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CFP: Edited Volume on The West in Asia/Asia in the West
full name / name of organization:
Drs. Elisabetta Marino and Tanfer Emin Tunc
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
The West in Asia/Asia in the West
In her seminal 1993 volume entitled Stella d’India, temi imperiali britannici, modelli di rappresentazione dell’India (republished in English in 2011 under the title Star of India, Imperial Themes, The Other Face of English Literature, Modes of Representing the Subcontinent), Italian scholar Lina Unali laid the foundation for the development of literary and critical studies focusing on the relationship between Asia and the West. Workshops organized and chaired at international conferences such as EAAS, AIHA and MESEA; lectures and papers delivered in numerous countries (particularly in India and China); the creation of the “Asia and the West” international conference (held annually at the University of Rome, Tor Vergata since 2000); the establishment of the intercultural studies center Asia and the West/Asia e Occident, at the same university; as well as many groundbreaking publications in this area are just a few of the contributions that Lina Unali has made to this transnational and transdisciplinary field of academic inquiry.
This volume of essays, which is currently under consideration by a major university press, takes Professor Unali’s work as its point of departure while celebrating her scholarly activity and intellectual engagement over the years.
The co-editors seek submissions (full-length manuscripts of between 5,000 and 7,000 words in Chicago Manual footnotes—not parenthetical—style) that take Lina Unali’s writings, the “transnational turn” in Asian Studies, and/or the interstitial material between “Asia and the West” as their focus (submissions can also include those which consider Professor Unali’s contributions to other fields such Italian and Anglophone Studies). We also seek submissions on topics including, but not limited, to:
• The relationship between British and/or American writers and Asia
Abstracts (max. 700 words) and one-page bios should be emailed as Microsoft Word attachments to Drs. Elisabetta Marino firstname.lastname@example.org and Tanfer Emin Tunc email@example.com by March 31, 2012. After the preliminary acceptance of abstracts, contributors will be asked to submit manuscripts by August 15, 2012. We reserve the right to reject full-text submissions that do not meet editorial standards, and anticipate a Fall/Winter 2013 publication date.