International Symposium 2019

Title: The Postcolonial and the Glocal
Dates: 29th, 30th and 31st October, 2019
Venue: Iqra Auditorium, LCWU

Organizing Institutions: LCWU (Lahore College for Women University, Lahore) in collaboration with HEC (Higher Education Commission) and IIUM (International Islamic University, Malaysia)


The symposium deals with local and global issues in literature from a postcolonial perspective. It is a joint symposium featuring speakers from International Islamic University, Malaysia and Lahore College for Women University, Lahore.
It is a three days event and DAY 1 is dedicated to the paper presentations by academicians from various institutes including IIUM, Malaysia. Poster presentations by students would also be a highlight of DAY 1. A book launch is scheduled to be held on DAY 2 of the Symposium which is expected to be attended by famous poets, writers, bureaucrats, government and HEC officials and academicians. The event would receive full media coverage. The Book entitled The Bridge is a joint creative writing venture of IIUM and LCWU and is the first outcome of the collaboration between the two universities. Day 3 would cater the closing ceremony of the symposium.

Brief History of Collaboration:

Mrs. Mahrukh Bokhari and Aaisha Umt Ur Rashid from the department of English were sent to IIUM, Malaysia in April 2019 to explore possibilities of collaboration and the visit turned fruitful, hence resulted in signing of a collaboration document, i.e. The Letter of Intent. This Letter of Intent would further lead to the signing of MOU, which , in the long run, would be very beneficial for both the universities. It is a matter of great pride for the department of English, LCWU, that the department has signed its first document of alliance with an international university. This will open new vistas of discovery for the faculty members and students.

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