Department of English, UW, is organizing 1st international conference with an aim to provide a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss recent innovations and trends as well as practical challenges in the fields of English language, literature, and linguistics. ICRAELLL is dedicated to bringing together a significant number of diverse scholarly debates for a fruitful discussion on practically tackling the contemporary concerns being faced by English language, literature, and linguistics in various institutional, social, and cultural contexts. Eminent foreign speakers, theorists, critics and resource persons from across the globe would grace the occasion with their insightful keynote discussions.

Call for Contributions

All prospective researchers are cordially invited to contribute and help to shape the conference through submissions of their high quality original and unpublished research abstracts and papers. Additionally, individual paper presentations and studies conducted from interdisciplinary perspectives are also welcomed.

Detailed Conference Program

Conference Themes

  • Modern Trends in Literature
  • Emerging Trends in Linguistics
  • Global Techniques in ELT
  • Language, Culture and Society
  • Reflection of Literature in Contemporary Field

Conference Flyer

Important Dates

Title Dates
Deadline for Abstract Submission 30th September, 2021
Acceptance Notification 5th October, 2021
Registration Opening 6th October, 2021
Conference Dates 18th, 20th, 21th October 2021

Practical Information

Authors' Registration Amount in PKR
Presenter 2500/-
Listener Free

Confirmation and Payment

Your place can only be confirmed after payment of the registration fee.
All Payments should be made by bank transfer at:

Bank Name: Alflah
Account number: 0056-1003606595

Once you have transferred the money, mail the transaction receipt at registrationicraelll2021@uow.edu.pk

Note: Payment is Non-refundable.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Patricia Jabbeh Wesley

Dr. Patricia Jabbeh Wesley is a Professor of English, Creative Writing, and African Literature at Penn State University. She is the author of six books of poetry: Praise Song for My Children: New and Selected Poems, When the Wanderers Come Home, Where the Road Turns, The River is Rising, Becoming Ebony, and Before the Palm Could Bloom: Poems of Africa. She is also the author of a children’s book, In Monrovia, the River Visits the Sea. Her poem, “One Day: Love Song for Divorced Women” was selected by US Poet Laureate, Ted Kooser as an American Life in Poetry June 13, 2011, featured poem. Her poems have been nominated four times for the Pushcart Awards, and her poetry has been extensively reviewed and has been the subject of book chapters by literary scholars of literature across the world, including recent reviews in the UK, in the US, Scotland, and in Canada, and in Africa.

Dr. Hanita Hassan

Dr. Hanita Hassan is an Associate Professor and she is currently the Chair of Language Academy, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities. She has written and co-authored several books which include, Multimodal Communication of Corporate Website Design, New Perspectives in Language and Communication Research and English for Career Search. Her book on Multimodal Communication of Corporate Website Design won the Original Book Award, UTM in 2012. She is an editor for LSP International Journal. Her research interests include Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL), multimodality, language in media, intercultural communication and ELT methodology. Her current project is ‘Designing a guide for the implementation of CEFR-Aligned English language tests’.

Dr. Iman Al Khalidi

She is a professor of TESOL with an international experience in teaching ESL/EFL/ EAP in different universities, colleges, and language institutes. She believes in adaptive learning, learner-centered approach, and openness to any changes contributing to dynamic learning. She has a strong experience in classroom management, pedagogical strategies, teaching methods, and working in multi-cultural environments. Moreover, she has designed ESL/EFL curriculum modules, materials, and lessons. She completed a Doctor of Education in TESOL at Exeter University. Recently, she completed a postgraduate diploma in TESL at Humber College, Canada. Her research interest includes course design, materials design, pedagogy of English language teaching, and the integration of technology and digital tools into the EFL/ESL classroom.

Dr. Iren Boyarkina

Iren Boyarkina received her PhD from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, with a thesis which focused on the narratives by British science fiction writer and philosopher Olaf Stapledon. She has conducted extensive research in English and American science fiction literature, English and American literature of the 19th and 20th centuries, feminist literature, cognitive linguistics, CLIL, SLA, and translation studies. She has published a monograph on English and Russian science fiction, as well as works dedicated to Stapledon, Lessing, H.G. Wells, Arthur Clarke, Orwell, Mary Shelley, Anne Tyler, Henry James, Joyce, Dickens, Wharton, Bulgakov, Tolstoi, Yefremov, Belyaev, and Chekhov, among others. She has also edited “Passages through Enclosures and the Spacetime Continuum in English and American Science Fiction” by Cambridge Scholars. She teaches English language and literature at the University of Rome La Sapienza and the University of Tuscia.

Session Chairs

Dr. Fabio Luppi

Dr. Fabio Luppi did his Phd in Comparative Literature (Università Roma Tre - 2008). He is the Author of the books, Cerimonie e Artifici nel Teatro di W.B. Yeats (NEU 2011), Fathers and Sons at the Abbey Theatre (1904-1938) (BrownWalker Press 2018), and Tradurre il teatro. He has written several contribution especially on W.B. Yeats, J. Joyce and the Irish theatre of the first years of the twentieth century. His fields of interest include: Irish Studies, Post-Colonial Studies, Translation Studies and Jacobean Theatre.

Dr. Azadeh Mehrpouyan

Dr. Azadeh Mehrpouyan completed her Ph.D. in English Literature as a top graduate from the University of Pune, India. Her research interests are literary theory, feminism, comparative literature, world literature, women studies, and interdisciplinary studies. She is an author and reviewer and has publications around 50 books and scientific research articles on the above-mentioned fields in valid and indexed scientific journals, and keynote speaker and referee in international conferences in different countries around the world e.g., UK, USA, UAE, Turkey, Malaysia, Spain, India, etc.

