2-day lit conference under way at DIU

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Feb 15,2020


Emeritus professor of University of New South Wales, Australia, Bill Ashcroft speaks at the inaugural ceremony of a 2-day literary conference at Daffodil International University on Friday.

A 2-day international literary conference with the theme ‘Postcolonial Perspectives: Language, Literature and Culture and the Global South’ began at the Dhanmondi campus of Daffodil International University on Friday.

The conference has been organised by the English department of DIU in association with First Security Islami Bank Ltd.

Emeritus professor of the University of New South Wales, Australia Bill Ashcroft and UGC professor Fakrul Alam are attending the event as keynote speakers.

Vice-chancellor of DIU Professor Yousuf M Islam presided over the inaugural ceremony where pro-vice-chancellor of the university Professor S M Mahabub-Ul-Haque Majumder was present as the guest of honour.

Professor Rakibul Hasan Khan, head of the English department and the convener of the conference, delivered the welcome speech at the inaugural ceremony.

The two-day conference is featuring a total of three Plenary Sessions, eleven parallel sessions and two panel discussions. More than 50 leading academics in the field of English including Professor Abdullah Al Mamun, Professor AMM Hamidur Rahman, Professor Niaz Zaman, Professor Kaiser Haq and others are participating in the event.

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