jueves, 17 de septiembre de 2015



Eighth Conference on East-West Intercultural Relations:

"Reconsidering Cultural Ideologies and Identities
in India and Beyond"
·      WHEN:           March 17-19, 2016

·      WHERE:         Ramjas College, Delhi University, Delhi, India

·      SUBTHEMES: You are cordially invited to present a paper dedicated to one of the following subthemes (other sub-themes 
related to the main theme of the conference may be accepted by the conference committee.)

•   Re-thinking India and the West as categories
•   The "West" and "East" as ideas in Indian discourse
•   The "West" in Indian and Indo-Islamic Arts and Architecture
•   Indian and Indo-Islamic Arts in the West
•   East-West intercultural relations
•   Orientalization of the Indian imaginary
•   Exoticizing India in the Americas and the Iberian world
•  Portuguese presence in India
•  Archiving South Asian narratives in the Americas and the Iberian world
•  Consumption and reception of Bollywood (Hindi-language film industry)
            in the West
•  Consumption and reception of Western films in South Asia
•  Cultural production by authors of South Asian descent in the Caribbean
•  South Asian presence in Latin America and the Caribbean
•   Orientalism and self-orientalization in Indian cultural production
•   Decolonial and Postcolonial connections between the cultural
production in South Asia, the Americas, and the Iberian world
•   Indian travelers in the West
•   Western travelers in South Asia
•   Images of the Luso-Hispanic world in South Asian cultural production
•   Images of South Asia in Luso-Hispanic literature and culture
•  Translations of Indian texts in the West
•  Translations of Western texts in India
•  Latin American cultural production by authors of South Asian descent
•  The Indian princess “La China Poblana” in Mexico
•  Images of South Asia in the works of Latin American writers, such
as Vicente Fatone, Octavio Paz, Pablo Neruda, Enrique Gómez Carrillo, Severo Sarduy,  
•   Indian religions in the West
•   Hispanic Orientalism in literature and film
•   Trans-Pacific Studies
•   Travel narratives
•   Exoticization and idealization of the Oriental “Other”
•   Orientalism and Occidentalism
•   Asian and Arab literature and culture in the Hispanic world
•   Cooleism
•   Asian and Arab testimonials, memoirs, and autobiographies
•   Representation of Asian and Arab women in the Hispanic world
•   Asian and Arab Diasporas
•   Filipino literature in Spanish
•   Chinatowns in the Americas
•   Asian and Arab religiosity and "witchcraft" in the Americas
•   Transculturation and hybridity
•   Transnationalism and globalization
•   Racialization of Jews in the Hispanic world
•   Orientalism and the Asian and Arab presence in the Lusophone world
•  Muslims in the Western imagination

Dr. Ignacio López-Calvo    

Dr. Aditi Chandra 

Dr. Vinita Chandra


To be announced

·      TIME: There will be a maximum of 20 minutes to present the paper (about    
     8 double-spaced pages, Times New Roman 12).

·      PUBLICATION: If presenters are interested, they can submit papers
     dealing with Luso-Hispanic issues to our academic journal
World to be evaluated by the editorial committee. Provided that there are enough submissions, a volume with selected essays may be published with Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

·      ABSTRACT: Please send your abstract via email before December 1, 2015 along with a brief biography (maximum of 10 lines) to any of the following emails:

Dr. Ignacio López-Calvo
Dr. Aditi Chandra

Dr. Vinita Chandra

·      LANGUAGES: Papers can be presented in English or Spanish.

Deadline Dec. 15, 2014. For online payment go to

USA/Asia: US$100 
    Graduate students - USA/Asia: $75

Europe: 80 euros
    Graduate students - Europa: 60 euros

Latin America and Africa: US$60

India: US$10 (or 500 rupies)

If the website to pay the registration online does not work, participants from the USA, can send a check signed to University of California Regents. The address is the following:

Dr. Ignacio López-Calvo
SSHA University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA. 95343

Non US participants can pay on site at the conference to any of the three co-organizers.

Hotels and Transportation: TBA

Hotel Gautam Deluxe, D.B. Gupta Road, Karol Bagh
Hotel Metro Heights, W.E.A., Karol Bagh
Hotel Taj Princess, W.E.A., Karol Bagh
Janpath Hotel, Janpath, Connought Place
Shangr1-La’s Eros Hotel, Ashoka Road, near Connought Place
Radisson Blu Marina Hotel, Connought Place
Maidens Hotel, Civil Lines (near University)
Le Meridien, New Delhi (near Connought Place)
The Imperial, Janpath, Connought Place

Meru Cabs:  91-11-4422 4422
Easy Cab : 91–11-4343 4343
Mega Cab:  91-11-4141 4141
Ola Cabs (App based)

Dr. Ignacio López-Calvo
University of California, Merced

Dr. Aditi Chandra

Dr. Vinita Chandra