The Ethics and Poetics of Self-Writing Narratives - SEMINAR PROPOSAL FOR ACLA ANNUAL MEETING 2018

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2018 Annual Meeting will take place at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in Los Angeles, California between March 29th and April 1st, 2018.
paper submissions through the portal will open Sept. 1 and close Sept. 23.

The Ethics and Poetics of Self-Writing Narratives

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Organizer: Jayshree Singh Co-Organizer: Vinita Chaturvedi Contact the Seminar Organizers The narratives recounting the shared history of post-independent nation illuminate post-colonial self-writing. ‘The Selfhood’ as a stakeholder, an educator, a learner, a facilitator or a precariat elaborates the confessional mode in the context of the psychological dimension and the actual experiences relating to displacement, resettlement, voicing the personality or understanding the authority. The ethics and poetics of self-narratives demonstrate historical consciousness for ‘unhistorical power of time and space’. The text and textualities of fragmented, discontented people set disjunctions and discordance and subvert timelessness and universality. While being in co-existence, they suffer from cultural conflicts and internal crisis. Even at times ‘subversion of selfhood’ grows writer to question genealogy of morals in order to hold oneself as a single entity, the truth of life is …

Call for Papers for LITERARIA: An International Journal of New Literature across the World Vol. 8, No. 1-2, Jan-Dec 2018

Call for Papers for LITERARIA: An International Journal of New Literature across the World Vol. 8, No. 1-2, Jan-Dec 2018 

Special Issue on (Colonial Imprints in Postcolonial Cinematic Eye) 
The cinematic vision is the lens that captures dilemma of ethics, aesthetics and logic in relation to physics and metaphysics. It reinforces the camera eye of human mind to revamp the past in terms of the present knowledge in order to reclaim the origin and history, besides to authenticate the fact of the human mind and nature. The cinematic visuals revert the understanding of practices, tensions and perception and contribute in seeking answers to cultural sovereignty or cultural slavery. The film directors, producers, screen-writers have been keen in presenting cinematic imagination viz-a-viz colonial structures, which mostly configures centralism, homogenizing influence of national-imperial opposition. The research articles and papers should attempt to answer analytically as well as critically wit…

Ethics-Aesthetics of Jaidev's Poetics GEET GOVIND in Udaipur

An amazingly ethereal profusion of spontaneity, melody, rhythm, beauty, truth, aesthetics, completely pious, pure, passionate, dedicated movements of dance in gestures, emotions and steps were felt by mesmerised and delighted spectators at Shilpgram theatre hall on 11 December 2016, Sunday from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. It was an occasion that commemorated the sweet strains of lyrics from the book entitled "Geet Govind" sung in praise and in devotion for the Supreme Almighty Lord Krishna by one of the early  Medieval Indian History Laureate and renowned poet Jaidev. The performers were from young girls to youthful women, who embellished the the poetics with their kindled, enlightened art of Odissi dance, who have been mentored voluntarily for so long by the blessings of Guruji of Vrindavan, whose patronisation and motivation have not only enriched and enlivened the long, lost, precious, classical Indian literary piece through art of music and dance, but his kind dedication has re…

ACLA Annual Meeting 2017 Seminar - Selected Abstract-Proposals for Presentation