Contributions are invited toward an anthology of critical essays on writing by women from Africa.
Contributors are invited to select women writers from the list given below and to incorporate the following into their paper
An overview of the temporal and spatial contexts of the production of the writers oeuvre
Special emphasis on the most recent works of the writer under review
Critical responses to the writer under review
Strategies by which the writer re-images Gender through her narrative
We propose the following women writers but are open to other suggestions:
Buchi Emecheta (Nigeria)
Flora Nwapa (Nigeria)
Bessie Head (Botswana)
Mary Karooro Okurut (Uganda)
Mariama Ba (Senegal)
Grace Ogot (Kenya)
Nawal El Saadawi (Egypt)
Nadine Gordimer (South Africa)
Doris Lessing (Zimbabawe)
Yvonne Vera (Zimbabwe)
Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe)
Kekelwa Nyaywa (Zambia)
Ama Atta Aido (Ghana)
The tentative deadline for submission of final papers is 30 Sept. 2008. Interested contributors are requested to submit a short abstract of 500 words to editors Mala Pandurang at firstname.lastname@example.org and Anke Bartels at email@example.com not later than 30th May 2008. Papers should adhere to the MLA style. The length of the paper should not exceed 5000 words.
About the editors:
Mala Pandurang is Head, Department of English, Dr BMN College, Mumbai, India. She is also a Post-doctoral Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn. She has taught at the University of Texas at Austin as Senior Fulbright Visiting Professor. Her publications include Postcolonial African Fiction. A Crisis of Consciousness (1997), Articulating Gender (ed.) (2000), Vikram Seth. Multiple Locations, Multiple Affiliations (2003), Mediating Indian Writing in English: German Responses (Co-ed.)(2005, 2006) Chinua Achebe. An Anthology of Recent Criticism (ed.) (2006) and Ngugi Wa Thiongo. An Anthology of Recent Criticism (ed.) ( 2007).
Anke Bartels read English and German Studies at the Technical University of Braunschweig. After receiving her PhD, she was a visiting lecturer for German Studies at Strathclyde University in Glasgow. She is currently working on a post-dotoral thesis on East African women writers as well as teaching English literature and cultural studies at Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg. Her research interests include contemporary British theatre, feminism, cultural studies and post-colonial literatures.
dr anke bartels
otto-von-guericke university magdeburg
germany Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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