Call for Paper

Call for Paper
International Congress of Bengal Studies
25th-28th February, 2010
University of Delhi, India

Papers are invited for the International Congress of Bengal Studies, 2010. The theme of the 2010 Congress is ‘Bengali Literary Studies’. History of Bengali literary studies, sociology of the development of the discipline, philosophical orientation and ideological contestations in the development of the discipline, cultural politics of syllabi and research agenda, are some of the sub-themes on which papers may be proposed. Papers on other areas of Bengal Studies, including, but not limited to, Literature and Criticism, Comparative Literature, Linguistics, Folk Literature and Popular Literature, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, History, Economics, Sociology, Fine Arts, and, Philosophy, are also invited. Papers should be either in Bengali or in English.
Last date for submission of paper proposal/abstract (300-500 words) is 15th November, 2009. Proposals may be submitted to the convener through post or email. Proposals would be scrutinized by independent referees. Decision of the referee would be communicated to the scholar within twenty days of the receipt of the proposal. The completed paper should reach the Convener by 30th January, 2010. Papers presented in the Congress and selected by the board of referees would be published in the proceedings of the Congress, to be released during the next Congress, scheduled to be held in Dhaka.
All participants must register for the Congress by paying Rs 1000/- or equivalent amount in any other currency (Rs 500/- or equivalent amount in any other currency for Students) through a demand draft drawn in favor of the International Congress of Bengal Studies on a Bank in Delhi. Last date of receiving registration request is 15th December, 2009. Registration would cover right to attend all sessions of the congress, lunch, snacks, one copy of the abstract-book, and, conference folder. Participants may arrange for their own accommodation during the Congress. There are numerous hotels, guest-houses of State governments, and, governmental/autonomous organizations in Delhi. On specific request, detail information about some selected hotels and guest houses will be provided by the Congress secretariat. However, the organizers have arranged for a limited number of accommodations which covers stay from 24th February afternoon to 1st March forenoon, and, breakfast and dinner. To avail this, participants should pay an amount of Rs 2500/- or equivalent amount in any other currency (Rs 500/- for students) through a demand draft drawn in favor of the International Congress of Bengal Studies on a Bank in Delhi.  Each Participant is expected to share her/his room with another participant. Students will be allotted dormitory type accommodation.

For any other information or clarification, please feel free to contact the convener, or, visit the conference websitewww.banglabidya.org.

Amitava Chakraborty,
Convener,
International Congress of Bengal Studies, 2010
Department of Modern Indian Languages & Literary Studies,
University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
www.banglabidya.org
Contact No: +91-9910089928
Email: amitavaz@yahoo.com achakraborty@mil.du.ac.in

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