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A national webinar On making the Cultural turn in Literary Studies

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A national webinar on the topic ‘ On making the Cultural turn in Literary Studies: Emergence, Evolution, Scope of Cultural Studies in Literary Studies’ was conducted by the Department of English on 12th October 2020 at 10.a.m. The Key note lecture was delivered by Mr. Liju Jacob Kuriakose, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Humanities, NIT, Puducherry. The notification of the webinar was circulated through social media and received an overwhelming response from all over India. There were about 200 participants altogether, 100 each in Google meet live session and Youtube live streaming. In the 1 hour lecture, the resource person discussed in detail the origins, evolutions and scope of cultural studies in academic fields of enquiry. Citing examples from fields as varied as films, advertisements memes and popular art explanation was given on how cultural phenomena get produced and work in accordance with the socio political power structures within the society. The lecture was followed by an interactive session.