24-MAR-2018: Raleigh Literary Society organises Graduate Seminar
Aligarh, March 24: The Raleigh Literary Society of the Department of English organised a Graduate Seminar to discuss the ?Representation and Voice of the Orient in Postcolonial Studies.?
Delivering the keynote address, Professor Irfan Habib (Prof Emeritus), Department of History, discussed the questions of identity and representation.
He emphasised that literary texts, colonial or otherwise, should be analysed through rational lens. He spoke at length on the inaccuracies in Edward Said?s famous book, ?Orietalism.?
The discussions during the seminar were enriched by delegates from all over the country who presented insightful papers on themes of identity assertion, alienation and displacement, stereotyping in art and the voice of the oppressed. The deliberations were spread across a wealth of representative literature ranging from the diasporic essence of Agha Shahid Ali?s poetry to the voice of Arab women in Laila Halaby?s West of the Jordan.
The event was organised under the patronage of Prof Mohammad Asim Siddiqui (Chairperson, Department of English). Teachers-in-Charge, Dr Aysha Munira Rasheed and Dr Vibha Sharma supervised the organisation of the event.
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