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The Digital Divide: South Asia in Crisis

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:04pm
MLA 2018 Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

While digital technologies are generally seen as empowering because they offer increased scholarship opportunities and resources through Open Access, affordable education through MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses), and unlimited interpersonal interactions through social media, why is it that in South Asian countries, access to digital technologies only perpetuates existing social divisions?  Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey in their landmark study, The Great Indian Phone Book (2013) describe the mobile phone as a remarkable agent of change, but just how economically and socially leveliing is this change?

Atlantic World Arts

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:09pm
AWRN
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 24, 2017

Call for Papers

Atlantic World Arts: Collision, Fusion, Re-Vision                             

An International, Interdisciplinary Conference                                                                                     

Sponsored by the Atlantic World Research Network and The National Folk Festival                                    

http://www.uncg.edu/eng/awrn/ 

REMINDER: Postcolonial Interventions, Vol. II, Issue 2 - OPEN ISSUE (JUNE 2017)

updated: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 12:03pm
Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 7, 2017

A.K. Ramanujan in a poem entitled “Small-scale Reflections on a Great House” had mused, “Sometimes I think that nothing/that ever comes into this house/goes out. Things come in every day/to lose themselves among other things/lost long ago among/other things lost long ago”. The description may seem oddly apt for the field of postcolonial studies which continues to search for new shores even as some of the concerns of the past begin to fade with the inevitable processes of history. Even as the field remains committed to a quest for emancipation from violence and discrimination and deprivation, caused by the forces of race, class, gender, sexuality and a number of other factors, the modalities continue to change and the boundaries begin to blur.

Islands and Film

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:10pm
Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Islands and Film

 

A special issue of the refereed journal Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities

Guest edited by Ian Conrich, Kseniia Kalugina, Laura Sedgwick and Roy Smith

Reclamation Ecopoetics of the African Diaspora

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:10pm
Clare Echterling / Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Reclamation Ecopoetics of the African Diaspora

MLA 2018, January 4-7, New York City

A panel organized by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

Visualizing Violence:

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:12pm
MLA 2018 - Special Sessions
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

What are the ethics and politics of representing postcolonial conflict (1960s - present) and associated violence in films? Submit 300 word abstracts and brief bios by 15 March 2017; Sreyoshi Sarkar (sreyoshi@gwu.edu).

CFP MLA 2018: Partition and/in South Asian Diasporas

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:14pm
Chandrima Chakraborty
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 20, 2017

 

Seeking papers for a special session at the 2018 MLA that examines how the 1947 Partition of British India appears in, erupts, underwrites or disrupts diasporic cultural productions (film, fiction, poetry, painting, play).

Please send 250-word abstracts by 20 March 2017 to Dr. Chandrima Chakraborty, Associate Professor, McMaster University, Canada, Email: chandri@mcmaster.ca

Thanks!

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