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CFP: Colloquium: A Journal of the Arts Department

[Published by the Bhawanipur Educational Society College]

Topic: Marginalization and basic human values

The progress of human civilization in terms of thought as well as logical analysis has been a journey in problematizing the dialectics of questions related to order/ disorder and knowledge/ power since ages. In the present era of heterogeneity and relativity of perspectives, with rising emphases on particularities related to the concept of identity and fluidity of priorities and loyalties, the conflicts between the notional ‘centres’ and notional ‘peripheries’ have perhaps witnessed a huge increase in proportion. While safeguarding and fighting for one’s own cause/s, humanity and basic human values seem to have been neglected under either openly prejudiced and ‘traditionalist’ points of view or a professed garb of ‘progressive’ and ‘liberal’ patterns of mutual coexistence.

The fourth volume of Colloquium – the multidisciplinary, multilingual, peer reviewed Journal of the Arts Section, The Bhawanipur Education Society College seeks to explore the issue of Marginalization and Basic Human Values.

Articles addressing the issue are invited from teachers, scholars and researchers. The articles, not exceeding 2500 words, may be sent to colloquium.besc@gmail.com, positively by 20th October 2017.

CFP for the Special Issue on “The Refracted Subject and the Sublime Object of Psychoanalysis”

To be guest-edited by
Prof. Debashis Bandyopadhyay
Dept. of English, Vidyasagar University

The Theme

Sigmund Freud pointed out that human beings are subject of the Unconscious. They are scarcely capable of speaking or acting without unwittingly betraying the unconscious drives that they are supposed to repress. A psychoanalytic interpretation of semiotic and linguistic texts attempt to read that which the discourse betrays and at the same time purports to hide in the subject. Freudian psychoanalysis developed further in the hands of his French disciple Jacques Lacan, who discovered that language itself is structured like the unconscious. The subject’s psychic evolution from the Imaginary to the Symbolic is a projection of the libidinal cathexes into the framework of the Law of the Other. The subject’s discontent within the frame of the Freudian reality principle has its Lacanian counterpart in the Symbolic. Lacan categorizes the third order of psyche’s development as the Real and leaves it for his disciple Slavoj Zizek to elucidate in the recent years. The postmodern subject strives to disintegrate the big Other by creating an Other of the Other. Between the two Others in an act of disintegration the Real occurs momentously. In other words Real is the world before it is carved up by the Symbolic or the uncontainable excesses of the Symbolic that struggles to emancipate into the Real. At this state of mind the Symbolic is transcended to a consciousness of a horizontal cosmic space connected in terms of relationality. It is almost like a feeling of satori in Buddhist psychiatry. The discontent that issues due to the repressive conditions that inflect the subject, the violence of the Law, so to say, is compounded by the tendency to agressivity that the subject suffers during the Imaginary. A review of the development of the theory of psychoanalysis; its social and historical affect; and psychoanalytic interpretation of texts in this line taking into cognizance the development of the subject from Freud to Lacan to Zizek, constitute the focus of this issue.

The following sub-themes can be of some help to the potential contributor:

  1. Relevance of psychoanalytic interpretation today: social, historical and therapeutic affect
  2. Pschopathology of violence: racial, political, sociological, sexual and otherwise
  3. Modes of psychosocial healing and well-being
  4. Psychoanalysis and postmodernism
  5. Psychoanalysis and social networking
  6. Psychoanalysis, cybernetics and trolling
  7. Religion and psychoanalysis
  8. Psychoanalysis and cultural texts
  9. Psychoanalysis and literature
  10. Psychoanalysis and ethics
  11. Psychoanalysis and digital humanities

Word-limit:

Papers should be between ideally 3000-5000 words.
Book reviews should be between 1000-1200 words for single and/or double book reviews. Review articles should be above 2000 words with proper citations.

Style Sheet: APA

Submission: Follow the link to read the Submission Guidelines and submit at our new submission portal at http://rupkatha.com/review/index.php/rjis/about/submissions

Submission Deadline: October 31st

Publication: December, 2017.

CFP for the Rupkatha Journal for the General Areas: Vol. IX, No. 4, 2017

We are inviting articles on the General Areas for the Vol. IX, No. 4, 2017.

General Areas:

Papers can be submitted on any topic on,

  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literature and Arts
  • Digital Humanities: Arts, Literature and the Digital Media
  • Cultural Studies
  • Emerging Critical Theories involving Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Performance Studies
  • Gender Studies: critical discussion, case study, survey
  • Aesthetic Studies: critical discussion, casestudy, computational analysis
  • Astro-aesthetics, Architecture and Astronomy, Archaeoastronomy
  • Environmental Studies and the theories of Evolution
  • Animal Studies: Ethics, Aesthetics, Sports, Civilization and Biodiversity
  • Visual Arts (including photograhy)
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to English Language Teaching
  • Megalith & Rock Art Studies
  • Molecular Aesthetics

Word-limit:

Papers should be between ideally 3000-5000 words.
Book reviews should be between 1000-1200 words for single and/or double book reviews. Review articles should be above 2000 words with proper citations.

