“In Paradise, there are no stories, because there are no journeys. It's loss and regret and misery and yearning that drive the story forward, along its twisted road.” Margaret Atwood

-Human history can be seen as a history of conflict that takes many shapes and forms. Conflict can be defined as the incompatibility between the material, psychological and ideological needs, interests and values of a person or a group with those of another. Conflict dynamics allude to the attitudes, perceptions and elements that shape the course of conflicts, including identity issues, feelings, lack of communication, and contentious politics. Those conflicts are best conveyed, negotiated and at times resolved through narrative. Literary and cultural products convey all kinds of conflict dynamics, whether in the form of power struggles or resolution strategies.

You are invited to submit abstracts on, but not limited to, one of the topics below. Initial proposals must include: authorship, affiliation, contact info, title and an abstract of between 200 and 250 words and 3 to 5 keywords.

Deadline for Registration and Fee Payment: October 31, 2024

"ما أقبحَ الإنسانَ يقتل جارَه ... ويقول هذي سُنَّةُ العمرانِ" إيليا أبو ماضى.

كانت الصراعات عبر التاريخ دائماً نتاجاً لسلسلة معقدة من الأحداث وتشابك في المصالح والتحالفات. ويمكن أن يكون الصراع شخصياً نتيجة للأهواء والمنافع الخاصة، أو أن يكون عاماً يذهب ضحيته الآلاف نتيجة لسوء التقدير وتعارض المصالح على المستوى الوطنى أو الإثنى أو الجماعى. وتشير دينامية الصراع إلى العوامل والمواقف والتصورات التى تشكل مسار الصراع بما فى ذلك قضايا الهوية، والمشاعر، وعدم القدرة على التواصل، والسياسات المثيرة للخلاف. ويبقى الأدب خير معبر عن دينامية الصراع ومحاولات البشر للوصول لحلول له.

نتشرف بدعوة سيادتكم لإرسال ملخصاتكم للإشتراك فى المؤتمر على ألا يزيد عم 200-250 كلمة مع إرسال الاسم واللقب والجامعة أو المؤسسة التابع لها و3-5 كلمات مفتاحية.

الموعد النهائي للتسجيل وتسديد الإشتراك: 31 أكتوبر 2024


The program will include plenary and parallel presentations by invited speakers, as well as contributions chosen from abstracts submitted on the following topics:

  • Types of conflict & violence
  • Conflict and gender
  • Domestic violence and femicide
  • violence and child abuse

  • Conflict and nature
  • Environmental and ecological issues
  • Conflict and ecofeminism
  • Conflict and posthumanism

  • Conflict and racism
  • Conflict and ideology
  • Conflict and power politics
  • Conflict and trauma

  • Conflict and migration
  • Media portrayals of conflict
  • Violence and nonviolence
  • Multidisciplinary studies of conflict

  • Conflict in history
  • Conflict and resistance
  • The role of language in human conflict
  • Discourse, conflict and conflict resolution

  • Conceptual conflicts in metaphors
  • Causes and effects of language conflicts
  • A-indigenous language conflict
  • B- migration-generated language conflict

  • C- global vs local language conflict
  • D-Geopolitical event- generated language conflict
  • Body, language, and meaning in conflict situations
  • The Translations of Conflict in Fiction

  • Translators/Interpreters as mediating, memorizing or rewriting conflict
  • Linguistic and cultural mediation
  • (Re)framing conflict in Translation

The Advisory Committee

Feroza Jussawalla

University of New Mexico

Mohammad R.Salama

George Mason University

The Organizing Committee

Fadwa AbdelRahman

Professor of English literature and Comparative Studies at Ain Shams University

Hanadi ElSamman

University of Virginia

Nouri Gana


Doaa Omran

University of New Mexico

Umme Al-Wazedi

Augustana College


The conference will take place in the Pyramids Park Resort Hotel in Cairo, Egypt. Our travel agency (Elite Tours) has secured rooms with a special rate exclusively for attendees of the conference.

Participants can book rooms by contacting the travel agency directly via email to Osama.afify@elitetours-egy.com.

Single room B&B $90 
Double room B&B $110 

Participant List: Later


You are invited to submit abstracts on, but not limited to, one of the above-mentioned topics. Initial proposals must include: authorship, affiliation, contact info, title and an abstract of between 200 and 250 words and 3 to 5 keywords.

The submitted articles will be peer-reviewed, and those that are accepted will be published in AWL as a special issue..

Abstract submission deadline for international Participants: August 1st, 2024.

Abstract submission deadline for Egyptians Participants: October 1st, 2024.