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Thursday, 4 September 2014

59th All India English Teachers' Conference

59th All India English Teachers’ Conference
19-21 December 2014
Department of English, Rajasthan Technical University
Kota (Rajasthan)-324010
in association with
Association for English Studies of India (AESI)

ChairmanConference President Local Secretary
Prof. ParmanandJha(Darbhanga)Prof. Hari Mohan Prasad (Gaya)Dr. Rajesh Lidiya(Kota)
Vice-Chairman            General Secretary                         Joint Secretaries

Prof. A. K. Bachchan(Darbhanga)Dr. P. Nimsarkar(Nagpur)Dr C. L. Khatri(Patna)                             Dr Dr. R. K. Dhawan  (New Delhi)                                                            Dr M. S. Wankhede(Nagpur)

Cultural SecretaryEditor-in-Chief                          Treasurer
G. A. Ghanshyam(Seepat) Dr. Binod Mishra (Patna)Dr. S.K. Yadav(Patna)

Welcome to Kota
Rajasthan Technical University, Kota feels privileged in inviting English teachers, academicians, and research scholars and students to participate in 59th All India English Teachers’ Conference being held in collaboration with the Association of English Studies in India on 19, 20 and 21 December 2014. Rajasthan Technical University will be holding the 59th AIETC formerly known as Indian Association for English Studies.  RTU hopes that this congregation would provide a platform for scholarly discussions amongst learned participants and give them an opportunity to interact with eminent academicians and experts.
About Rajasthan Technical University
Rajasthan Technical University was established by an Act of State Legislature of Rajasthan, in the year 2006 in the campus of University College of Engineering, Kota (previously known as Engineering College, Kota). Located on the Rawatbhata Road, about 14 kms from Kota Railway Station and 10 kms from Kota Bus Stand, RTU has a campus sprawling over 365 acres. The University presently affiliates about two hundred colleges, offering more than three hundred technical and professional courses to approximately two lac students. The University presently offers 25 undergraduate and 20 postgraduate courses in Engineering and Architecture. In addition, postgraduate programmes in Computer Application and Management are also being offered. Recently the University has started new B. Tech. Degree programmes in Mining, Aeronautical, Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering, keeping in view the specific needs of the state. Similarly, new M. Tech. Courses in emerging areas of Renewable Energy, Nanotechnology and Power Electronics & Drives have been started.

The University campus is a self-contained township housing administration blocks, academic blocks, Vice-Chancellor’s Secretariat, boys’ and girls’ hostels, residential quarters for teaching & non-teaching staff and a shopping complex. The University has well-equipped laboratories and workshops and a huge library.  It has also a student centre and sports complex including an indoor gymnasium hall.
Situated on the banks of Chambal River, Kota is the trade centre for an area in which millet, wheat, rice, pulses, coriander and oilseeds are grown; industries include cotton and oilseed milling, textile weaving, distilling, dairying, manufacture of metal handcrafts, fertilizers, chemicals and engineering equipments. It is also known as the power house of Rajasthan. Kota is included in the top 4 cities of Rajsthan with Jaipur, Jodhpur and Bikaner. Often referred to as the Education City, Kota  is widely regarded in whole of the country as the best place for getting coaching for Pre Engineering, Pre IIT and Pre Medical.

