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Newly Announced Conference

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE

December 15-17, 2014

 
Preamble
 
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 study of language and literature. The conference aims at exploring this dynamics with a focus on the complementary nature of language, literature and culture and their centrality in human life.
 
This year, we especially encourage papers that examine the intersection of digital technology and the Humanities. What are the new methodologies, theories, and sites of study that are emerging from this intersection? What kind of collaborations between the Humanities and Sciences must we envision for 21st century education and research? Papers that take up these and related issues should be submitted under the Digital Humanities, New Media Studies, and Future of Humanities Studies tracks. 
 
Tracks for Discussion and Presentation
 
The ICLLC 2014 will address a range of important tracks including the following:
 
1. Language, Literature and Ideology
2. Culture Communication and Identity
3. Literary Pragmatics
4. Discourse Analysis
5. Culture Studies
6. Feminist and Gender Studies
7. Postcolonial Literature and Theory
8. Diaspora Identities
9. Digital Humanities
10. New Media Studies
11. Future of Humanities Studies
12. Film Studies
13. Contemporary Literature and Media
14. Language, Gender and Power
 
Confirmed Speakers
  
1. P. C. Kar, Badoa, India
2. Sukanta Chaudhary, Kolkata, India
3. Laurie Gries, Florida, US
4. Pramod Nayar, Hyderabad, India
5. Todd Harper, Atlanta, US
6. Roopika Risam, Salem, US 
 
 
Submission of Abstracts 
 
Proposal (abstracts) can be submitted to iasepune@gmail.com as an attachment with 'Submission of Abstract' typed in the subject field. Proposals should include title, author's name/s, affiliation, contact email address and 200-250 word abstract of your paper. Deadline for submission of abstracts is November 01, 2014.   
 
Publication of Conference Papers
 
Conference presenters may choose to submit their full papers for publication. All submitted papers will be peer reviewed, and accepted papers will be published in two stages:
 
1. Full articles received from registered participants by November 01, 2014 will be reviewed and published in the pre-conference issues of our refereed, international journals (Asian Quarterly: An International Journal of Contemporary Issues: ISSN 2227-2606 and Asian Journal of English Studies: ISSN 2229-581X). 
2. Full articles received after November 01, 2014 will be reviewed and published in the post-conference issues of these journals.
 
Authors need to observe the following guidelines for submission of articles for publication;
1. Soft copy should be submitted in Microsoft Word format using Times New Roman, 10 pts, aligned on both sides
2. Title: 15 words maximum, 14 pts centered. No capitals or special effects.
3. Abstracts reduced to 150 words, 10 pts. italics and aligned on both sides
4. References: please use MLA style for references
5. Maximum permitted length is 3500 words
6. Articles should be written as continuous expository narrative - not as lists of points or PowerPoint presentation
7. Please ensure that the article is thoroughly checked and proofread before submission
8. Please avoid using certain advanced word features like background or font colors, drawing objects, highlighting, embossing and other complex Word text formatting  
 
Professional Development Workshops
 
We also plan to organize a Professional Development Workshop on 'Conference Do's and Don'ts'. Graduate students and early faculty members will have an opportunity to participate. Attendance at the Workshop will be capped at 40 participants on the first come first served basis. The cost of attending will be covered by the conference registration fee. More details will be available soon.  
 
Registration
 
The registration process will be open from May 01, 2014. Participants from outside India are advised to register at least two months in advance so that they get enough time for completing the formalities for getting Indian Visa. These participants are also requested to submit the following details along with registration: Name (Surname, Given Name and Father's Name), date and place of birth, nationality, passport number, date and place of issue, expiry date and registered address. These details will be submitted to the Indian Ministry of External affairs in order to facilitate issuing of visa.
 
Preferred mode of registration is to email, as an attachment, the completely filled in registration form and to use the money transfer facility. Our bank information is as follows:
 
Bank Account Name:           Forum for Innovation and Transformation
Bank account Number:        60074646417
Swift Code:                       MAHBINBBOCP
Bank Name and Branch:      Bank of Maharashtra, Aundh Branch, Pune 411007 (India)
IFSC Code:                        MAHB0000118 
Branch Code:                     0118
 
Important: For easy identification of your payment when we receive it, please send a scanned copy of the bank transfer receipt to iasepune@gmail.com   
 
We will send you confirmation as soon as we have received the official receipt from the bank. For international bank transfers it can take a few days for the remittance to be received.
 
