Contemporary Issues: Literature and Culture since 1980

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The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World and The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S. (MELOW and MELUS-India)
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The MELUS-MELOW conference of 2010 proposes to debate upon issues focused in art, literature and culture since 1980. In addition to recent developments related to gender, class, race and ethnicity, contributors are encouraged to explore topical issues such as ecology, the new economic order, technical advancement, and hyper-reality. 250-word abstracts of papers related to the theme in these areas are invited. The focus will be American Literature / World Literatures.
The following sub-headings may be considered:

1. Violence / terrorism
2. Cross-border collaborations / ventures
3. Culture of capitalism / consumerism
4. Rise of the underdog
5. Mass media/ cinema / advertising
6. Popular culture
7. Moral policing
8. Politics of publishing / awards
9. People in motion
10. Ecology / Environment

Submission of abstract: 30 June 2009
Intimation regarding acceptance of Abstract: 1 August 2009
Submission of Complete Papers: 30 November 2009

contact person: Manju Jaidka email: