From 19th to 21st CENTURY: A PERSPECTIVE   

Organized By
The Literary Seminary
 Department of English


6th -8th September 2017

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: A Perspective

Objective :

  • 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:

  • Workshops

  • Round Table Paper Presentation

Chief Guests:


  • Dr.Nandini Sahu –IGNOU,New Delhi

  • Dr.Thamizhachi Thangapandian


  • Dr.S Kutti Revathi


Day 2 - Dr.Nandini Sahu - Workshop on Creative Writing
           - Ms.Phebe Agnes - Workshop on Creative Writing


Day 3 - Dr. T.R.Joy - Workshop on Poetry Writing

Paper Presentation:

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.

  • Feminisms.

  • Religious Poetry by Women.

  • Women and Revisionism.

  • Confessional Poetry.

  • 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- titles.

  • The papers should be submitted on or before 1st September,2017.

  • 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 Abstracts.

  • 1st September - Submission of the paper with full details, both soft copy and hard copy with the registration fee.

Registration Details:


      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

Payment Mode:

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.

Communication Address

The Convener

 The Literary Seminary

A-209, Third Floor, Anna Block

Dr.MGR Educational and Research Institute, University

Maduravoyal, Chennai 600 095, Tamil Nadu, India



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