Sunday, January 18, 2015

Conference Program

Dear Friends
The conference schedule is given below.
In case you have any doubt please email aneelraina@gmail.com 


PROGRAM AT A GLANCE


DAY 1
10am-11.15am
Inaugural Address: Kanwar Sandhu
11.15-11.45
TEA
11.45am-1.15pm
Parallel Sessions
A1 Nandini, Navjot, Manpreet, Ismael
A2 Archana, Samik, Sangeeta, Renuka,
A3 Meenu, Monica, Sukhdeep, Swati
1.15pm-2.15pm
LUNCH
2.15pm-4.00pm
Parallel Sessions
B1Kanchan, Sonali, Radika, Tajinder, Sunaina
B2 Ashis, Parul, Prasita,Sonam, Suman
B3 Janesh, Nilanjana, Ramneek, Reena
DAY 2
9.15am-11am
Parallel Sessions
C1Divija, Pranav,Priya, Nirmal, Harpreet
C2 Amritendu, Anway, Parvinder, Harpreet, Ranjita
C3 Harneet, Chanchal, Gaurav,KBS, Neela
11.00-11.15
Short Break
11.15am-1.15pm
ISM SESSION
Anupam
Nanditha
Neepa
ISM Lecture: Amritjit Singh
1.15pm-2.15pm
LUNCH
2.15pm-4.00pm
Parallel Sessions
D1 Jyoti, Karan, Parminder, Amandeep & Amandeep, Vipan
D2 Vivek, Gursheek, Rahul, Nosheen, Manjot
D3 Bhawna, Jaidev, Khem, Rohit, Subah
DAY 3
*9.15am-10.00am
Optional Session on Academic Writing
10.00-11.00
Parallel Sessions
E1 Munejah, Rimika, Namrata
E2 Vandhana, Harsh, Shagun
E3 Aman, Suneeta, Sarabjeet
11.00-12.00
Parallel Sessions
F1Poonkulaly, Manjinder, Sakshi
F2 Ashima, Debobani, Sakoon
F3 Ruheela, Simranpreet, Rajinder
12.15-1.30pm
Valedictory + GBM
1.30pm
LUNCH




PROGRAM IN DETAIL



DAY 1:  20 FEB 2014


10.00-11.15:                       INAUGURATION + KEYNOTE by KANWAR SANDHU

11.15-11.45:           TEA

11.45-1.15:                         PARALLEL SESSIONS


Session A1  

Focus on Women Writers

·        Nandini Bhadra :          The Sacred and the Profane: Reading Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights and     Saratchandra's Devdas in Our Times”

·        Navjot Deol :                 “’Who’s Afraid of Edna O’Brien?’: An Investigation into the Literary Journey of Ireland’s Controversial Writer”

·        Manpreet Kang:           The Hailed and the Condemned: A Study of Select Novels by Maya Angelou, Alice Walker and Toni Morrison”

·        Ismael Saeed :               Censorship as an Invisible Agent in Ursula Kroeber Le Guin's The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas”


SESSION A2 

 Censorship: Politics and other issues

·        Archana R. Singh:   “Muzzling the Media: Press Censorship in India”

·        Sangeeta Singh:      “Muzzling the Muse: The Politics of Censorship”

·        Renuka Dhyani:      “Censorship and Nature”

·        Samik Malla             “Is There an Epistemic Purity”



SESSION A3

Banning and Silencing

·        Meenu Gupta:                     “Ban-Bane, Boon- Boom –The Satanic Verses Saga”

·        Monica Sabharwal :           “Blaspheming Literature: Religion, Rationality and Censorship”

·        Sukhdeep Ghuman:          “Silencing of Stories: Censorship in Rushdie's 'Haroun'”

·        Swathi Krishna:                   “Eros and Blasphemy in John Updike’s Couples


11.15-2.15               LUNCH


2.15-4.00                 PARALLEL SESSIONS


SESSION B1

Western Perspectives

·        Kanchan:                  “Freedom, Humanism and Censorship in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

·        Sonali Sarkar:          The Color Purple Banned: US Response to Alice Walker’s Novel, 1984-2008”

·        Radika Chopra:       The Political and the Artistic: George Orwell’s Animal Farm”

