Dwelling on the theme of ” Learning and Literature in a Hot and Crowded World” expert stressed importance to decolonizing imagination and literature.
Speaking in one day participatory Seminar organized by Department of English and European Languages, Central University of Himachal Pradesh at Shapur in Kangra district today Professor Stephen DeGiulio from New Mexico State University(USA) stressed that there is need to be undertaken to decolonize not only the literature but the imagination as well.
Dr. Roshan Lal Sharma, Dean, School of Humanities and Languages and Convenor of the workshop formally welcomed the resource person. He introduced the resource person and highlighted the importance of decolonizing practices in classroom teaching.
Central University organized three day long participatory seminar on topic of “Decolonizing the Imagination: Learning and Literature in a Hot and Crowded World”.
Drawing on Rabindranath Tagore and J. Krishnamurti’s deconstructive readings, Prof. DeGiulio tried to dispel the conventional ways of teaching and fostering a fear free ambience in the classroom.
He did allow ample space for the participants to develop their creativity through creative praxis exercises. He also underscored the importance of the inextricability of language and culture and how language cannot become a hurdle if cooperation is extended from both sides.