XIII th CLAI BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2013
THE JOURNEY OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE : INDIA AND BEYOND
DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
KOLKATA 700032, INDIA
JANUARY 16-18, 2013
The Comparative Literature Association of India (CLAI) invites abstracts for the XIIIth CLAI Biennial International Conference on THE JOURNEY OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE: INDIA AND BEYOND. The Conference is to be held at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, in collaboration with the Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University.The Conference will be held from 16 to 18 January, 2013.
The discipline of Comparative Literature in India is more than sixty-five years old in its institutional form and started with the establishment of India’s first Comparative Literature department at Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Over the decades, it has evolved into a vibrant, exciting and relevant discipline. It manifests resonances with the development of the discipline in other parts of the world while at the same time mapping its own distinct trajectory. The Conference seeks to take stock of pedagogical developments in Comparative Literature the world over and to map the Indian context in terms of the same. It also hopes to explore the changing contours of its relationship with other disciplines and share perspectives on the potential of Comparative Literature as an academic discipline.
In particular, we would like to focus on the state of Comparative Literature today. Among other things, we would like to explore how the discipline has responded to pressures of a globalised educational matrix,the competition among disciplines for resources and recognition and the pedagogical imperatives of the same.By doing so, we hope to arrive at a nuanced understanding of where our discipline is heading and also how far we are equipped to make necessary interventions in this journey.
We welcome well-researched and substantiated, analytical presentations on all aspects related to the development of Comparative Literature as well as to the scope of the discipline. Papers related to the history and methodology of Comparative Literature and concomitant debates are particularly encouraged. Papers involving the study of one or more authors without reference to the methods and/or history of Comparative Literature would not fit into the theme of this Conference.
Comparative Literature and Other Disciplines
Comparative Literature in/and Translation
Comparative Literature in the Indian academia
Comparative Literature or Cultural Studies !!
Comparative Literature and Area Studies
The Future of Comparative Literature in ‘Bharatvarsha’ and beyond
Performance/Practising Comparative Literature
Comparative Literature : Theory & Praxis
Comparative Literature : Interrogating the Margins
What is so ‘comparative’ about Comparative Literature ?
Comparative Literature/World Literature Reconsidered
Cultural and Literary Interrelations between India and Neighbouring Countries (workshop topic – ICLA)
Please note that this Conference is for CLAI members only and individuals intending to present papers at the Conference must become members of CLAI (if they are not so already) before their participation can be confirmed. Details of membership are available on http://www.clai.in.
Please send abstracts (maximum 500 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 31, 2012, along with the pre-registration form. All abstracts will be acknowledged within two working days. Participants will be e-mailed intimation regarding acceptance by September 15, 2012. Those who are asked to revise their abstracts must send in reworked abstracts by September 30, 2012. Registration forms will be e-mailed to participants latest by September 30, 2012. Completed forms, registration amount and, where applicable, CLAI membership fees and forms must reach us by November 15, 2012. The funds may be paid by bank transfer or demand draft only. All queries for clarifications are to be e-mailed to email@example.com.
For further details, the following may be contacted:
Professor Kunal Chattopadhyay
Ph: (+91) 9831398301
Professor Suchorita Chattopadhyay
Ph: (+91) 9831205770
Professor Chandra Mohan
General Secretary, CLAI
Ph: (+91) 9810683143
Dr Sayantan Dasgupta
Ph: (+91) 9831191181
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Faculty Members (Outstation): Rs. 2000/-
Faculty Members (Local): Rs. 1200/-
Research Scholars and Independent Scholars (Outstation): Rs. 1200/-
Research Scholars and Independent Scholars (Local): Rs. 600/-
Students (Outstation): Rs. 750/-
Students (Local): Rs. 500/-
International Delegates : US $ 200