Conference Call • In Search of Solutions: The Conventional, The Experimental & The Bizarre, Hyderabad, India

Imagen: Charminar, Hyderabad

September 22~24, 2011

The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World -MELOW & The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States -MELUS-India
Venue: OUCIP (formerly known as ASRC), Osmania University, Hyderabad
Deadline for receipt of abstracts is 30 November 2010.

MELUS-MELOW 2011 focuses on these new approaches that (a) move away from the beaten track to clear fresh ground; (b) advocate the use of fresh critical / theoretical approaches to questions faced by human society; (c) focus attention on areas that have been under-represented; or (d) provide new insights into prevalent issues.

Abstracts not exceeding 250 words may be submitted on the following sub-themes: • A Transcultural World: Emerging issues in a global approach to literature and culture • Global Solutions: From the national to the transnational • Strange and Unfamiliar ‘Other’ Worlds – the Fantastic, the Supernatural and the Surreal • Off the Beaten Track: Not-so-popular culture and cinema • Cyborg literature • The Old and the New: Re-interpreting the Classics • Lessons from History: The Fictionalization of Fact • Changing Seasons: Lessons from Ecology, Terror Strikes, Natural Disasters • Watchdog Media: Journalistic Literature, Yellow Journalism
• A special MELUS-India Panel will be devoted to “Re-visioning the United States: The Re-emergence of US Studies outside the Americas”.

The Conference will be held in Hyderabad at the OUCIP (former ASRC). Prospective delegates will please note that we are focused primarily on literature but our attempt is to go interdisciplinary. We welcome approaches to literature from other perspectives.

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