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March 22, 2011

Postcolonial Project News: Book on the Grotesque and "Indias" Conference.

Explanatory Note

I recently joined a research project titled Globalized Cultural Markets: the Production, Circulation and Reception of Difference (Reference FFI2010-17282). This international group of European scholars is funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation and directed by Dr. Belén Martín-Lucas at University of Vigo, Spain. My main contribution to the project is in two areas: a specific study of the fetishization and commodification of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo; and a wider project considering the circulation of postcolonial poets in global cultural markets.

News Item 1: A new book on Postcolonial and Feminist Grotesque

We are happy to announce that our fellow project member Sofia Pimentel Biscaia has recently published her book Postcolonial and Feminist Grotesque: Texts of Contemporary Excess. Please check the info on Peter Lang website: index.cfm?event=cmp.ccc. seitenstruktur.detailseiten& seitentyp=produkt&pk=59349& cid=539

Congratulations to Sofia!

New Item 2: Conference on “Other” Indias: The Richness of Indian Multiplicity

Belén Martín-Lucas is involved in organizing the following conference:

II AEEII Conference, November 23-26, 2011.

II Biennial Conference of the Spanish Association for Interdisciplinary India Studies

November 23-26, 2011: Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Canaries,


The Spanish Association for Interdisciplinary India Studies holds its second International Conference in 2011, and welcomes papers from a variety of fields (including politics, literary criticism, sociology, philosophy, history, ecology, anthropology, technology, economics, and others) which consider the multiplicity of the Indian mosaic. We invite proposals that look into the ways in which India (and the Indian subcontinent) is represented and explored, with special emphasis on difference in plurality, and diversity in unity. Other topics may include cultural assimilation –shadows of India in the Western world and vice versa— the rewriting of the Indian canon, the

problematization of Indian idiosyncrasy and the narration of the various Indian diasporas in the world, among other possibilities. We will also include parallel sessions with miscellaneous papers not strictly related to the topic.

The Conference will be hosted by the University of La Laguna (Facultadde Filología & Dept of English and German Studies) at the Canary Island of Tenerife, Spain, during November 23 (starting Weds Afternoon) till November 26 (ending Sat Morning), 2011.

Complete affiliation of author(s), and paper title, as well as telephone, fax, mail and e-mail addresses, should be submitted before June 30, 2011. Abstracts (around 250 words) will be evaluated by the Conference Academic Committee and authors will be informed of their acceptance by end-July 2011.

Papers should not exceed 10 pages (2,500-3,000 words; 20 minutes’ delivery) and they can be presented either in English or Spanish. A peer-reviewed selection of the conference papers (in the English version) will be considered for publication under the format of a book.

Please, email abstract and bio-note to the organizing committee ( by the end of June. Conference details, including list of plenary speakers, will follow shortly at:


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