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Migration and Diaspora: Theory, Cultures and Literatures
Bharati College (University of Delhi)
Global Resarch Forum on Diaspora and Transnationalism (GRFDT)
24-25 March 2017
Dr. Mukti Sanyal
Dr. Nandini C. Sen
Ms. Naila Anjum
Dr. Shivani Jha
Last Date of receiving Abstracts: Jan 15, 2017
Intimation of acceptance of Papers:
Jan 25, 2017
Call for Papers
The study of Diaspora has become singularly important in contemporary times as the world
today is in a flux. Migrancy is more a norm than an exception. From the time of the Girmits we
have come a long way where the “migrant” can now be a citizen of the host country and can even
take part in the electoral process. Diasporic experiences in the current scenario need not be merely
about nostalgia and created homelands but can also be a treatise of trying to understand the
nuances of both the host and the home land.
Whether the migrations have been through choice or compulsion, the notion of Diaspora in
particular has been productive in its attention to the real-life movement of people throughout the
world. The greatest significance to the Postcolonial theory is the consideration of the
epistemological implications of Diaspora as theory. These studies look upon Migrancy in terms of
adaptation and construction – adaptation to changes, dislocations and transformations and finally
the construction of new forms of knowledge and ways of seeing the world.
These “mutual transformations”, as Leela Gandhi has called them, affected the colonizer and the
colonized, the migrants as well as the indigenous populations, victims and the victimizers. The
literature produced out of the Diasporic experiences has always been about constructing fictions
that fit realities and those that don't. The quality and quantity of literary writing by Diasporic
people merit sustained, historically located critical attention. Such readings could transform our
reception of contemporary fiction and our understanding of literature.
This Seminar wishes to address though not be limited to the following concerns:
Theory of Diaspora and Postcolonialism
Literature and Diaspora
Diaspora and Gender
Diasporas of Violence and Terror
Homeland and Hostland
Disapora0 as Agency
Love, Marriage and Culture Formations Diaspora in Film & Visual Arts
Policy Decisions in the Local and Global Scenario.
Abstracts (250-300 words) and a bio note (100-150 words)to be sent to:
Registration Details: Registration will be done at the venue – Bharati College, C-4, Janak Puri,
New Delhi - 1110058
Registration fees will include Conference Kit, 02 lunches, Tea/Coffee and Snacks
Selected papers will be published in the form of book with a reputed publisher.
Please keep checking the college website for further updates - http://bharaticollege.com/