Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Call For Book Chapter: Perspectives on India: History, Society and Polity Since 1857- with ISBN Number










CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER
Contributions are invited from research scholars and early academics for an edited volume (ISBN numbered) with the working title of “Perspectives on India: History, Society and Polity Since 1857”. The idea of the book is to historically evaluate the patterns and factors of India’s socio-political transition since 1857. It is expected that the articles will explore in detail how the socio-political structures of Indian society has been transformed during the colonial and post-colonial period and how these changes continue to influence contemporary Indian history, society and polity.   








It is hoped that the proposed book will be published by November, 2018. Chapter submissions should be unpublished original articles that may cover the following areas:  
Indian society
India’s colonial experience
Colonialism and power
Colonial influence
Changes in the socio-political structure
Gender issues
Caste and colonial transformation
Caste and gender in modern India
Indian Nationalism
Regional responses to colonialism and nationalism











Those who are interested to submit a chapter may send a detailed abstract of 500 words (including a working title and bio-note) by 30th July, 2018 to vineethmathoor@gmail.com
Contact Email: 

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

CFP: Dibrugarh University Journal of English Studies (DUJES) Volume 27 (March, 2019)












About DUJES
Since its inception in 1976-77, the Dibrugarh University Journal of English Studies (DUJES) (ISSN 0975- 5659) has been providing a space for analysis, intervention and research across a wide range of areas related to English Studies. It is an annual peer-reviewed journal which publishes full-length articles on all aspects of English Studies, both theoretical and practical. The journal invites relevant contributions in areas such as Literature(s) in English as well as English translations, literary criticism and theory, issues related to research and research methodology, linguistics, ELT, and related fields of study. The journal also publishes reviews of texts, reference books and scholarly work related to the discipline. It is a peer-reviewed journal and all contributions are sent out anonymously to the Board of Reviewers for evaluation. Therefore, the name of the contributor and his/her full official address along with a short biographical note (not exceeding 100 words) and e-mail id should be given in a separate page to facilitate confidential peer reading. The contributors are expected to conform strictly to the following guidelines: 
Manuscripts of the full-length articles should be between 4000-8000 words (inclusive of works cited and endnotes) and the Reviews must not exceed a word limit of 2000. 
The manuscripts should be prepared strictly according to the MLA Handbook (7th edition) style. 
Endnotes must be used rather than footnotes. 
Works cited should be included in the manuscript. 
Simultaneous submission of the same manuscript for publication in other journals is not allowed and the work should not have been published previously. 


The next issue of DUJES (Vol. 27) is scheduled for publication in March, 2019. Contributions for possible inclusion must reach the Editors: Dr. Meena Sharma, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Dibrugarh University, and Dr. Basil N. Darlong Diengdoh, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Dibrugarh University, by 31st October, 2018, at dujes78@gmail.com.











Contact Info:
The research papers for publication may be sent in the following email id: dujes78@gmail.com.


For further information and queries, write to:
The Editors, DUJES (Vol. 27)
Department of English,
Dibrugarh University,
Dibrugarh-786004
Assam, India.






Email:- basildarlongdiengdoh@dibru.ac.in for any further queries and concerns.

Contact Email: dujes78@gmail.com
URL: http://www.dibru.ac.in

Thursday, 10 May 2018

CFP Themed Issue: Human Rights and Literature (Ed. Prof. Pramod Nayar)










Special Issue: Human Rights and Literature (Vol. 10, No. 4, September 2018)


To be edited by

Prof. Pramod K Nayar
Dept. of English, the University of Hyderabad, India


Human Rights and Literature has now acquired considerable standing as an ‘interdiscipline’, as one anthology characterizes it. With a keen political, both state and humanitarian-activist, interest in refugees, the displaced and the injured, not to mention a market for misery, the last decades of the twentieth  century has seen the rise of varied narratives – memoirs, testimonies, eyewitness accounts, and literature – by and around these categories of humans.

