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Amitav Ghosh's The Shadow Lines: Thirty Years After

updated: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 9:41am
Texture: A Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

The Shadow Lines (1988) is Amitav Ghosh’s acclaimed masterpiece. The novel won the Sahitya Akademi award, India’s most prestigious annual literary prize, as well as the Ananda Puraskar in 1990. The novel has gained enormous resonance in postcolonial studies as it touches upon some of the major issues in the fields of colonial history, national identities, memory,time and space, hybridity, transnationalism and borders. It has been seminal in the definition and discussion of a postcolonial cartography.

Linguistic (Re)Turns

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:35pm
ACLA 2019 - American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

"Linguistic (Re)Turns"

Organizers: Sara Ceroni (University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Luke Mueller (Bentley University) 

Transregional Postcolonialisms: Queer Remainders of Disappearing Imperialism

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 11:08am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

American Comparative Literature Association 2019 Annual Meeting

Georgetown University, Washington, DC

March 7 – 10, 2019

 

Transregional Postcolonialisms: Queer Remainders of Disappearing Imperialism

https://www.acla.org/transregional-postcolonialisms-queer-remainders-disappearing-imperialism

Co-organizers:

Ryanson Alessandro Ku, Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University (ryanson.ku@duke.edu)

Transnational and Transcultural Spaces

updated: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 9:25am
postScriptum: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 30, 2018

postScriptum:  An  Interdisciplinary  Journal  of  Literary  Studies

online,  open access,  peer-reviewed, UGC approved; ISSN: 2456-7507Volume IV Number i & ii (January & July 2019 issues)

Special Issues on

Transnational and Transcultural Spaces

 Guest Editor

Dr Jati Sankar Mondal, Sidho-Kanho-Birsa University <skbu.ac.in>

Spaces between Fiction and Nonfiction in Literatures of Witness (NeMLA 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:35am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

“Something must be said. Must be said that has not been and has been said before.” —Minh-ha Trinh, from Woman, Native, Other: Writing Postcolonialism and Feminism

Mainstream journalism and non-fiction reports on war and conflict often reinforce the same injustices they address, even when their goal is to critique human rights violations. On one hand, they can spectacularize suffering; on the other hand, they can de-emphasize individual suffering through “us versus them” rhetoric or distancing imagery, such as the US media’s focus on “shock and awe” tactics in the “war on terror.”

LITERATURE OF EMIGRATION FROM THE ARABIAN GULF

updated: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 6:41am
MLA 2019 International Symposium,Lisbon, Portugal,23-25 July 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 20, 2018

Since the discovery of oil in the 1970s, Gulf Cooperation Countries (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman) have employed a large expatriate labor force, primarily from neighboring South Asian Countries of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Philippines. Recent studies claim that nearly 50.4% of the total population of the Gulf Cooperation Countries are expatriates. Such mass emigration has not only allowed for the rapid economic expansion of these Gulf countries, but at the same time they have produced a number of cultural and socio-economic consequences for the countries from where Gulf’s primary work forces originate.

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