Revisiting the Subaltern History of the North-East | UGC-Sponsored National Seminar at Tufanganj College, 2-3 March

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Health Disparity in India: Conceptual and Empirical Explorations | UGC-Sponsored National Seminar | Sitalkuchi College, 8-9 January, 2016

Call for Papers
Department of Geography, Sitalkuchi College of Coochbehar District, West Bengal, is organizing a National seminar on “Health Disparity in India: Conceptual and Empirical Explorations” (8th and 9th January, 2016). Papers are invited from researchers, health practitioners, policy makers and other stake holders interested in this field on the broad theme of Health disparity in India. Interested persons are requested to submit their abstract (within 200 words) by 15th November, 2015 to the “CONVENER”, Department of Geography, Sitalkuchi College at Full paper(s)[not exceeding 5000 words] are to be submitted before 15 December, 2015. Abstracts and full paper should be sent in soft copy in MS word (97-2000), font size of 12 in Times New Roman. Maps, Charts and Table should be with proper Heading and Source and Reference should follow the APA 6th Ed. For more details please visit college website or, contact Convener at 9874434499 or, Joint Convener at 9475900779.
Sub Themes of the seminar will be focused on but not limited to
1. Role of geographical factors in health disparity.
2. Poverty and other economic factors inducing health disparity.
3. Social determinants of health and disparity.
4. Legacy of colonial rule and disparity.
5. The History of health disparity in India.
6. Analysis of disparity in health outcomes.
7. Health disparity and the role of politics.
8. Health disparity study on local area.
9. Regional variation in health disparity.
10. Any other themes related to health disparity
All accepted papers (with Registration fee) will be published as Proceeding in the form of a Book with ISBN after the seminar.

Important deadlines:
15th November 2015: Submission of Abstracts
25th November 2015: Acceptance Notification
15th December 2015: Full paper with registration fee and filled in form.

MODE OF PAYMENT: (Electronic transfer via NEFT) Bank Account Detail: Beneficiary Name: NSS, Sitalkuchi College. Bank Name: Central Bank of India. Branch Name: Sitalkuchi, Cooch Behar. Bank Address: Sitalkuchi, Vill & P.O- Sitalkuchi, Dist- Cooch Behar Pin-736158.Bank Account No. : 3263180967. IFS Code: CBIN0281480. MICR Code: 736016742. Branch Code- 01480.
REGISTRATION FEE: Rs.1000/- Registration fees include participant’s kit, lunch and Tea. No TA/DA and other allowances will be provided to the participants for attending the seminar. Accommodations can be made for the outstation participants (to be borne by them) on prior information.

Call for Chapters | Re-imaging Yeats: Contestations and Negotiations

Re-imaging Yeats: Contestations and Negotiations
(Essays in Commemoration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of William Butler Yeats)
An Edited volume of Scholarly Articles to be published by a reputed publisher with ISBN
(tentatively by the end of 2015)
Dr Sudipta Chakraborty, Assistant Professor of English, Sreegopal Banerjee College (Govt. Sponsored), Hooghly, West Bengal
Sukhendu Das, Assistant Professor of English, Bankura University, Bankura, West Bengal

