East/West: Ruptures & Convergences: An International Conference
City: Kuala Lumpur
Abstr. due: 10.09.2016
Dates: 01.12.16 — 02.12.16
Organizing comittee e-mail: email@example.com
Organizers: The Department of English, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, University of Malaya
In order to promote dialogue between “East” and “West”, and to also unpack and problematize those categories, we welcome papers that address a broad range of issues, especially in relation to literature, art, film, and popular culture. Interdisciplinary and theoretical approaches are encouraged and especially approaches that focus on contentious political and moral issues. While traditional forms of presentation are welcome, participants may also make use of less conventional modes involving, for example, pictorial essays or the incorporation of social media.
Subtopics for this international conference will include but are not limited to:
--the transnational turn
--the refugee crisis
--religion and spirituality
--global issues in Southeast Asian, South Asian, or East Asian literature, theater, television, and/or film
--global issues in American or other Western literature, theater, television, and/or film.