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CFFS organises National Seminar on Recent Trends in Teaching and Research in French and Francophone Studies V

CFFS organises National Seminar on Recent Trends in Teaching and Research in French and Francophone Studies V

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CFFS organises National Seminar on Recent Trends in Teaching and Research in French and Francophone Studies V
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National Seminar on Recent Trends in Teaching and Research in French and Francophone Studies V

(Colloque national sur les tendances actuelles dans l’enseignement et la recherche dans les études françaises et francophones V)

April 9, 2021, 9.30 am

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Teaching and research in French and Francophone Studies have evolved a lot from the turn of the century/millennium bringing in new concepts and theories in Translation Studies, Didactics of Language and Culture, Literature and Culture Studies, wheredifferent disciplines merge and mingle and inform each other’s’ methodologies. Technology plays a significant role in society and the classroom and thus has a major impact on the methodologies as well as the corpus of study. Socio-cultural transformations across the world have also impacted on language, literature, and culture studies. Hence, it is important to take stock of contemporary research – what are the new sites of inquiry, what are the methods, and what are the theories that have engaged us in teaching and research in French and Francophone Studies?

Some of the areas the seminar will focus on are:  Culture Studies, Didactics of Foreign Language Teaching, Linguistics,Media Studies,Literature, Translation and Interpretation.

This seminar will provide a common platform to all research scholars to present their work in the above-mentioned areas.

Abstracts of approximately 200 words should reach the undersigned by 28.03.21at the following email ids:

A warm welcome to the modified and updated website of the Centre for East Asian Studies. The East Asian region has been at the forefront of several path-breaking changes since 1970s beginning with the redefining the development architecture with its State-led development model besides emerging as a major region in the global politics and a key hub of the sophisticated technologies. The Centre is one of the thirteen Centres of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi that provides a holistic understanding of the region.

Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.