Call for Papers - Centre for Australian Studies International Conference Bankura India

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Call for Papers

    The Centre for Australian Studies, Bankura University invites Papers for their 1st International Conference on Re-positioning India and Australia in the Emergent Geo-Politics: Identities, Entanglements, Cultural Diplomacy.

    Important dates:

    • Abstracts due: 14 Feb 2023
    • Submission of Papers: 01 Mar 2023

    Papers should be of around 2500-3000 words focussing on any of the various possibilities of Indo-Australian conversations and interconnections, national identities, translations and the role of cultural diplomacy through cultivating Australian Studies in India and India in Australia, from a comparative, interdisciplinary or translational perspective.

    The conference will address, though not strictly limited to, the following theme(s):

    • Histories and literary histories of Indo-Australian connections
    • Re-positioning India and Australia: the cultural studies angle
    • Cross-cultural encounters and cultural diplomacy
    • Transcultural Exchange and the Role of justice
    • Australian and Indian Poetry and Fiction: the Interdisciplinary Dynamics
    • Diaspora Studies and the Australian Indian Diaspora
    • Eco-literatures, environmental visions and the Indo-Pacific
    • Environment and Ethics
    • Environment and Security
    • Trans-nation and the nationing project in Australia and/or India
    • Australia’s India, India’s Australia: narratives/readings dominant and elusive
    • The empire and beyond in Indo-Australian entanglements
    • Mapping the Indo-Australian bilateral: through prisms of law, security, strategy, policy and the pandemic
    • Economic Paradigms in Bilateral Relations
    • Value, Ethics, Culture and Justice
    • Law and Socio-cultural Dynamics
    • Governance, Power and the Rule of Law
    • Judicial Activism
    • Re-positioning India and Australia: the comparative perch
    • India and Australia in Translation
    • Reading/Teaching Asia and/or India in Australia
    • Reading/Teaching Australian Studies in India

    For more information, see the attached document.

    For queries, email:

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