The proposed International Seminar on ˇ§Theory at Work: Text, History and Cultureˇ¨ intends to build up comprehensive and broad-based theoretical and critical approaches to race, gender, nation and culture. It also seeks to generate a discursive dialogue focusing on the deployment of theories in the study of various cultural representations ˇV visual, written, aural and gestural. We welcome research papers from a variety of disciplinary approaches to contemporary theories. Suggested topics may include but are not limited to the following:
„« Text and Meaning: Structuralism, Deconstruction, Intertextuality, Reader-Response Theory, Dialogism, Narratology.
„« Text and History: New Historicism, Cultural Materialism, Marxist Theory. Frankfurt School, Discourse of Power.
„« Text and Culture: Postmodernism, Psychoanalytical Theory, Race and Gender Studies, Postcoloniality, Multiculturalism , Subaltern Theory, Translation Studies, Literature and Film, Ecocriticism
„« Theory and India: Nativism, Re-reading Indian Aesthetics, Modern Indian Literary Theory, Globalism and India
An Abstract of about 300 words may be submitted electronically (as attachment in MS-word) by 31 August, 2010, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Name, institutional affiliation, e-mail, standard mailing address and phone/cell number should be mentioned.
R. N. Rai
Convener, International Seminar
Professor & Head
Department of English
Banaras Hindu University
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