The Department of English, AIUB with the help of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC-AIUB) organized a workshop titled “Cultural Studies in English Studies” as part of capacity building for all the faculty members of the Department of English on Thursday, 21st June 2018. Mashrur Shahid Hossain, Associate Professor, Department of English, Jahangirnagar University conducted the workshop as the resource person. The workshop agenda were Study of Culture and Cultural Studies, Cultural Studies and English Studies and Prospect of Cultural Studies in Bangladesh. In the age of globalization and multiculturalism, there is a valid correlation between teaching and learning based on the researching experience on Cultural Studies. Teaching is a multidimensional communicative profession, where in the classroom there is an obvious prospect of students with multicultural personality features. In order to implement the reflection of educational psychology in the class, there is no way to overlook the cultural background which works as a serious factor in students’ behavioral pattern in the institution as well as in the society. So, this workshop with sincere potential helped teachers in acquiring knowledge and skills necessary to study, teach, and conduct research on effective classroom teaching on the basis of their reflection on Cultural Studies. The workshop attempted an approach to survey on how and why Cultural Studies has developed as a discipline chiefly through the departments of English and of Literature and tried to explore the relations between and inter-illumination of Cultural Studies and English Studies, e.g. Semiotics and Critical Discourse Analysis. At the end of the workshop, the participants received an understanding of the inter-animating relations between English Studies and Cultural Studies. The participants received knowledge of the disciplinary and multidisciplinary range of Cultural Studies. They also realized the necessity of the skills for teaching and researching Cultural Studies to achieve the critical-affective ability, apply linguistic and literary techniques to conduct study on extra- and non-literary cultural productions and use cultural studies methodologies in studies on language and literature as cultural artifacts.

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