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International Conference on The Virtual Transformation of the Public Sphere

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XIII International Conference

Theme: "The Virtual Transformation of the Public Sphere"

15-18 December 2010

Convener: Prof. Gaurav Desai, English Dept., Tulane University, New Orleans, USA

This International Conference of the Forum on Contemporary Theory will be held in Chandigarh from the 15th to 18th December 2010 in collaboration with the Department of English, Panjab University. For thematic details, please log on to Forum’s website, mentioned above.

Special Session:

In conformity with our earlier practice, a plenary session on a regional text will be one of the special features of the conference schedule. This year’s choice for the panel is Gurdial Singh’s novel Unhoye (1966), translated into English by Rana Nayar as The Survivors (New Delhi: Katha India Library, 2005).

Submission Deadline:

500-word abstract or proposal is due by August 30, 2010. It should be mailed as an email attachment to Gaurav Desai, the Convener of the Conference (gaurav@tulane.edu). The completed paper should reach the Convener of the Conference by November 15, 2010.

Registration Deadline:

The last date for receiving the registration fee is September 15, 2010. The fee may be paid through a bank draft drawn in favor of Forum on Contemporary Theory on a Bank in Baroda. The overseas participants may pay the fee through checks drawn in favor of Forum on Contemporary Theory. For details of registration fee please check Forum’s website.

Keynote Speaker:

Nicholas D. Mirzoeff, Professor in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication, New York University will deliver the keynote address on the topic "Global Visualities in Crisis."

For further information, any one of the following may be contacted.

Prafulla C. Kar

, Convener, Forum on Contemporary Theory, Baroda

Tel: 0265-2338067 ®; (0265) 2320870 (O); Email: prafullakar@gmail.com

Gaurav Desai

Convener of the Conference

Department of English, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA

Email: gaurav@tulane.edu

Rana Nayar

Local Convener

Head, Department of English,

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