19-20 October


Department of English Language & Literature

Forman Christian College (A Chartered University)

Lahore, Pakistan


Concept Note

The prefix ‘post’ has dominated most of the academic inquiries in contemporary culture, theory, and philosophy. Roland Barthes, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard and Julia Kristeva initiated and expanded upon the implications of this prefix for comprehending the multidimensional complexity of the ever-expanding world and discourses around us. The expression ‘post’ has now become the staple of the academic litany in connection with WW I & II, Modernism, Colonialism, 9/11, Feminism, Dualism, Humanism, Trauma, COVID, and so on

The increasing prevalence of the prefix ‘post’ to describe and comprehend contemporary reality at this point in time calls for renewed, invigorating, and innovative approaches to seek answers to the questions such as: why is there an increasing trend to use the prefix ‘post’ with almost all the existing theories and socio-political and historical events? What does it add or subtract from a philosophy? How does it enrich or snatches away the fundamentals of a theory? How does it make or unmake a theory? How is it relevant for describing our contemporary realities? What makes it resonate so aptly with most of the existing theoretical perspectives? How and when did it become an inevitable phenomenon in the current scholarly research? How does it provide a rich and diverse set of tools to write a creative work and critically analyse it? What is the future of this prefix: is it going to be obsolete at some point in time? We are interested in looking for answers to this type of questions.

This conference aims to bring together diverse discursive discourses emanating in relation to the prefix ‘post’. We invite innovative and original contributions which critically evaluate the emerging transformations in the fields of literature, language, and culture according to the praxis of the ‘post’. The conference is interested in enriching dialogue among scholars, academics, practitioners, and students working in/with numerous movements, theories, definitions, processes, and alternatives.

The conference on “Inter/Dis-connections of the Prefix ‘Post’ in Contemporary Literary, Linguistic and Cultural Studies (19-20 October,2022)” organized by the English Department, Forman Christian College (A Chartered University), Pakistan is an international peer-reviewed scholarly event and the first of its kind to explore the rich legacy of the ‘post’ in our contemporary aesthetics and culture. This conference welcomes original research contributions on the multiple interventions associated with the term ‘post’. Abstracts of no more than 250-300 words along with the keywords are invited for this event. The topics may include, but are not limited to:

      • Post WW I & II
      • Post-Structuralism
      • Post-Modernism
      • Post-Dualism
      • Post- Colonialism
      • Post-Postcolonialism
      • Post-Traumatic
      • Post- 9/11
      • Post- Feminist
      • Post-Human
      • Post- Pandemic/ COVID 19
      • Post-Truth


Submission Guidelines:

The abstract should be submitted on the following link:


Abstract Guidelines:

The abstract should be 200-250 words long following MLA (Modern Language Association) for Literature and APA (American Psychological Association [APA], 2010) for Linguistics and other disciplines. The abstracts should include, research problem, research objective(s), research question (s), research gap, research design, methodological approach, key findings, and implications.

Key words: Five key words are required in alphabetical order.

Presentation Guidelines:

Presentations are limited to 20 minutes, followed by 5-10 minutes of discussion (i.e. a 30 minute slot maximum for each presenter).

Terms & Policies:

  • The unpublished, original, and innovative papers, particularly addressing the conference theme, will be considered for presentation. We will only accept a maximum of ONE single-authored paper and ONE co-authored paper per attendee.
  • We intend to conduct this conference entirely in-person. If the pandemic crisis continues, we plan to accommodate both in-person and online participation.

Patron-in-Chief: Dr. Douglas Trimble, Vice Rector, FCCU.

Patron: Dr. Altaf Ullah Khan, Dean of Humanities, FCCU.

Advisor: Dr. Fatima Syeda, Chairperson English Department, FCCU.


Abstract Submission Deadline: May 15th, 2022

Notification of the accepted papers: June 30th, 2022

Final Paper submission deadline: July 30th, 2022


All the participants [presenters (authors & co-authors) & attendees] are required to register for the conference. The detail of the registration fees is as follows:

Registration fee:

Faculty: PKR 5000

Students: PKR 4000

The registration fee covers the costs of the conference including Souvenirs, Certificates, two (02) meals, & Tea (twice a day) during the session breaks through the two days of the conference.


Ms. Qurratulaen Liaqat (Conference Convener)

Assistant Professor,

The Department of English

Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) Lahore, Pakistan.

Email: english.conferences@fccollege.edu.pk

Conference Website: https://www.fccollege.edu.pk/2nd-international-conference-on-inter-dis-connections-of-the-prefix-post-in-contemporary-literary-linguistic-and-cultural-studies/

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