CFP: Arundhati Roy's Non-fiction (2/15/05; collection)

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Original essays are invited for a collection of critical writings on Arundhati Roy, entitled "Globalizing Dissent: Essays on Arundhati Roy." This interdisciplinary volume will explore a range of issues that the acclaimed Indian writer explores both in her only novel and non-fictional works. The editors, Dr. Ranjan Ghosh of Darjeeling Government College (India) and Dr. Antonia Navarro-Tejero of Universidad de Cordoba (Spain), are interested in essays from a variety of fields, including politics, literary criticism, sociology, philosophy, history, ecology, and anthropology. (Essays on The God of Small Things are unlikely to be considered because we already have submissions, however.) Please, email 250-words abstract and brief CV to Prof. Antonia Navarro ( and by February 15, 2005.


Essays may discuss the following topics in their relation to Arundhati Roy:


- Arundhati Roy and Noam Chomsky

- Redefining globalization

- The importance of Orientalism for a critique of neo-imperialism (USA-India)

- Arundhati Roy and the culture of dissent

- The role of the intellectual in society

- Can Arundhati Roy speak for the displaced of the Big Dams? Issues of environment and ecology

- Is Arundhati Roy a feminist? Feminism and its discontents in India

- Human Rights issues, especially child abuse, gender and caste violence

- The economics and politics of war

- Controversies surrounding literary prizes

- Ethnic and ideological conflicts

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