Jalandhar: In order to promote professional sharing and inform the latest developments in English Language teaching and learning, the Department of English at Lovely Professional University organised a national seminar. The topic was ‘Revising the Normative: Using Post-colonialism to Readdress Culture, Literature and Performance’. 22 research scholars, professors and lecturers from top institutes from across the states of West Bengal, Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana, Punjab and union Territories participated in the seminar. Even, valuable abstracts on the topic, to be read out during seminar, were received from countries like Iran. Held as an open lecture, the seminar let the audience akin to the topic.
Scholars discussed various aspects of post-colonial literature and deliberated at length upon the theories/ concepts at the bottom of the subject. The addresses delivered by the invited speakers helped in creating the elevated literary atmosphere. Prof Dr Kumar Sankar Bhattacharya from Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences, Prof Anil Raina of Panjab University Chandigarh, Prof Gurupdesh of Guru Nanak Dev University were appreciated much for their thoughts and presentations. They illustrated the unique and contrasting perspectives of the colonial era and the struggling display of nationalism emerged during this time period.
Illustrative, Post-Colonialism pertains to a society moving away from another society’s cultural values, ethics, psychology etc to form an identity of their own. The literature commonly originated from countries colonized by European Powers.
Appreciating the research initiative of the English Department, LPU Vice Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar encouraged all the participants: “Get engaged to the core in research projects to produce innovative ideas and share them with the world for benefit of others. The present endeavour of the English Department is indeed a step towards this."