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Department of English Organizes Cultural Events to Celebrate 100 Years of 'The Waste Land,' 'Ulysses,' and 'Jacob's Room


on the 21st of February 2023, the Department of English organized a pre-conference lecture series as part of the ongoing International Symposium. This series was a creative addition to the academic conference

"The afternoon of the event was blessed with the sun's dazzling rays of the contagious excitement. The event began at 12.30 p.m. in the Faculty of Arts with an introduction to the conference as anticipation continued to build. Gulsara, a capable researcher, served as the host of the pre-conference. This was the pre-conference of the 3-day main event which is going to be held from 25-28 this month.

The speaker, Prof Ameena Kazi Ansari, faculty of English, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, was nominated for the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP), which is the US Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. She spoke with great inventiveness and passion, showcasing the beauty of literature, which was received with rounds of applause by the audience, echoing off the walls and trees.

Describing T.S. Eliot, the speaker describes him as the poet, writer, and dramatist. T.S. Eliot was an American-born, English citizen who believed strongly in the tradition of the poet and poetry as a way to rewrite the past, ignite a shift in thinking, and help to initiate a more positive future. He stated within his own literary critique, in 'The Function of Criticism' (1945), that 'the poet in our civilization, as it exists at present, must be difficult' (Eliot, T.S. 1945: 50).

Furthermore, she explained about objective correlativity and Marxism in Eliot's ideology. During her final talk, the speaker participated in a Q&A session with the audience, answering their questions. After the program, all the audience were invited to have a discussion session over tea at the turning point.

The program was coordinated by Dr. Md Sajidul Islam and the convener was Mr. Asim Siddiquie, chairman of the Department of English. Lastly, the vote

Report and Photos by Md Sidratul Muntaha 

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