International e-Conference

2nd International e-Conference

on

Contemporary Trends and Development in Cultural Studies and the Humanities

Date: 22nd, 23rd, and 24th October, 2021

To be Organized by

New Literaria- An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

In collaboration with

Department of History, Humanities and Society, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy & Department of English, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur, India

CALL FOR PAPERS

CONCEPT NOTE:

The current pandemic situation has played a hand in dispensing with academic insularity as sincere researchers have been rattling their brains over the role and place of the humanities within an atmosphere of crisis. The exigencies generated by the pandemic have reasserted the significance of culture and community as mobilizing forces for the movements and actions of human lives. Although the territorial sovereignty of the nation-states appeared to have been rendered inessential by the forces of globalization, the present crisis has reasserted the role of the nation-states as indispensable regulatory and preventional bodies with mass-scale efficacy.

In the process, the definition of the state itself has been critically altered. As Álvaro García Linera observes, rather than operating upon a restricted economy of legality or centralizing power, the state now functions as “a political community of beliefs, tolerances, and actions on common life objectified by rights and common material resources” (“The State in Times of Coronavirus: The pendulum of the ‘Illusory Community’”). In other words, culture, a signifier that foregathers all possible material, intellectual and behavioural senses, has arrived at the forefront as a determinant for the course of the future. Answering to the current world-order, the 2021 New Literaria International e-Conference, therefore, takes the lens of cultural studies to focus upon relevant critical advancements in the humanities. Anything but a restrictive, normative idea of culture is meant here. This term needs to be realized in its fullest potential following the accretion of the diversities of class, caste, gender, ethnicity, nationality, the human, and even the non-human.

Topics welcomed for this conference include, but are not restricted to:

  • Globalization/Glocalization and cultural studies
  • Literature and the definition of culture
  • Thinking culture through New Materialism
  • Biopolitics and culture
  • Populism and Neo Liberalism
  • Crisis Capitalism and Culture
  • Historicity/Historiography of Pandemic Culture
  • Surveillance and Culture of Medicalisation
  • Emergence of Vacci-culture and Vacci-nationalism
  • New Earth Thinking and Planetary Culture
  • Viral Culture and Critical Humanities
  • Culture of Panic and Precarious Futures
  • Medico-Legal Humanities and Pathology
  • Culture and Memory Studies
  • Culture and Gender
  • Postcolonialism and Cultural studies
  • Speculative Cultural Studies
  • Biocapitalism and ecoculture

We accept abstracts for individual papers as well as panel proposals (four participants plus chair/commentator). Individual paper presenter must send an abstract of no more than 300 words (including keywords) with a supporting bio note of 100 words in a separate attachment to [email protected] For full panels, submit a proposal of no more than 750 words and individual bio notes of the participants (100 words each) to [email protected]

SCHEDULE
Conference Dates22nd, 23rd, and 24th October, 2021
Deadline for Submission of Abstracts (300 words) and Panel Proposals (750 words)15th September, 2021
Acceptance of Abstracts30th September, 2021
Registration1st -5th October, 2021
Last date of sending full paper30th November, 2021

Registration Fees:

Single presenter- 700 INR / 15 Dollars(US) & Joint Presentation- 1000/ 25 Dollars(US)

Panel Presentation(4+1) – 3000 INR / 50 Dollars(US)

(Registration fees include conference presentation, certificate of participation, publication if selected after peer review)

Conference participation Certificate with hours of participation mentioned- 200 INR / 5 Dollars

Platforms: ZOOM, GOOGLE MEET, FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE

Resource Persons:

Prof Claire Warwick, Professor of Digital Humanities, Department of English, Durham University, UK

Prof David Higgins, Professor of Environmental Humanities, School of English & Deputy Director, Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute, University of Leeds, UK

Prof Anna Reading, Director of the Arts and Humanities Research Institute, Professor of Cultural and Creative Industries & Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Kings College, London, UK

Prof Gyanam Mahajan, Faculty Director, EPIC Division of Humanities & Language Program Coordinator, SSEALC, Asian Languages and Cultures Department, The University of California, Los Angeles(UCLA), US

Prof Nalini Iyer, Professor, Department of English, Seattle University, Washington, USA

Prof Feroza Jussawalla, Professor Emerita, Department of English, University of New Mexico, US

Dr Nitasha Kaul, London Based Academic, Writer and Poet, UK

Prof Banibrata Mahanta, Professor, Department of English, Benaras Hindu University, Banaras, India

Prof Albrecht Classen, University Distinguished Professor, Grand Knight Commander of the Most Noble Order of the Three Lions (GKCL), Director of Undergraduate Studies and Director of Outreach. Dept. of German Studies, The University of Arizona, US

Prof. Indranil Acharya, Professor of English, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal

Dr. Jolly Das, Associate Professor of English, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal

Prof Niladri R. Chatterjee, Professor of English, Kalyani University, West Bengal, India

Prof Simi Malhotra, Professor of English, Jamia Milia University, India

Prof Debarshi Prasad Nath, Professor, Department of Cultural Studies, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tezpur University, India

Dr Pinky Isha, Assistant Professor of English Rabindra Bharati University, West Bengal, India

Dr Avisek Parui, Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India

Dr Anway Mukhopadhyay, Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India

AND MANY MORE

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

Conveners:

Tanmoy Kundu, Editor, New Literaria Journal & Assistant Professor and PG Coordinator, Midnapore College (Autonomous), West Bengal, India

Dr Parthasarathi Mandal, Editor, New Literaria Journal & Assistant Professor, Manbhum Mahavidyalaya, West Bengal, India

Dr Anurag Chauhan, Assistant Professor of English, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur, India

Dr Prasenjit Panda, Assistant Professor of English, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur, India

Dr Elisabetta Marino, Associate Professor of English and American Studies, Department of History, Humanities and Society, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Dr Smriti Singh, Associate Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India

Organizing Secretaries:

Gokul S., Senior Academic Editor, New Literaria Journal

Subhankar Dutta, Senior Academic Editor, New Literaria Journal

Moumita Bala, Academic Editor, New Literaria Journal

Ankana Das, Academic Editor, New Literaria Journal

Ipsita Deb, Academic Editor, New Literaria Journal

Nisarga Bhattacharjee, Academic Editor, New Literaria Journal

Dipra Sarkhel, Academic Editor, New Literaria Journal

Advisory Committee:

Prof Aparajita Hazra, Professor & Head, Department of English, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, West Bengal, India

Prof Pinaki Roy, Professor, Department of English, Raiganj University, West Bengal, India

Dr. Ujjwal Jana, Associate Professor, Department of English, School of Humanities, Pondichery University, Puducherry, India.

Dr Chandrakant Langare, Associate Professor, Department of English, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India.

Dr  B. J. Geetha, Associate Professor, Department of English Studies, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Central University of Tamil Nadu, India.

Dr Jai Singh, Assistant Professor, Department of Commonwealth Literary Studies, The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad, India.

Dr Subhadeep Paul, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Bankura University, West Bengal, India.

Dr. Dhurjjati Sharma, Assistant Professor, Department of MIL & Literary Studies, Gauhati University, Assam, India.

Prof Rebecca Haque, Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr Sanjukta Chatterjee, Associate Professor, Department of English, Raiganj University, West Bengal, India

Mr Sk. Tarik Ali, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Government General Degree College, Mohanpur, West Bengal, India.

Dr Ujjwal Kr. Panda, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Government General Degree College, Dantan-II, West Bengal, India.