·        Tajinder Singh:        The Strange Case of Slaughterhouse Five and Censorship in American Schools”

·         Sunaina Jain:           Book Censorship in the Twentieth Century: A Study of Selected Dystopian Novels”



SESSION B2

The Forbidden in Non-Western Literature

·        Ashis Sengupta:      Power, Performance, Censorship: Contemporary South Asian Theatre”

·        Parul :                        “Politics at Work: Writing and Banning of Katherine Mayo’s The Face of Mother India”

·        Prasita Mukherji:   BOL: Speaking Silence”

·        Sonam Angmo        “Sexuality and Violence in Ismat Chughtai and Saadat Hassan Manto’s short stories.”

·        Suman Sigroha:      Forbidden Love: Same-Sex Marriages in Popular Hindi Cinema”


SESSION B3

‘Deviant’ Sexuality

·        Janesh Kapoor:       Rethinking Deviant Sexuality: Negotiating Female Body and Self in Toni Morrison’s Beloved and Alice Walker’s The Color Purple

·        Nilanjana Ghosal:   Forbidden Body Images and Violence of Assimilation: A Reading of Lois-Ann Yamanaka’s Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers”

·        Ramneek Kohli:       Rejection of the Little Toy Wife and the Angel: Sylvia Plath's Demand for Personal and Artistic Identity in The Bell Jar”

·        Reena Sharma:       Representation of Deviant Sexuality in Mahesh Dattani’s On a Muggy Night in Mumbai”




DAY 2:  21 FEB 2014



9.15-11.00               PARALLEL SESSIONS


SESSION C1

Intellectual Dissent

·        Divija Kumari:         Nadine Gordimer's Burger's Daughter: Why was it Banned?”

·        Pranav Joshipura: The Masterplan: An Expos√© of Apartheid Government’s Master Plan”

·        Priya Sandhu:          Beyond the Colour Line: A Case Study of July’s People by Nadine Gordime”r

·        Namrata Nistandra: “ The Idea of the Public Intellectual: A Saidean Reading of Alexandr Solzhenitsyn’s One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich”

·        Nirmal Kumari :      “Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front: Dissent, Propaganda and Anti-War Narratives”



SESSION C2

Censorship of Manuscripts, Anthologies, etc.

·        Amritendu Ghosal:            “The Homophobe’s Last Resort: The Tradition of Bans from Whitman to Ginsberg”

·        Anway Mukhopahdyay: “Buckles for Voices: The Politics of ‘Editing’ and/or Censoring Manuscripts before Publication”

·        Parvinder:                “Foregrounding the Tabooed: Cultural Censorship and Autobiographical Resistance”

·        Harpreet Bali:          “Anthologies and Censorship: A Critical Analysis of Selective Controversial Anthologies”

·        Ranjita Pati:             “Representation versus Repression: An Ideological Concern”




SESSION C3

Censorship and Children’s literature

·        Harneet Sandhu                 “Of Guppees, Gardeners and Genies: A ‘Childish’ Study of Salman Rushdie’s Haroun and the Sea of Stories”

·        Neela Sarkar:           “ In Search of Light: A Reading of Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials”

·        Chanchal Narang:              Fantasy and Escape: The Barbie Factor”

·        KBS Krishna:                         “Should Children Read Sherlock Holmes?: Issues & Challenges while considering Detective Fiction as Children’s Literature”

·        Gaurav Sood:          “Cultural Politics of Censorship: A Case Study of Child Pornography” 



11.00-11.15                        SHORT BREAK


11.15-1.15               ISM SESSION

·        Anupam Vatsayan:            “The Bard and the Bawdiness: Profanity and Censorship in the Shakespearean Canon”

·        Nanditha Krishna:              Taslima Nasrin’s Lajja: Was the Ban justified?”

