Fractured Boundaries of Indian Writing in English

September 22,                                                       14.00 to 16.30

IC&SR Main Auditorium

The English stream of Negotiating Conflict 2012, has as its theme, “Fractured Boundaries of Indian Writing in English”. Through this theme, we try to explore the various conflicts present within Indian Writing in English today. Starting with the much deliberated upon “authenticity” debate, the conference aims to go on towards topics such as challenging the mainstream genres of literature and examining the new genres and ideas, or lack of these, in contemporary IWE. The conference would also look at IWE in the light of recent global phenomena such as globalization and the new capitalist market driven literature in India.

The conference features a keynote address, paper presentations and a panel discussion. The keynote address will be delivered by Dr.GJV Prasad.

Two students will get the opportunity to present their papers at the conference, having come through rigorous competition from literature students across the country. The selected students will present their paper and will be followed by a panel discussion, where the ideas put forward in the two papers wll be discussed by the audience, the two authors and the panel.

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About Negotiating Conflict

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras is organising its second academic conference in the month of September, 2012 under the overarching theme of ‘Negotiating Conflict’. The two day conference will have a session each on Economics, English Studies and Development Studies offering an array of lectures, panel discussions by the leading thinkers and paper presentations by students. For queries, please mail at: negotiatingconflict2012@gmail.com.
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