2020 International Conference on Literature: “Asian Diasporic Literature: Past, Present and Future”
Abstr. due: 15.12.2019
Dates: 29.07.20 — 30.07.20
Area Of Sciences: Humanities;
Organizing comittee e-mail: https://conference.usm.my/icl.
Organizers: School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia
We would like to invite you to the 2020 International Conference on Literature: “Asian Diasporic Literature: Past, Present and Future”. The conference is organized by the PgS Club of the School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, and takes place on 29-30 July 2020, in Penang, Malaysia.
In the 2020 conference we want to pay special attention to emerging directions and practices on/in Asian diasporic literature and theory. Since the beginning of the new millennium, the world has witnessed important changes in social, political, cultural and economic landscapes. The shifts have in turn pushed diaspora studies to expand beyond their origins in literary studies and their primary focus on ‘representation’ to an engagement with epistemological, ethical and political questions. Through ICL, we want to respond and contribute to current critical and theoretical debates by moving toward the study of world literatures and global theoretical, aesthetic and cultural practices. The conference also aims to trigger a debate about the future of the discipline, and thus reinvigorate and pioneer certain dimensions of the areas.
ICL seeks to provide a platform for those interested in interdisciplinary and/or cross-cultural approaches to push diaspora studies into new domains to meet, discuss, and to explore contemporary debates, and to revisit the ‘classic’ issues to interrogate them. Topics to be addressed by the papers and sessions at the conference will cover a broad spectrum of research questions, but with a specific emphasis on contemporary and future challenges for Asian diasporic literature and theory. Proposals are encouraged in, but not limited to, the following topics:
The Legacy of the Asian Diaspora
Contexts, Forms, and Perspectives
Shifting Perspectives on Race and Gender
New Perspectives on Identity, Space, and Mobility
Region, Religion, Politics, and Culture
Migration, Diaspora, Hybridity, and Borders
Rethinking the Family, Class, and Ethnicity
Bioethics, Ecology, Ecocriticism, Health, and Wellness
War, Violence and Terror
Or any other aspect of diasporic literary studies.
Conference Web-Site: http://icl.usm.my/
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