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Jobs & Volunteer Opportunities
- Manavi - Adovacate Job Opening POSITION SUMMARY: The Advocate II is part of a team of staff members that works on a day to day basis to implement Manavi's goal of empowering victimized South Asian women. This position has primary responsibilities of advocating for women by centralizing their needs in practice. Furthermore, s/he ensures the smooth overall functioning of other aspects of the organization. Advocate II participates in the Advocacy Collective and adheres to the requirements of the group. S/he reports to the Collective as well as the Board of Directors. For more detail, kindly consult the website link. (New Brunswick, NJ 08901, )
Calls for Submission
- Call For Papers: Gender and Sexuality in South Asian Literature and Culture 2013 Special Number of the *South Asia Review*
Gender and Sexuality in South Asian Literature and Culture Discussions of gender and sexuality in South Asia can be historically examined in relation to colonial reform measures that targeted women as a special constituency, and postcolonial models of development that emphasize women’s role in nation-building and development. In addition to the women’s movements in this region, activism that combines the struggles of lesbian,gay, bisexual, transsexual, and inter sex (LGBTI) people, under the term queer, has emerged. These movements also assert their similarities to and differences from activism in the West.
The *South Asian Review* invites articles that explore gender and sexuality as constitutive of the South Asian experience in national and diasporic contexts. Suggested topics include: Mythical, ritualistic, and folkloric representations of gender and sexuality in scriptures, epics, and their contemporary interpretations. Literary and social constructions of masculinity and/or femininity, including gendered and sexualized violence and misogyny in colonial times, anti-colonial resistance movements, and postcolonialgovernance. Non-canonical texts (magazines, newspaper reports, oral histories, life-narratives) constituting the history of women’s writing in South Asia including significant moments of South Asian history (Partition,Naxalite movement, Bangladeshi Independence, Civil War in Sri Lanka, etc.) Legacies of colonial legislation in postcolonial times, such as Article 377 of the Indian Penal Code, and Article 365 of the Sri Lankan Penal Code on ‘unnatural’ sexual acts, including recent changes in these laws.
Recent publications addressing same-sex relations in South Asian history, culture, and literature including anthologies of critical and creative writing, fiction, poetry, and drama. Books, pamphlets, posters, documentaries, and films on the relevance of sexuality-based activism in South Asia. The impact of popular cinema and iconic figures in shaping
constructions of gender and sexuality. Intersection of concerns of class, caste, gender, and sexuality in literary, cultural, and social spaces.
Please send 500 word abstracts by June 30, 2013. Scholarly articles of 5,000-7,000 words in MLA format, along with a 50word bio-note, due by August
5, 2013. All inquiries concerning the Special Number should be directed to:
Dr. Kanika Batra
Department of English
Texas Tech University,
Lubbock, TX 79409-3091
Tel 806-252-0086 ǀ Fax: 806-742-098. Email: email@example.com (, )
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