithuanian Europeanness: Identity Challenges in an Environment of a Totalitarian System

Elif OZTABAK AVCI: The Refugee as a Marker of the ‘Limits of Tolerance and Belonging’: Andrea Levy’s “Loose Change”

Estella CIOBANU: Mapping the Exotic Other? Orientalisms and the Odalisque in Romanian Painting

Galina DONDUKOVA: The Buryat Ethnic Identity in Post-Soviet Russia

Aleksandra NIEMIRYCZ: Translating Poetry – Lost and Found Pathways to the Other

Mihaela HRISTEA: Heinrich Heine’s Poetry Translated into Romanian in the Second Half of the 19th Century

Alexander YEMETS: Principles of Translating Poetical Prose

Anup Kumar BALI: Politics of Tribal-Images in Modern, Post-Colonial and Post-Marxist Discourses and the Subaltern Consciousness of Women Tribal Poetry of Nirmala Putul

17.00-17.30 Coffee Break


17.30-18.30 Panel 9. Feminist Translations of the Other

Chair: Güliz AKÇASOY

Panel 10. Cultural Images in Movies

Chair: Adelheid RUNDHOLZ

Panel 11. African Cultural Images

Chair: Cristina ATHU

Panel 12. Cultural Identities in Language & Literature

Chair: Cristina MIHĂESCU

Room 130 Room 131 Room 132 Room 121
Güliz AKÇASOY: In Quest for Feminist Speculative Writing in Turkey: A Textual Enquiry into Translated and Indigenous Novels

Ranjana KRISHNA: Literature, Culture and Identity Politics – A Feminist Study of an International Tale

Saida Afef GARDABBOU: A Venture towards a Cultural Transcreation of the Images of the Other

Jasleen ARORA: Women in Punjabi Print: Periodical Literature in Colonial Punjab with a Detailed Analysis of Sughar Saheli (1916-1919)

Kamel OMAR: Feminist and Ethnic Identity in Algerian Women Writing: The Case of Taous Amrouche and Assia Djebar

Dana Florentina NICOLAE: The Figure of the Writer in VR Films

Paulina STEZYCKA: Othering New York City in Bollywood Films

GARIMA: Cinema as Ideological State Apparatus: Critical Analysis of Ideology of Contemporary Women-Centric Hindi Films

Gülnoz SATTOROVA: Artistic Interpretation and Contemporary Image of Globalization Problems


Nafiu ABDULLAHI: Globalisation and the Survival of African Societies: A Study of Helon Habila’s Measuring Time and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus

Ibrahim ABRAHAM: Before Rhodes Fell: Black Ambition and White Privilege in the South African University Novels of Niq Mhlongo

Charles Tolulope AKINSETE: Modern African Child and Trope of Identity Reconstruction in Chukwuemeka Ike’s The Bottled Leopard and Chimamanda Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus

Alassane Abdoulaye DIA: Language Issue in African Literature: A Phenomenal Debate of the Past, the Present and the Future


Alexandra MORARU: Cultural Identities in Presidential Speeches

Codruţa BADEA: Cathartic Strategies in George Ciprian’s Dramatic Work

Cristina MIHĂESCU: Cultural Identities in Business Negotiations

Anne Marie ARSENE: The Effect of Cultural Interaction on Romanian Society

Yalçin RECEP: Turkish Speakers & Romanian Language


19.00 DINNER

Salt & Piper Restaurant, Strada Viorele 26, București


Conference Program, Day 2 May 26, 2018


9.00-10.00 Registration & Welcome coffee

Faculty of Foreign Languages & Literatures




Keynote Speech:

When Agency Becomes Impossible: Identity Politics, Bureaucratic Torture, and the Divine State

Smadar LAVIE, Ethnic Studies Department at U. C. Berkeley, U.S.A.

Room 130, Chair: Onorina BOTEZAT

11.00-12.00 Panel 1. Irish Cultural Images

Chair: Theodora VALKANOU

Panel 2. Cultural Images and Translations in Drama

Chair: Mesut GÜNENÇ

Panel 3. Teaching the Otherness

Chair: Mustafa KIRCA

Panel 4. Cultural & Specialized Communication

Chair: Lavinia NĂDRAG

Room 130 Room 131 Room 132 Room 121
Theodora VALKANOU: The Representation of National Character through Translation: Re-constructing Irish Cultural Images for a Greek Readership

Emrah IŞIK: Representations of The Irish Diaspora, (Post)Memory and Identity in Maude Casey’s Over the Water

