CFP: Worldly Teaching: Critical Pedagogy and Global Literature

Masood Raja, my former professor and friend at North Texas University, asked me to pass along this interesting book project call for papers: Worldly Teaching: Critical Pedagogy and Global Literature. I believe that he is still accepting proposals if you send in an abstract right away. Read below for the details: Worldly Teaching: Critical PedagogyContinue reading “CFP: Worldly Teaching: Critical Pedagogy and Global Literature”

The Postnational Fantasy Almost Sold Out at Amazon

I just checked Amazon’s stock of The Postnational Fantasy, and there is only one copy left in stock. I suspect that they had pre-orders to fill before offering it for immediate sale. That one last copy could be yours by clicking here. You can also find it in-stock at the official McFarland Publishers store here.

Book Announcement: Constructing Pakistan: Foundational Texts and the Rise of Muslim National Identity, 1857-1947

Masood Ashraf Raja, my friend and co-editor of The Postnational Fantasy (tentative title) with me and Swaralipi Nandi, has just had his book Constructing Pakistan: Foundational Texts and the Rise of Muslim National Identity, 1857-1947 published by Oxford University Press. The full details from here are included below. Also, check out Raja’s writings on hisContinue reading “Book Announcement: Constructing Pakistan: Foundational Texts and the Rise of Muslim National Identity, 1857-1947”

ICFA 2009, Final Session–East Meets West: Colonialisms, Cultures, and Identities

During the Saturday, 4:00pm-5:30pm session, the last presentations of the conference, I went to hear Janice M. Bogstad’s paper on Jules Verne and China, and introduce myself and The Postnational Fantasy:  Nationalism, Cosmopolitics, and Science Fiction project to the other two presenters:  Mayurika Chakravorty and Suparno Banerjee.  The attendence was light, but pretty good forContinue reading “ICFA 2009, Final Session–East Meets West: Colonialisms, Cultures, and Identities”

Ama Ata Aidoo’s Our Sister Killjoy and Frankenstein

Yufang showed me a quote about Frankenstein and Science Fiction in a book on her postcolonial literature comprehensive exam reading list, Ama Ata Aidoo’s Our Sister Killjoy (1977).  Aidoo is a Ghanaian feminist writer, and she’s currently a visiting professor at Brown University.  I thought it was really interesting the way that Aidoo uses theContinue reading “Ama Ata Aidoo’s Our Sister Killjoy and Frankenstein”

SFRA 2008 – Thursday

Thursday morning, I met up with Melissa, and we ventured to downtown Lawrence along Massachusetts Street.  We visited a British store with every kind of tea imaginable except Harrod’s Breakfast Blend, a French store with German chocolate, which I bought, and Milton’s for huge stacks of French toast and a delicious latte. Returning to theContinue reading “SFRA 2008 – Thursday”