International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture

Monday, December 10, 2012 - 12:00am to Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 12:00am

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.

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

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