Seminar on Ecocritical Perspectives

Central University of Tamil Nadu, Tiruvarur
organises a National Conference on
Ecocritical Perspectives on
26-27 October 2012
At Central University of Tamil Nadu, Tiruvarur

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Conference Theme
Papers on any one of the following topics or even any other relevant topic are welcome. However, the paper has to interpret ecocritically the representation of water in any text, verbal or visual or aural. Please note that ecocritical interpretation means reading texts with the help of ecological or deep ecological principles (not any sociological or political or economic or any other principles/concepts). Scholars may want to read ecocritically films and other art works or textual representations of:
a. Indian Rivers                                            b. Wetlands
c. The Sea                                                      d. Water War
e. Water Footprint                                        f. Water and Gender
g. Indigenous Worldviews on Water         h. Water and Religion/Spirituality
i. Water and Politics                                                j. Water and Economy (Water Use/Sharing)

Call for Papers
Abstracts not exceeding 300 words have to be submitted before 28 September 2012 for acceptance. The contributors will be informed of the acceptance by 5 October 2012. Full papers, not exceeding eight pages and typed in double space in A4 following MLA style sheet, have to be submitted by 19 October 2012. Kindly note that a maximum of 100 papers will be selected for presentation. There is no fee charged for the registration. Only those whose abstracts are accepted will present papers. Invited delegates will be provided working lunch and tea on both days of the conference. A conference-kit also will be given to them at the time of registration. Delegates will have to arrange their travel, accommodation and food (except lunch and tea) themselves. The University regrets that it cannot allow TA and DA. However,
delegates will be provided information pertaining to accommodation on request. In the case of papers written by more than one author, only the presenter (who is one of the authors) of the paper will be entitled to receive the certificate.

For enquiries please contact:
 Dr. Rayson K. Alex (9043433632) & Ms. V. Lalithambigai (9789172751) or write to <>.
Organisers: Dr. Nirmal Selvamony & Dr. Rayson K. Alex


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