Mnemocultural Praxis in Southeast and other Asian Countries
7th to 9th November 2013
Shillong, Meghalaya, India
Contact person: Dr. K.C. Baral
The Seminar seeks to problematise issues concerning Memory and Culture in initiating an inquiry into cultures of memory in South Asia in particular and other Asian countries in general.
Organized by: The English and Foreign Languages University, Shillong Campus
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 20th September 2013
The Seminar seeks to problematise issues concerning Memory and Culture in initiating an inquiry into cultures of memory in South Asia in particular and other Asian countries in general. Southeast Asia is singularly focused for its shared cultures and histories. These countries have suffered historical erasure of cultural memory under colonialism. The continued amnesia has resulted in cultural anxiety not only in our postcolonial dispensation but under forces of internal contradiction as well as of external ones such as globalization.
This historic ‘crisis’ has led to unstable democracies resulting in ‘million mutinies.’ If attempts to recover loss of cultural memory are salutary such actions however are not free from cultural politics, for in many cases, the recovered memory in the form of cultural singularity has resulted in complex identity politics across Asia. Having such a premise in view, the seminar endeavours to have a critical-theoretical debate on cultures of memory that is significant from literary, humanistic and social science perspectives.
|Friday 20 September 2013||Final Submission of Abstracts|
|Monday 30 September 2013||Notification for acceptance of Abstract and Final Registration with payment|
|Friday 18 October 2013||Last date of Registration for Indian and Local participants|
|Friday 25 October 2013||Submission of full draft paper|
|07, 08 and 09 November 2013||Conference commences|