·        Neepa Sarkar:                     Censoring the Voice: Gioconda Belli, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Dario Fo and Franca Rame”


ISM special lecture  by  Amritjit Singh                                 


1.15-2.15                 LUNCH


2.15-4.00                 PARALLEL SESSIONS


SESSION D1

Silencing South Asian Voices

·        Jyoti Mishra:            “Shall we submit to gagging?- Angaaray : An Interrogation”

·        Karan Singh:            The Politics of Ban: The Great Soul, Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India”

·        Parminder Singh:   “ Death Sentence to a Sentence: A Study of Libricide in Selected 20th century South Asian Novels”

·        Amandeep & Amandeep Kaur: Framed, Captured and Gagged: Resisting Presence of the Kabir Kala Manch”

·        Vipan Kumar :         Presentation of Dalits in Wendy Doniger’s The Hindus: An Alternative History


SESSION D2            

Films, Art, and Censorship

·        Vivek Sachdeva:     “Do Films Threaten the Nation”

·        Gursheek KAur:      “Criticism versus Creativity: Considering Censored Films”

·        Rahul Chaturvedi: “Inside Censorium: Ideology of Film Censorship in India”

·        Nosheen Kapoor:   “Silenced, Suppressed, Sometimes Salvaged: Art in the Face of Censorship”

·        Manjot Josan:         “Aesthetics and Censorship of Violence”


SESSION D3            

 Hindu(tva) and Censoring

·        Bhawna V. Arora: “Censorship: An Oppressive Apparatus of Hindutva Watchdogs: A Case Study of Select Texts”

·        Jaidev            Bishnoi:         “Politics of the Hindu right: A Mockery of the Freedom of Expression”

·        Khem Raj Sharma: “‘What’s in a Name?’: Politics of Censorship and Literary Voice in Lindsey Collen’s The Rape of Sita

·        Rohit Sharma:         “Draupadi, censored or uncensored?: A comparative analysis of the two TV adaptations of the  Mahabharata

·        Subah            Gautam:       “Official Narrative v/s Alternate Narrative: The Hindus by Wendy Doniger”





DAY 3:   22 FEB 2014


9.15-10.00               LECTURE ON ACADEMIC WRITING (optional) by Anil Raina


10.00-11.00                        PARALLEL SESSIONS


SESSION E1

Lolita and Malala

·        Munejah Khan:       "Reading Lolita in Tehran: An Account of the Banned Books of Literature through the Eyes of an Exiled Writer"

·        Rimika Singhvi:       From Banning Lolita to Reading it in Tehran”

·        Harpreet Kaur:        Censorship of  I Am Malala: Power, Politics and Hegemony”



SESSION E2

Censorship and the Future

·        Vandhana Sharma:            “Censorship: A Necessity for or Abuse of Human Speech”

·        Harsh Bhardwaj:                “Censorship Today: A Future Prism for Progressive Ideals”

·        Shagun Singh:         “Marilyne Robinson’s Mother Country: Humanity at Risk”


Session E3:             

Ethics and Censorship

·        Aman Deep:             “Issue of Untouchability: Profane and Ethical Defilement of Human Values”

·        Suneeta Patnayak:             “Caste, Ethics and Society: A Circumcision of Liberty in Ananthamurthy's Samskara

·        Sarabjit Kaur:          “A Way to be Good Again: A Study of The Kite Runner



11.00-12.00                        PARALLEL SESSIONS


SESSION F1

From the Indian Sub-continent

·        Poonkulaly Gunaseelan:  “Literary Ellipses and the Violence of Silence in Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy (1993) and Rohinton Mistry’s  A Fine Balance (1995)” 

·        Manjinder Wratch:             “Reading Moments of Cognition and Self-Realization in Sadat Hassan Manto's Engagement with the Erotic”

·        Sakshi Kaushik:       The Breaking of Silence in My Feudal Lord”


SESSION F2

·        Ashima Bhardwaj:             Beat Movement and the Conundrum of Censorship”

·        Debobani Biswas:               Twice Militant: “‘Outing’ Lorraine Hansberry as the Complete Revolutionary”

·        Sakoon Singh:                     “Thomas Bowdler’s Family Shakespeare: Expurgation and Sensibility of an Age”



SESSION F3

Children and Censorship

·        Ruheela Hassan:                 “Media Content for Young Minds: An Appraisal”

·        Rajinder Singh:                   “ Pinki Virani's Unspoken Bitter Truth”

·         Simranpreet Kaur:                        “Persistent Damsels and Omnipotent Dudes: Children and Mass Media”



12.15-1.30               VALEDICTORY +GBM

1.30pm                                 LUNCH

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