School Activities

International Webinar on ‘Methods, Tools and Techniques in the Current Research: Linguistics and Beyond’

Dates: 9th October 2020
Time: 01:30 P. M. – 04:30 P. M.
Convener: Dr. Arpita Goswami, Assistant Professor, School of Humanities

Intellectual Pool:

Prof. Sandagomi Coperahewa, Professor & Head, Department of Sinhala, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Dr. Paroma Sanyal, Associate Professor in Linguistics, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Dr. Anindita Sahoo, Assistant Professor in Linguistics, Department of Humanities and Social Science, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Event Description: School of Humanities KIIT organized an International Webinar on “Methods, Tools and Techniques in the Current Research: Linguistics and Beyond” on 9th October 2020. The objective of the webinar was to help the researchers to achieve a better understanding of the theoretical underpinning of various research methods, tools and techniques in the current research of linguistics. The webinar was convened by Dr. Arpita Goswami, Assistant Professor, School of Humanities, KIIT, and Prof. S. C. Swain, Associate Dean, School of Humanities, KIIT.

International Webinar on “Cultural Studies: Traits & Perspectives”

Dates: 26th September 2020
Time: 10:30 A. M. -01:30 P. M.
Convener: Dr. Shraddha Dhal, Assistant Professor, School of Humanities

Intellectual Pool:

Prof. Niladri Ranjan Chatterjee, Professor, University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India. Topic: “Queering Culture”
Dr. Tri Pramesti, Associate Professor, Department of English & Cultural Sciences, Head of Research Center of Universitas 17 Augustus 1945 Surabaya,Indonesia

Topic: “Indonesian Young Adult Literature: A Reflection of Urban Youth Culture”

Dr. Marlina Jamal, Assistant Professor, School of Languages, Literacies & Translation, Universiti Sans Malaysia, Malaysia

Topic: “Gender and Representation: Sexualization of Supernatural Entities in Tunku Halim’s Horror Stories”

Event Description: Cultural study is a riveting and stirring area of study of human culture in all its manifestations, across time & civilizations. It has made its presence in the academic affairs within humanities & social sciences and also in management & technology. The term was developed in the late 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s by a handful of British Marxist academicians and eventually transformed into a radically interdisciplinary field for its crucial functions and implications. This intellectually enriching cross-discipline promises its scholars two judicious objectives: (i) to produce detailed, contextualized analyses of the ways that power and social relations are created, structured, and maintained through culture; and (ii) to circulate those analyses in public forums suitable to the tasks of pedagogy, provocation, and political intervention.

The recent stream of lectures delivered by our panel of intellectuals swore a perspicacious observation of Cultural Studies- Discourse, traits and perspectives and of course an ever-engrossing session of global knowledge sharing among numerous academicians, scholars and intellectuals from different corners of the world.