Critics have examined the narrative traditions of Human Rights, the idea of the ‘person’ in this discourse, literary genres most congenial to mapping the ‘human’ and the human’s rights. Distinguished literary-cultural scholars such as James Dawes, Joseph Slaughter,  Elizabeth Goldberg, Alexandra Schultheis, Domna Stanton, Elizabeth Anker, Lynn Hunt, among several others, have pioneered the study of the narrativization of the human, and therefore of Human Rights. With a quickening interest in ‘precarious lives’ in the work of Judith Butler, Adriana Cavarero, Bryan Turner, and others, conditions and narratives of precarity as documented in Literature have also come in for attention. Tangentially, the work of scholars like Hillary Chute on graphic novels have illuminated the role the medium and the genre plays in documenting suffering and the ‘personhood’ of victims.
























This special issue seeks papers on the interface, Literature and Human Rights. Essays can examine a single text or group of texts/authors as these develop ideas about the person, her/his ‘social ontology’ and rights. We are interested in areas such as ecological crisis and Human Rights, biomedicine and Human Rights, canonical authors and their constructions of victims, the human and the subhuman, to mention a few possible realms for exploration.
Completed essays, within 5000 words, must reach the Guest Editor by 10 July 2018. Preliminary enquiries, preferably clearly focused ones, are welcome.














How to submit:
Please your submission to pramodknayar@gmail.com and editor@rupkatha.com following the Submission Guidelines at http://rupkatha.com/submissionguidelines.php. Please do not submit through the Submission Portal (http://rupkatha.com/review/index.php/rjis). This applies only to this issue.
Submission Deadline: July 10, 2018

Tentative Publication Month: September 2018    

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

CFP: Anthology on Trauma Literature: An Echo of Ignored Screams











Call For Articles:

Psychology abounds in literature as it reflects and translations the inner world of human beings. This has its multiple manifestations in almost all the genres of literature from Aristotle to Freud, from Chaucer to till date writers. Needless to say, it is also associated with feminism, psychoanalysis, postmodernism, and literary criticism etc. Trauma, memory, pain, wound not only affect the psyche of characters but also divide, destroy and transform their identity. Trauma and pain have been portrayed through memories, introspection, retrospection, foreshadow, flashback and awful remembrances in literature.








This anthology on Trauma and Literature would expand trauma’s conceptual framework in literature and psychology, helping us understand the role of trauma in the division, destruction and formation of identities. Some sub-themes have been listed below but are not limited:
Trauma and childhood memories in literature
Trauma and child abuse
Trauma in women writing
Trauma and war
Trauma and terrorism
Trauma in Post-colonial Studies
Trauma in Film Studies
Trauma in Theatre
Trauma in Third and Fourth World Literature
Trauma and Rape
Psychological theories and approaches towards trauma
Traumatic literature
Literature and psyche
Psychology and trauma
Trauma in LGBT Literature
Trauma in Partition Literature
Truama in Diaspora Literature











Editing Requirements:
● Font & size: Times New Roman 12, Spacing: 1.5 lines, Margin of 1 inch on all four sides
● Title of the paper: bold, Sentence case (Capitalize each word), centered
● Text of the paper: Justified. Font & Size: Times New Roman – 12
● References: Please follow MLA style (8th Edition)
● Articles should be submitted as MS Word attachments only
● The length of article should be 3000-5000 words
Authentic, scholarly and unpublished research papers are invited from scholars/ faculty/ researchers/ writers/ professors from all over the world. The book will be published with an ISBN by a renowned publisher.















