International Conference on Theory and Discursive Practices in the Age of Interdisciplinarity

Organizer: PG Department of English, Bharata Matha College, Thrikkakara, Kerala, India-
in collaboration with Yonphula Centenary College, Royal University of Bhutan

About the Conference

  • When: 24th-26th, November 2021
  • Mode: Online
  • Call for Papers
  • Registration Fee (Participation & Presentation):Students and research scholars: INR 300
  • Faculty: INR 500

When the distinct and the diverse converge and coalesce, the outcome can be quite out-of-the-box. Especially when it comes after a period of strict categorization and compartmentalization of knowledge, which was perhaps an undesired progeny of modernity. Notwithstanding how strict adherence to disciplinary boundaries afforded a certain expertise in a field, it considerably restricted the perspective to that afforded within the limits of a single discipline. Single-disciplinary culture of thought and knowledge generation has been particularly constrictive and myopic to humanities research, wherein a phenomenon could be the net result
of an interplay of various aspects of society and human nature. The introduction of interdisciplinarity into humanities was refreshingly inventive.

The blending of theories, methods, and methodologies from across disciplines made feasible a comprehensive and nuanced investigation on the object of study, which was hitherto limited by the taxonomical restrictions of the immediate discipline concerned. One could say, the interdisciplinary approach called forth an epistemological renewal and the outcome was fascinatingly rich and vibrant: one could trace footprints of caste in culinary culture; the politics of historiography, the sociology of science, the economics of visual culture, the racism within anthropology, jingoism in sports culture, and the like became valid critical enquiries; the heteronormative and gender-biased nature of school curriculum and
toy industry were brought to question…the list is endless.

The Post-Graduate Department of English, Bharata Mata College, in collaboration with the Royal University of Bhutan, is organizing an Online International Conference on Theory and Discursive Practices in the Age of Interdisciplinarity on 24th-26th November 2021 in order to facilitate thoughts and conversations on crossing disciplinary boundaries, and the theoretical tools and methodologies that emerge in the process.

We bring together theoreticians and practitioners of interdisciplinary studies from around the world. We welcome original, interdisciplinary research papers on the sub-themes as listed below, but not limited to these:

  • Sports culture
  • Science studies
  • Food and culinary cultures
  • Memory studies
  • ‘The Nation and its Fragments’
  • The politics of sartorial practices
  • Of film, music, dance, folklore and more
  • The production and consumption of art
  • History and its many claimants
  • Caste, gender, class, race, sexuality, and other identities
  • The Gaming Boom
  • Language, literature, and society
  • Biopolitics and Disability Studies
  • Medical Humanities
  • Environmental Humanities and Energy Studies

Deadline:

  • For abstracts (250 words): 05th November 2021
  • Acceptance of abstracts: 06th November 2021
  • For full papers (2500 words): 15th November 2021

Select papers from the presentations will be published in a peer-reviewed journal with ISSN.

The design, printing and postage charges shall be borne by the authors.

For correspondence and sending abstracts: bmcintercon21@gmail.com

Contact: 9074450109, 8374616224

Mentors

Dr. Fr. Abraham Oliapurath
Manager, Bharata Mata College, Thrikkakara

Dr. Shiny Palaty, Principal, Bharata Mata College, Thrikkakara

Dr. Mini M Abraham, Head of the PG Department of English
Bharata Mata College, Thrikkakara

Mr. Tshering Wangdi
President Sherubtse College & Yonphula
Centenary College Royal University of Bhutan

Mr. Tshering Thinley
Dean of Academic AffairsYonphula, Centenary College, Royal University of Bhutan

Organizing Secretary: Dr. Jai Singh
Associate Professor, Department of English , EFLU, Hyderabad

Convenor: Dr. Rose Sebastian
Department of English, Bharata Mata College, Thrikkakara

Co-Convenors: Dr. Mini M Abraham
Head of the PG Department of English, Bharata Mata College, Thrikkakara

Dr. S. Chitra
Programme Leader, Department of English, Yonphula Centenary College
Royal University of Bhutan

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