South Asian Literatures: Women Writing Men, Men Writing Women (NeMLA Convention 2023)
South Asian literary works have given us a memorable array of complex portraits of women and men and the relations between them. Some characters favor traditional modes of understanding the roles and behaviors of the sexes and their interrelations, others seem oriented to a progressive outlook on gender and the relations relations between women, men and non-binary individuals, while still others apparently embody a mixture of these attitudes. May we discern patterns or differences in matters of gender and gender relations when taking into account whether the authors in question identify as female, male, or non-binary? Please submit 200-word abstracts trhough your new or previous user account at https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/about/members.html.