Worlds in Discourse: Representations of Realities


Date: November 21 – 22, 2005
Venue: Subang Jaya Malaysia

a conference on interdisciplinary engagements with Literary Studies.

The conference aims to be a platform for interaction, exploration, examination, and comprehension of issues related to human perception of differing realities and the modes utilised in engaging with these differences. It will be an occasion for different worlds and their views to meet in democratic and intellectual discourse to contend with issues of negotiating and understanding differing realities and their consequences on human existence. ‘Worlds’ in the context of this meeting refer to worldviews and voices bearing different ideologies pertaining to national, regional, cultural, religious, racial, ethnic, social, economic, and gender positions.

Conference Themes

Worlds in Conflict: Discordant Realities
Engendered Worlds: Gender Realities
Worlds at ‘Margins’ : Marginalised Realities
Hidden Worlds: Suppressed Realities
Ruptured Worlds: Shattered Realities
Future Worlds: Imagined or Projected Realities
Worlds of Education : Learning Realities

All papers, workshops, demonstrations, panel discussions and displays must operate within the parameters of the concepts of ‘worlds’, literary studies and realities highlighted as themes for the conference. Presentations offering interdisciplinary engagements in literary studies are especially encouraged. The presentations may relate the following areas with literary studies:
cultural studies
applied linguistics
critical discourse analysis
gender studies
literary education
media studies
performing arts

See Website for invited presenters.

Send an abstract (250 words) and your bio-data (50 words) in English to the Secretariat. It can be sent by e-mail or by mail on a floppy disk (MS word). See Website for full instructions.