Deadline extended to 10/7: "South Asia and Latin America: Intellectual Junctures and Affinities"

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Call for Papers
October 7, 2016
Maryland, United States
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Intellectual History

** Deadline extended: 10/7/16 **

"South Asia and Latin America: Intellectual Junctures and Affinities" -- paper abstracts are invited for a roundtable panel at the 48th Annual NeMLA Convention (March 23-26, 2017, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.).

While studies of the Global South and South-South connections are of more recent vintage, unconventional intellectual exchanges of this type have long been occurring "off the grid." Specifically, such exchanges were occurring between South Asia and Latin America long before talk of BRICs and 'third world solidarity'. This session examines such intellectual junctures and affinities. 

Papers can look at one author's oeuvre -- e.g. Rabindranath Tagore's séjour in South America, Octavio Paz and Pablo Neruda in India -- or be more comparative in nature -- e.g. Tagore and Victoria Ocampo, Subaltern Studies in South Asia and Latin America, etc. The aim is to explore these remarkable junctures and resulting intellectual kinships, as well as the creative repercussions on both sides of these South-South connections avant la lettre.

Abstracts of 300 words (for about 10-15 minutes of presentation) may be submitted online here: ** Deadline extended: 10/7/16 ** 

Papers in English, Spanish, French, or Bengali are welcome.

Please direct questions about the roundtable only to: (Chair).

Thank you in advance for your interest and abstract submission!

Decision emails will be sent by October 15th. Accepted and confirmed panelists are requested by NEMLA to pay membership/registration fees by December 5, 2016.

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