Crossovers: Imaginaries of Movement in Culture and Literary Aesthetics

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Call for Papers
October 31, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Borderlands, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Humanities, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Literature

Dr Anuparna Mukherjee and Dr Arunima Bhattacharya are proposing a panel at ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Annual Meeting to be held at the National Taiwan Normal University from June 15 to 18, 2022. Please find the abstract on the ACLA website by clicking the link below:

Three main areas of focus for the panel are:

  • This panel will attempt to contextualise movements of humans, objects and texts across multiple thresholds to open a complex dialogue between space, history, memory and migration in the 20th and 21st centuries.
  • It will interrogate the larger epistemic question of borders, crossings, transitive and intermediate spaces in aesthetics and narratives.
  • Finally, by drawing together these strands of argument, the panel hopes to understand how communities, their texts, and the spaces within which they function constantly evolve, reinvent themselves through miscellaneous movements that alter the everyday practices, to the very experience of “dwelling” with its intricate social, material, imaginative and philosophical underpinnings.


An indicative list of areas include:

Pandemic, Movement, & Disasters,

Migration, Affect & Memory

Transitive Spaces, Isolation & Solitude

Movement among Disciplines, Concepts & Methodologies

Movement, Corporeality, & the Digital


ACLA has now opened the portal for the submission of abstracts for paper presentations. Please feel free to write to either of us for further information. Abstracts for paper presentations will be accepted through October 31, 2021.

Contact Info: 


Dr Arunima Bhattacharya
IASH Fellow, University of Edinburgh and
Research Assistant on AHRC funded project 'The Outsider from Within: Indian Anthropologists and the birth of the Nation',
The University of Leeds,
The United Kingdom.
Dr Anuparna Mukherjee
Assistant Professor
Humanities and Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal