Call For Papers on Nubian Literature

Dear Colleagues,
The following call for papers on Nubian Literature for a new Dotawo volume, may be of interest to you. Please address all questions etc. to the email address provided in the text below.

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Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies

Call For Papers on Nubian Literature

Though a great number of books and articles have been written on Nubian history, archaeology and language in English, only  a few researchers have addressed the large body of Nubian literary production. The aim of this issue is to redress this lack by foregrounding the importance of Nubian literature in both its written and oral form. The issue will include texts written by Egyptian and Sudanese writers in both the Arabic and Nubian language translated into English as well as critical articles about the aforementioned texts. The aim of this issue is to explore different trends in Nubian literature as well as diverse ways of tackling them. We seek translations of texts written by Nubians from different periods as well as critical papers on the subject. Modes of reading include but are not restricted to the following:

Psychoanalytical
Philosophical
Feminist
Postcolonial
Marxist
Historicist

 

Some of the key questions include, but are not confined to :

– In what way do Nubian writers deploy their heritage ?
– How do writers use re-readings of Nubian myths/folktales as a tool to challenge or   consolidate notions of identity and in what way is their cultural background a decisive element?
– How do writers address notions of gender and gender relations both in Modern and Old   Nubia and how can a comparative perspective be of help in understanding this specific issue?
– How do authors employ Utopian/Dystopian themes as sub-texts that define their attitude towards Old Nubia and as a means of coping with the present?
– How are oral productions both an expression of a way of life that is no more as well a reflection of elements of a specifically Nubian culture that has survived until the present time?

We invite interested authors to direct questions and submit abstracts to Nivin El Asdoudi (nivinela @ gmx.de). Please submit abstracts by 1 May 2017 and anticipate submission of the final draft of your article by 1 December 2017.

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CRE VIII 2017 conference

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Dear Colleagues,

Attached please find the call for papers for the forthcoming CRE VIII 2017 conference. It will be held in the University of Naples “L’Orientale”, Naples, 3-6 May 2017.
Click HERE for details.

The conference website is as follows: http://cregyptology.org.uk/

Please address all enquiries to the conference organizers. Thank you.

 

Archaeological Bayuda Conference

Please take note of the call for papers for the international conference for research related to the Bayuda desert (Sudan):

Archaeological Bayuda Conference
10-12 September 2015, University of Münster, Germany

If you want to present your research about the Bayuda desert in Münster, we welcome abstract submissions for a 20-minute presentation until 30.6.2015. Abstracts including the title of the paper and the researcher’s affiliation should consist of no more than 250 words.  Please submit abstract to Bayuda.Conference@uni-muenster.de.

We will evaluate your abstracts and will inform you about their acceptance by 31.07.2015 at the latest.

The official language of the conference will be English. Additionally, we would like to inform you that it is planned to publish the proceedings as soon as possible after the conference. Please keep this in mind when you prepare your abstract and paper.

For further information, see: https://archaeologicalbayudaconference.wordpress.com