Department of English Language and Literature, The University of Lahore, invites papers and panel proposals for an international conference to be held on April 20th- 21st, 2019 on the topic "Geographies of Resistance:Literature, Language and Culture".


Since the middle of the twentieth century, resistance in literature, language and culture has been closely associated with the anti-colonial and national liberation movements in the Global South. The neoliberal globalization wih its attendant economic and socio-political ideologies, however, transforms registance to a more global form. Geopgraphics of Resistance:Literature,Language and Culture seeks to explore how resistance is reconfigured in contemporary aesthetics, linguistics, and cultural practices of contemporary forms of globalization. The conference aims to explore not only the various forms of resistance but also investigates the interrelation of all aspects that make up culture including class, race, gender, media, language and power. Discussions may focus on how these elements traverse the spaces of resistance that tend to counter late modern globalization, which is largely responsible for national and trasnational conflicts, socio-economic inequalities, and ecological disasters. In addition to sites of resistance, the conference hopes to highlight discourse on the coercive and repressive policies of neoliberal practices in the Global South.

We welcome abstracts related to theoretical, conceptual, methodological and empirical sub-themes.


Surveillance and Border

Diaspora, Hybridity, Migration and Exile

Language, Power and Hegemony

Race, Gender, Ethnicity and Identity

Religion, Post-colonialism and Language

Multilingualism & Language Attitudes

Discourse, Media & Deconstruction

Language, Culture and Identity

Language Policy and Planning

Globalization, Global Citizenship & Nationalism

Neo-colonial/Neo-imperial Order

Cyber Space

Culture and Representation


Environmental Justice and Eco-criticism

Computer-mediated Communication

Session Chairs (Literature)

Prof. Dr. Shaheena Ayub Bhatti


Women Research and Resource Centre

Fatima Jinnah Women University


Prof. Dr. Safeer Awan


Faculty of English Studies

National University of Modern Languages


Prof. Dr. Kamal Ud Din


Department of English

Forman Christian College University


Prof. Dr. Waseem Anwar

Department of English

Forman Christian College


Dr. Furrukh Khan

Associate Professor

Department of Humanities & Social Sciences

Lahore University of Management Sciences


Dr. Mazhar Hayat

Associate Professor / Chairperson

Department of English

Government College University


Session Chairs (Linguistics)

Prof. Dr. Zafar Iqbal

Dean Languages

Institute of Southern Punjab


Prof. Dr. Mubeena Talaat



COMSATS Institute of Information Technology


Dr. Muhammad Islam

Dr. Muhammad Islam

Assistant Professor, PU, Lahore

Dr. Muhammad Saeed Akhtar

Dr. Muhammad Saeed Akhtar

Chairperson, Riphah University, Faisalabad

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Masood Ashraf Raja

Associate Professor

Department of English

University of North Texas

Dr. Tariq Rahman

HEC Distinguished National Professor and Professor Emeritus at NIPS

Quaid-i-Azam University

Presently Dean, School of Education

Beacon house National University, Lahore

Dr. Katsiaryna Hurbik

Yanka Kupala Grodno State University

Grodno, Belarus

Dr. Shahid Siddique

Dr. Shahid Siddique

Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, National University of Modern Languages

Ex. Vice Chancellor, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad

Submission Guidelines

Presentation Format

Presentations should not exceed 10 minutes. Every presentation will be followed by a 5 minute question session.

Paper Submission Template

Guidelines for Submitting Abstracts

Deadline: 10th February, 2019

Abstracts: 300 words

Notification of Acceptance: 1st March, 2019

Full Paper submission: 2nd April, 2019

Biographical Data: 50 words including full name, title and affiliation

Send your abstracts to: [email protected]

Registration Fee

Registration form can be downloaded from the event website. It can also be collect from the Event Organizing Assistants (in hard form)

Early BirdLate (On the spot)
Faculty / Presenters20003000
Participants 1000
Registration Form

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline 10th February, 2019
Acceptance Notification: 1st March, 2019
Full Paper Submission: 2nd April, 2019
Conference Dates: 20th – 21st April, 2019

Account Infomration

Name of Bank Allied Bank Limited
Account TitleThe University of Lahore IET
Branch CodePK0010191
Account # 0010001432730112

Conference Schedule

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM


09:15 AM - 09:20 AM

Recitation from the Holy Quran
National Anthem

09:20 AM - 09:30 AM

Opening Remarks by Dr. Muhammad Shahbaz Arif, Conference Chair

09:30 AM - 09:45 AM

Welcome note by Mr.Awais Raoof, Chairman BoG, The University of Lahore

09:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Address by the Chief Guest Mr Yasir Humayun Sarfraz, Provincial Minister of Punjab for higher education, and tourism

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Keynote Speech 1
Challenging the patriarchal structures in Urdu Literature: The story of resistance by women writers Dr. Shahid Siddiqui, Ex Vice Chancellor, AIOU, Islamabad

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Keynote Speech 2
Language as Resistance: language as a Symbol of Identity in the Ethnic Politics of Pakistan Dr.Tariq Rehman, Dean BNU, Lahore.

11:00 AM - 11:10 AM

Souvenir Distribution , Group Photo

11:10 AM - 11:40 AM

Tea Break

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Key Note Lecture


Dr. Muhammad Shahbaz Arif


Chief Organiser

Department of English Language & Literature

The University of Lahore

Dr. Farah Kashif

Assistant Professor


Department of English Language & Literature

The University of Lahore

Tabassum Saba

Assistant Professor

Department of English Language & Literature

The University of Lahore

Arjumand Bano

Assistant Professor

Department of English Language & Literature

The University of Lahore

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The University of Lahore is recognized as the private sector largest university of Pakistan. UoL believes in commercialization and entrepreneurship and has invested in the establishment of enterprises in order to ensure that its students gain hands-on experience that actually matters for graduating students. UoL has above 36000 students, about 1500 faculty members and 6 fully functional campuses in Pakistan and abroad.

The University of Lahore has expanded internationally with its first move to Uganda providing support to setup a medical school. UoL believes that internationalization is an important step towards ensuring that experiences are shared both academically and intellectually. UoL has the largest international community in a private sector university with students from 15 different countries.

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