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Pune to host national conference on "The Literary Kaleidoscope: From Bookshelves to Classrooms"
A two-day English literature conference on theme "The Literary Kaleidoscope: From Bookshelves to Classrooms" is going to be held in Pune from February 08 to February 09, 2019. The conference is being partnered by the local English Language Teaching Institute of Symbiosis (ELTIS) and Symbiosis Institute of Foreign & Indian Languages (SIFIL).

According to the conference organizers, literature is one of the most interesting and significant expressions of humanity as observed by P.T. Barnum. Furthermore, literature is an accumulation of all human experiences that brings us wisdom and joy. People all over the world read, appreciate, learn, and teach English Literature that has travelled through the ages, add the organizers.

It has been stated the conference will comprise the Keynote Address; Plenary sessions by renowned experts; Parallel Workshops of 20 minutes and 40 minutes; Parallel paper presentations; Parallel round table discussion; and  Panel Discussions.

This conference is a platform to suggest, present and share or learn new teaching methods, practices, ideas discuss, design and create teaching materials; analyse on methods of teaching literature; and foster teachers' interest in literature, inform the event organizers.

Various tracks of the conference are going to be the teaching feminist literature; applying the theory of feminism to a literary text; understanding feminism through the ages in the light of feminist characters; 'found' in translation: teaching translated texts in the classroom; strategies to compare and contrast the original text with its translation; unravelling the finer nuances of the original text to appreciate the translation better; strategies to teach war literature; study of LGBTQ literature; psychological insights into the author to understand the text better;  appreciating Afro-American literature, and many more.

Tracks for mini workshops of 20 minutes will be: deconstructing a short story; exploring minimalistic writing (6 word stories, haiku, etc.) as a precursor to teaching a literary text; teaching literature to children: use of abridged versions of literary texts; methods to teach abridged versions of literary texts to children so as to bring out the essence of the original text and lead them to the mainstream literature; using 'enchantment': children's literature in EFL contexts; exploiting children's literature through classroom activities in order to create interest among EFL learners.

Tracks for 40-minute workshops are going to be: decomposing a poetic text to advantage; using activities like 'chunking' so as to render the essence of a poetic text in its entirety; fragmenting the selected poem for pre-, during- and post-teaching; read 'up and close': reading literature with our classes; close - reading as means to enhance comprehension of a literary text; use of prescribed literary texts to teach language skills; stylistic analysis to enable students to make meaningful interpretations of a text, etc.

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