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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Dotawo, volume 3

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the publication of Volume 3 (Know-Hows and Techniques in Ancient Sudan) of Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies, under the guest editorship of Marc Maillot.

Volume 3 can be found online in PDF form at http://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/djns/vol3/iss1/.

It is also available in print form via punctum books at https://punctumbooks.com/titles/dotawo-volume-3-2016/, where the higher than usual cost is due to the high-quality color images we have included to accompany so many of the articles.

We are excited about the quality of this volume and hope that you will distribute news of its publication widely.

 Our thanks,

 Giovanni Ruffini & Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei, Editors-in-Chief

Dotawo: volume 2

It is a pleasure to announce that the second volume of Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies is now available for free online, courtesy of Fairfield University, and for purchase from Punctum Press.

This is the second volume dedicated to Nubian languages. It is under the guest editorship of Dr Angelika Jakobi.