This panel inquires into the ways in which Bangladesh is imagined in contemporary research and popular discourses. Its main objectives are to bring together original research that investigates the frames by which Bangladesh is imagined and create a debate about the contemporary study of Bangladesh.
This panel inquires into the ways in which Bangladesh is imagined in contemporary research and popular discourses. It examines what their implications might be for the study of Bangladesh today. Bangladesh studies comprise a wide diversity of fields, with exciting new work emerging across a range of disciplinary, theoretical and methodological boundaries. Bangladesh is imagined through a range of frameworks, such as medical discourses, visual formats, developmental approaches, aesthetic frames, political perspectives, material cultures, affective tropes, migrant and transnational imaginaries, and literary frameworks. This panel endeavours to bring together original and innovative research in the field of Bangladesh studies that critically investigates some of the frames by which Bangladesh is imagined, at home and abroad. Inviting papers that imaginatively approach the study of Bangladesh, we aim to create a cross-disciplinary debate about research themes, agendas, and methods in the contemporary study of Bangladesh.