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CFP: Diaspora Identity (9/1/04; journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 4, 2004 - 11:40pm
Lisa Romano

Mind and Human Interaction, an interdisciplinary journal published by
the Center for the Study of Mind and Human Interaction, University of
Virginia, is seeking papers on the theme of "Diaspora Identity".

Whether exiled or immigrating to a new land, whether first or second
generation, an individual psychologically intertwines the home of origin
and the present home in a variety of ways that impact his/her identity.
We would be very interested in learning more about this psychological
process and look forward to receiving your submission.

CFP: The Journal of New Zealand Literature: The JNZL Prize (12/24/04; journal)

updated: 
Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 1:20am
Sarah Shieff

THE JNZL PRIZE FOR NEW ZEALAND LITERARY STUDIES

The Journal of New Zealand Literature is offering an annual prize for an original piece of research in the area of New Zealand Literary Studies. The prize will be awarded for the first time in 2005.

* The prize will be awarded for a first publication in the area of New Zealand literary studies. We particularly encourage work from graduate researchers and emerging scholars, but the prize is also open to established researchers in other fields who are making their first foray into New Zealand literary studies.

* There will be a cash prize of NZ$250.

* The winning entry will be published in JNZL (The Journal of New Zealand Literature).

* The prize is open internationally.

CFP: Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal (9/30/04; journal)

updated: 
Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 1:20am
Caribbean Literary Studies - Anthurium

Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original works and critical studies of Caribbean literature, theater, film, art, and culture by writers and scholars worldwide exclusively in electronic form. The journal promotes a lively exchange among writers and scholars in the arts, humanities, and social sciences who hold diverse perspectives on Caribbean literature and culture and offers a mixture of critical essays, cultural studies, interviews, fiction, poetry, plays and visual art. Book reviews and bibliographies, special thematic issues and original art and photography are some of the features of this international journal of Caribbean arts and letters.

CFP: Arab Women's Autobiographical Writings in English (6/15/04; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 1:26am
Nawar Golley

Edited Book on Recent Arab Women's Autobiographical Writings in English
Call for contribution

    My book Reading Arab Women's Autobiographies. Shahrazad Tells Her
Story was published last November (2003) by Texas University Press.
The book fills a gap in the field. Texas University Press expressed
interest in another book in the same area.
    In the book, I looked at autobiographical, fictional
autobiographical and anthologies of interviews with women. I read texts
by Huda Shaarawi, Nawal El-Saadawi, Fadwa Tuqan, Bouthaina Shaaban,
Fatima Mernissi, and Nayra Atiya. The book also examined the
sociopolitical background of the texts as well as the tradition of
narrative theory.

CFP: Literature of the Pacific (6/1/04; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 6:51am
R. Weaver-Hightower

Call For Papers—Please Forward

We call for papers for a proposed edited
collection on the topics of literature and
authority—governmental, legal, rhetorical,
anthropological--in the Pacific, including
Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, the
Philippines, Malaysia, other Pacific Island
nations and Hawai'i. Successful essays will
address one or more Pacific writers and/or texts,
including both indigenous and "white" writers,
and will address either how the
interrelationships of politics and culture
affects writers, readers, and literature or how
literatures (traditional and non-traditional)
reflect themes of the relationship of history,
authority, and cultural self-expression.

CFP: Africa in India, India in Africa (5/15/04 & 8/30/04; collection)

updated: 
Friday, March 19, 2004 - 5:52am
John Hawley

"Africa in India, India in Africa." Among the topics to be addressed
in this collection of essays will be the following: The Siddhis of
Gujarat, and contemporary interaction between African nations and south
Asia; The two waves of Indians to Africa; subsequent migration from and
within Africa in the 20th century; West Indian migration to Britain and
interaction with African immigrants in Britain; West Indian migration to
the US, and interaction with African Americans; Self-representations and
objectification by others in film, fiction, drama, etc.; Political and
economic interaction among local and immigrant communities. On a
broader theoretical plane, this collection of essays seeks 1) to address

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