Call for Papers: NWSA 2020 Panel Submission: Excavating Feminist Voices in Literature

deadline for submissions: 
February 24, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Turni Chakrabarti, GWU
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Call for Papers: NWSA 2020 Panel Submission: Excavating Feminist Voices in Literature

Deadline: 24th February, 2020.

NWSA Conference: The Poetics, Politics, and Praxis of Transnational Feminisms, Nov 12-15, 2020.

Proposals are invited for a panel submission to the NWSA Conference. The central theme of the panel will be the excavation of lost feminist voices in literature, especially in the context of the Global South. The prompts provided by the NWSA are: Who has been unaccounted for in both the history and present iterations of theoretical discourses of transnational feminisms? How can we fully analyze the inequalities that animate the local/situated/historically specific and simultaneously develop practices of mutual support and collective engagement? How can we offer alternatives to the geographical construct of the Global North/Global South in ways that foreground the complex hierarchies within both of these locations but that also attend to the ongoing imperial aggression against the Global South? What are the multiple manifestations of transnationalism? How has transnational feminist praxis diverged from theoretical discourse? How is transnational feminism expressed and represented in art, music, culture, and digital spaces? How can transnational feminist poetics, politics, and praxis help us work towards alternatives to the militarized, extractivist capitalism that is wreaking havoc with human and non-human life in ruthlessly unequal ways? What possibilities do the “poetics” offer for pushing the boundaries of theoretical constructs?