A NATIONAL CONFERENCE
WOMEN POETS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE
From 19th to 21st CENTURY: A
The Literary Seminary
Department of English
About the conference:
The Literary Seminary is a non-technical club started in 2006
under the patronage of Dr.P.T.Manoharan, Former Vice Chancellor,
University of Madras and the present Academic Advisor of the
University. The students become members voluntarily to hone
their communication skills and also to exhibit their talents in
Quiz, Debate, Photography, Creative Writing and Theatre. This
year The Literary Seminary plans to have a National Conference
on Women Poets of English Literature from 19th to 21th century:
To highlight the varied themes of modern poems written by
the budding poets.
To create interest in Poetry.
To celebrate the International Literacy Day
Highlights of LITFEST’17:
Day 1 - Dr. T.R.Joy - Workshop on Poetry Writing
Day 2 - Dr.Nandini Sahu - Workshop on Creative Writing
- Ms.Phebe Agnes - Workshop on Creative Writing
Call for Papers
The 19th and 20th century was the era of
the professional and amateur poets, who demanded a place
alongside men in the world of letters to contribute to cultural
discourse, to make their opinions heard, and to tell their own
stories. Women poets from India are the one to add a new
dimension to the English literature of India. Poets like
Sarojini Naidu, Amrita Pritam and Toru Dutt a are few examples.
Women chiselled a new world of their own through their poems.
The increased metropolitan activities, sophisticated lifestyles,
Anglo-Americanisation and the public and convent education of
the present generation of women poets have made their poetic
language, chiselled, sharp, pithy and effortless.
This conference aims at highlighting the varied themes of
modern poems written by the budding poets. This theme converges
feminism, second wave and post feminism of various countries.
Topics for Presentation
(Faculty, Research Scholars and Students)
Gender and Literature.
Religious Poetry by Women.
Women and Revisionism.
Women and Conflict Literature.
Trajectories of Women’s Writing.
Women’s Studies – Theoretical Underpinnings.
India as seen by Women.
Women and Subalternity.
Postmodernism and Literature by Women.
Women and the Institution of Family.
Papers should be original.
They can be based on original research.
The abstract not exceeding 300 words should be submitted on
or before 19th August,2017 through e-mail to
Abstracts submitted will be reviewed and the shortlisted
applicants will be informed.
All abstracts and papers must carry Full Name, Contact
Number and Address of the author.
The font to be used is Times New Roman with font size
16 for headers, 14 for titles and 12 for sub-
The papers should be submitted on or before 1st
Please format the document in the following manner:
Page alignment justified
Margin – 1 inch on all sides
Line space – 1.5
The paper should strictly adhere to MLA Style format not
exceeding 5 pages.
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Important Dates to Remember:
19th August - Submission of Abstracts through
e-mail with all details.
26th August - Information of acceptance of
1st September - Submission of the paper with full
details, both soft copy and hard copy with the registration
Faculty and Corporate : INR 1500
Research Scholar/ PG Student : INR 1200
UG Student : INR 1000
Co-authors desirous of certification and/or participation are
required to pay the full registration fees
Registration Fee should be paid by Demand Draft / drawn in favor
of “Dr MGR Educational & Research Institute, University”, payable
at Chennai. The DD should be sent along with the
'Registration Form' as per the dates mentioned. Please note that
No TA/DA will be paid for participation.
The Literary Seminary
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Dr.MGR Educational and Research Institute, University
Maduravoyal, Chennai 600 095, Tamil Nadu, India
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: +91 96294 24217
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