Call for Papers on South Asia and Masculinity

We invite papers that are sensitive to contradictions, ambiguities, and affective dissonances that surface in the fictional depictions of masculinities due to economic, racial, religious, caste, and sexual hierarchies and conflicts.

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‘I Hate Men’

‘We should have the right not to like men,’ says Pauline Harmange

On Arundhati Roy, from the writer of Love’s Garden….

“The targets of the dual assault of communal fascism and neo-liberalism are the poor and the minority communities (who, as time goes by are gradually being impoverished.) As neoliberalism drives its wedge between the rich and the poor, between India Shining and India, it becomes increasingly absurd for any mainstream political party to pretend to represent the interests of both the rich and the poor, because the interests of one can only be represented at the cost of the other.”

Elizabeth Hazen’s GIRLS LIKE US: POEMS is a feat of and feast of women’s poetry

lines of verse step out and push one hard in the chest, obliging exclamation, pause, reckoning, refamiliarization, resumption

Threefer: three novels by amazing writers Leni Zumas, Lidia Yukanavitch and Jeannette Winterson

It seems the basic reason that the sociologies of gender and science intersecting matters is this: that intersection is what foregrounds the historical and contemporary controversy about what it means to have ‘life.’