Deadline for submissions: December 28, 2018
Contact email: englishlanguageesp@gmail.com

Contact Info:
Editor
Dr. Priti B.Sharma, 
Asst. Professor, 
Amity University Mumbai.
Email Id: englishlanguageesp@gmail.com

CFP: Parenting Through Pop Culture: Making Sure Media Matters













CALL FOR PAPERS
It has become nearly impossible to raise children without them being influenced by popular culture, even when screen time is restricted. Whether it be in the form of radio, television, paperback children’s novels, toys, or advertising, the media is increasingly shaping the identity of those who consume it. The purpose of this collection is to create concrete strategies for parents to use that will stop their kids from being passive consumers of popular culture by turning them into active participants. Thus, unlike other parenting books that warn about the dangers of the media, this book not only admits the inevitability of the media’s influence in modern life but works to produce approaches that turn this influence into a positive force. No doubt, despite all the problematic representations that saturate popular culture, many contain themes that speak toward equality, saving the environment, liberation, and beyond. And, while many of these concepts can be readily critiqued as well, by fostering critical conversations between parents and children about the media even the worst of these representations can serve as a learning moment that can positively impact kids. As editors of this collection and parents ourselves, we believe that meeting kids on their own ground can make it easier to talk about complex concepts such as race, gender, sexuality, war, immigration, and so on in a way children can relate. More importantly, having such conversations also better equip children to deal with the power of media as they grow older because they are taught to be aware of representations and what they consume. In doing so, this collection seeks to take the knowledge incorporated in critical theory in order to tangibly export it to parents as a form of praxis that will foster bonding, avenues of conversation, and change over the elements of popular culture that their children are already consuming.










As a result, we are look for chapters between 4,000 and 6,000 words that develop strategies for talking to children about popular culture. Chapters could be focused on more generalized strategies or on specific artifacts of popular culture, and can be designed for talking to kids anywhere between kindergarten through high school. At this point we are interested in a broad range of intersectional chapters that could include, but is not limited to the following:
• Analysis on advertising
• Analysis on specific songs or musical artists
• Dealing with Disney
• Dealing with fast food and agricultural representations
• Dealing with social media (musicly, snapchat, etc)
• Dealing with YouTube
• Representations surrounding race
• Representations surrounding gender
• Representations surrounding disability
• Representations surrounding sexuality
• Representations surrounding specieiesm
• Specific strategies on individual TV shows
• Specific strategies on individual movies
• Specific strategies on individual comics


At this point, we are only requesting an abstract and a bio as we finish the last stages of securing a contract. Once secured, we are anticipating the date for the first draft to be due by the fall of 2018 with subsequent editorial time and revision to follow. We expect publication to be during the summer of 2019 with the final draft being completed toward the end of spring. If accepted, we will work with you to ensure you have the necessary time to complete your chapter with all the quality and polishing it deserves.










TO SUBMIT: Please e-mail a 500 word abstract along with a brief bio of no longer than 150 words to debate@binghamton.edu no later than May 4th, 2018. You should expect to hear back no later than May 14th, 2018 as to the status of your acceptance.


Please feel free to contact us with additional questions 

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS Edited Book (with ISBN) on Translation Studies, Authorspress, New Delhi











CALL FOR PAPERS
We have the pleasure to inform you that we are going to publish one edited book (with ISBN) on Translation Studies.
We invite papers offering case studies on various text types and translation directions as well as theoretical, methodological and terminological studies.







Length of Paper
Manuscripts should be typed in English Language only (Times New Roman font size 12 points) and should be submitted along with an abstract not more than 250 words. The length of a paper/article should be in between 2500 to 3000 words including tables, diagrams etc.


Reference
Author(s) should provide the list of reference (no footnotes) at the end of the paper in sequence as per the guidelines and examples suggested contained in APA referencing style (6th edition) or list of reference at the end of the paper.










Declaration
The author (s) should submit the declaration that the article is original, has not been published earlier, and has not been submitted / accepted for publication elsewhere. I would like to invite you to submit your paper for this book which of course is an extensive academic exercise. I shall appreciate your contribution.

*No processing fees. Contributors would be able to purchase their copies at a discount rate.







Deadline 30th April 2018.

