International Conference On Language, Literature And Culture (10-12 December 2012)

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Institute of Advanced Studies in English
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The academic fraternity world over is preoccupied with various ways of understanding language, literature and culture. In addition to their interrelations and interdependence, the new ideas and approaches emerging from various disciplines like literary theory, philosophy, anthropology, linguistics, pragmatics and discourse analysis alongside technological revolution and socio-cultural transformations, have a bearing on our perception of language and literature. The conference aims at exploring this dynamics with a focus on the complimentary nature of language, literature and culture and their centrality in human life.

Contemporary approaches to language and literature; author-reader relationship; culture studies; language and literature in the globalizing world and; their role in fostering human understanding and world peace would be the major themes for deliberations. The interactions are expected to promote pragmatic teaching and translational research in the fields of language and literature.

Themes for Discussion and Presentation
- Language, Literature and Ideology
- Literature and Culture in Language Learning and Teaching
- Culture, Communication and Identity
- Intercultural Communication
- Culture Studies
- Literature as Articulation of Culture
- Women Writers and Images of Women
- Representation and Resistance in Post-colonial Literature
- Diaspora Identities
- Literature as Social Discourse
- Literature and Globalization
- Contemporary Approaches to Literature
- Geopolitical Issues in Literature
- Language, Gender and Power
- Language in Literature
- Narrative Texts and Narrative Coherence
- Literary Pragmatics
- Literary Semantics
- Role of literature in Developing Pragmatic Competence
- Discourse Analysis
- Language and Culture
- English Language and Globalization
- Language and Literature for Knowledge and Value in a Globalizing World
- Language and Literature for Human Understanding and World Peace

Confirmed Speakers
Jacob Mey, Texas, US
A G Khan, Aurangabad, India
Rajendra Chenni, Kovempu, India
Willie Van Peer, Munich, Germany
Jasbir Jain, Jaipur, India
Tory Young, Cambridge, UK
Rajendra Jadeja, Anand, India
Pramod K Nayar, Hyderabad, India

Submission of Abstracts
Abstracts (250 words) related to any of the themes can be submitted between 15 June 2012 and 15 August 2012. Acceptance will be communicated by the end of August 2012. Each paper will be given 15-20 minutes for presentation, followed by discussion for 5-10 minutes. Abstracts may be sent on as an attachment with 'Submission of Abstract' typed in the subject field.

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