CFP: Michael Ondaatje’s “Globe of Fear”: Refractions of the Father and the Fatherland

Conference on “Asian Literatures in Motion”
Organized by Rising Asia Foundation and Journal,
September 24-25, 2021, on Google Meet

Deadline for submitting abstracts: Monday, August 2, 2021.

Name of Organization: Rising Asia Foundation and Rising Asia Journal. www.rajraf.org
Contact emails: harish.mehta@utoronto.ca
and julie.mehta@utoronto.ca

Submissions are invited for the “Asian Literatures in Motion” Conference on Michael Ondaatje’s works. Papers should focus on the themes emerging from Ondaatje’s fiction and poetry, with appropriate theoretical underpinnings on the following broad topics:

  • Diasporic Dilemmas
  • Canada, Multiculture and Globalization
  • History as Representation
  • Search for Home
  • Art, Music and Architecture
  • The Postcolonial Conundrum
  • The Presence of the Absent Father
  • The Sri Lankan Civil War
  • The Body in Ondaatje’s Poetry
  • Imaginary Homelands
  • Consumed by Loss

Please submit your 300 word abstracts (along with a 200 word resume citing education, publications and research interests) by August 1, 2021 by email to: harish.mehta@utoronto.ca and julie.mehta@utoronto.ca mentioning “Asian Literatures in Motion” in the subject line.

Each paper presenter should speak for about 20 minutes, after which there will be a discussion and questions.

Final papers will be considered for publication in the Rising Asia Journal. Please see: www.rajraf.org

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