8 things we are looking forward to at the Lahore Literary Festival
The Lahore Literary Festival seems to have so much diversity in its schedule which merely makes it to be different from what we had at KLF.
They have covered a great deal of variety that includes Urdu literature and the changing trends apart from what we have read in English Literature and in other literatures so far. In the midst of all those things we have extracted a few, which we would love to share with the people in order to tell what things we are excited about in the Lahore Literary Festival. Here is a list of 8 wonderful sessions that are going to be a part of LLF.
Safar: In Conversation with Sharmila Tagore.
Famous veteran Bollywood actress, Sharmila Tagore is going to be one of the highlights at LLF. Her session will be a talk between Hameed Haroon and Tagore herself.
The World of Intizar Hussain.
This will be something very interesting and relevant to the time as we have recently lost the man of Fiction, Intizar Hussain last month. In this session Eruj Mubarak, Kishwar Naheed, Khaled Ahmed, Nasir Abbas Nayer and others will be participating and discussing about the literary works of Intizar Hussain.
So, Who is Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
This is one of my favorites because it is something huge for the lovers of English modern fiction. The title doesn’t show what this session is all about, but what I have inferred is that it will mainly focus on the Woolf’s bizarre themes in her novels, and her ideas related to the stream of consciousness which often gets mysterious for her readers.
Old Urdu Journals: A Disappearing Heritage.
This can also be something to look up for as the session is about the disappearing trend of Urdu journals which people don’t read today. Currently we are in the dire need of preserving our culture, and literature is also one of the roots which needs to be rejuvenated. This session will surely help in being vocal about what we are missing in terms of intellectual upbringing.
Emerging Trends of Urdu Fiction.
The session might give us an insight about how Urdu fiction is changing with the change in its trends. It might also convey how Urdu fiction is being treated today.
Speak, Don’t Speak: Between Expression and Oppression
One of the vital issues of today includes the lack of freedom of expression in our country which apparently is a democratic space. Our views and ideas are repressed which makes us react brutally with each other as repression comes with a greater force when it is submerged.
Revisiting Shakespeare Wallah.
Now this is something which sounds very captivating for the people who love Shakespeare (The Shakespeare Wallah). As the name says, Revisiting Shakespeare Wallah, it might be telling about the people who read the Bard of Avon, Shakespeare and who admire him as one of the greatest poets and playwrights.
Iqbal: Islam, Aesthetics, and Post-colonialism.
Iqbal: Islam, Aesthetics and Post-colonialism, is for those who have relevance with Allama Iqbal’s poetry and its relation with aesthetics. This might be including the post-colonial literature and its greatness.
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