Organizing Committee Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nurten Birlik Assist. Prof. Dr. Margaret J-M Sönmez Assist. Prof. Dr. Dürrin Alpakın Martinez-Caro Assist. Prof. Dr. Hülya Yıldız Assist. Prof. Dr. Elif Öztabak-Avcı Dr. Nil Korkut-Naykı Honorary Committee Prof. Dr. Ayten Coşkunoğlu Bear Prof. Dr. Nursel İçöz Prof. Dr. Meral Çileli Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ünal Norman Dr. Deniz Arslan 12-13 December 2013 at Middle East Technical University Ankara, Turkey “The Brontë Sisters and Their Work” is the theme for this year’s METU British Novelists  Conference organized by the Department of Foreign Language Education in Middle East  Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. The conference will explore various aspects of the  work of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë. There will also be papers approaching the work of the Brontë Sisters from the perspective of media and adaptation studies. Selected  papers will be published in the conference proceedings.  Queries can be directed to Dr. Nil Korkut-Naykı at The Brontë Sisters, painted by their brother  Branwell Brontë (ca.1834) Keynote speaker Prof. Diane Long Hoeveler Marquette University, USA