Anne Casey

Anne Casey is an award-winning Sydney based Irish poet/writer and author of three critically acclaimed collection published by Salmon Poetry- The light we cannot see (2021); Out of emptied cups (2019) which was selected for Wardrobe Best Dressed 2020 (Sundress Academy of the Arts, USA) and Books of the Year 2019 (The Lonely Crowd, UK) and where the Lost things go (2017), with a fourth book forthcoming in October 2021. Anne has won poetry prizes in Ireland, the UK, the USA, Canada, Hong Kong and Australia, most recently the American Writer Competitions 2021. She is a regular guest editor for literary journals and is a founding member of the Prankqueans.

Honorary Speakers

Dr. Gong Xiaohui

She received PhD degree in Comparative Literature from Institute of South-west University. Being an active researcher, she has been part of many research projects including “The Study of the Chinese-English Translation and English Writings of Gu Hongming and Lin Yutang (Project no. 9610087) and “‘Chine’ and ‘Chinese’ in America: A Translingual Comparative Study of Chinese American Literature in Both Chinese and English (Project No.9050211” under the instruction of Dr. Qian Jun of the Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics of City University. Moreover, she also renders her services as a freelancer for language service agencies, widely ranging in marketing, engineering, medicine, agriculture, education, culture, literature, arts, etc. Her areas of research include, Independent research and academic translation/including Romanticism, Nietzsche study, Heidegger & Taoism and Ecology.

Dr. Nailah Riaz

Dr Nailah Riaz is working as head of English Language and Literature department at The University of Faisalabad. Dr Nailah Riaz possesses academic leadership qualities motivating the people she works with / through. Being cognizant of the skills, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, she adapts to develop the same to thrive in a fast-changing world. She ensures that overall day-to-day operations run in the humanly possible excellence. Maintaining flexibility, she promptly sends messages, or instructions through emails, Whatsapp, reports, office memos and bulletins. She has a peculiar aptitude for academic as well as social Networking. To promote teaching methods and strategies that increase students' capacities for problem-solving, teamwork, and collaboration skills required in an increasingly global world, she is inclined towards Faculty development programs. Her goal oriented approach, helps to define organizational policies and provide guidance to achieve organizational objectives identifying key activities in the process. While designing Curriculum she considerably analyses the creation of a course blueprint, to meet assessment strategies, exercises, content and subject matter analysis. She relates to her organization’s mission and vision and manages to meet deadline by maximizing her free time. She is an idea promoter who finds a feasible way to idea Commercialization. She approaches her students with a missionary spirit, involves her department in zeal and fervor inspiring dedication among the stakeholders to work for the benefit of organization that could come back to all the stakeholders including her. She is inclined to work collaboratively with diverse disciplines.

Dr. Akhter Habib Shah

Dr. Akhter Habib is Presently working as an Assistant Professor of English in the department of English in Prince Sattam Bin AbdulAziz University. He taught for eight years in different universities across the world. He is specialized in modern English fiction with focus on Conflict studies. Dr. Akhter Habib is an expert on analyzing the representation of Kashmir imbroglio in modern English fiction. He has presented and published his work in leading national and international journals on his expertise. Dr. Akhter believes in the implementation of literary genres in the development of LSRW skills. He has published fourteen papers in leading international journals to promote juxtaposing of literature and language. Dr. Akhter Habib has illustrious experience as communication coach in leading corporate sector of India.

Instructions for Authors

  • Before submitting the abstract, the presenting author must make surethatallcoauthorsareawareofitscontents.
  • Abstract must not exceed 250 words, excluding title and keywords (numbers andsymbolsarelsocounteaswords).
  • At least five keywords or phrases should be given in alphabetical order separated by semi olon.
  • Only non-published data should be included in the abstracts.
  • Abstracts that have already been presented will not be considered.
  • The abstract should include an introductory statement that outlines the background and significance of the study, the methodology as well as the findings of the study.
  • Do not cite any references, figures, or tables in the abstract.
  • Ensure your abstract is free of plagiarism.
  • The abstract must not be written in the first person.
  • Please send your abstract in MS-word version for submission.
  • The author’s name, affiliation and email should be clearly given for correspondence.

Organizing Committee

Patron in Chiefs

• Prof Dr Jameel-Un Nabi
Vice Chancellor UW

Chief Organizers

• Brig (R) Haroon Abbas, Registrar-UW
• Brig Khalid Mahmood (Dir QA & E)
• Prof Dr Nazir Hussain Dean SS


• Dr Rasib Mahmood, Associate Professor, Chairperson English-UW

Conference Coordinator

• Ms Aqsa Atta

Conference Secretary

• Ms Nuzhat Nawaz
• Ms Bibi Halima (Co-secretary)


• Ms Nayla Naseem

Session Chair

• Ms Anne Casey, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
• Dr Azadeh Mehrpouyan, Valayat University, Iran
• Dr Fabio Luppi, Roma Tre, University, Italy

Associate Session Chair

• Mr Bakht (Literature)
• Mr Khalil (ELT)
• Ms Khola Sara (Linguistics)

Technical Committee

• Dr Rasib Mahmood
• Ms Aqsa Atta
• Ms Shumaila Noreen
• Mr Bakht Rahman
• Mr Khalil Ahmad
• Ms Nosheen Rana

Registration Committee

• Ms Nosheen Rana
• Ms Saima Murtaza
• Mr Muhammad Anwar

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission Deadline:
30th September 2021

Acceptance Notification:
5th October, 2021

Registration Opening:
6th October, 2021

Conference Dates:
18th, 20th, 21th October2021

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