Organizer: NEWMAN COLLEGE, THODUPUZHA, Idukki District, Kerala- 685 585. (Reaccredited with ‘A’ Grade by NAAC and affiliated to M.G. University)

About the Seminar

  • When: February 14 &15, 2023
  • Registration Fee: Nil
  • Call For Papers
  • PUBLICATION OF PAPERS: Proceedings of the National Seminar containing full papers will be published as a book with ISBN number

Concept Note

Language, being a tool to present /represent various discourses, especially of ‘isms’ like bioregionalism and ecocriticism, the use of which in various textual forms – literary/non-literary, spoken/oral, visual etc.- have relevance in the postmodern world where anthropocentric views are often questioned, but concepts like ‘nature’, ‘environment’, ‘ecology’ etc. got momentum to deliberate upon, for the sustainable development of all the living entities on the bioregion (an ecological region which is considered here as a geographical terrain and a terrain of

The words ‘ecology’ and ‘environment’ are widely accepted and being inclusive terms here in the current scenario, focuses not only on the widely discussed terms like land, landscape, plants and animals, but
all the living and non-living elements, which are fused together in such a way that they have direct and often indirect symbiotic relations which enable to foster academic attention to create a background for the fruitful understanding of aesthetic, ethical, philosophical, social, cultural and political spaces. Such contours can be opened with the help of interdisciplinary collaborations in which ideas from diverse streams like anthropology, sociology, ecology, translation studies and divergent
voices/poetics like tribal/folk narration (which are hitherto unnoticed or unexplored) will help to define/redefine ‘green voices’ in an ever-expanding literary canon.

The Seminar concentrates to foreground textual thoughts about ecology and environment, as well as intends to be a platform to discuss commonly shared experiences and anxieties of people regarding these inclusive terms.However, ideas are not limited and hence discourses on the following areas are also expected:

  • Ecological aesthetics
  • Environmental ethics
  • Eco-poetics
  • Eco-feminism
  • Eco-phenomenology
  • Eco-psychology
  • Eco-tourism
  • Ecology and Theatre studies
  • Ecology and Visual arts
  • Spiritual ecology
  • Environmental studies
  • Environmental activism
  • Environmental history
  • Narratives on ecological awareness
  • Narratives on the acts of development, modernity, urbanisation and demography


Those who wish to present papers may kindly email their abstracts (300 words) to

Acceptance of the abstract will be intimated after a screening process. Abstracts should contain the following:

Name of the presenter: Designation:
E-mail: Contact No: Title of the Paper: Area / Perspective: Scholars whose abstracts are selected will have to submit their full papers (2500-4000 words) as per the latest MLA/APA format.


  • Last date for receipt of abstracts: 03 /02/2023.
  • Intimation of selected abstracts: 04/02/2023.
  • Last date for receipt of full papers: 12/02/ 2023.

Organizing Committee
Dr. Bijimol Thomas,
Principal, Newman College
Dr. Saju Abraham, Vice Principal, Newman College
Rev. Fr. Benson N. Antony, Bursar, Newman College
Dr. Jenni K. Alex, STRIDE Co-ordinator
Dr. Jerome K. Jose, Head, Dept. of English & Programme
Dr. Krishnakumar M.V., Core Committee Member
Xavier Kurian P.
Beena Deepthi Louis
Bany Joy
Noble C. Kurian
Jerin Jose

Contact: Dr. Jerome K. Jose- 8547441757, Jerin Jose-9497628484

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