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The impossibility of imagining India: fractured lands and a fractured psyche. Eliding our past histories for the future.

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 12:22am
Tapati Bharadwaj/ Open Windows: A feminist research center.

The impossibility of imagining India: fractured lands and a fractured psyche. Eliding our past histories for the future.

This is a call for papers for new theoretical, interdisciplinary and literary interpretations on Indian citizenry and national identity. Is the psyche of the Indian nation in a state of eternal rupture, even as we perpetually desire to portray the emergence of a modern, stable, successful democratic nation-state?

Call For Paper: Feminist Studies in English Literature

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 11:47pm
The Korean Association for Feminist Studies in English Literature

Call for Paper

Feminist Studies in English Literature welcomes essays on the study of literature that incorporate feminist perspectives. The journal does not limit its scope to English literature or to literary studies. It encourages articles on literatures of various nations and on feminist theories and criticisms. Book reviews are also welcome.

FSEL is published three times a year: April 30, October 31, and December 31. The April and December editions are published in English and the October edition is published in Korean. Submissions to the April edition of FSEL (Vol. 23, Iss. 1) will be accepted until March 15, 2015.

Images of minority languages and identities. («Poli-Femo» special issue: submission deadline May 30th, 2015)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 3:28pm
IULM University, Milan, Italy


The starting point is the underlying interests fueled by the Images of minority languages and identities meaning group or minority social community expressions in an expanded context like that of the current EU.

The image of a minority identity and of a minority language, besides serving as a "brand" for one or the other, represents a line of communication and of explanation that refers to the role of the minority within a given society and at the same time, is an effective tool with which to underline how important it is, in general, to understand the languages and cultures related to them.

Nation & Its Discontents_Edited Volume_31 Jan

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 1:52pm
Editor, Nation & Its Discontents

Contributions are sought for an edited volume titled "Nation and Its Discontents" focusing on South Asia. The question concerning how to produce and disseminate knowledge on the 'nation', functioning as both an idea and a polity, without dispelling the 'cultural differences', calls for re-conceptualizing spaces, identities, diasporas etc. beyond western perception of nationhood. The 'nation-state', as often been argued, is an overtly restrictive projection of a model derived from western European experience onto the non-West where it may/does not apply.

[UPDATE] Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 11:58am
Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal
Call for Papers and Book Reviews: 2015 Issue
Submission Deadline: 25 January 2015

Aelurus is an annual journal that publishes literary and theoretical scholarship from graduate students, which is run and staffed by graduate students in Weber State University's Master of Arts in English program. As such, Aelurus is devoted to a publication process in which we foster and lend experience to the scholarly endeavor of fellow graduate students.

Animal Suffering: Inter-Disciplinary Investigations in Animal Studies - October 22-23, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 10:32am
Southwestern College - Winfield, KS

We are seeking proposals for a conference on the question of animal suffering. Papers might examine (but are not limited to):

• Representations of Animals and animal suffering in Literature, Philosophy, and Religion
• Animals in Disability, Gender, and Postcolonial studies
• Animal Rights and/or Virtues
• Animals as Wildlife and Household Pets
• Farming, Fishing, and Hunting Practices
• Treatment of Animals in the Mid-West
• Animals and Theories of Environmental Justice
• Human-Animal Studies
• Companionship, Cooperation, and/or Friendship with Animals

{UPDATE]Bernadine Evaristo: Edited Collection of Essays

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 9:50am
Tracey Walters/Stony Brook University

This call for papers is for contributions to Bernadine Evaristo: An Edited Collection of Essays. This project focuses on the life and work of Black and British writer Bernadine Evaristo.

Economies of English, 24th-25th April 2015, proposals by 27th February

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 9:26am
Swiss Association of University Teachers of English and University of Geneva

As the world still reels from the financial crisis of 2007-8 it seems timely to reflect on the connections between money and value embedded in all our discourses about economy, language and literature. Marxists and neoliberals have classically theorized this as reflecting the mechanisms of capitalism and the market. More recently, however, the literary theorist Marc Shell has seen the invention of coinage as underlying the whole of Western philosophy, while the anthropologist David Graeber has proposed that all of the great religions and political ideologies are responses to the moral confusion of money.