New Delhi. : The Department of English, Jamia Millia Islamia(JMI) organised an International Webinar/Virtual Conference on ‘E-Literature: Explorations in Literary Creativity’ . The Welcome Address was delivered by the Officiating Head of the Department, Prof. Mukesh Ranjan and the Introductory Remarks were made by the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities & Languages, Prof. Mohammad Ishaque. The theme of the Webinar/ Virtual Conference was introduced by the Convenor, Dr. Shimi Moni Doley of the Department of English, JMI.
The Keynote Address was delivered by Prof. Leonardo Flores, ex-President of the Electronic Literature Organization and Chair of the English Department at Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina. Prof. Astrid Ensslin, Professor of Digital Cultures and Communication, University of Regensburg, Germany, delivered the Valedictory Address. She noted the ground-breaking nature of this event which would go a long way in defining the field of Electronic Literature in India in the years to come.
An impressive line-up of scholars and paper presenters from across India and many parts of the world participated in this Webinar/Virtual Conference. This event deliberated on and also opened up new avenues for debate on the methodological, epistemological and narratological aspects of E-lit. Besides, it aroused the interest and excitement of many E-lit practitioners and scholars all over the world.
The concluding remarks for the Webinar/Virtual Conference was offered by the HOD of the Dept of English, Prof. Simi Malhotra. The Valedictory Speaker, Prof. Astrid Ensslin, noted that the presentations at this event were widely diverse in their thematics and most notable was the emphasis on the communitarian aspect of E-lit.
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