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Sikkim to host three-day international conference on ecocriticism
A three-day international conference on ecocriticism is going to organised jointly by the Foundation for the Study of Literature and Environment (FSLE-India) and the Sikkim Government College at Tadong from November 21 to 23, inform the conveners of the event.

According to the concept note on the theme of the conference, the term ecocriticism, in general, is defined as the study of literature and the physical environment together. However, in its larger context, it could be seen as incorporating with the numerous variants of human life. It juxtaposes literature with culture, geography, psychology and ecology sublimely.

"Nature never requires the language humans created, e.g., the question related to 'water' has nothing much to do with its literary representation, on the contrary, it assimilates the challenges faced due to its scarcity, wastage, hygiene, storage, availability and such other basic aspects,"  it holds.

The concept note adds that the theory of ecocriticism is based on the principle of praxis where the field welcomes the voice of the commons, the practices of the subaltern, the bonhomie between the aborigines and the nature and the inclusion of the conscious minds. Further, ecocriticism requires multidisciplinary approach which finds an interface of Neuroecology, Neuroecoaesthetics, Ecoaesthetics and Ecosurrogacy.

During the conference the research papers on topics such as comparative ecocriticism; concept of space, land and nature; posthumans and ecology;  ecopoetry and aesthetical nuances; gender and ecology;  neuroecology; social and cultural perception of ecocriticism;  subaltern voice and ecology;  rights of aborigines and their ecoculture; myth and ecology; transculturism and ecology ecology;  indian classical texts and ecology;  ecocinema and postmodernity; ecotheatre; sexuality and plurality; and similar other topics will be presented.

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