Dear SADIRN Partners and Members
New Members – welcome! The membership has grown to 135. Please encourage interested others to enroll.
In the four months since our last newsletter, SADIRN activities/achievements have been excitingly diverse.
The first SADIRN Graduate Academy is to be launched at Goethe University this October with a three-day conference, organized and hosted by SADIRN Partner, Professor Schulze-Engler, Director, Dept of New Anglophone Literatures and Cultures, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main. The programme includes presentations by invited postgraduates and postdoctorals (Early Career Researchers) to a group of SADIRN Partners. At the business meeting for Partners to be held at this conference, we hope to discuss various ways in which we can make SADIRN super-productive in the next few years. If you have any suggestions or ideas that can be discussed please let me know.
Please welcome Dr Alexandra (Alix) Watkins, our new SADIRN Project Assistant. Her research profile was highlighted in our last newsletter, and some of you will meet her at the Graduate Academy in Frankfurt, in October. Alix was recently appointed as an Adjunct of SADIRN/School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash. Alix has hit the ground running, and has already updated and upgraded the SAIDRN website. If you have any news items to circulate, please send them to Alix.email@example.com. I take this opportunity to thank our outgoing PA, Ali Saha for her commitment to SADIRN for over a year and a half, and wish her all success in her doctoral research.
Alix and Dr Mariam Mirza (recent SADIRN Visiting Researcher from the University of Liège) will be co-organizing an international SADIRN conference to be held in Melbourne in September 2018. An edited book of essays will be one outcome. Watch this space! I am also happy to report that Mariam was recently awarded a Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship that is to be held at the University of Bonn. Congratulations to these productive Early Career Researchers.
Janet Wilson and I are delighted to circulate a snippet of news about an unexpected book publication that took us by surprise! Routledge has selected our co-edited special issue of the Journal of Postcolonial Writing: Asian Australian Writing to be published as a book as part of the ‘Routledge Special Issues as Books’ (SPIBs) programme. The book will be published in hardback monograph format in December 2017/January 2018. Contributors are Wench Ommundsen, Zhong Huang, Alexandra Watkins, Paul Giffard-Foret, Dolores Herrero, Stefano Mercanti, Janet Wilson and Chandani Lokuge. Here is the Webpage: https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138570818. The journal and book are SADIRN’s first collaborative research publications. I hope there’ll be many more such ventures between Partners and Members.
Last but not least, SADIRN Partner, Dr Mridula Nath Chakraborty and I, in collaboration with Meera Govil, Manager, Eltham Books, Eltham, have been promoting new voices in South Asian fiction and film including Rajith Savanadasa (Ruins), Chris Raja (The Burning Elephant) and Indika Ferdinando (Ho Gana Pokuna).
Finally, sincere thanks to Dr Chris Ringrose for continuing as Editor of our newsletter. For further information on the above news items and more, see the SADIRN website. Looking forward to further SADIRN research collaborations.
With my best wishes
JEASA Call For Submissions Extended
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Call for Papers for the American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting
Seminar Title: India Everywhere: Diaspora, Globalization, Imagination https://www.acla.org/india-everywhere-diaspora-globalization-imagination Due 23 September 2017 for the “American … Continue reading Call for Papers for the American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting
Call for New Asian Short Stories
Call for New Asian Short Stories This is an invitation to Asian writers, as well … Continue reading Call for New Asian Short Stories
Call for Papers
Call for Papers: Special Issue of Asiatic, June 2018 Special Issue Theme: Bangladeshi Writing in … Continue reading Call for Papers
Read Natasha Israt Kabir’s article on “Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in South Asia: Challenges and Policies”
Natasha Israt Kabir’s paper on “Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in South Asia: Challenges and … Continue reading Read Natasha Israt Kabir’s article on “Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in South Asia: Challenges and Policies”
New Essays on ‘South Asian Diasporic Cinema and Theatre’ Edited by Ajay K. Chaubey
Ajay K. Chaubey’s book South Asian Diasporic Cinema and Theatre: Re-Visiting Screen and Stage in … Continue reading New Essays on ‘South Asian Diasporic Cinema and Theatre’ Edited by Ajay K. Chaubey
New Essay by SADIRN Member Sharon Rundle in the Collection ‘Claiming Space for Australian Women’s Writing’
Sharon Rundle’s essay on “Transnation and Feminine Fluidity: New Horizon in the Fiction of Chandani … Continue reading New Essay by SADIRN Member Sharon Rundle in the Collection ‘Claiming Space for Australian Women’s Writing’
New Article in ‘Diaspora Studies’ by Reshmi Lahiri-Roy: “The Armenian Diaspora’s Calcutta Connection”
SADIRN member Dr Reshmi Lahiri-Roy of Deakin University’s School of Education has recently published, with … Continue reading New Article in ‘Diaspora Studies’ by Reshmi Lahiri-Roy: “The Armenian Diaspora’s Calcutta Connection”
Congratulations to SADIRN Member Niru Perera on submitting her PhD thesis
Nirukshi (Niru) Perera has submitted her PhD thesis to the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures … Continue reading Congratulations to SADIRN Member Niru Perera on submitting her PhD thesis
SADIRN Member Profile: Dr Maryam Mirza
Maryam Mirza’s research lies at the intersection of the humanities and the social sciences. Her … Continue reading SADIRN Member Profile: Dr Maryam Mirza
Forthcoming SADIRN Publication: Asian Australian Writing (Routledge)
Routledge will be publishing our special issue of the Journal of Postcolonial Writing, ‘Asian Australian … Continue reading Forthcoming SADIRN Publication: Asian Australian Writing (Routledge)
Launch of Centre for Global Migrations, University of Otago
SADIRN Member Professor Henry Johnson, Associate Director of the Centre, is pleased to announce the … Continue reading Launch of Centre for Global Migrations, University of Otago