(Im)Migration and Postcolonial Women’s Novels

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NeMLA 2015 Toronto
contact email: 
kim_evelyn@my.uri.edu

(Im)Migration and Postcolonial Women’s Novels

Our worldviews constantly shift with the movement of people, from forcibly exiled refugees to migrants following available work. The ways in which women writers depict this world of movement and relocation offer us meaningful insight into the significance of this globalizing force. This panel invites abstracts for papers on postcolonial women’s novels that focus on women’s experiences of (im)migration (i.e. both within and/or across borders). In what ways do these novels depict diasporas formed, cultures carried across, or the effect of migration on identity, belonging, or nationalism? What specific gender or women’s issues do we see at play in this body of literature and how are these issues influenced by the experience of (im)migration? Note: novels produced from within colonizing or neocolonial nations as well as former settler colonies are included but should speak to the legacy of colonialism, neoimperialism and/or empire. Please submit abstracts to https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15428 by September 30, 2014. If you have questions or comments please email Kim Evelyn at kim_evelyn@my.uri.edu.

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african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
international_conferences
postcolonial
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond