International Seminar: Shakespeare: Beneficiary of a Posthuman World
Faculty of Languages and Literature organized an International Seminar on the title: Shakespeare: Beneficiary of a Posthuman World. The guest speaker was Dr. Shahab Yar Khan, Associate Professor, Department of Shakespearean Studies, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia, Europe. Around 150 students of English department attended the seminar. The guest speaker, Dr. Shahab Yar Khan, addressed the topic directly. Most comprehensively he summed up the key features of the topic. Dr. Shahab Yar Khan’s seminar explores connection between Shakespearean literature and the concept of a post-human world. The presentation explores the continued relevance and adaptability of Shakespeare’s works in an era marked by technological advancements, transhumanism, and shifting human identities. The seminar highlights Shakespeare’s play “Hamlet” and, notably, the famous soliloquy, “To be or not to be that is the question.” Dr. Khan’s discussion focuses on how this soliloquy reflects themes and questions that resonate with the post-human condition, particularly in a world where human and machine boundaries blur. In the end, Dr. Baber S.A. Khan (HOD English), Mr. Nohaiz Mehmood (Faculty Industry Liaison Officer & Lecturer FoLL), and Ms. Fatima Urooj (Program Coordinator) presented the souvenir to the Guest.