Concept note:
This year we are celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of W.B. Yeats. In recent times Yeats scholarship is completely on a different trajectory. Central to his prolific literary output is the question of his polysemic configurations of Irish nationality and Irish identity. His imagined conceptions of Irishness, as Marjorie Howes observes, are largely shaped by the various concomitant issues of gender, sexuality and class. Yeats’s reactionary nationalism in the revolutionary Ireland and his life-long adherence to the Anglo-Irish Protestant Ascendency culture and value system have been the subject of much debate. Seamus Deane and Richard Kearney are radical in advocating that Yeats, by embracing fascism and violence, espoused a damaging kind of nationalism. As a Free State Senator and as a Protestant intellectual in a predominantly Catholic country, Yeats had a troubled relationship with the Irish national politics in a period of rapid historical change. A sizable number of critics labelled Yeats’s political opinions as ‘elitist and authoritarian’. Another group projects him as a ‘liberal humanist and individualist’. All these discursive problems associated with Yeats’s “Irishness” open up the great possibility of re-situating and reconfiguring Yeats in a critical interdisciplinary framework that contests modular forms of interpretation and encourages exploration of multiple cultural formations and polyvalent subjectivity in his life and works.
With this whole set of refreshing outlooks this commemorative volume invites original research articles from college and university teachers and research scholars towards problematizing and diversifying the scope and scales of Yeats studies so that we may widen the discursive horizon beyond the sacred position Yeats occupies in the canon and culture of British modernism. Hence the exigency for theorizing Yeats from the critical standpoints of comparative literature, cultural studies, gender and postcolonial studies as well as from those of other emerging areas like space and cultural geography studies, whiteness studies, social gerontology etc. In view of the vast corpus of Yeats’s work as poet, dramatist, autobiographer, essayist and metaphysical thinker the proposed volume will be double focused – it proposes to engage with Yeats as an international literary figure featuring at the crossroads of European and global modernisms, and simultaneously as a nationalist intellectual born of and responding to the Irish culture and politics of his times.
Clearly our project takes interest in the sociological analysis of Yeats’ literary modernism, politics and “Irishness”. At the same time, keeping in view Yeats’ Indian links and his enthusiasm for Indian philosophy, esoteric traditions and Hinduism, it is imperative that we should now try to question his representation of the subcontinent and the underlying assumptions. Relations with women, particularly Maud Gonne in early life and Olivia Shakespeare in the last years, remain central to Yeats’ writings; he saw them largely as muse-figures. Yeats’ reflections on the role of women are often coloured by his desire for a masculine national culture for his country, yet he wishes them to recognize the value of spiritual autonomy and independence. Again, his flirting with eugenics and his fascination for the Fascist ‘Blueshirts’ organization in his later years are also deeply controversial issues. Reasonably enough, Yeats’ postcolonial and feminist critics have found Yeats’ intense but troubled relationship with Irish nationalism and his imaginative recuperation of a magical-occultist-heroic Ireland as constitutive of rich ambivalence in his oeuvre and profoundly shot with the contingencies of race, gender, class and history. In fact a number of recent feminist critics, notably Elizabeth Cullingford and Marjorie Howes among them, have noticed a fair degree of sexual politics in Yeats’ cultural proclamations. And nearly all the major postcolonial critics of Yeats in recent past, including Seamus Deane, David Lloyd, Edward Said and Jahan Ramazani notably among others, have chosen to work in close reference to the shared experience of politics, aesthetics and geography in Yeats’ writings. At the heart of their varied engagement with Yeats lies the common recognition that Ireland and Irish nationalism in Yeats’ writings delineate a deeply conflict-ridden cultural geography of identity and erasure.
Style, personality – deliberately adopted and therefore a mask, says Yeats in Autobiographies, is the only escape from the hot-faced bargainers and the money-changers. But here our objective, as the title of the proposed volume suggests, is to re-present new images of Yeats by confronting and negotiating his thoughts and beliefs at their very worldly, material sites of production and mediation in his life and times. We are therefore hopeful that our contributors will respond to the new trends in Yeats studies in recent years and raise new questions about the representations of nation, nationalism, race, gender and history in Yeats’ writings along with Yeats’ politics and cultural identity in the hermeneutic sphere of Irish colonial experience vis-à-vis the shifting fashions of Irish and European literary culture in the context of late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Possible topics may include but are not necessarily restricted to the following:
 Yeats and Modernisms – European and Global
 Yeats and Irish Literary Culture
 Yeats: Aesthetics and Philosophy
 In Search of a National Theatre – Yeats and Drama
 Yeats: Concepts of Time and History
 Yeats: Race, Class and Nationality
 Engendering Yeats – Yeats’ Women
 Yeats and Myth Studies
 Poetics and Politics of ‘Lust and Rage’ – Last Poems
 Yeats: Fascism and Eugenics
 Yeats and Empire
 Yeats and Gerontology
 Yeats’ Afterlives
 Manuscripts must contain original and hitherto unpublished research articles by the contributors
 Manuscripts must be within 3000 and 5000 words (including the main body of the text, Endnotes and list of Works Cited)
 For the purpose of blind peer review manuscripts must not contain any reference to the author detail
 Manuscripts must be submitted in MS-Word (doc./docx) format
 In-text citations and documentation must strictly adhere to the latest edition of MLA Handbook.
 Endnotes must be used instead of Footnotes.
 Font: Times New Roman
 Title: 14 pt. bold
 Text: 12 pt. double spaced
Manuscripts must be accompanied with the following items:
 Cover page with Abstract within 150 words and short Author-bio in 50 words in third person
 A duly signed Declaration of Originality attached herewith (mentioning that the authors will be solely responsible for any act of plagiarism and the legal obligations thereof)
 A scanned copy of signed author permission for publishing the article in the volume
Deadline of submitting the Abstract and Author-bio: 27th September, 2015
Deadline of submitting the full paper: 31st October, 2015
(*publication status will be communicated to the contributors from time to time before publishing the volume)
Manuscripts must be communicated via e-mail attachment to both the editors with the subject line “Re-imaging Yeats – submission”
Dr Sudipta Chakraborty:
Sukhendu Das:
(*authors may be required to communicate hard copies of the manuscripts, if necessary)

