A two-day workshop on “Research methodology for literary studies” was conducted by Faculty of Languages, Jain University on 9-10 December 2016, at School of Graduate Studies. The workshop was organized to enable students and faculty to conduct independent and substantive research in literary studies, and to recognize and appreciate the importance of major literary genres, subgenres, periods in different traditions.
Literature is the broadest sense that signifies the art, music, signs and tradition of a language or a people and English literary studies. These English literary studies have given a platform for other politics of language, signs, symbols, linguistics etc. leading on to the aim of literary research.
Dr. Ipshita Chanda from Jadhavpur University, aimed at bringing forward research interests of the various research scholars and a long drawn distinction was made between scientific and literary research, knowledge and understanding and inter-subjectivity and objectivity. The session was also noted by other research scholars, Dr. Bhuvana Maheshwari along with Dr. Rekha Dutta and Dr. Sreedevi Santhosh, who touched on the topics of interdisciplinary studies that focused on reductionism, paradigmatism and objectivism focused on the tools of literary research that provided clarity about proceeding with research that is still in its initial stages. These research topics helped the students in understanding the importance of Literary Studies.