CFP: Transnational Feminisms (12/15/05; collection)

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Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary Transnational Feminist Collection
(12/15/05: final deadline 5/1/06)
We are soliciting articles of up to 6,000 words (MLA style) for inclusion i=
a cross-disciplinary collection. The purpose of this collection is to serv=
as a link between transnational feminist theories as written about and put
into practice in the social sciences and the humanities. Our hope is to
develop a model for communication between these fields of enquiry and to
foster progressive dialog between practioners in the various discursive
fields of academic enquiry. This anthology originated in two seminars on
transnational feminism at the American Comparative Literature Association=B9s
annual meeting in 2003 and 2004. While we already have several submissions=
we wish to broaden our pool and invite submissions which fit into one of th=
three sections listed below:
1) Frameworks: Essays in this section analyze transnational feminist
methodologies in both social sciences and the humanities. For instance, ho=
have transnational feminist theoretical models helped to sustain and develo=
critiques of modernity?
2) Topic Essays: Essays in this section serve as =B3case studies=B2 or
models. We encourage essays that look at specific texts, people, or
moments. Historicizing difference through these narratives allows us to
study how constructions of the Self and the Other subject us to specific
ethnic formations that continue to haunt the construction of the national
citizen well past the nineteenth century and into the twenty-first.
3) Trans/National Feminist Theories: Essays in this section look toward
the future of this dynamic field and offer models, proposals, etc. that wil=
aid in helping scholars develop an inclusive method of transnational
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
* Faith, Religion and Gendered Modernity
* Travel Narratives
* =B3Other=B2 Feminisms in dialogue
* Theorizing Feminism in the Era of Multinational Capitalism
* Postmodernism and Transnational Feminism
* Rethinking Feminist Literary Theory
* How are the processes of decolonization disrupted/interrupted/stabilized
through these gendered constructions?
* How are nation-state formations consolidated by and through gender and
sexual configurations and in what ways does transnational feminist inquiry
resist those formations?
* Multiculturalism and Transnational Feminism
* Speaking across Feminist =B3Borders=B2
* What are the temporalities of gender and sex in the =B3post=B2-imperial age?
* How might historicizing models of communication help us to envision a
present that anatomizes a colonial historiography of difference?
* Papers are invited from a wide variety of analytical approaches, dealing
with diverse possible source materials, such as historical texts, cultural
formations, fiction, film, ethnography, etc.
Fields may include, but are not limited to:
* Museum studies=20
* Travel narratives
* Performing Identity
* Cinematic history (Colonial and Postcolonial)
* Postcolonial and Transnational Feminisms
* Colonial and Postcolonial Visual Culture
* Women Missionaries
* Women=B9s networks and cyberculture
Deadline for 500-word abstracts is December 15, 2005 and deadline for
completed essays is May 1, 2006. Please send a copy to both Priya Jha
( and Nandini Bhattacharya
( For enquiries only, please email Priya Jha.

Dr. Priya Jha
Department of English
University of Redlands
1200 E. Colton Avenue
Redlands, CA 92373
(909) 793-2121, ext. 4343

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