Contact Email: varshasingh0326@gmail.com

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Call For Publication: Rohingya Refugees: Identity, Citizenship, and Human Rights-Cafe Dissensus
















Call For Paper for Publication: 

Rohingyas are the ethnic native community of the Rakhine State, which is situated on the western coastal region of Burma, today’s Myanmar. The words ‘Rakhine’ and ‘Rohingya’ are known for their preservation of national and ethnic heritage from centuries but, unfortunately, they have been rendered homeless in their own country. Rohingyas have become stateless through sophisticated de-nationalization which automatically made them among the “most persecuted ethnic minorities in the world”. The ethnic, racial, cultural, linguistic identity of the Rohingyas was selectively and strategically excluded from the ‘national imagination’ of Myanmar state. They are denied citizenship and have become victims of structural violence, forced labor, confiscation of property, rape, gender abuse, human right violation, etc.

In this context, it is pertinent to ask the following questions: Who are the ‘Rohingyas’? What are their ethnic, linguistics, cultural, and religious identities that are not accommodated within the multiethnic national fabric of Myanmar? How have political parties responded to Rohingya crisis and refugees in India, a country which is not a part of 1951 Conventions relating to the status of refugees or the 1967 Protocol? What is the role of UNCHR-India in reaching out to the Rohingyas amidst the political tension over Rohingya refugees in India? How have the Asian countries accommodated the Rohingya refugees and what are their challenges and perspectives? How have lawyers, academicians and scholars on migration studies, social bodies, think-tank, civil societies, human rights activists, and NGOs taken up the issue of Rohingyas at both national (India) and at international level and facilitated these refugees?













The present issue of Café Dissensus aims to explore the following subthemes to understand the Rohingya crisis in general and their problems as stateless and refugees in other countries. Contributors are requested to focus on the following themes (but are not limited to these alone):
  • Identity, Culture and ethnicity
  • State, Citizenship, and Rohingyas
  • Arkan/Rakhine State and Rohingyas
  • Politics and Rohingyas in India
  • Rape, Sexual Violence, and Gender
  • Media and Rohingyas
  • Rohingyas and International Communities
  • Literature and Rohingyas
  • Media and Rohingyas
  • Rohingyas and Human Rights
  • Rohingya, Refugees, Refugee Camps
  • Legality, Illegality and Rohingyas
  • Refugee Conventions and Rohingyas
  • Civil Societies, NGOs, and Rohingyas

Articles, research papers/reports, narratives from people who are working with Rohingyas in refugee camps, first-first narratives from Rohingyas themselves are invited. Submissions should be of roughly 2000-2500 words. Some longer pieces would be considered, if they deserve more space. Submissions will be accepted till 15 October, 2018 and the issue will be published on 1 December, 2018. Please strict to deadline and email your submissions to the issue editor, Chapparban Sajaudeen Nijamodeen: shujaudeen09@gmail.com
















About the Magazine
Cafe Dissensus is an alternative magazine dealing in art, culture, literature, and politics. It’s based in New York City, USA. We DISSENT. The magazine also runs a blog, Cafe Dissensus Every day. Our ISSN No: ISSN 2373-177X https://cafedissensus.com/


Issue 53: December 2018: Rohingya Refugees: Identity, Citizenship, and Human Rights [Last date for submission: 15 October, 2018; Date of publication: 1 December, 2018]


Guest-Editor: Chapparban Sajaudeen Nijamodeen, Assistant Professor, Centre for Study of Diaspora (CSD), Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, India.













About Guest Editor
Chapparban Sajaudeen Nijamodeen, is Assistant Professor in the Centre for Study of Diaspora (CSD), Independent Centre at Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, India. His area of research interest includes Literary Criticism and Theory, Diaspora Literature, Muslim Diaspora Writings, Migration and Diaspora Studies, Film and Cultural Studies, Post 9/11 Studies, Contemporary English Literature/s, Muslim Literature, Minority studies and Research Methodologies in humanities.
Contact Info: 
Chapparban Sajaudeen, Assistant Professor, 
Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagr, India, 
Contact Email: