Organizing Committee Asst. Prof. Dr. Dürrin Alpakın Martinez-Caro Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nurten Birlik Asst. Prof. Dr. Margaret J-M Sönmez Asst. Prof. Dr. Hülya Yıldız Asst. Prof. Dr. Elif Öztabak-Avcı Asst. Prof. Dr. Nil Korkut-Naykı Honorary Committee Prof. Dr. Ayten Coşkunoğlu Bear Prof. Dr. Nursel İçöz Prof. Dr. Meral Çileli Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ünal Norman 5-6 April 2016  METU Culture and Convention Centre                                                        Department of Foreign Language Education Middle East Technical University Ankara, Turkey “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; and 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. Contact person: Asst. Prof. Dr. Dürrin Alpakın Martinez-Caro                                                                                Contact email: