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.
world literatures and indigenous studies
American Comparative Literature Association 2019 Annual Meeting
Georgetown University, Washington, DC
March 7 – 10, 2019
Transregional Postcolonialisms: Queer Remainders of Disappearing Imperialism
Ryanson Alessandro Ku, Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please consider attending or joining the panel of the following roundtable session at the 2019 NEMLA conference this spring. In case you are unfamiliar, a roundtable does not require a paper submission, just an abstract of your informal presentation: “Roundtable — 3-8 participants give brief, informal presentations (5-10 minutes) and the session is open to conversation and debate between participants and the audience” (NEMLA).
Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory calls for the December issue of the Journal, welcoming a non-themed collection of papers written by established scholars and young researchers alike. Would-be contributors are invited to send articles illustrating the complexities of their field of choice, engaging with the literary and cultural theory so as to promote reading in a customized framework that privileges interdisciplinarity and self-reflection. We highly appreciate critical efforts to tackle contemporary fictional works while connecting them to philosophical attempts to theorize their cultural context. Especially encouraged are cultural, historical, and theoretical considerations suspicious of grand narratives.
Special Issue Proposal
Contemporary Narratives of Bildung: New Directions
New Geographies in Political Thought: The Ottoman Empire and the Eastern Mediterranean (RSA, Toronto, 17-19 March)
Part of a series of panels designed to expand the range of “early modern political thought,” this call seeks proposals for papers concentrating on political/legal thought that engage the peoples, locations, and issues of the Ottoman Empire and the early modern eastern Mediterranean.
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
Dr Jati Sankar Mondal, Sidho-Kanho-Birsa University <skbu.ac.in>
CALL FOR PAPERS:
March 21st-24th, 2019
The 50th Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention
Abstracts due Sept. 30, 2018
Québec's October Crisis – Formalist poetics, formalist politics
In today’s mass media landscape, reports of domestic tragedies, inexplicable violence, and familial collapse have become staples of the 24-hour news cycle. Meanwhile, television series like Game of Thrones (Il Trono di Spade) and soap operas like The Bold and the Beautiful (Beautiful) sensationalize transgressions like parricide, incest, and tyrannical impulses to massive global success.