2-Day International Conference on “Post colonial Voices in South Asian Literatures and Cinema” to be organized on 7th and 8th February 2014 by the Department of Languages, Garden City College, Bangalore.
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National Seminar on
Contextualizing and Reorienting Violence and its Spaces in a Postmodern, Globalized World Order
7 December 2013 Department of English, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara-144402, Punjab
In “Routine Violence: Nations, Fragments and History”, Gyanendra Pandey observes how violence can be both direct and silent. While war, riots, ethnic and religious clashes depict extremely pronounced form of violence, there is a subtle form of the same that needs to be recognized. Pandey urges to unravel this “disguised form” of violence – the one that manifests itself in “our day-to-day behaviour, the way we construct and respond to neighbours as well as strangers, in the books and magazines we read, the films we see, and the conversations and silences in which we participate.” The one day National Seminar on Violence at Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab on 7 December 2013 intends to explore the various forms of violence. In a postmodern, globalized world, when many are becoming victims to routine violence due to gender inequality, aggressive foreign policy and insensitive state legislation, the academic discourse needs to reorient itself to expose the othering arising from violence. In doing so, it must ask difficult, uncomfortable questions seeking the genesis and ontological dimensions of violence and how it is perpetuated by both the state and non-state actors.
This multi-disciplinary seminar proposes to bring together scholars and researchers from different disciplines to enter into a dialogue vis-à-vis the issues mentioned above. Papers and proposals in the following broad areas are invited. The areas are however, only suggestive, not restrictive:
- Violence and the Transcendental Other
- State sponsored Violence: Nation State/ Foreign and Domestic policy/ Marginal and Minority Politics/Surveillance
- Violence in the Global Space: Trade Relations/Marketing
- Strategies/Recession/Corporations and Social Auditing/Speculative Capital/Emerging Economies/Global Power
- Violence and the New Media: Cyber Space/Virtual Communities/Identity Theft/Virtual Communication/Virtual-Sex/Mobile Phone
- ‘Caste’ing Fear: Caste Identity/Caste Violence
- Narratives of Violence: Fiction
- Anatomy of Violence: Medical Ethics/ Knowledge Concentration/ Public Violence and Medical Research/Genetic Research
- Fearful Asymmetries of Architecture: Architecture/ Security and Technologies of Construction, etc.
- Consuming Fear: Consumption/Violence
- The Cultural History of Violence: Ancient/Classic/ Romantic/Industrial/ Oriental/Modern/ Postmodern
The deadline of abstract submission is 10 November 2013.
Registration Fee: 1000/- (Registration fee entitles the delegates to the seminar kit, lunch and tea on the day of seminar)
College site: http://www.southfieldcollege.org
Southfield college, Darjeeling is organising a state level seminar, sponsored by the Department of Higher Education, Govt. of West Bengal, as a part of celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee.
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An edited volume on Diaspora Studies is on the verge of publication with a reputed Delhi based publisher. Interested authors or contributors are requested to submit full paper (3000-5000) words latest by 09 October 2013 in the following email address: email@example.com.
1. Diasporic Literature
2. Diasporic Cinema
3. Literature and Cinema of the South Asian Diaspora
4. Exile Literature
5. New Literatures and Diaspora
6. African Diaspora
7. Carribean Diaspora
8. Canadian Diaspora
9. Australian Diaspora
10. Memory and Migration
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Call for Papers
In itself, a millennium doesn’t trigger an abrupt change of course. Change is gradual and it seeps up on us. Hence, more often millennia are crudely erected milestones to attempt a closure to effect a stocktaking. Not very dissimilar is what we attempt. Yet, if the first decade of the new millennium is any indication, things have taken varied turns in different areas of human endeavor and expression.
There was an explosion in the modes of writing post-millennium as literary forms and functions underwent dramatic changes. When the established forms of literature such as play, poem, novel and short story have innovated themselves, new forms like digital writing, blogging, e-books and new genres have emerged and tended to dominate.
Singularities, a Transdisciplinary Biannual Research Journal, invites contributions that focus on critical negotiations with the post-millennium literary studies. We particularly welcome papers that engage with innovative and scholarly conceptualizations of culture in the post-millennium, globalized world. The focus of this issue is POST MILLENNIUM LITERARY TRANSACTIONS.
- Postmillennial literature as an extension of the past millennium
- Postmillennial forms, genres and trends in literature
- Literature and Postmillennial culture
- New authors
- Pangs of exile Postmillennium
- Adaptations and innovations
- Post millennium films
- Digital writings in the era
- Postmillennial literary theories
The Journal welcomes the submission of papers that meet the general criteria of significance and theoretical excellence. Authors are requested to emphasise on novel theoretical paradigm and issues of the mentioned areas against the backdrop of proper objectification of suitable primary materials and documents. The papers should not be published in parts or whole or accepted for publication elsewhere. Decision of the Board of Editors and opinion of our esteemed Reviewers regarding the selection of papers will be binding. The papers will be subjected to blind review. Authors are requested to strictly follow the submission guidelines mentioned herewith in preparing their papers. Only electronic submission via email will be accepted for publication.
Authors are requested to strictly follow the bellow mentioned submission guidelines:
- Manuscript must be written in English language.
- File must be in Microsoft Word format. (Preferably Word 2007)
- Paper size: A4, Font & size: Times New Roman 12, whereas the title must be in 14 point size, bold.
- Spacing: One and a half, Margin: 1 inch on all four sides.
- Word – limit: Minimum: 2500 Maximum: 5000 words
- Only those papers will be granted for review which are not published elsewhere or submitted for publication.
- The authors will have to strictly follow MLA 7thor later edition in preparing their papers.
- Authors are requested to use end note instead of foot note.
- Authors cannot use their names anywhere in the manuscript except in the title page.
- All manuscript must include a maximum 250 words abstract, next to the title page.
- Add about 4 to 5 keywords one line bellow the abstract.
- Each manuscript must carry a duly signed declaration that it is an original work and has not been published anywhere else for publication, and a brief bio-note of 150 words of the respective author name, postal address, designation, affiliation, specialization, mail-id, contact no. etc) towards the end of the paper. Do not send your bio-note in a separate file.
- The papers submitted should evince serious academic work contributing to new knowledge and innovative critical perspectives on the subject explored.
- Authors are requested to follow the strict ethics of writing scholarly papers and to aware plagiarism.
- Authors are requested to submit their manuscript to firstname.lastname@example.org
The order of the content must be as per the following sequence:
- Title page with the authors name and institutional details
- Abstract and Keywords
- Main body of the text
- End note (if needed)
- Declaration and Bio-note
Submission closes on 10 October 2013
Acceptance or rejection of the paper will be intimated within a month after the dead line.
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P. K. Babu., Ph. D.
Head, Postgraduate Department of English
K.A.H.M. Unity Women’s College, Manjeri