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Narrative and counter narrative in contemporary South Asian literature and film 
Convenors:
Alessandra Consolaro (University of Torino)
Heinz Werner Wessler (University of Uppsala, Dept for Linguistics and Philology)
Thomas de Bruijn
Location:
C408
Start time:
26 July, 2012 at 9:00 (UTC+0)
Session slots:
3

Short Abstract:

Contradictory cultural narratives in current literary and cinematic discourse from South Asia are analyzed both as cultural resistance to ideological hegemony and/or alternative identity constructions, and in the process of generating new genres or stylistic and aesthetic approaches.

Long Abstract

We invite papers dealing with the significance of contradictory cultural narratives in current literary and cinematic discourse from South Asia. Dominant narratives are challenged by competing cultural and subcultural narratives. Advocacy and action that is the result of cultural resistance to ideological hegemony, and alternative identity constructions also fit into the scope of this panel. Counter narratives can also be analysed from a formal point of view, as for example in the process of generating new genres or stylistic and aesthetic approaches. We invite contributors to move away from the normative monologic reading of a paper and to experiment with more flexible forms of presentations: readings of literary texts with discussion, meetings with authors or film artists, discursive presentation of sources, etc. Publication is an option.

Accepted papers: