Call for Papers
Conference on "Spatial Configurations: Canada and India"
November 16 – 17, 2012
The recession that shook stable and emerging economies,
political upheavals, and expression of dissent for equity in
wealth distribution certainly has a bearing on the way we use
the space we inhabit. All these have far reaching implications
in social, economic and cultural relations between India and
Canada. The need at present is to interrogate the kind of spaces
we produce to live for generations to come. The world in which
we live gets defined and modified by our interaction with other
human beings across boundaries.
This International Conference seeks to explore how different
kinds of spaces are produced in India and Canada. The
recognition of commonalities and differences in the shaping of
such spaces indicate the kind of world we create for the future.
These areas provide ample scope for interdisciplinary
deliberations and have a bearing on one another; they all work
on the grid of relationships. A conference of this nature will
go a long way in giving a fresh thrust to research across
disciplines and a richer understanding of the spaces we inhabit.
In the context of the special kind of relationship between India
and Canada, some thrust areas have been identified for
deliberations which include:
Literary and Cultural Studies
Environment and Technology
Economics and Globalization
Please send your abstracts of not more than 300 words as soft
copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The last date to receive the abstracts is August 31, 2012. The
abstracts will be peer reviewed and confirmation sent by
September 10, 2012. Please submit the full text of the paper by
Nov 7, 2012 as we propose to bring out an edited volume on the
theme. Registration fee for outstation participants is Rs.
1000/-. Registration fees for participants from outside India is
US$100. Though we will not be able to provide Travel Allowance,
we will provide accommodation and local hospitality. For further
details please contact:
Dr. B. Hariharan
UGC area Studies Centre for Canadian Studies
University of Kerala
Trivandrum - 695034