Indian Society for Commonwealth Studies (ISCS)

Three-day International Conference on Commonwealth Literature
3-5 February 2014

Venue: Osmania University Centre for International Conferences, Hyderabad
Organized by Indian Society for Commonwealth Studies in collaboration with Osmania University Centre for International Conferences (OUCIP)

Theme: Globalism and the New Literatures

The inter- and multidisciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with issues related to the new literatures in English. It will assess whether the contemporary writing conforms to the newly-emerging paradigms of world literature. It will focus on global issues and make an attempt to critique matters of culture, ideology, nationality, ethnicity, hybridity, subjectivity, language, class and gender.

We invite well-researched papers on the following sub-themes. Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Subaltern Literature
  • Indian Fiction in the 21st Century
  • Representation of Women in Modern Fiction
  • Comparative Literature
  • Special Sessions on African, Australian and Canadian Literature


  • Renowned Keynote Speakers and Resource Persons
  • Plenary Lectures
  • Panel Discussions
  • Release of the Journal
  • Readings by Creative Writers
  • Book Releases/Book-Exhibition
  • Conference Dinner
  • Cultural Evening: Trip to the City Sites


Selected Papers presented at the Conference will be brought out as a volume of essays—an ISBN publication—or as a special issue of the bi-annual journal The Commonwealth Review.

The aim of this International Conference is to encourage academics, scholars and practitioners representing an exciting diversity of countries, cultures and languages to meet and exchange views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission: 10 December 2013
Abstract Acceptance: 20 December 2013
Registration Fee: 10 January 2014