2nd Rupkatha International Open Conference on Recent Advances in Interdisciplinary Humanities, 2021 (Virtual)

deadline for submissions: 
July 7, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
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2nd Rupkatha International Open Conference on Recent Advances in Interdisciplinary Humanities, 2021 (Virtual)

August 28-30, 2021

Organized by

Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
(Indexed by Web of Science, Scopus, ERIHPLUS, EBSCO, UGC)

In collaboration with

The University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
Department of German Studies
The University of Talca, Chile
Institute of Humanistic Studies

Website: http://rioc.rupkatha.com/

Inaugural Speaker
Prof. Albrecht Classen, University of Arizona

Keynote Speakers
Prof. Rolf Goebel, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Prof. José María Zamora Calvo, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Distinguished Speakers

Prof. Carol Martin, PhD, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
Dr Sarah Dillon, University of Cambridge
Prof. Miguel Lopez Astorga, University of Talca, Chile
Dr A David Lewis, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Mamang Dai, Poet & Novelist, India

About the Conference RIOC 2021

RIOC 2021, the 2nd international scholarly conference sponsored by Rupkatha, seeks to address advances in research in Interdisciplinary Humanities. With this, we respond collectively to the call of our times and try to interact and understand our present and future better and more critically to influence our modes of thinking and interpretation at a crucial phase of our history.

In opposition to the closed-door format of traditional conference halls, Rupkatha shall make the conference Open Access by streaming all presentations and discussions Live. Curation and content archiving shall be done by Rupkatha following international publication standards

The mission of the Conference

RIOC was floated in 2020 as a virtual platform for the latest innovative and critical research in Humanities. The lack of advanced non-Anglocentric discourse in linguistic, philosophical, phenomenological and computational research is regretted. Rupkatha nonetheless resolves to promote all kinds of experimental analyses and novel thinking that emerges in third world or alternative contexts of discourse. The ongoing pandemic will definitely affect our discourse more deeply than ever. We are not sure in what ways the pandemic will shape our future with its collateral damages. This conference can offer a halting point for such reflections. Much responsibility rests on young researchers. For several decades, the academic atmosphere in the Humanities has been dominated by the thick smog of western critical theories which fail to address the local issues and local cultural experience. This is why Rupkatha emphasizes translation studies directed towards, and not out of, the Anglocentric direction. Rupkatha encourages the vernaculars, language consciousness and identity against the linguistic invasion of the internet and cultural imperialism. Whereas other disciplines have progressed through transparency and scientific temperament, the Humanities in many countries have been stuck in quagmires and with stagnant allegiances to pre-existing cultural tomes.We shall not discourage conventional politics and polemical discourse in criticism. But we should be aware that the neoliberal economy demands uniformity and conformation. Globalization itself, as the instance of Indian global influence, demonstrates, can provide us with tools to resist modelling and encourage or preserve difference. In the context of the pandemic and given the uncertainty of the situation we decided to keep the conference open for a wide range of areas. Submissions can be made on any topic listed below but are not restricted to the areas mentioned.Conference Archive

Rupkatha also intends to diversify into e-publishing and hard format publishing under its banner for effective and wider dissemination of research and reference.


Focal Areas

  • Humanities Today
  • Critical Studies and Translation
  • Gender Studies
  • Performance Studies
  • Postmodernism to Subaltern Perspectives
  • Spanish & Latin American Literatures
  • Education and Language Training
  • Immigration and Diaspora
  • Globalization, Environment and Regional literature
  • Art and Material Culture (Co-hosted by Chitrolekha Journal)

Deadlines for Individual Submission

  • Deadline for Submission of Full Papers: July 07, 2021
  • Communication of Acceptance/modification: July 31, 2021
  • Registration of Selected Participants: August 01-10, 2021
  • Presentations of Selected Papers: August 28-30, 2021
  • Publication of Conference proceedings: September 2021

Submission of Papers:

Submit your paper via email to: submission@rupkatha.com

Publication of the Proceedings
Papers will be peer-reviewed and published in the Rupkatha Journal (www.rupkatha.com), indexed by Scopus and WoS.

Conference website: http://rioc.rupkatha.com/