International Conference of the Literary Society of Pakistan
“Getting our Bearings Right: Literature, Society and Prosperity”

20-21 March 2019

The Department of English, Faculty of Languages and Literature, International Islamic University Islamabad in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan is proud to announce the International Conference of the Literary Society of Pakistan “Getting our Bearings Right: Literature, Society and Prosperity” on 20-21 March 2019.
This inaugural conference of the Literary Society of Pakistan aims at providing scholars a platform to delve into literary representations of the conditions of the millions of people living in the impoverished Global South. It also investigates how literature and literary criticism can be helpful in starting debates that can ultimately influence policies in favor of the deprived by suggesting how prosperity and literature could be interlinked.
The conference also seeks to bring to light literatures and literary studies in local languages of Pakistan by focusing on ways in which these literatures express the prevailing economic disparities. Relevant papers on literature in English, Urdu, Punjabi, Saraiki, Balochi, Brahvi, Pashto, Sindhi and other Pakistani languages are welcome. The medium of presentation, however, would be English.