‘Re-thinking the Postcolonial:
Texts and Contexts’
Date: 25th, 26th, and 27th September, 2020
New Literaria- An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
In collaboration with the Department of English, Assam University(A Central University), Silchar, India.
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CALL FOR PAPER
The significance of Postcolonial Studies as a field of enquiry in an increasingly globalized world has been a contentious issue. The term postcolonial, as an expression of colonial experience or resistance to colonialist perspectives, representations, and narratives, chiefly undercuts and “overhauls” colonialist ideology. Post colonial writings and literary studies form a major part of this refashioning or overhauling signified by the term postcolonial. It is important to mention here that the postcolonial writings are not circumscribed to Anglophone literature. The crises from the event of 9/11 to the Syrian refugee crisis or the migrant labour crisis during lockdown in India have given new directions to the post colonialist thought. In a globalized world which is marked by the overwhelming presence of the Global capital, a rapid formation of a New World Order and the rise of new imperialist forces, a rethinking of postcoloniality has become necessary. Developmental policies of the nation state and aggrandizement of transnational corporates have often resulted in displacement of the indigenous. On the one hand, the nation state has owned its land, while on the other, it has disowned the lives, thereby, working hand in gloves with the transnational corporates. Ken Saro-Wiwa’s life and writings stand as one of the numerous examples of this phenomenon. Edward Said’s concept of ‘Orientalism’, GayatriSpivak’s theory of ‘subaltern’, Michel Foucault’s notion of ‘discourses’, Gramsci’s definition of ‘hegemony’ Bhabha’s concept of ‘agonistic uncertainty’ form the notion of postcolonialism. The field of literature explicates the concept of colonialism and postcolonialism through its exploration of culture socially, politically, economically, historically and psychologically. Terms like neo imperialism and neocolonialism have been in vogue to make sense of these geopolitical issues. Moreover, The COVID19 Crisis has brought new challenges by reshaping the way human civilization functions. With this sudden infiltration of the digital and the data in every nook and corner of life come the issues of data imperialism and digital divide. In this webinar we intend to explore the new avenues of postcolonial thought. We encourage participants to consider submitting papers on the following topics.
Topics welcomed include, but are not restricted to:
- Mother, motherhood, and motherland
- Native and vernacular language
- Glocalization of the Digital, data imperialism, techno-capitalism, and Cyber Cultures
- Imagination and Empiricism
- Secular and religious
- Transnational terror
- Women, the Body
- Disease, Public Health, and Medicine
- (Re)-writing history
- Postcolonial, postnational and refuge and migrant crisis
- Family, patriarchy, and performance
- Diaspora, displacement, and space
- Minority discourse and identity politics
- Ethnicity, Nativism, and Indigenous Culture
- Neo imperialism, neo-colonialism
- Development narratives and ecological crisis
- Posthumanism, Posthuman Ecology, and Transhumanism
- Anthropocene and planetary crisis
- Law, legal discourse and governance
- Popular culture
Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words(including keywords) with a supporting bio note of 100 words in a separate attachment to [email protected]
Delhi University, India
University of New South Wales, Australia
Frank G. Karioris
University of Pittsburgh, USA
Gautam Basu Thakur
Boise State University, USA
Delhi University, India.
Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
University of Wollongong, Australia
The University of Arizona, USA
CUNY – BMCC, USA
Manimangai A/P Mani
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Syracuse University, USA
Edinburgh Napier University, UK
|Conference Dates||25th, 26th, & 27th September, 2020|
|Last Date of Submission of Full Paper||30th October, 2020|
Single presenter- 500 INR / 10 Dollars(US) (Registration fees include Paper presentation, certificate of participation).
Platforms: ZOOM, GOOGLE MEET, STREAMYARD, FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE
Patron: Prof. Dilip Chandra Nath, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Assam University, Assam, India.
Prof. Dipendu Das, Professor, Department of English, Assam University, Assam, India
Prof. Tanmoy Kundu, Founding Editor, New Literaria Journal
Dr. Saugata Kumar Nath, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Assam University, Assam, India
Prof. Parthasarathi Mandal, Editor, New Literaria Journal
Prof. Baby Pushpa Sinha, Professor & Head, Department of English, Assam University, Assam, India.
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
Prof. Elisabetta Marino, Associate Professor of English and American Studies, Department of History, Humanities and Society, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy.
Dr.Chandrakant Langare, Associate Professor, Department of English, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India.
Prof. B. J. Geetha, Associate Professor, Department of English Studies, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Central University of Tamil Nadu, India.
Prof. Jai Singh, Assistant Professor, Department of Commonwealth Literary Studies, The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad, India.
Prof. Subhadeep Paul, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Bankura University, West Bengal, India.
Prof. Dhurjjati Sharma, Assistant Professor, Department of MIL & Literary Studies, Gauhati University, Assam, India.
Prof. Rebecca Haque, Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Prof. Sk. Tarik Ali, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Government General Degree College, Mohanpur, West Bengal, India.
Prof. Ujjwal Kr. Panda, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Government General Degree College, Dantamn-II, West Bengal, India.
Prof. Jati Sankar Mondal, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, West Bengal, India.
Prof. Mir Ahammad Ali, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Bhattar College, Dantan, West Bengal, India.