The ceremony will include panel discussions on Marxism, literature, and culture, and also on social movements of Bangladesh
The Department of English and Humanities at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) is organizing a two-day international conference to celebrate Karl Marx’s bicentenary.
The conference will be held at ULAB’s permanent campus auditorium on Friday and Saturday. The event will commence at 9am and will conclude around 7pm.
The chief guest, Prof Serajul Islam Chowdhury, will inaugurate the ceremony and will be delivering the opening speech, followed by keynote speaker Bret Benjamin, associate professor at the State University of New York, Albany.
The ceremony will include panel discussions on Marxism, literature, and culture, and also on social movements of Bangladesh. It will also include plenary sessions convened by Dr Salimullah Khan and Dr Shamsad Mortuza.
Finally, on day two the event will wrap up with a concluding ceremony following a cultural performance titled “Imaging Liberation: Karl Marx and Lalon Fakir,” by Arup Rahee.
This conference commemorating Karl Marx’s 200th birth anniversary seeks to ask and address a number of important questions about the relationship between thought and politics, between language and culture, between literary works and the ideological content that underwrites the production of literature, and, between society and people.