TUMKUR UNIVERSITY, TUMKUR, 
KARNATAKA, INDIA

Department of English
University College of Arts
&
Centre for Education and Research

International Conference
On
 Research Trends in English Studies

26th & 27th July 2013
The Conference

The aim of the Conference is to deliberate upon Research trends in English Studies. English Studies in Departments of English in Indian Universities and abroad has  undergone radical changes in the post colonial context. In the present crisis in English Studies, it is time to assess Research Trends in the area and look forward for changes. So the conference is organized to discuss the challenges the English studies are facing.

Objectives of the conference

The conference will have deliberations from experts and research scholars on emergent research trends in English Studies in Indian Universities and abroad.

Discussion themes

*        English studies after ‘Orientalism’
*        Subaltern Studies and the challenge to English Studies in India
*        Crisis in English Studies: present diagnosis
*        The response of English Studies to the Globalization of English language
*        Moving beyond the language/literature dichotomy
*        New social media and English Studies
*        The place of English Studies in the academia: case studies from around the world


CALL FOR PAPERS:

Research papers which are original and not  published  elsewhere  are  invited  from  academics, researchers  and  practitioners  on  various  sub-themes mentioned above or on any issues related to the main theme of the conference.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

FRONT PAGE: The name(s) of the author(s) must be clearly typed below the title of the paper on the front page with their affiliations and complete postal addresses along with e-mail ID and contact number.

ABSTRACT:      Papers shall be accompanied by an abstract of 250 -300 words along with 3-5 keywords.

FULL PAPER:

Manuscript of the full paper in MS-Word 97-2007 format should not exceed 10-15 pages or (5500 to 6000words) including figures and tables in length. The paper should have -12 font size, Times New Roman font style, A4 (8.27”x11.69”) paper size, with 1.5 line spacing, justified, and 1 inch margin on all sides. Appendices, notes and references must be given in scientific form at the end of the text.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:

Soft copy of abstract can be submitted directly to   jyothi@tumkuruniversity.in
 on or before March 20th 2013. Authors of the selected abstracts will be notified by April 10TH  2013. Authors of the selected abstracts have to submit the full paper along with hard copy on or before April 20th 2013.

PUBLICATION OF CONFERENCE ROCEEDINGS:

All the submitted research papers will be shortlisted and published in an edited volume with ISBN.

REGISTRATION FEES:

FOREIGN DELEGATES:  US$: 80

INDIAN DELEGATES:
Teachers/ Academics   Rs.  1000.00
Research scholars        Rs.  1000.00 
Students                          Rs.   200.00 

Registration does not include accommodation charges.  The last date for registration is April 20th, 2013.  The registration will be confirmed only after receiving the delegation fee through Demand Draft. DD may be drawn in favor of "The Finance Officer, Tumkur University, Tumkur" payable at State Bank of Mysore, Tumkur, Karnataka, India .Co-authors also have to register by paying the full registration  fees in order to participate in the conference. Spot registration can also be done in exceptional cases by paying in cash.

Contact Details:

Paper Submission:

Mrs. Jyothi
Assistant Professor
Dept of English
University College of Arts
Tumkur University
Tumkur - 572 103
India
Cell: +91 9972863830

Accommodation:

Mr. Ravi CM
Head and Assistant Professor
Dept of English
University College of Arts
Tumkur University
Tumkur - 572 103

Cell: +91 8951113063


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