Mount Carmel College was established in 1948 in Bengaluru. It is a prominent institution run by the Carmelite Sisters of St Teresa (CSST), a religious order within the Catholic Church. As a minority institution run by Carmelite sisters, it strives to provide holistic education to its students without discrimination based on caste, class and creed. The college believes in promoting the growth of young minds, in all spheres, not limited to intellectual, social, emotional, cultural and physiological.
Mount Carmel College has been re-accredited with A+ Grade on it’s IV cycle by NAAC and credited Star College Status by DBT. It has also been ranked 20th among the colleges for Arts and Humanities in India.
Established in 1948, the Department has been setting a standard both within the college as well as in the larger city educational community regarding innovations in studying and teaching English. Mount Carmel’s Department of English is one of the earliest departments to introduce Literature as a subject in undergraduate studies. It currently offers an undergraduate dual major in Literature with Psychology; a Master’s in English and a doctoral programme.
UNCANNY EXPLORATIONS: AN INTERNATIONAL MULTIDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE ON DELINEATING THE BORDERS OF THE UNCANNY
“Repression is the only lasting philosophy. The dark deference of fear and slavery, my friend, will keep the dogs obedient to the whip, as long as this roof shuts out the sky.” -Charles Dickens
Civilised society comes at a price; it stands on the edifice of repression. All things that threaten its existence, stability and orderly functioning are to be expelled. In other words, for the reality principle to exist, the pleasure principle must be sacrificed. Thus, id instincts are tabooed and suppressed, unconventional ideas are censured and censored, ambiguity is frowned upon, excess is a sin and inexplicable phenomena condemned. Things thus sublimated by the dominant social order find their way into the unconscious: that vast repertoire of human experience. Here, in the dark basement of the mind, the banished mingle with the wounds of social injustice, past trauma, wishes and forgotten memories. And from this emerges our shadow self: the Hyde to society’s Jekyll. As Freud said, what is, “buried alive… will come forth later in uglier ways”. The latent surfaces, often in displaced form.
While these uncanny expressions may seem to provide a distraction from the mundane world, they do more than that. Some of them act as a vent for the banished, therefore diffusing threats to the dominant order and aiding the maintenance of the status-quo. But most of all, "the uncanny" questions society, its exclusivist nature and reductivism as a civilising process by presenting dualism, mirror and multiple selves among other things. It challenges social morality, materialism, prejudice and discrimination. It attempts to dismantle the very pillars of society–its politics, bureaucracy, law and order. Psychological coherence and unities of time, space and character are shattered through the presentation of alternate realities and hybrid creatures.
Much like dream symbols, the uncanny must be unravelled and interpreted. The banished must be faced and addressed. Neither peace nor progress is possible otherwise. A periodic review of the existing order, undoing and redoing is a necessity for social transformation. This conference attempts to do just that.
We invite original, unpublished research articles from academicians, research scholars and students of various disciplines. The papers may include but are not limited to the following themes and sub-themes:
- Gothic Articulations
- The Uncanny Man: AI, Post-humanism Popular
- Literature and the Uncanny
- Media and Performance (film, visual media, performance art, music, dance)
- Graphic Interventions
- Spatiality Studies and the Uncanny (Dystopia, Postcolonial, Partition, Border narratives)
- Culture and the Uncanny (food, fashion, architecture, design)
- Legal and Medical Humanities
- Ecology and the Uncanny. (Environment Humanities, Ecocriticism and the anthropocene)
- Gender and Sexuality
- Religion Mysticism and Spirituality
November 25, 2023
No. of words: 3000-4000 words
Follow: APA Format 7th Edition
Paper Submission: November 30, 2023
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- Select papers will be published in the Carmelight Journal special edition with an ISSN
- Hardcopies can be availed with additional charges.
- Presenters will be notified to proceed with the payment process once the article is accepted
by the peer- review panel.
Account Number: 20150110282373
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Dr Sr Albina, Director
Dr George Lekha, Principal
Dr Sr Sajitha, HOD
Ms Sheryl Puthur, UG Co-ordinator
Dr Vinitha Chandra, PG Co-ordinator
Dr. Sreevidya Surendran, Assistant Professor
Ms. Mamatha V Freeman, Assistant Professor
Dr. Ashima Solanki Sona, Assistant Professor
Dr. Aditi Chatterjee, Assistant Professor
Dr. Latha S, Assistant Professor