Feasting, Fasting, Famine: Representations of Hunger in South Asian Literatures and Culture

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Rajender Kaur
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Feasting, Fasting, Famine: Representations of Hunger in South Asian Literatures and Culture

The South Asian and South Asian Diasporic Forum of the MLA invites proposals on theorizing the politics, aesthetics, ethics, affect, of figurations of hunger in South Asian literatures and cultures. Presentations may focus on hunger in a range of contexts including food insecurity and globalization; class, gender, imperial, postcolonial contexts; on memory, and memorialization, and the historiography of hunger. Among other contexts/aspects, papers may focus on hunger and the state; hunger and violence; hunger and migration; philanthropy/famine relief: a fundamental right or charity? Visual representations of hunger.

Please send 300 words abstract and a one page resume by March 15 to Rajender Kaur at kaurr@wpunj.edu