South Asian Literatures: Women Writing Men, Men Writing Women (Northeast Modern Language Association Convention 2023) (Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Annual Convention)
Niagra Falls, New York
Organization: Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Event: Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Annual Convention
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 through your new or previous Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) user account by going to https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla.html and following the links.
Thomas Jay Lynn