CFP: [Postcolonial] Perspectives on South Asian Womenâs Writing

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Deborah Weagel
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The Special Topic Issue of the South Asian Review (SAR) 2008
“Perspectives on South Asian Women’s Writing”

        The South Asian Review, the refereed journal of the South Asian Literary
Association, is soliciting essays for the 2008 Special Topic issue, volume
29, number 1, devoted to “Perspectives on South Asian Women’s Writing.” It
will include both articles and interviews that focus on women writers from
India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, other South Asian countries,
as well as women writers of the South Asian Diaspora (South Asian American
writers, South Asian British writers, South Asian Canadian writers, South
Asian South African writers, South Asian Australian writers, etc.). This
volume will feature criticism on authors who write novels, short stories,
poetry, memoirs, autobiographies, travel writing, and so forth, and who
have not been written about extensively. Articles of all critical
orientations are welcome, but we are particularly looking for new and
innovative approaches. Some themes of interest include diaspora,
fragmentation, indigeneity, race, hybridity, language, identity, and

        SUGGESTED TOPICS: Some suggested topics (by no means exhaustive) that
could be explored include the following: Does this emerging generation of
writers from South Asia offer a unique lens through which to view themes
such as diaspora, race, identity, or oppression? In what manner do these
writers use language, and/or any other means, to invoke indigeneity,
hybridity, and/or fragmentation?

        SUBMISSIONS AND INQUIRIES: Critical articles and interviews featuring
perspectives on South Asian women’s writing must be received by January 30,
2008. They should be 15-25 pages, prepared in accordance with MLA style,
and accompanied by an abstract of 8-10 lines as well as a biographical note
of 50 words. Early inquiries are encouraged. All correspondence pertaining
to the Special Topic issue should be addressed to the Guest Co-editors:
Feroza Jussawalla, Department of English, MSC03 2170, University of New
Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001 (; Deborah Weagel,
Department of English, MSC03 2170, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque,
NM 87131-0001 ( Inquiries regarding book reviews should be
addressed to Professor P. S. Chauhan, Department of English, Arcadia
University, 450 South Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038-3295

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