New Directions in South Asian Women's Writing
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 September 2023) | Viewed by 11012
In the 1980s and 1990s, South Asian literary studies largely favored a nation-centered approach. This in turn made possible the canonicity of male authors over female ones and excluded significant South Asian women writers who had a much more ambivalent relationship with the nation-state. However, in more recent years, important interventions in critical theory and feminist studies are finally giving South Asian women writers a home of their own. Edited collections such as Emerging South Asian Women Writers: Essays and Interviews (2015); Teaching Anglophone South Asian Women Writers (2021); and Women Writers of the South Asian Diaspora: Interpreting Gender, Texts, and Contexts (2020) are recent examples that attempt to engage with this rich and diverse body of literature. Our Special Issue will make a significant contribution to this emerging body of scholarship. By foregrounding contemporary modes of inquiry including but not limited to transnational, critical race, queer, and affect studies, our collected essays will tease out the intersectional nuances of popular as well as marginalized texts authored by South Asian women writers. Consequently, we anticipate that this Special Issue will make an important intervention in the study of a literature that dates back to 600 B.C. We invite submissions on women authors, both medieval and modern, from all parts of South Asia and its diaspora. Contributors should use the Chicago manual of style to format their submissions.
* Emerging South Asian Women Writers: Essays and Interviews.* Eds. Feroza Jussawalla and Deborah Weagal. Peter Lang, 2015.
* Teaching Anglophone South Asian Women Writers.* eds. Deepika Bhari and Filippo Menozzi. Mla, 2021.
* Women Writers of the South Asian Diaspora: Intepreting Gender, Texts and Contexts.* eds. Ajay K. Chaubey and Shilpa Bhat. Rawat, 2020.
Please send an abstract (approximately 300 words) and a brief bio along with your manuscript at the time of submission.
Dr. Asha Sen
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