Organizer: Research & Post Graduate Department of English, St Aloysius College, Thrissur, Kerala in collaboration with Journal of Dharma and India

About the Webinar

  • When: 24 & 25 MARCH, 2022
  • There is no registration fee for participation
  • Call for Papers

Paper Presentation:

  • Faculty Rs. 300/
  • Students/Research Scholars/Others; Rs: 250/

Concept Note

Sustainable Development presents an ideal model of development, taking into account the needs of the present generation as well as of posterity via judicious use of natural resources. The seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) identified and adopted by all United Nations Member States intend to eradicate poverty, eliminate inequality, address environmental degradation, and ensure peace and justice globally by 2030.

Much of the discussions in this area focus on the economic, social, and political dimensions implicit in these ideas. However, the significant role that literary, ethical, and religious perspectives play in envisaging and developing a sustainable ethos needs to be considered as it could significantly contribute towards moulding better humans and, therefore, better societies

Literary endeavours, both creative and educational, can ideally be a meeting point capable of eliciting and sustaining such discussions. Hence, the conference attempts to be a novel venture, initiating and inviting innovative observations and thought-provoking discussions on sustainable development through literary, ethical, and religious lenses.

Thrust Areas

Literary Depictions of Development:

  • Utopias, Dystopias, and other literary genres
  • The Politics of Displacement
  • Diaspora and Refugee studies
  • Pandemic Narratives

Ethical Frameworks for Development

  • Philosophy of the Other
  • Subaltern studies
  • Poverty and Prosperity
  • Space, cityscapes, and subjective geography

Sustainable Development and Religious Perspectives

  • Religious teachings on
  • People
  • Planet
  • Peace
  • Prosperity
  • Partnership

Development and Ecology

  • Technological Concerns
  • Anthropocene
  • Posthumanism
  • Indigenous Knowledge
  • Climate Change
  • Development post-Pandemic

Education for Sustainable Development

  • ELT (English Language Teaching)
  • Global citizenship education
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in English Classroom

Women and Development

  • Education and Women
  • Religious discourses and Women Empowerment
  • Dignity and social constructs
  • The female and the feminine towards Sustainable Development Goals

Development within Societal Structures

  • Discourses on
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Class
  • Caste
  • Ethnicity
  • Literary Gerontology
  • Disability Studies
  • Culinary
  • Fashion
  • Music
  • Theatre/Film
  • Cultural studies

Submission Guidelines

  • We solicit original, unpublished research papers that cater to the above thrust areas.
  • Abstracts should be typed in Times New Roman font in MS Word format.
  • The word limit for the abstract is 300, including the introduction, objectives, research methodology, results/findings, and conclusion.
  • The word limit for the full paper is 2000-4000, following the MLA 9th edition guidelines
  • Font size should be 12 for the text and 14 for titles with Double Spacing.

Please send your abstracts to:

Remember to include your full name, designation, in situational affiliation, phone number, and e-mail ID along with the abstract.

The abstracts received will be reviewed by a panel of experts. Only selected abstracts will receive an acknowledgement via e-mail.

Register Here

Important Date

  • Deadline for Abstract Submission: 26 February 2022
  • Intimation of the Accepted Abstracts: 01 March 2022
  • Deadline for Full Paper Submission: 10 March 2022

The details of the account are as follows:

Name: St. Aloysius Educational Trust

  • Bank: Federal Bank Branch: Olari
  • Account No.12400100165271
  • IFSC Code: FDRL0001240

A few selected papers, based on double-blind peer re views, will find their place in Journal of Dharma, vol. 47, no. 1, 2, 3, or 4 (Religion and Development for People/Religion and Development for Planet /Religion and Development for Prosperity/ Religion and Development for Peace). The rest of the selected papers will be published as a book with an ISBN. Selection of abstract will not ensure the selection of paper for publication


Dr. Chacko Jose P Principal, St Aloysius College

Rev. Dr Jose Nandikkara Editor-in-Chief Journal of Dharma & National Director, India

Organising Secretary

Dr Betsy Paul C, HOD, Research & Post graduate Dept. of English

E-mail ID:

  • Athullia Surendran: +91 702 5671 022
  • Sruthy Krishnadas: +91 949 5083 503

Organising Committee

Convenor Ms Rajula V National Officer India

Ms Susan Joshi Mr Jaison Jose P.
Ms Anita Jose
Ms Arathi Babu
Ms Reshma K. Jose
Dr Atheetha K. Unni
Mr Paul Pottakkaran
Ms Arya M. P.
Ms Athulliya Surendran
Ms C. M. Meera
Ms Sreedevi K. S.
Ms Sruthy Krishnadas
Mr Sandeep E. S.
Ms Varsha Binth Saif

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