However, in case the above procedure cannot be followed, completely filled in registration form along with a Bank Draft (drawn in favor of Forum for Innovation and Transformation, Pune) for the registration fee may be sent to the following address;
 
Forum for Innovation and Transformation
10, Usha Manor, Ganeshkhind Road
Aundh, Pune 411007 (India)
 
Registration Fee
 
On or before 30 October 2014: Rs. 5000/- for Indian and US $ 150 for International Participants                                                            
1 November onwards: Rs. 6000/- for Indians and US $ 180 for International Participants                             
 
Registration fee covers the conference kit that includes printed material, scribbling pad and a pen, tea/coffee on the first day and breakfast, lunch (veg-non-veg) and tea/coffee for the next two days.
 
Participants who need printed and scanned copies of invitation letter/ confirmation of registration for visa should send registration details to iasepune@gmail.com  with 'Request for Invitation Letter/Confirmation of Registration' typed in the subject field.
 
Participation/Registration Form
 
1. Name of the Participant: ________________________________ Nationality: ________
       
2. Affiliation/Institution: _____________________________________________________
     
3. Address: _________________________________________________________________
 
4. Contact Details: Tel:_____________________ E-mail: ___________________________
 
5. Registration Fee of Rs /US $ ________ Paid by (a) Demand Draft no. ___________                  (Bank __________________) in favor of Innovation and Transformation, Pune or (b)                 transferred to the bank account on ___/___/2014 (bank transfer receipt enclosed)
 
6. Are you making a Presentation? ___________________ (yes/no)
 
7. Do you require assistance for accommodation? ______________ (yes/no)
 
8. Signature:___________________  Date _____________
 
(Please fill up this form, scan and send along with bank transfer details or print and send by post along with Demand Draft)
 
Venue
 
The conference will be held at the MDC, YASHADA located approximately 500 mtrs from Pune University Main Gate, on Baner Road, Aundh, Pune 411007. MDC is a premier state-of-the-art conference center in central part of Pune city. The auditorium, conference rooms, guest rooms and dining hall are air-conditioned, comfortable and equipped with computers, LCD and sound system.  
 
Accommodation
 
The organizers will not provide accommodation. However, we have requested two nearby hotels to reserve (single/double/triple) rooms for the participants at a special discounted rate. An attempt will also be made to make available moderately priced, simple accommodation in Pune University SET Guest House for student participants. The necessary details will be sent on receiving a request on iasepune@gmail.com with 'Request for Accommodation' typed in the subject field.The request letter should include the time of arrival and departure and need of single/double occupancy.The accommodation can be booked through us latest by December 01, 2014. 
 
Organizers
 
Institute of Advanced Studies in English is a Pune-based, Post-graduate College and Research Institute in English affiliated to the University of Pune, INDIA. With 12 years standing and the alumni successfully working in 20 countries, the Institute has emerged into a favorite academic destination of students from various parts of the world. For more details, please visit www.iasepune.org Forum for Innovation and Transformation is a duly registered public trust engaged in social, academic and research activities. Center for Digital Humanities is an innovative research hub founded by the Forum with a mission to explore the intersection of the Humanities and digital technologies in all aspects of human experience. For more details, please visit www.cdhpune.org   
 
Contact
 
For any query, please email to iasepune@gmail.com  or contact Triveni in our office on +91 8308908349. You may also address your queries to the Conference Secretaries Ashok Thorat on +91 9422313068 and Munira Lokhandwala on +91 9890624448 
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WINTER SCHOOL IN DIGITAL HUMANITIES
18-20 December 2014
 
Venue: MDC, YASHADA, Pune 411007 (INDIA)
 
For details visit www.cdhpune.com 

 

 

Preamble

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
  • Willie Van Peer, Munich, Germany
  • Jasbir Jain, Jaipur, India
  • Paroo Nihalani, Singapore
  • Srikant Sarangi, Cardiff, UK
  • A G Khan, Aurangabad, 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 iasepune@yahoo.com 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. 

Publication

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 asianjournalspune@yahoo.com

Registration

The registration process will be open from 15 July 2012 onwards. Registration form can be downloaded from the Institute website www.iasepune.org

Preferred mode of registration is to e-mail, as an attachment, the completely filled in registration form and to use the money transfer facility. The details for money transfer are as follows:

Bank: Bank of Maharashtra
Branch: Aundh, Pune 411007
Beneficiary Name: Forum for Innovation and Transformation
Account Number: 60074646417
IBAN: MAHB INBBOCP
SWIFT Code: MAHB0000118

However, in case the above procedure cannot be followed, completely filled in registration form along with a Bank Draft (drawn on Forum for Innovation and Transformation, Pune) for the Registration fee may be sent at the following address:

Forum for Innovation and Transformation
10, Usha Manor, Ganeshkhind Road
Aundh, Pune 411007. INDIA

 

Registration Fee:

  • Rs. 5000/- for Indian and $150 for international participants registering on or before 20 November 2012
  • Rs. 6000/- for Indian and $180 for international participants registering from 20 November 2012 to 10 December 2012.

