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NATIONAL CONFERENCE on Language and Literature: Transgressing Boundaries”

The Faculty of Media Studies & Humanities (FMeH), Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies is dedicated and committed to train and equip its students with the latest knowledge and skills in the field of media and communication technology. Department of English at FMeH strives to enable the students to acquire competency, excellence and proficiency in language and literature along with human values and ethics. Its objective is to enhance the language and linguistic skills of the students to enable them to read critically, write analytically, speak effectively and evaluate rhetorical strategies.

Concept Note

Language and Literature: Transgressing Boundaries”.

In social and cultural discourses, the idea of boundaries can be understood as a metaphysical notion to describe various ideas and concepts which are the foundations of all forms of discrimination and prejudice based on issues such as patriarchy, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, religious affiliation and other forms of classifications.

In the world of literature and other related disciplines of Humanities, the task of scholars on one hand is to explore, analyze, reconsider the various boundaries and barriers, and on the other hand is to either present or reform or transform and reshape it in a positive way.

While teaching a language, we come across linguistic barriers such as different grammatical, phonetic, morphological rules that vary in multi-linguistic context. Considering these circumstances, a platform for the academicians, students and the English language/literature loving people seemed to be appropriate for meaningful deliberations and fruitful outcome. Thus, the theme for the conference: “Language and Literature: Transgressing Boundaries”.

This conference will focus on how the literal and symbolic meaning of a border and a boundary is represented, contested, undermined or “transgressed” in English literature or other disciplines and, possibly, in other forms of arts (film, painting, music and others). The conference will investigate this dynamic subject from the perspectives of literature and language, as well as related disciplines in the humanities and beyond. The theme of “Boundaries” is taken broadly to include as many perspectives as possible, whilst providing a focused environment for discussion.

Call for Papers

Research papers are invited on the theme/ sub-themes mentioned. Papers, not covered under the sub- themes, but relevant to the main theme, may also be sent. Abstracts of the papers, in about 300 words, may be submitted electronically (as attachment in MS-word) to:

Sub-Themes on which research papers can be presented:

  • Traversing the Boundaries of Nations, Cultures, Ages and Schools of thought in Literature
  • Crossing Borders in Gender and Sexuality
  • Migration and Diaspora
  • Deconstructing Binaries in Linguistic, Literary, and Cultural Studies
  • National Identities; Sub Nationalism and Marginalization
  • Reaching beyond the Readers- Theatrical and Cinematic adaptation of Literature
  • Bridging the Gaps between Languages in Literature in Translation
  • Language, Literature and Ideologies
  • Black Literature and the broken Colonial Boundaries
  • Boundaries between Psychiatry
  • Literature and Psychology: Intersection and Boundaries
  • Media, Language, and Literature
  • Media: Transgressing Boundaries impacting Language
  • FORMAT FOR SUBMISSION: The paper should not be of more than 2500 words. It should be typed in normal 10 point, Times New Roman. The formatting specifications are: double space with margins- Top: 1 inch; Bottom: 1-inch; Left: 1.25 inches; and Right: 1.25 inches. The authors’ names and addresses should be written at the centre below the title. All paragraphs must be indented and justified. References should be in APA format.


  1. If there is more than one author of a paper, individual registration will have to be done for all members of the team.
  2. Name, institutional affiliation, e-mail, standard mailing address and phone/cell number should be mentioned in the submission.


All selected papers presented at the Conference will be published in book with ISBN. 


Outstation participants will have to make their own staying arrangements. However, all help will be accorded in this regard, if notified well in advance.

Mode of Payment

Registration fees can be paid through Demand Draft issued by any recognized bank, and drawn in favour of “Manav Rachna International Institute of Research & Studies” payable at Faridabad. On-site registration can also be done by depositing cash at the registration counter OR Paytm

Important Dates

Abstract Submission
15th October, 2018

Full Paper Submission
15th November, 2018

Acceptance Notification
Within 10 days of receipt of Paper

Registration Fees

For Academicians & Industry Professionals

For Research Scholars
Rs. 1000

Participation Fees
Rs. 500


Registration fees can be paid through Demand Draft issued by any recognized bank, and drawn in favour of “Manav Rachna International Institute of Research & Studies” payable at Faridabad. On-site registration can also be done by depositing cash at the registration counter OR Paytm


Abstract Submission:     15th October, 2018

Full Paper Submission:     15th November, 2018

Acceptance Notification:  Within 10 days of receipt of Paper


For Academicians & Industry Professionals: Rs.1500

For Research Scholars: Rs. 1000

Participation Fees: Rs. 500

How to Reach

Badkhal Mor Metro Station is the nearest metro station that can be easily approached by the people travelling from Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Ballabhgarh etc. After reaching the Badkhal Mor metro station, you can use the public transport (easily available) to reach Manav Rachna Campus.