Call for Papers

Postcolonialism as an approach to the study of diverse disciplines has been pursued so pervasively over the last two decades that it has created contradictions within the discourse, leading to an inexorable outpouring of jargon, and at times producing more problems than solutions. One unintended outcome of the ferment in west-based postcolonialism is the creation of a kind of “postcolonial colonialism” that has been responsible for a hegemonic academic discourse. It is as if the West still has absolute power to control and manipulate the rest of the world through this avatar of colonialism. As a result, the non-Western academic world seemingly has come close to being subjected to intellectual domination through ideas stemming from the West that are meant mostly for the consumption of clientele in the rest of the world. Such hegemonizing in postcolonial discourse is also noticeable in the treatment of literatures written in languages other than English as well as in the teaching of the English language. Certainly, one of the main reasons for the over dominance of English departments in postcolonial theory and practice is that most of its practitioners come from them.

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Keynote Speakers

Keynote One

Professor Bill Ashcroft

Professor Emeritus
University of New South Wales, Australia

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Session Chair

Professor Emeritus Serajul Islam Choudhury

Department of English
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Keynote Two

Professor Fakrul Alam

Supernumerary Professor
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Session Chair

Professor Dr. Niaz Zaman

Former Professor
Department of English
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Plenary Speakers

Professor AMM Hamidur Rahman

Professor of English & Dean
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Daffodil International University

Professor Syed Manzoorul Islam


We regret to inform that
Prof. Syed Manzoorul Islam
will not be able to attend the
conference due to unavoidable circumstances.

Professor Kaiser Hamidul Haq

Professor & Dean
School of Arts and Humanities
ULAB & former Professor of the University of Dhaka

Professor Himadri Lahiri

Professor of English
School of Humanities
Netaji Subhas Open University, Kolkata

Professor Shamsad Mortuza

Pro-Vice Chancellor & Professor of English
ULAB & Professor (on leave) of the University of Dhaka

Professor Maswood Akhter

Professor
Department of English
University of Rajshahi

Professor Abdullah Al Mamun

Professor & Chair
Department of English
University of Rajshahi

Professor Mashrur Shahid Hossain

Professor
Department of English
Jahangirnagar University

Important Dates

Submission of Abstracts

By 18 December 2019

Decision of Accepted Abstracts

By 25 December 2019

Submission of Presentation Ready Full Papers

By 25 January 2020

Registration of Presenters (local & foreign)

By 15 January 2020

Registration of Participants (local & foreign)

By 31 January 2020

Registration of Students (local only)

By 31 January 2020

Registration Fees

* Multiple presenters for a single paper have to complete registration individually.

There are two options for payment:
1. bKash or
2. Cash payment by visiting the Department Office

Local Presenters

Conference kit, certificate, two-days lunch & snacks, conference dinner

Registration Fee
৳ 3000
Local Participants

Conference kit, certificate, two-days lunch & snacks

Registration Fee
৳ 2000
Local Students
( Presenters )

Conference kit, certificate, two-days lunch & snacks, conference dinner

Registration Fee
৳ 2000
Local Students
( Participants )

Certificate, two-days lunch & snacks

Registration Fee
৳ 600
Foreign Presenters/Participants

Conference kit, certificate, foods and accommodation for two days

Registration Fee
250 $
Foreign Students
( Participants/Presenters)

Conference kit, certificate, foods and accommodation for two days

Registration Fee
200 $

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