Style Sheet: APA

Submission: Follow the link to read the Submission Guidelines and submit at our new submission portal at http://rupkatha.com/review/index.php/rjis/about/submissions

Submission Deadline: October 31st

Publication: December, 2017.

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Inviting Proposal for Creating a New Journal

The AesthetixMS is inviting proposals for the creation of new academic journals from individuals, scholarly societies and institutions in any field. Write to the Publisher (contact@aesthetixms.com) with the following information:

  • Description of the proposed journal, name, broad discipline, its scope, global readership, frequency/size of the journal and type of articles to be published etc.
  • Academic and commercial Justification of the need for the proposed journal.
  • Availability of papers and funds.
  • A list of few existing journals in the same field.
  • Proposal for the management of the journal: editorial board, reviewers, availability of expertise in journal management etc.
  • Nature of the journal production: individuals joining AesthetixMS , societies or institutions collaborating with AesthetixMS.

New Submission Portal

We are receiving massive amount of submission from authors. We are grateful to you all for such massive response. However, it is creating some practical problems in handling the manuscripts. That is why we have created a new submission portal at HERE>>.

Features:

  • Authors will need to register first and then make the submission. This will also allow the authors to check the progress of their manuscripts. Authors have now also the option for expressing their interest in reviewing articles by mentioning their fields of specialization.
  • Scholars can register as reviewer.
  • Readers can register for new announcements.

We sincerely hope that you will like the arrangement. Please share your feedback with us.

Best wishes

Call for Papers for the Book on Narratives on Disables: Literature and Cinema

It is a matter of pleasure for me to inform you that we are going to publish an edited book (with ISBN) to be published by a New Delhi based reputed publisher. The books shall include original research papers based on narratives from literature and cinema on Disables.

The major area/topics for the research papers are:

  1. Indian/International Novels based upon Disability Issues 
  2. Books/Memoirs/ Short Stories/Long Stories pertaining to
    Disables
     
  3. Research/Survey made upon the plight of Disables 
  4. Biography/Autobiography of Disabled Hero(s) 
  5. Films exploring the issues related to Disables 
  6. Writings upon Disability and Dalit Literature
  1. Disability Literature In Translation
  1. Disability and Theater 
  1. Disability and Religion 
  1. Any other relevant topic 

You can send your original and plagiarism free research articles on above mentioned topics/themes. The papers should be ranging from 2000-10000 words typed in Times New Roman – 12 (1.5 spaced) and justified.

The paper must carry an abstract of 150-250 words, references/notes/bibliography and the authors’ introduction and affiliation information in about 50-80 words. This should be provided in single attachment at the end of the paper. For documentation please follow MLA 7th edition guidelines.

Every contributor shall pay Rs. 1500/- for his/her article. He/she will receive the hard copy through registered post at his/her address.
Please send your papers before 10 July 2017.

For any other information you can send an email at
rmbairagi@gmail.com or call on 8528943394.

Thank you

With regards

Dr. Mahesh Kumar Arora

Professor (English)

Department of Management and Humanities,

&

Head

Department of Disability Studies,

Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology (SLIET),

(Deemed University under MHRD, Govt. of India)

Longowal, Distt.: Sangrur

Punjab – 148106

&

Editor–in–Chief

Quote Unquote

International Journal of Language, Humanities & Management

ISSN: 2320–8759

(Included in UGC Latest List of Journals (6 June 2017))  

Co- Editor

Dr. Ritu Mohan Bairagi

Assistant Professor (English),

Department of Management and Humanities,

Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology (SLIET),

(Deemed University under MHRD, Govt. of India)

Longowal, Distt.: Sangrur

Punjab – 148106

INDIA

Email: rmbairagi@gmail.com

Mobile: +918528943394,+919464645664

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International Conference on “Interrogating Cultural Translation: Literature and Fine Arts in Translation”

International Conference on “Interrogating Cultural Translation: Literature and Fine Arts in Translation”

&

First International Conference of Caesurae Collective

Jointly organized by

Caesurae and Department of English, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore

21st to 23rd August, 2017

Concept Note & Cfp

The concept of Cultural Translation has been in vogue for the past few decades both in Translation studies as well as in Post-colonial studies. If one were to trace the emergence of this concept, it goes back to British Social anthropology. Talal Asad (1986) raising the issue of understanding other cultures in Anthropology, writes of it as an act of Translation, and explores the role of cultural difference and power relations in the course of Translation. In that sense, Talal Asad’s essay shares certain common concerns with post-colonial discourse/analysis, which also emerged in the 1980s. But it was not Asad’s article which triggered the extensive use of the word Cultural Translation in our academic discourse; it was rather an essay by Homi Bhabha (1994) in which he talks about the subjectivity of postcolonial writers/academics as a translated one. Harish Trivedi (2005) in his essay “Translating Culture Vs. Cultural Translation” expresses dissonance with the term cultural translation as defined by Homi Bhabha and argues against its use in our academic discourse. In spite of this caution, we find the word gaining currency to flag different kinds of transformations within a culture, or in cultural encounters where not necessarily just two languages/two texts are involved.