Coastal erosion, Management and Economic development | UGC-sponsored National Seminar at Ramnagar College, Medinipur

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Unpublished, original papers are invited from professors, scholars and students for presentation in a UGC-sponsored two-day national seminar on “Coastal erosion, Management and Economic development” organized by the Department of Geography, Ramnagar College (affiliated to Vidyasagar University, Medinipur), Depal, Purba Medinipur, West Bengal (near Digha, the famous tourist destination) on 9th and 10th October, 2015. Intending authors are requested to submit their abstracts (300 words) only through e-mail by 5th, October 2015 to the Convener (Abstract specification: MS word, A-4page, paragraph spacing-single, font-Aerial 11) with full title and key words.  Name of the author(s), affiliation (if any), mailing address, phone no., fax and email should be clearly mentioned. All abstracts will be included in pre-conference proceeding. Intimation will be forwarded through mails after the receipt and acceptance of the abstract.

Authors with selected papers are requested to submit the full paper by 9th October 2015 to the Convener for publication in the post-seminar proceeding. Full paper specification: MS word, paragraph spacing 1.5, font-Aerial 11. The full paper must be submitted in both soft and hard copy in the following format: Abstract, Introduction, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusion and References.)

The topic of the paper may have anyone of the following sub-themes and the focus will be West Bengal as well as India:

  • Coastal process
  • Human activities in coastal processes
  • Eco- Tourism
  • Economic activities in coastal area
  • Population development in coastal area
  • Coastal environment management

Queries related to the seminar may be communicated to Prof. Jyotirmoy Pandit on his mail ID: or over mobile 9933563938

UBTEC Theatre Conference 2015 updated Programme Schedule

Work in progress: The schedule is subject to change. Please revisit page to keep updated.

Day 1 | 29 September 2015

  • 10:00 – 11:00 Registration
  • 11:00 – 11:20 am Inauguration

11:20-12:00 Keynote address by Prof. Ashis Sengupta

12:00 – 1:30 Business Session 1

  • Absurdity and Politics in the Crossroads of Culture: A Study of The Outsider and Evam Indrajit | Debajyoti Dan
  • Discrimination in Utpal Dutt’s Hunting the Sun | Sharmila Lahiri Maitra
  • Habib Tanvir’s Charandas Chor: A Critique of Contemporary Society under the Attire of Folk Tradition | Joylal Das
  • Speaking through an Alternative Dramaturgy: a Study of Heisnam Kanhailal’s Theatre of the Earth | Arpita Dasgupta
  • Performing Alternative Ramayana: A Study of the (re) presentation of Subalternity and Marginalization in Modern Bengali Theatre | Saswati Saha

1:30-2:30 Lunch

2:30 – 3:00 Keynote address by Gautam Halder

3:00 – 5:00 Business Session 2

  • Emerging Trends of Postcolonial Indian Theatre with Reference to Select Works of the Genre | Sudrity Roy
  • Gendered Slaves in Vijay Tendulkar’s Kamala | Supriya Debnath
  • Socio-political Concerns in Utpal Dutt’s Hunting the Sun | Asit Kanti Sarkar
  • A Study on Budhan Theatre: Philosophy and Practice | Amrita Dutta
  • Researching the Origin of “Natya”: A Study of Indian Classicism in Karnad’s The Fire and the Rain | Poulomi Modak
  • East Acts Back: The Dynamics of Naya Theatre and Habib Tanvir I Subhasis Kundu

