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


Session Chairs (Linguistics)

Dr. Mazhar Hayat

Associate Professor / Chairperson

Department of English

Government College University


Dr. Muhammad Umar Farooq

Associate Professor

English Language Centre

Deanship of Supportive Studies

Taif University

Saudi Arabia

Prof. Dr. Mubeena Talaat



COMSATS Institute of Information Technology


Prof. Dr. Mamuna Ghani

Dean of Faculty of Arts


Department of English language and Literature

Islamia University of Bahawalpur

Prof. Dr. Zafar Iqbal

Dean Languages

Institute of Southern Punjab


International Invited Speakers



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

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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

Account TitleThe University of Lahore
Account # 0010001432730027

Conference Schedule

9:30 AM - 9:40 AM

Recitation of Holy Quran

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

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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