“Decay” – 45th Annual Conference on South Asia, October 20-23, 2016, Madison

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45th Annual Conference on South Asia

October 20-23, 2016
The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club
Madison, WI

Call for Papers



What happens when cultural, social, political, economic, physical and other structures and practices fall apart through degeneration or disuse? Decay implies disintegration and decline, but it can also lead to regeneration and reform. We welcome panels that explore this theme, its allies and opposite in relation to a wide variety of methodologies, locations, periods, texts, and traditions. We also encourage proposal submissions that do not address the conference theme.

Please note: Preconference Submissions are open today with an earlier deadline of Tuesday, March 1. Please read information on preconference submissions posted to the website before completing your proposal. All other submission types (panel, roundtable, single paper) will be open Monday, February 15, and due Friday, April 1.

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To submit a proposal for a preconference, panel, roundtable, or single paper, please log in to your profile and register here. Please note the following deadlines for submission and announcements:

Tuesday, March 1: Preconference proposal deadline
Friday, April 1: All other submissions (panel, roundtable, single paper) deadline
Early June: Letters of acceptance sent and conference schedule posted on website
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