Camelia RAGHINARU: The Ethics of Minimal Realization in Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn

Thabit Shihab AHMED: Yeats’s Hybrid Identity between Irish and British

Mesut GÜNENÇ: Mapping Precariousness Simon Stephens’s Pornography

Qurratulaen LIAQAT: Language in the War-Zone: Power of Translation in the Play Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (2009) by Rajiv Joseph

Nizar ZOUIDI: The Translations of Machiavelli and the Humanization of Evil in Marlowe’s Plays

Laura Monica RĂDULESCU: Disillusionment and the Socialist Dream: The Revolution of the Self in Arnold Wesker’s Chicken Soup with Barley

Irina-Ana DROBOT: Using Translation in Foreign Language Teaching to Understand the Foreign Culture

Tungesh MAHALINGAPPA: Literary Texts as Teaching Materials: A Pedagogic-Stylistic Approach

Abiola Kayode OLANREWAJU: The Effects of the First Language on the Teaching and Learning of a Second Language in a Multicultural/ Multilingual Society

Ji Won KIM: Propagation of English through Music in Korea

Lavinia NĂDRAG, Alina BUZARNA-TIHENEA (GĂLBEAZĂ): A Romanian Approach to Developing Multicultural Awareness and Skills

Mihaela MATEESCU, Cristina ATHU: A New Approach to Specialized English Vocabulary in Romanian and Spanish

Camelia PREDA: Lexical Enrichment of Colloquial and Slang Vocabulary Related to Law Enforcement Agents in Spanish and Romanian. Equivalence in Literary Translation

Funda DÖRTKULAK: Communicating Culture through Online Compliments




Keynote Speech:

An Intertextual Translation Venture from Cervantes to Tilkiyan

Günil Özlem AYAYDIN CEBE, Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University, Turkey

Room 130, Chair: Elif OZTABAK AVCI

13.00-13.30 Coffee break


13.30-14.30 Panel 5. French Cultural Images

Chair: Onorina BOTEZAT

Panel 6. Identity & Alterity in East – West Channels

Chair: Martyna BRYLA

Panel 7. Identity Construction

Chair: Adelheid RUNDHOLZ

Panel 8. Translations & Literary Images

Chair: Ertuğrul KOÇ

Room 130 Room 131 Room 132 Room 121
Tarek SEMMARI: The Algerian Novel of French Expression Translated into Arabic: Translation or Rewriting

Abdelaziz TRITHA: The Other Routes/Roots of Alterity: Encountering the Secular in Mohammed Al Hajoui Arrihla Al Orobia 1919 (The European Journey)

Sapfo MORTAKI: Investigating Cultural Identities in Contemporary Greek Art: The Case of Greek Artists in Paris in the 1980s


Martyna BRYLA: Constructing Selfhood and Otherness in the East-West Context: Gary Shteyngart and Marketable Authenticity

Irina KRUCHININA: On KinAesthetics of Poietic Euphony L’Après-midi d’un Faune as a Prélude to a Dance of Spirit (Mallarmé, Debussy, Nijinsky)

Andra Maria NEATU: Imagology, Community and Human Nature in Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Anca PIRNOIU: Translating the “Self” in Matei Călinescu’s Un fel de jurnal

Adelheid RUNDHOLZ: “Into Modernity …? Zaimoglu’s Siebentürmeviertel, Kulin’s Kanadı Kırık Kuşlar, and Turkey in the 1930s and 1940s”

Sibel ERBAYRAKTAR: Normality and Abnormality in Academia: Malcolm Bradbury’s Eating People is Wrong

Fabian IVANOVICI: Self-shaping and the Lay of the Land: Constructing Identity in Peter Ackroyd’s The Plato Papers

Monika KOȘA: Truth, identity and the “Inconvenient Indian”: (Alter)native History and the Art of Fiction in Thomas King’s “A Coyote Columbus Story”

Maria-Luiza DUMITRU OANCEA: Translating the Song of Songs: Issues and Challenges

Yuliia LYSANETS: The Literary Identity of the Physician in the American Literature (19th − 21st Centuries)

Aishwarya MADHU: Unravelling the Hidden Facets: A Carnivalesque Approach to Theyyam

