Amity School of Languages
Literature, Language and Communication: An Essential Trident
9th and 10th December 2013
Day 1: 9th December, 2013
Amity School of Languages organised a two day International Conference encompassing the three vital areas of English Studies, i.e., Literature, Language and Communication, in collaboration with The Shakespeare Society of Eastern India on the 9th and the 10th of December, 2013. The conference witnessed an extremely encouraging convergence of Intelligentsia from various countries, including stalwarts and scholars from such diverse countries, such as, USA, Japan, Thailand, Korea, Iran, and Turkey. Participation from within India was as heartening, with representations from 20 states of the Country, including scholars from Jammu and Kashmir, Orissa, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and many more.
The richness of the participants’ scholarly research papers has been recorded in the Book of Abstracts, which was released in the Inaugural Ceremony, which was held on the 9th of December 2013.The Chief Guest, Mr N C Bajpayi, IAS Deputy Chairman Planning Commission U.P, in his speech congratulated the Convenor of the Conference, Prof (Dr.) Kum Kum Ray, for current relevance of the theme of the Conference.
The key note address was delivered by Prof Emi Hamana, President Shakespeare Society of Japan and Director, Department of Languages, Tsukuba University, Japan .
The Pro Vice Chancellor, Major General K.K.Ohri, AVSM Retd, gave an informative presentation on the achievements of various Amity University Campuses and highlighted the growth and the journey of the Lucknow Campus.
The President of Shakespearean Society of Eastern India, Prof Amitava Roy, expressed his joy in collaborating with Amity University. The contemporary relevance of Shakespeare was brought about by him in a workshop 'Shakespeare and Business Ethics' conducted by Prof Amitava Roy along with Prof Brian Reynolds, Professor of English and Theatre Studies in the University of California, and Prof Emi Hamana, Japan.The workshop was attended by about 175 people, amongst which 60 members were active participants , while the others were given an opportunity to watch and learn, mostly comprising research scholars and students of Amity School of Languages.
Ten parallel paper reading sessions were organised from 2pm to 5pm, to facilitate smooth conduct of the same. Dr Meenaksi Pahwa, Associate Professor, University of Lucknow, moderated a Panel Discussion, “Teaching ‘India’ in the United States and the ‘US in India”, in which papers were read by Dr Gautam Basu Thakur and Dr Reshmi Mukherjee, Assistant Professors , Boise State University , USA, Dr Piku Chaudhary and Ms Sonali Bhattacharya.
Day 2: 10 th December 2013
The second day of the Conference was as vibrant as the first. Six more parallel sessions were held, so that all got a fair chance to present the papers.
A workshop was later, conducted, on 'Language and Communication' by Prof Subir Dhar, and Prof Shiela Cavangh , Emory University , USA.The workshop was attended by the students of ASL and the participants.
It was followed by the Valedictory Ceremony, which was graced by Mr Alok Kumar, Secretary to the Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh.