UGC-SPONSORED NATIONAL SEMINAR
INDIAN ENGLISH FICTION
9th 10th August 2013
D.D. Thakar Arts and K. J. Patel Commerce College
in association with
English Teachers Association (North Gujarat)
We are delighted to invite you to the UGC Sponsored (under CPE scheme) two-day National Seminar at D.D. Thakar Arts and K. J. Patel Commerce College, Khedbrahma, Gujarat.
ABOUT THE SEMIINAR
Indian history has been written and rewritten numerously through wide-ranging portrayals in fiction. Indian life can hardly be imagined without the complex interweaving of History, Myth, Legend and Culture along with the geography of the locale. The present seminar endeavours to bring together, for analysis, the various strands of Indian life that combine in the portrayals of Indian English Fiction. It will also focus on the issues and directions of the established and emerging forms of fiction in the new millennium.
Mr Kiran Nagarkar : distinguished novelist, playwright, screenwriter, film and drama critic and also the recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award, has kindly consented to deliver the key-note address. Incidentally his Sahitya Akademi award winning novel, Cuckold, portrays scenes from the vicinity adjoining the venue for the seminar; Khedbrahma.
Registration & Accommodation:
A very nominal token registration fee of Rs.300/- (Rupees Three hundred only) has been decided to encourage serious and meaningful academic participation. Registration can be submitted through Demand Draft favouring The Principal, D.D. Thakar Arts and K. J. Patel Commerce College, payable at Khedbrahma, Gujarat. In case you need accommodation (on a shared basis) please inform us in advance. All seminar participants/paper presenters will be provided local hospitality.
Participants who wish to present papers at the seminar are requested to send in their abstracts (max. 300 words) to email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org till 30th July 2013. Complete paper (typed in Times New Roman – 12 point – double space, conforming to the 7th edition of the MLA Handbook) should also be mailed to the above email address on or before 5th August 2013.
Selected papers may be published with ISBN.
Indicative but not exhaustive sub-themes for presentation in the seminar may include
The Fictional Works of Kiran Nagarkar
History/Legend/Myth/Folklore in Indian English Fiction
Nationalistic spirit as reflected in Indian fiction
The Novel and the Nation
Autobiographical Fiction (Biofic)
Reader response to issues in Indian English Fiction
Diasporic locations and the homeland
Indian English novels in Translation
Postcolonial Indian English Fiction
Feminist perspective in fiction
Role of Indian Diaspora
Socio/Political aspects as reflected Indian English Fiction
Class consciousness and ethnicity as reflected
Economic/ Regional/ Psychological aspects as reflected in Indian English Fiction
Social realism as reflected
Any other topic related to the main theme
For any query please feel free to contact
Dr N D Patel Dr Shruti Kikani
Principal Organizing Secretary
94 27 69 55 00 97 14 44 29 39
Dr Santosh Chauhan Dr Anil S Kapoor
President ETA Secretary ETA
94 26 41 15 00 98 25 88 27 47