Mohamed M. BENOTMAN: Contrastive Analysis in Translation Equivalence

14.30-15.30 Panel 9. Crossing Boarders

Chair: Alexandra MORARU

Panel 10. Identity Images in Linguistics

Chair: Codruţa BADEA

Panel 11. Translations & Cultures

Chair: Neslihan KANSU-YETKINER

Panel 12. Imagological Readings

Chair: Ramona MIHĂILĂ

Room 130 Room 131 Room 132 Room 121
Stiti RINAD: Deboarding the Borders and National Identities in the Novel Hope and other Dangerous Pursuits by Laila Lalami

Zahid ULLAH: Violence against Women: “Crossing the Borders of Gender” in Pakistan  

Eunji JO: Leaving Home: Displacement and Refiguration in Dionne Brand’s In Another Place, Not Here and Jamaica Kincaid’s Lucy

Basim ALGBURI: Offering Bribes: A Legi-Pragmatic Perspective

Adriana SAVU: On the Need for Linguistic and Lexical Sensibility in Social Sciences

Surajo LADAN: Sociolinguistic Influence of Hausa on Some Languages of Taraba State Nigeria

Dibakar PAL: Of Meaning


Bilge BULUT: The Women and the Motherland in Swing Time

Neslihan KANSU-YETKINER: Dynamics of Eco-Translation: Some Insights from the Translated Children’s Literature in Turkey

Li YIPING: Effects of an Urban Food Festival on Community Sense of Place

Răzvan STAICU: The Postmodern Narratology and the Seduction Poetics


Mustafa KIRCA: Self and Other in Orhan Pamuk’s My Name is Red: An Imagological Reading

Onorina BOTEZAT: Romania through British Eyes: From Roumanian Journey by Sir Sacheverell Sitwell to Never Mind the Balkans: Here is Romania by Mike Ormsby

Ertuğrul KOÇ: Cultural Intersections in Bram Stoker’s Dracula: Transylvanian and Ottoman Identities Depicted as the “Other” of Victorians

Ramona MIHĂILĂ: Romanian and British Cultural Intersections: Nineteenth Century Women Writers and Translators

16.30 Tour of the Palace of Parliament


13.30-14.30 Panel 13. Intercultural Communication & Didactic Strategies

Special Panel of the Department of Romanian Language for Foreign Students

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi

Chair: Ludmila BRANIŞTE

Elena Mihaela ANDREI:

Constructions and Deconstructions of the Other in RFL

Ludmila BRANIŞTE: RFL – Experimenting with Intercultural Communication

Mariana-Diana CÂŞLARU: Romanian for Specific Purposes in the Context of Cultural Diversity

Elena COVAL: Communication Skills Formation by Studying Specialized Texts

Laurenția DUTOVA: Considerations on some Difficulties in Acquiring Technical Terms in English

Oana-Maria FRANŢESCU: Teaching is Translating: Issues of Language Awareness in TEFL Teacher Trainees

Lidia STRAH: Methodological Strategies in Teaching the Specialized Language

Maria PRUTEANU: Functional-Semantic Values of the Conditional Tense’s in Statements’ construction

Nina CĂRUNTU: Interactive Didactic Strategies based on Learning through Collaboration and Cooperation

Nadejda BÂLICI: Considerations on the Case Study Method

Ludmila NEDU: Designing the Pedagogical Test in Terms of Evaluating the Competencies of the Gagauz Students

Marcel BÂLICI: The Assessment – an Important Factor in the Internal Motivation’s Formation of International Students

14.30-15.30 Panel 14. Imagological Readings in Romanian Literature

Special Panel of the Department of Romanian Language for Foreign Students

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi

Chair: Soultana ARVANITAKI

Angela GREJDIERU: Travels’ Representations Perspectives in Vasile Alecsandri’s Prose

Jana GUȚU: The Dimensions of the Binomial Identity-Alterity in the Chekhov Machine by Matei Visniec

Victoria MALINOVSCHI: Self-Consciousness and Self-Reference in Grigore Chiper’s poetry

Maria ABRAMCIUC: Autobiographical Prose as a Narrative Principle in the Romanian Literature of the 1848

Lilia JUNCU: The Function of the Narrator in Constantin Negruzzi’s O alergare de cai

Ana TIHON: Explorations of Women Corporality in Emilian Galaicu-Păun’s Poetry

Soultana ARVANITAKI: Common Elements between Greek and Romanian Civilization

Ioana-Iulia OLARU: Needles Jewels of the Metal Age on the Territory of Romania

Inna KARNAEVA: The Research of Contemporary Theological Literature as a Resource for the Training of Students in Human Profile

Nadejda OVCERENCO: The Impact of the Woman’s Masculinization and the Men’s Womanization in Youth Education of Divine Paternity