Month: April 2019
International Conference on Traversing from Local to Global: Journey of Literature Across Time and Space
The two-day International Conference on Traversing from Local to Global: Journey of Literature Across Time and Space held on April 19 & 20, 2019, was organized by Yonphula Centenary College in collaboration with the Centre for Archaeology and Historical Research, Sherubtse College. The inaugural session was graced by Dasho Dzongdags of Trashigang and Pema Gatshel. The Chief Guest Dasho Dzongda of Trashigang shared his insights on the vitality of literature and Dasho Dzongdag of Pema Gatshel delivered his keynote address pitched on poetry. Distinguished Professor Shrawan Kumar Sharma from Gurugul Kagdi University, Haridwar delivered his striking key-note on the Conference theme followed by two eminent plenary speakers from India, Dr. Prantik Banerjee, Hislop College, Nagpur and Dr Jai Singh, English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, whose inspiring speech mapped the contemporary literary trends.
The technical sessions followed in parallel venues with delegates from India, Bhutan, Yemen and Nepal presenting on a wide range of topics pertaining to the sub-themes. The topics ranged from myth, folk tradition and allegorical movie to horror and science fiction as trans-realistic genres that combine the elements of history, gothic and speculative science fiction with reference to noted writers such as Murakami. The intellectual deliberation on diverse themes facilitated thought-provoking discussion on the ever-expanding dimensions of literature. Moreover, the broad theme helped the presenters and the audience to map the journey of literature carrying local and global perceptions across time and space, to understand its role in shaping human sensibilities. The diverse perspectives seen through the lens of myriad literary works not only enlightened the audience but also infused inspiration in them to explore the unexplored works of literature. Thus this first-ever international conference on English Literary Studies was a success story.
Dr. P Baburaj
The President and the administrative committee of the Sherubtse College initiated and coordinated welcome dinner for the new Faculty of Sherubtse College and the fresh students pursuing MA English who joined Yonphula Centenary College in February this year. The rejuvenating occasion warmed by the blazing bonfire, commenced at 6:30 pm. The President expressed that such an imperative event was deferred in spite of the plan to coordinate as early as possible due to tight administrative programmes. The President expressed that it was going to be a simple dinner without any extravaganza.
The welcoming ceremony commenced with the peculiar Western culture of slicing of the ceremonial cake. The representatives of new MA students sliced the cake, before the palatable cakes and cups of tea were served to all the members of the faculty and administrative committee, and the students who had gathered in front of the Guest House. Interaction and conversations, along with reunion, among all the people gathered there marked the event as time slipped away with the creation of memories.
Everyone was welcomed and ushered to take their share of the sumptuous dinner with a variety of dishes. The long queue of happy faces followed to serve themselves and took their seats to relish the special meal. Everyone enjoyed the meal and gratefully returned the plates and cups. The generous event came to a halt with the modest words of thankfulness from the president. “Thank you, sirs and madams, for making your presence although we did not have much to offer you.” The Class Representative of MA 2nd Cohort, Mr Sherab Tenzin, reciprocated with words of gratitude. The administration of Sherubtse College also provided bus service to reach the students to Sherubtse college and back to Yonphula College again.
Ash Bdr Subba
II Semester- Year I