ISLAMABAD, Jan 3 (Pakistan Point News - APP - 03rd Jan, 2017 ) : Pakistan academy of Letters (PAL) has finalized all preparations to organize a four-day "International Conference on Language, Literature and Society" (ICLLS) in collaboration with various universities from January 5. The four-day international conference will start on January 5 and conclude on January 8. This was stated by Chairman PAL Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qasim Bughio, while talking to APP on Tuesday.
He said that the purpose of the said conference is to explore the contribution of literature and academia in bringing about positive changes in the society. "Writers, linguists, research scholars and academics from across the globe will participate in the said conference to exchange their research work and developments in the field," he said. He said that the conference aims to deepen understanding of contemporary literature being produced in context of peace building and social development of different countries around the globe.
He said that Pakistan has rich legacy of literature with multi-lingual diversity, adding that the literature being a part of cultural heritage of any country plays a vital role in projecting country's soft image at home and abroad. He said that the main goal of the conference is to seek and explore new and innovative trends and challenges of research in Language and Literature across the world and its impact on society. Prof. Dr Qasim Bughio said that the Conference will promote studies in the field of languages, linguistics and society and will serve as an international forum for researchers, scholars, educators, practitioners, postgraduate students and experts in relevant fields to exchange ideas, research results and good practices.
The scholars and writers would present their papers on various topics incuding literature and Culture in Language, Role of literature in Developing Pragmatic Competence, Literature as Articulation of Culture, Literature as Social Discourse, Literature and Globalization, Contemporary Approaches to Literature, World Literature, Comparative Literature, Modern Literature, Classical Literature, Pakistani Literature, Folk Literature, Historical and Political Literature, Gender and South Asian literature, Gender identities in literature, Minorities in Literature, Literature and Religion, Literature and other Arts, Literature and Performing Art, Literature as a unifying factor, Literature and Music, Literature and Media, Literature and Criticism, Geopolitical Issues in Literature, Representation and Resistance in Post-colonial Literature and Literary Studies.