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Women Filmmakers Around the Globe

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Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:47am
Society for Cinema & Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 10, 2018

Call for Abstracts for Proposed Panel (Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Seattle 2019)

Proposed Panel: Women Filmmakers Around the Globe

 

Of late, there is a decided increase in the attention toward women’s contributions to culture and media, both in the popular press and academic literature. Numerous writers have documented historical achievements, contemporary struggles, everyday lived experiences, and cultural and societal triumphs of women’s experiences, particularly in screen media.

US as Global Colonizer: Reflections from Post-postcolonial Pakistani Literature

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Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:41am
Syeda Sughra Naqvi, Université de La Rochelle, France/ NeMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This session will explore the rationale of Post-postcolonial revisionism introduced by the US as global colonizer from Post-postcolonial Pakistani Literature while focusing on the post 9/11 social misrepresentations. There are four aspects which highlight the theme of the session (US as Global Colonizer): 1) US hegemony in the form of Revisionism, through social misrepresentations and exploitation 2) The recursivity of nuclear power and American domination that alludes to the evolving “great game” in Afghanistan 3) Welfare of Imperialism: American influence on Paksitan’s internal policies and minority rights in Pakistan, and 4) The relationship between US (neocolonizer) and Pakistan (colonized) in the aftermath of 9/11.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Literary Dialogue with Chinua Achebe

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Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:37am
Thomas Jay Lynn / Pennsylvania State University Berks
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is among the most prominent and admired young writers of African Europhone fiction. As a Nigerian and Igbo author, she has been linked with one of her renowned predecessors, Chinua Achebe. Indeed Achebe himself paid tribute to Adichie's talent, observing that "Adichie came almost fully made." Clearly one of the influences that shaped that talent has been Achebe's own fiction. Adichie's novels and shorter fiction allude to and draw on elements of Achebe's work, and this panel will explore dimensions of storytelling, history, politics, gender, and culture that create a complex and rich dialogue between the two authors.