Concourse: 04/17/17


Monday, April 17, 2017


Organised by
Institute of Advanced Studies in English

DECEMBER 15-17, 2017


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 December 2017 will address a range of important tracks including the following:
  • Language, Literature and Ideology
  • Culture, Communication and Identity
  • Cultural Studies
  • Postcolonial Literature and Theory
  • Diaspora Identities
  • Feminist and Gender studies
  • Language, Gender and power
  • Postmodernism
  • Ecocriticism
  • Pragmatics
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Contemporary Literature and Media
  • Science Fiction
  • Digital Humanities
  • New Media Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Future of Humanities Studies

Submission of Abstracts 

Proposals (abstracts) can be submitted to 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 150 word abstract of your paper. Approval/Acceptance of the proposal will be communicated in 10 working days. 

Abstracts received till December 01, 2017 will be scheduled in the printed program. Late submissions will be adjusted on the site. 

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 20, 2017, will be reviewed and published in the pre-conference issues of our refereed, international journals published at the Institute of Advanced Studies in English, Pune: Asian Journal of English Studies and Asian Quarterly: An International Journal of Contemoporary Issues (ISSN 2227-2606 and ISSN 2229-581X)

2. Full articles received after November 20, 2017, 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 
2. Title: 15 words maximum, 14 pts centered 
3. Abstracts: maximum 150 words, 10 pts. italics and aligned on both sides 
4. References: please use MLA style for references 
5. Maximum permitted length is 3000 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 lines separating footnotes and titles, background or font colors, drawing objects, highlighting, embossing and other complex Word text formatting . 

Contact Person:
Dr Prabhash N Rath, 
Officer on Special Duty,
Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, 
BMCC Road, Pune 411004. 
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