Call for Proposals

Proposal Submission Deadline: Wednesday, 05 July 2023

Conference Date: Wednesday, 27 September 2023 

Organised by: Department of English, School of Liberal Arts and Social Science, East Delta University, Chattogram, Bangladesh

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Keynote Speaker: Professor Shaila Sultana, PhD, Institute of Modern Languages, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Area of Talk: Transformation of Language and Identity in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: Digitized Youths in Bangladesh

Registration Fees: 

i. International Presenter (Academics): USD 25 per day for each person

ii. International Presenter (Graduate-Level Students Only): USD 15 per day for each person

iii. Local Presenter (Academics): BDT 1500 per day for each person

iv. Local Presenter (Graduate-Level Students Only)/Participant (Non-Presenter): BDT 1000 per day for each person


Since the beginning of human understanding of epistemology and ontology, the liberal arts' (LA) mission to offer the world with a broader grasp of culture, history, and society has been at the forefront. With global tension and opportunity dramatically rising since COVID-19, an interdisciplinary approach to LA has become imperative. With the development of technology, artificial intelligence (AI), and innovation, the skill sets required for success in the 21st century have also evolved, while many underdeveloped and impoverished nations struggle to keep up with the pace. AI has the potential to dramatically improve the quality of human life, however, it is widely accepted that there is a rising concern regarding the impact it may have on LA education and research. In the 21st century, LA and AI are interacting increasingly, resulting in a new layer of skills and perspectives. AI, an entity exclusively used for the reception and dispensation of linguistic commands among others, has developed itself to be the producer of language and content. While it appears to be a new possibility, scholars and educators have expressed their apprehension in terms of student engagement with the texts, originality, and literary venture. Osmosis 2023 aims to explore the broader aspects of the synergy/antagonism between LA and AI in the wider contexts of language, literature, culture, and linguistics. Proposals might explore the following questions relating these two from a critical perspective. How have human organism and AI contributed to the (re)shaping of each other? What decisions can be reached in this regard? Are the changes bilateral? What assumptions can be made from our existing understanding of events? How can we utilise AI for a better simulation of human attributes research? Is AI a threat to LA, or sustenance?

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