International Conference on Language, Literature and Culture (10-12 December 2012) [UPDATE]

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Institute of Advanced Studies in English, Pune
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(10-12 DECEMBER 2012)

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

Todd Harper, Atlanta, US
Pramod K Nayar, Hyderabad, India
Willie Van Peer, Munich, Germany
Jasbir Jain, Jaipur, India
Tory Young, Cambridge, UK
Rajendra Jadeja, Anand, India
Srikant Sarangi, Cardiff, UK
A G Khan, Aurangabad, India
Rajendra Chenni, Kovempu, 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.

N.B.: The deadline has been extended to 25 September 2012. Acceptance in the second phase will be communicated by September end.

The selected papers will be published in refereed, international journals published at the IASE by FIT (ISSN 2277-2606 and ISSN 2229-581X). A soft copy of the complete paper, conforming to the MLA Style sheet should be e-mailed, immediately after the conference, on