Day 2 | 30 September 2015

11:00 – 1:00 Business Session 3

  • Melos as an Integral Part in Mahadevbhai and Samara’s Song | Amit Rauth
  • Representation of Violence as a Mode of Resistance in Two Women’s Texts | Anwesha Roy Chowdhury
  • Dismantling the Taboo: an Overview of Mahesh Dattani’s Tara and Bravely Fought the Queen | Biplab Das
  • De-stereotyping the Stereotypical Mapping of Womanhood: A Postcolonial Approach to Vijay Tendulkar’s Silence! The Court in in Session | Auritra Munshi
  • On the Fire and in the Rain: Women in the Fire and the Rain | Surabhi Jha
  • Rethinking Gender: Vijay Tendulkar’s A Friend’s Story and Mahesh Dattani’s Seven Steps around the Fire | Joydeep Bhattacharya
  • Corruption and Catastrophe of Power in Vijay Tendulkar’s Ghashiram Kotwal | Rajib Bhowmik
  • Bratya Basu’s Boma: Bombing the Coloniser-Supervised Chronicle | Pinaki Roy
  • Dancing to the Tune of a Man: A Patriarchy in Dance Like a Man | Satyajit Roy

1:00 – 1:30 Keynote address by Debshankar Halder

1:30 – 2:30 Lunch

2:30- 5:00 Business Session 4

  • নাট্যশাস্ত্রের আলোকে নাট্যকার অজিতেশ বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়ের নাট্যকলায় উপস্থাপিত বিবিধ বিশ্বায়নের প্রতিভা ও কৌশল : একটি পর্যালোচনা | দেবব্রত বারই
  • নাটকে একাল-সেকাল : প্রসঙ্গ অমিয়ভূষণ | মৃদুল ঘোষ
  • স্বাধীনতা উত্তরকালে পথনাট্যের বৈপ্লবিক পথপ্রদর্শক উত্পল দত্ত | দানি কর্মকার
  • উত্তরের নাটক : একটি অর্থনৈতিক আলোচনা | তমজিত রায়
  • বাদলের উদ্ভট | জয়দেব মন্ডল
  • বুদ্ধদেব বসুর কাব্যনাট্য | বিশ্বজিত বসু

5:00 Valedictory Session

Recent Trends and Challenges in Education | ICSSR sponsored State Level Seminar at Alipurduar Mahila Mahavidyalaya

ICSSR sponsored State Level Seminar on
‘Recent Trends and Challenges in Education’
Date: 9th October, 2015
Venue: Alipurduar Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Newtown, Alipurduar
The Department of Education, Alipurduar Mahila Mahavidyalaya is organizing a State Level
Seminar on Recent Trends and Challenges in Education. We would like to cordially invite you
to this seminar for interchange of ideas with experts in this field. Abstracts are being invited for
paper presentation addressing any of the following sub themes:
1. Education and Post Colonialism
2. Education for Sustainable Development
3. Educational Change through technologies
4. Technology enhanced Distance Learning
5. Digital India and Role of Education
6. Special Education, Learning Difficulties and Disability
7. Student Learning, Learner Experiences and Learner Diversity
8. Values and Education
9. Gender and Education
10. Other areas of Education
Abstracts in the form of MS – Word Document (12 Times New Roman Font) not exceeding 250
words (excluding the title, author’s name and affiliation) with 3 or 4 key words should be mailed
to by 20th September, 2015. Selected abstracts will be published in
the form of seminar proceedings.
Along with the abstract a Registration Fee of Rs. 500/- (Five hundred only) has to be deposited
by the 20th of September, 2015. The details of the Bank account are as follows:
A/C Name: Alipurduar Mahila Mahavidyalaya
A/C No: 912010021646347
Bank Name: Axis Bank
Branch: Alipurduar
IFSC Code: UTIB0000729
For further queries please call on +919830269927