( Update)Two- day Seminar on "Literature and Human Rights" on 7th & 8th August 2013

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Department of English, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India
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A Two- day National Seminar has been planned by the Department of English on 7th & 8th August 2013. It will have its focus on "Literature and Human Rights".

The Seminar intends to analyse literary and cultural narratives in relation to theories of human rights and humanitarianism,think critically about cultural discourses of human rights and humanitarianism, to produce close readings of literary and cultural texts,examine human rights in our global community, and to use the study of Human Rights as a vehicle to explore several genres of literature while making the concept of personal rights relevant to their experience, explore more fully the study of Human rights represented through literature within the context of contemporary theory and more traditional discourses, and validate a larger socio-cultural context and avenue for understanding human rights in literature.

Thrust areas for Discussion:
Literature and
§ Civil rights (The Blacks)

Gender rights (Women, Transgender, Gay, Lesbian)
Disabled rights
Dalit & Tribal rights
Environmental rights(right to land and displacement issues)
Child rights & Senior Citizens' rights
Minority rights
Refugee rights

Ø Cinema and human rights
Ø Any other relevant areas

Last Date for sending abstracts: 25th June 2013
Confirmation of acceptance: 30th June 2013
Full papers are to be sent before 25th July 2013

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