Two-day National Seminar Unveiling the South-South Synergy Cultural Dialogue between Latin American Nobel ‘Boom’Writing and South India

Organizer: Department of English, Kuriakose Elias College, Mannanam In Collaboration with Centre for Latin American Studies, University of Kerala

About the Seminar

  • When: June 20-21st, 2024
  • Free Registration
  • Call for Papers
  • Venue: Fabian Hall, Kuriakose Elias College, Mannanam
  • Papers of good quality will be considered for ISBN publication


Latin America witnessed the emergence of ‘Boom’ Literature during the mid-20th century. It heralded a renaissance in literary expression and cultural consciousness. The literary luminaries of the movement, especially the Nobel Laureates of Boom Fiction, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Mario Vargas Llosa, not only captivated global audiences but also ignited a transformative dialogue within and beyond Latin American borders. South India, especially Kerala, with its medley of culture, traditions and artistic expression, has experienced the impact of Latin American culture. The distinct yet resonant cultural landscapes of South (Latin) America and Kerala summon an examination of the intersections, dialogues, and synergies that emerge when Latin American Nobel ‘Boom’ writing encounters the vibrant mosaic of South Indian cultural expressions.

Through a multidisciplinary lens, the seminar seeks to engage through the theoretical discourses of Magic realism, Neocolonialism, Eco-imperialism, Interculturalism, Postcolonialism, and Transculturation to understand the profound exchanges and discourses occurring between Latin American Nobel ‘Boom’ literature and South Indian cultural expressions. The scholarly contributions or papers can delve into various facets of this cultural dialogue, including geography, history, films, economy, climate, food, plantations, people, future exchanges, power dynamics and resistance within the literary discourse.

Invite scholars, researchers, and practitioners to explore the various aspects of this cultural dialogue, including but not limited to:

  • Translation of Latin American literature into Malayalam
  • Culinary exchanges and food heritage
  • Identity formation and intercultural dialogues
  • Transnational narratives and the impact of globalisation
  • Cultural interactions within historical and geopolitical frameworks
  • Cinematic representations and Cultural Dialogue
  • Transcultural artistic innovations and cultural symbols
  • Gender and sexuality in Nobel ‘Boom’ writing / Malayalam echoes
  • Historical perspectives in Cinema and Art
  • Films Shaping Cultural Memory
  • Digital media and Transcultural production
  • Indigenous voices and Adaptations
  • Hispanic Ecocriticism vs South Indian
  • Eco-imperialist narratives linking the Global South
  • Socio-economic/ Neocolonial South-South Context

Papers dealing with new perspectives and any other related areas are also welcome

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Submission Guidelines:

Abstract Submission: Abstracts should not exceed 300 words. The submission should include the title, keywords, and a brief biographical note (maximum 100 words).

Full Paper Submission: Upon acceptance of the abstract, authors will be invited to submit their full paper, which should be between 2500 and 3000 words (including works cited and appendices)

Formatting: All submissions must be in English, typed in MS Word document format in Times New Roman, with 12 size and 1.5 line spacing. On submitting the full paper, authors should make sure to add a bio-note at the end with the Name of the Author(s), Designation, Complete Address, Mobile Number and Email ID.

Submissions Email: Please send your abstract and full paper (if accepted) to Hard copies are to be submitted at the time of

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 23rd May 2024
  • Notification of Acceptance: 26th May 2024
  • Full Paper Submission Deadline: 10th June 2024
  • Seminar Dates: 20 – 21st June 2024


Ms Mereena Eappen, Ph No 9567721595
Ms Ardra Ann Thomas, Ph No 9605239300
Dr Sujarani Mathew, Ph No 9447320083
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