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Second International Conference organized by British Council at Hyderabad

The 1st International Conference for English Language Teacher Educators, ‘Starting, Stimulating and Sustaining English Language Teacher Education and Development’, was held in Hyderabad in January 2011. Over 600 English language teacher educators from 17 different countries came together to discuss and debate issues relating to teacher education and development. Watch this short film on last year’s educator conference.

The huge success of the conference convinced the conference organisers: the British Council, the English and Foreign Languages University, the English Language Teachers’ Association of India (ELTAI) and the International Association for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) to come together again to host the 2nd International Conference for English Language Teacher Educators from 3-5 March 2012.

This year, the conference focuses on the theme of Assessment and Evaluation of English Language Teacher Education, Teaching and Learning.  The theme is designed to …

Second International Conference organized by British Council at Hyderabad

The 1st International Conference for English Language Teacher Educators, ‘Starting, Stimulating and Sustaining English Language Teacher Education and Development’, was held in Hyderabad in January 2011. Over 600 English language teacher educators from 17 different countries came together to discuss and debate issues relating to teacher education and development. Watch this short film on last year’s educator conference.

The huge success of the conference convinced the conference organisers: the British Council, the English and Foreign Languages University, the English Language Teachers’ Association of India (ELTAI) and the International Association for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) to come together again to host the 2nd International Conference for English Language Teacher Educators from 3-5 March 2012.

This year, the conference focuses on the theme of Assessment and Evaluation of English Language Teacher Education, Teaching and Learning.  The theme is designed to …

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International Conference on Women's Writings in English, SPMVV, Tirupati

For further details visit (News & events):  http://www.spmvv.ac.in/

International Workshop in Chennai

International Workshop on Effective Teaching of English 14th & 15th December, 2011 Organized by Department of English College of Engineering, Guindy ANNA UNIVERSITY CHENNAI – 600 025 TAMILNADU Ph: 044 2235 8726 / 044 2235 8727 Email: effectivetenglish@gmail.com


The Registration Fee of Rs.1200/- should be paid by DD drawn in favour of The Director, CPDE, Anna University, Chennai and sent to The Head, Department of English, Anna University, Chennai 600 025.

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Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall

Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall
Hilary Mantel, the winner of 2009 Man Booker Prize, is a British novelist, short story writer, and critic.Ranging in subject from personal memoir to historical fiction, she has travelled to many and varied areas in her fiction.With a satirical voice resentment of Muriel Spark and a bleak and darkly inventive imagination, she has dealt with the French Revolution, the world of freakshows and life in distant, troubled lands.She is “detached and distant observing with an acute eye the tragedies and horrors of human feelings, of evil, and of the impotence of all attempts to impose order upon the world.”
Hilary Mantel’s latest novel Wolf Hall is an extraordinary piece of storytelling about power, both political and supernatural, in which Cromwell manipulates the invisible web of profit just as disgruntled priests conjure up expedient prophets.It discusses the barbaric age of early England, when persons like Thomas More and subsequently Thomas Cromwell aimed at ca…

Herta Muller: The Voice of the Dispossessed

Herta Müller, a Nobel Laureate for Literature 2009, is a highly prolific Romanian-born German novelist, poet, and essayist, portrays in her writings the brutal Romanian dictatorship and also the rootlessness of the exiled subjects.  Her works depict the harsh conditions of life in Romania under the repressive Nicolae Ceausescu (1918-1989), an autocrat, a nepotist, and the President of the Communist Party, whose notorious secret police (the Securitate) crushed internal opposition and kept tight control over the government, media, and civil society.
                 The grim life under Ceausescu’s oppressive regime and the harsh treatment of    
                 Romanian Germans has featured strongly in her works.  Corruption, intolerance                  and repression are also major themes in her writing.

Besides this, Müller’s works describe the persecution of Romanian ethnic German by Stalinist Soviet occupying forces in Romania and the Soviet-imposed communist regime of Romania.  Ac…

Naipaul's The Masque of Africa

The Masque of Africa: Glimpses of African Belief (2010), Naipaul’s latest – quite likely last – full-length work of non-fiction, is a quest through the continent for the spirit of African belief, the belief systems that preceded the arrival of Christianity and Islam – which is very much in keeping with the legacy of Joseph Conrad, who is referenced several times in the book.It is “a travel book which seeks to examine the workings of African traditional belief.”4It is written with a specific purpose, particularly to witness African belief by going far back to the beginning of things. The novel is an account of Naipaul’s journey through six countries with a view to investigating the effects of African belief on the progress of civilization.The journey across the African continent takes Naipaul from Uganda, where he lived for a short while in the 1960s, to Nigeria, then to Gabon via the Ivory Coast and Ghana, and finally to South Africa.During his journey, he attends rituals and ceremonie…

Dr T Jeevan Kumar

Dr. T. Jeevan Kumar works as an Assistant Professor of English and Heads the Department of English at PVKK PG College, affiliated to Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, India.He won the Smt. Movva Venkata Lakshmi Rama Sarma Memorial Gold Medal and also the Smt. Vasagiri Kamalamma Memorial Prize for securing first rank in post-graduation.He obtained his Doctoral degree from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur.He has more than five years of teaching experience in the institutions of higher learning.He presented many papers in national as well as international seminars on English Literature, English Language Teaching, and Communicative English. His areas of interest include Modern British Drama, Commonwealth Literature, Literary Criticism, Indian English Literature, and Communicative English. He has widely published in several anthologies, refereed and reputed Journals such as The Literary Criterion, ICFAI University Journal of English Studies, The IUP Journa…