This collection of critical essays anchors itself in the Indian Ocean and explores the multiple ways dynamic exchanges have shaped this multilingual region of the world, from India to the Mascarene Islands to Southern Africa. Borders, edges and third spaces are revisited through the notion of the ecotone, a transitional zone between two ecosystems. If the term has primarily been used by biologists and ecologists, the metaphorical angle proves to be fruitful as it authorizes trans-disciplinary approaches and empowers fresh perspectives. ...
Angles on Naya/New Pakistan
Abstract deadline: March 15, 2021Complete contributions deadline: June 15, 2021
The guest editors are soliciting contributions for a Special Issue of Angles, an international online peer-reviewed journal published bi-annually by the SAES (Société des Anglicistes de l’Enseignement Supérieur, the professional network which unites most of the university-level English professors in France). It is indexed by MLA, EBSCO, ERIH Plus, Scopus.
The theme for the Special Issue is “Angles on Naya/New Pakistan,” hoping to collect contributions from inside and outside Pakistan ...
Caring for Community: Towards a New Ethics of Responsibility in Contemporary Postcolonial Novels by Marijke Denger was first published by Routledge in 2019, in the Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures series, but has now been reissued in paperback format (29 September 2020).
Caring for Community: Towards a New Ethics of Responsibility in Contemporary Postcolonial Novels focuses on four highly acclaimed publications in order to argue for a new understanding of community and its ethical framework in recent literary texts. Traditionally, community has been understood ...
Call for Papers: Special Issue of South Asian Review
Topic: South Asian Disasters in 20th and 21st Century - Literature, Film, and Culture
We invite proposals for a special issue of South Asian Review on “South Asian Disasters in Literature, Film, and Culture.” Edited by Liam O’ Loughlin and Pallavi Rastogi, the volume will be published in the spring of 2023. The special issue will feature Debjani Ganguly (University of Virginia), who will write the lead essay in the volume, and Upamanyu Pablo ...
Imperial Beast Fables: Animals, Cosmopolitanism, and the British Empire (Palgrave MacMillan 2020) by Kaori Nagai
This book coins the term ‘imperial beast fable’ to explore modern forms of human-animal relationships and their origins in the British Empire. Taking as a starting point the long nineteenth-century fascination with non-European beast fables, it examines literary reworkings of these fables, such as Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Books, in relation to the global politics of race, language, and species. The imperial beast fable figures variably as a key site ...
Domestic Intersections in Contemporary Migration Fiction: Homing the Metropole (Routledge, 2019) by Lucinda Newns
Domestic Intersections in Contemporary Migration Fiction responds to the need for a more materialist perspective on migration by reorienting the focus on domesticity and the everyday practices of homemaking and away from a celebratory and aestheticized reading of displacement. Centering on Britain as the location of arrival, its readings of canonical and underexplored works of diasporic fiction emanating from Africa, South Asia and the Caribbean foreground the significance ...
Transmotion: An Online Journal of Postmodern Indigenous Studies, Vol 5, No 1 (2019)
Native American Narratives in a Global Context
In our contemporary moment, the world is seeing an increase in transnational Indigenous and decolonial activist movements. Idle No More, the BDS movement for a Free Palestine, and #NoDAPL and Mni Wiconi have all garnered international attention and trans-cultural calls for solidarity. These movements exemplify and build on long traditions of Indigenous resistance in international contexts and commitments to other marginalized groups. Mindful ...
238 pages, Routledge
Paperback ISBN 9780367218416Hardback ISBN 9781138494572E-book ISBN 9780367149031
UK and US versions available; South Asian version available in August
This book, companion to the much-acclaimed Dalit Literatures in India, examines questions of aesthetics and literary representation in a wide range of Dalit literary texts. It looks at how Dalit literature, born from the struggle against social and political injustice, invokes the rich and complex legacy of oral, folk and performative traditions of marginalised voices. The essays and interviews systematically explore a ...
316 pages, ISBN 978-2-36781-291-5, Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée
French Guyane, Guyana and Suriname are not often focused on. Sometimes French Guyane is believed to be an island, and one often wonders where Guyana is situated, or Suriname. This collection of essays aims to increase the visibility of the Guyanas and more particularly of the three countries mentioned above. It also means to contribute to scholarship already published and share the knowledge across various disciplinary fields. It will question the traditional divide ...