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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 https://www.acla.org/annual-meeting 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 …