Convergence and Divergence: Indian Writing in a Global Context

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Call for Papers
March 15, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Area Studies, Literature, Humanities, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Indigenous Studies

Focus of the Conference:

The focus of this seminar is to examine how the aesthetic and cultural parameters of Indian literature both writing in English and writing in translation are represented in a global context. The other investigation that the seminar would like to focus on is the reception and consumption of these literatures in India and academic departments devoted to Indian/South Asian writing in the West and other regions. We are interested in queries such as the role of academics and scholars in promoting Indian literatures and processing it in the global context; the nature of canon formations; the pedagogy of courses devoted to these areas nationally and internationally, the cross cultural interactions that follow and so on

Thrust Areas:

Paper Presentations related to the following possible areas of interest may include, but are not limited to:

Region and Nation; Gender and Sexuality; Translations

Indigenous/Aboriginal/Subaltern narratives; Pedagogical Methods; Canon Formations


Students are encouraged to present panel sessions on the following possible themes but are free to explore within the overall broad area of the conference:

The Role of Translation; The Relevance of Canons; The Process of Canon Formations;

The Importance of Bhasa/Regional Literature; The Inclusion/Exclusion of Other Literatures


Registration Fee:

Faculty Members (international): Rs. 7500; Research Scholars (International): Rs. 5000

Faculty Members (National and SAARC Countries): Rs. 5000

M.Phil & Research Scholars (National and SAARC Countries): Rs 3000

Students (National and International): Rs 1000

University faculty & scholars: Rs 500; Students of the Department: Rs 300


Abstracts: Word Limit for Paper presentations and Panels: 250 words. Note panel sessions should include names of all participants.

Dates to be noted:

  • Last date for Abstracts: March 3, 2018
  • Confirmation of Abstracts: March 6, 2018

Time Limit for Presentation: 10 minutes

Kindly note that TA/DA/ cannot be provided due to financial constraint. 

Contact Info: 

Dr.H. Kalpana

Associate Profesor

Department of English

Pondicherry University