The Climate
Kota is fairly cold during the month of December especially for those who come from the Southern States and moderately cold for those who come from Northern and Central regions of the country.  The temperature ranges between 7 to 20 degrees Centigrade in December. Participants are advised to bring their woollens, a blanket and bedding. 
Tourist places
Places worth-seeing in Kota  are: Chambal Garden, MaharaoMadho Singh Museum, Kota Barrage, The Government Museum, Jag Mandir, Godavari Dham Temple, AgamgarhSahebGurudwara, AdharShila(slanting rock), Darrah National Park(not yet functional), Chambal River Ghariyal (Alligator) Reservoir, Garh Palace, UmmedBhavan Palace (Luxury Hotel), BrijrajBhavan Palace (Residence of Ex-Darbar), BheetariyaKund (Picnic Spot), PahadajharMahadev Water Fall, Gapernath (beautiful picnic spot alongside Chambal river), Badoli Temples, JawaharSagar Dam, Hadoti Traffic Garden,  Chambal Garden, TirupatiBalaji Temple, KhareGaneshji Temple, KarneshwarMahadev, Kala Khet (Picnic spot), KsharBagh (Garden), Bhanvarkunj (Chambal waterfall) and newly constructed replicas of Seven Wonders of the World.
Travel Arrangements
December is a busy month during which the flow of traffic on the Railways is usually at its peak. Making early travel arrangements for a round trip journey would be advisable.  We request each of the delegates planning to attend the conference to make his/her travel bookings for a round trip journey to Kota. 
Accommodation
Arrangements will be made in guest houses and hostels.  Accommodation for office bearers will be arranged in the VIP Guest House of the University. Accommodation for the delegates shall be arranged in Hostels on a sharing basis.  Providing accommodation will be possible only when the registration fee has been paid by 25-11-2014.  Those who wish to make their own arrangements for stay/accommodation may be given assistance by the Local Secretary on prior intimation. Delegates planning to bring their families will be assisted in making their own arrangements for stay/accommodation by intimating the same to the Local Secretary at least a month in advance.

AESI Membership and Registration
The conference is open to all members of Association for English Studies in India (AESI), whether they hold annual membership or life membership, and also open to English teachers at the tertiary level who may not be members. Those with annual membership would need to renew their membership, and non-members can get enrolled as members by paying INR200/- in cash each as the annual membership Fee to the Treasurer, AESIat the venue. Members get a free copy of the Indian Journal of English Studies as well as the Newsletter of the Association. Each accompanying spouse/guest/s would be required to pay the AESI membership fee and the conference registration fee each as prescribed. Spouse/guest may attend the conference as observers. Life members of the AESI/IAES would be required to bring Receipts issued to them. It would be possible to enrol as a Life Member by paying INR2000 as fee to the Treasurer, AESI.

Registration Fee
The cost of living in Kota is comparatively higher which has necessitated a slight increase in registration fee.

Status
On or before 25-11-2014

Delegates  with accommodation
Rs. 2500/-




Delegates without Accommodation
Rs. 2000/-




Research scholars and students with accommodation

Research scholars and students without accommodation
Rs. 1,600/-


Rs. 8,00/-


Note: No requests for spot registrations will be entertained. Please get yourself registered in advance by sending Demand Draft (Not cheques).
The registration fee must be sent by DD issued in favour of Rajasthan Technical University, payable at Kota.  Please mail the registration form and the DD to Dr. Rajesh Kumar Lidiya, Local Secretary, 59th AIETC, C-10 Staff Colony, Rajasthan Technical University, Kota (Rajasthan)-324010. Contact Phones: (Off) 0744-2473029 (Res.) 0744-2473987/2473141, (Mob) +91-9413827449; email: lidiyarajesh@yahoo.co.in
Note: Registration fee and membership fee must be paid separately to the Local Secretary and to the Treasurer.
Call for Research Papers
Main Theme: New Literatures in English
There was a timewhen English literature was confined to British literature alone. Gradually, it was extended to literatures written in English in countries like America, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Thanks to globalization of English, the boundary of literature written in English crossed more continents and countries and it was given the name of New Literatures in English. In addition to above countries, literatures written in English language in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nigeria, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Caribbean countries are incorporated under one umbrella term. The unique quality of this literature is common language (English) but different literatures, coloured by different society and culture. The authenticity of New Literatures in English is validated by many Nobel, Booker, and Commonwealth prizes won by the writers of this literature. The 59th All India English Teachers Conference, therefore, focuses on World/ New Literatures in English to vindicate the cosmopolitan core of literature.
World Literaturesand the Mankind
Community, Culture and Literature
Literature of the Diaspora
SAARC Literature
Afro-Asian Studies
Canadian Studies
Gender Studies
Popular Culture and Literature 
Eco-criticism
Critical Theories
Subaltern Studies
Campus Novels
Autobiography
Lesbian Studies
Indian Writings in English
Indian Poetics
Regional Literatures
Indian Classics
Folk Literature
The areas suggested above are from literature and of common interest.  Areas related to English Language Teaching, Translation Studies and many more, such as English and Technology, Soft Skills, Use of ICT in English, Vocabulary building etc may be added as per participants’ interest and specialization.Papers on such areas in English Studies are also welcome.

