South Asia in North America

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Susmita Roye
contact email: 

South Asia in North America


This panel is proposed for Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) convention at Washington DC in March 2019.

In tune with the 2019 NeMLA convention theme of “Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Cultures, Languages, and Peoples”, this proposed panel aims to draw more scholarly focus on the theme of diversity and cultural interactions in the US. People from all around the world emigrate to the US and Canada, enriching their cultural texture. This panel will particularly concentrate on the immigrants from South Asia.


Some of the topics that it hopes to address are:

  • Role and/or contribution of the South Asian diaspora to the US (and Canada)
  • South Asian Diasporic literature in English
  • Study of translations of South Asian literatures, and its impact on the global standing of the US
  • Study of South Asian languages in North American higher-educational institutions
  • History of American-South Asian relations, including in academia, politics, policy-making, liberal arts, etc.\


Please submit 300-word abstract by September 30, 2018 on the NeMLA website (