Registration fee covers the conference kit that includes printed material, scribbling pad and a pen, tea on the first day and breakfast, lunch (veg/non-veg) & tea for the next two days.

The participants who need Official Letter of Confirmation of Participation for visa should send the registration details on iasepune@yahoo.com with
‘Request for Official Letter of Confirmation of Participation’ typed in the subject field.

Venue

The conference will be held at the MDC, YASHADA, located approximately 500 mtrs from Pune University Gate on Baner Road, Aundh, Pune 411007. MDC is a premier state-of-the-art conference center in central part of Pune city. The auditorium, conference rooms (for parallel sessions), guest rooms and dining hall are air-conditioned, comfortable and equipped with LCD and sound system.

Accommodation

The organizers will not provide accommodation. However, the details of assistance that we can provide are as follows:

As a part of special package, the following types of accommodation can be provided through the organizers.

A. Hotel Aundh Retreat: Parihar Chowk, Aundh, Pune 411007; 2.5 kms from the conference venue; 100 meters from bus stop(direct bus to venue - four stops); 10 kms from Pune     Railway Station; 13 kms from Pune Airport

                                      Single occupancy - Rs. 2500/- per haed, per day 

                                      Double Occupancy-Rs. 1400/- per head, per day

                                      Triple Occupancy - Rs. 1000/- per head, per day

B. Hotel Sahara: Senapati Bapat Road, Opposite Chatushrungi Temple, Pune 411007; 1.25 kms from conference venue; 400 meters from bus stop ( walking distance or direct bus to venue - one stop); 6 kms from Pune Railway Station; 12 kms from Pune Airport

                                      Single Occupancy - Rs. 2400/- per head, per day

                                      Double Occupancy-Rs. 1300/- per head, per day

                                      Triple Occupancy - Rs. 900/- per head, per day 

Facilities in A & B: All rooms are airconditioned and equipped with TV, telephone(STD/ISD on payment), common wardrobe, laundry services, round the clock room service, doctor on call, travel assistance, Wi-Fi on payment, hot/cold water and attached bath. Check in / out time 12 noon.

 

Booking Procedure: Participants to confirm the availability of accommodation by sending an e-mail to the organizers, mentioning the type of room and dates of stay. After confirmation, payment to be made using the same procedure that was used for registration. Accommodation will be confirmed after reciving the payment. The payment will be non-refundable.  

Transport

The nearest International Airport is Mumbai. For onward journey to Pune, one of the most regular and cheap mode of transport is the K K Travels Car / Jeep on sharing basis. These vehicles will take you to the conference venue or to the accommodation / hotel wherever you plan to stay in Pune. The distance from Mumbai Airport to Pune is 170 kms, and it takes three and a half hours to reach. Booking can be done online through the website of KK Travels or over phone, either in advance or on arrival.

The participants reaching Pune Airport (domestic) can take pre-paid taxi or a Radio Wings Cab. The participants reaching Pune by Train can get down at Shivajinagar or Pune Railway Station and take an Auto Rickshaw to reach the venue.

In case of any assistance, please send an e-mail to iasepune@yahoo.com or call 020-20250915/08308908349

Organizers

IASE: Institute of Advanced Studies in English is a unique self-financed Research Institute in English in India. Affiliated to and recognized by the University of Pune, it mainly conducts teaching and research for M.A, M.Phil. and Ph.D. Courses in English. The Institute also organizes several autonomous courses and training programs. Apart from teaching, research and extension activities, the Institute is regularly engaged in publications. Two refereed, international journals, Asian Quarterly: An International Journal of Contemporary Issues and Asian Journal of English Studies are published quarterly. Monographs and books based on the outcome of research at the Institute are published regularly. Presently 200 students are pursuing their research or post-graduate education at the Institute. The 800 alumni, of which there are 85 Ph. Ds and 84 M. Phils, represent more than 20 countries and almost all the Indian States.

FIT: Forum for Innovation and Transformation is a registered charitable Trust founded by senior academicians from Maharashtra. The focus of the trust is on educational activities and innovative programs. The mission is ‘to equip students, teachers and the wider community with the knowledge, attitude and skills for living and working successfully in an environment of rapid social and technological change for successful and happy living.

We organized two international conferences earlier, one on ‘the Non-Native Phenomena of English’ and the other on ‘Pragmatics’. These conferences were great successes and the participants represented 17 and 23 countries, respectively. The reports are available on our website www.iasepune.org/conferences.