We would urge each of our fellow delegates who may wish to present a paper to ensure that they send a short abstract their proposed paper in about 250 words to the local secretary latest by 18th November 2014 positively along with the registration form and registration fee. We seek the abstracts in advance so as to enable us to get a book of abstracts ready well in time for the conference. We may, therefore, not be in a position to accept any abstract received after that date. All papers must conform to the MLA style sheet and be limited to not more than 3000 words and must be e-mailed to the Local Secretary, 59th AIETC latest by 30th November 2012. Paper presenters are requested to keep the time-limit of 15 minutes for presentation. The abstracts and papers may be e-mailed to lidiyarajesh@yahoo.co.in

ASSOCIATION FOR ENGLISH STUDIES IN INDIA
Current Office Bearers
Chairman                : Prof. ParmanandJha
Vice Chairman      : Prof. A.K. Bachchan&Dr. R.K. Dhawan
General Secretary   : Dr P. D. Nimsarkar
Joint Secretaries    : Dr. C.L. Khatri& M.S. Wankhede
Cultural Secretary:  Dr. G.A. Ghanshyam
Editor-in-Chief       : Dr. Binod Mishra
Treasurer                 : Dr. Shiv Kumar Yadav


Executive Members

EastWestCentral
Prof. Indira Jha                       Dr SaryugYadav                           Dr SheelaTiwari
Dr Neeraj Kumar                  Dr Sanjay D Palwekar                     Dr A A Khan                              
Prof.  K H Kunjo Singh         Dr SatishBarbudhe                         Dr SavitriTripathi
Dr Akhileshwar Thakur         Dr R Y Shinde                                  Prof. Prashant Mishra  

NorthSouth
Dr R P Singh                                 Dr T Sai Chandra Mouli
Dr Vijay Kumar Roy                     Ms. P Naga Suseela
Dr Jai Shankar JhaDr. P Gopichand
Dr Monika GupaDr. P Kranthi Kumar
                                                                                                           
                                :                                                                           
Conference President
Professor (Dr) Hari Mohan Prasad,
Retd. Professor and Head, University Dept. of English
Magadh University, Bodhgaya, Bihar.

Conference Patron
Professor (Dr) N.S. Vyas
Vice Chancellor, Rajasthan Technical University
Local Secretary
Dr. Rajesh Kumar Lidiya


Registration Form
59th All India English Teachers’ Conference
19-21 December 2014

Department of English, Rajasthan Technical University
Kota (Rajasthan) – 324010


1        Name of the delegate: _____________________________________________________

2        Gender:                                                                 Male o                        Female  o

3        Institutional Affiliation: ____________________________________________________

4        Mailing Address:__________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

Phone No: ________________________   E-mail:_______________________________

5        Interested in presenting a paper?                                      Yes o                         No o

If ‘yes’, then please state the title of your proposed paper: ________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

6        Travelling down alone?                                     Alone o           With family o

7        Life Member of the AESI?                                   Yes o                         No o
If ‘yes’, then your membership No.:                     ________________________

8        Need accommodation?                                         Yes o             No o

9        Registration Fee Details:
a
Name of the Bank
_______________________________________
b
DD No
_______________________________________
c
Drawn on
_______________________________________
d
Amount Drawn
_______________________________________
e
Date
_______________________________________

10    Your travel plans to-and-fro: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Place: _____________________                                           
Date: ______________________Signature of the Delegate

Photocopy of the form also acceptable.


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