Call for Submission: Bharatiya Prajna: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Indian Studies

We are inviting articles, notes and book reviews for the Bharatiya Prajna: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Indian Studies (http://www.indianstudies.net/call-for-submission/) on the following broad areas. However we are open to inclusion of new topics/areas as per the scope of the journal:

  • Indian Cultural Traditions: Dharma, Religions, sects, belief systems, rituals etc.
  • Narrative Traditions: Poetry, literature, Oral traditions, katha traditions etc.
  • Visual Traditions: Art, architecture, folk painting etc. in various states
  • Performing Traditions: Music, dance, drama, folk theatre, etc.
  • Musical Traditions: ballads, tattvas, oggukatha in Telangana, Rajasthan’s tradition of singing the Ramayana and the Mahabharata etc.
  • Historical Traditions: Myths, Puranas, Chronicles, Accounts etc.

Submission Deadline: There is no deadline as we follow Continuous Publication Model. Once your article is reviewed and passed, we will publish it.

Publication Schedule: We follow continuous publication system and we start publishing the articles once the reviews are complete. In every quarter the articles will be clubbed together as an issue under a year (as Volume).

Contact: Send your submission of articles, notes and book reviews to the Chief Editor at chiefeditor@indianstudies.net and add a CC to submission@indianstudies.net.

Criteria for Consideration of Materials

Primary Criteria for Consideration for Peer Review: All the materials must meet the following criteria first. Otherwise, the materials will be rejected without formal review:

  • Originality: Original ideas, new areas explored while drawing upon existing scholarship.
  • Relevance: Topics must be relevant for discussion in the present context.
  • Interdisciplinarity: Interdisciplinary approach is a must.

Types of materials to be published:

Critical Articles: Minimum 3000 and maximum 5000 words (including citations, notes etc)
Notes: Of any length below 3000 words. [Write-up containing insights and new findings from already established scholars of high reputation in their fields. Citation may not be necessary]
Book Reviews: Reviews of books (not older than 2 years) relating to the thrust areas. Between 1000-1500 words.

Stylesheet: APA

Publication Fee: There is no publication fee for the inaugural issue.

Scope: Broad Areas

India a Cultural cauldron:

India is a pluralistic society with multiple cultures and languages. It believes in the Vedic aphorism “EkamSathviprahbahudavadanti”. As such it forges a unity while retaining its rich diversity. To project its catholic character it uses the word Dharma instead of religion to refer to any of its belief systems.So, we invite interdisciplinary discussion on belief-systems, religions, sects and rituals right from the prehistoric times to our modern period involving metaphysics, cultural anthropology, philosophy, arts and literature.

Indian Literature and Languages:

India has a vast sub-area under this category ranging from Sanskrit, Pali, Prakrit, Tamil, the regional languages from the ancient times, Persian and Urdu from the medieval times and English from the modern period. Vast bodies of literature were produced in these languages with separate character and identities. The journal does not invite articles on simply social picture etc; rather it welcomes articles and notes that address interdisciplinary discussion of the issues and themes involved in the production and reception of literature. We are particularly interested in discussion of the representation and contextualization of Indian visual and performing arts in literature. Other big areas are—issues relating to gender, ethnicity, and environment. Our focal points of discussion are interrelationships of Indian bodies of literature in various languages and the impact of Islamic and western intervention on these traditions.

Indian Visual Arts at Interdisciplinary Cross-roads:

Indian arts—painting, sculpture, architecture, evolving from distant past went through transformation and modification at various states (engineered by many collective and individual forces). In our times, with the advent of the digital media, Indian visual arts are being presented, represented, used and received in unprecedented ways. Apart from aesthetic appreciation, the reception and representation has much to do with identity, ethnicity and culture. This has also made it necessary to shed new light on the actual contexts, conditions and reception of art. Bharatiya Prajna welcomes submission on these varied areas with the key aim of exploring the Indian tradition and how Indian arts progressed through various interdisciplinary exchanges. Authors are encouraged particularly to undertake critical engagement with the iconography for exploring the cultural aspects of the times and evolution of responses to them. They are also encouraged to critically discuss the aesthetic theories associated with the arts and the scientific principles and techniques followed by the artists and artisans.

 Indian Performing Arts:

Before the introduction of the print media, literature in the subcontinent was mainly an art of performance aided by visual media and music. In course of time many of them have lost their classical character and acquired a symbiotic relationship with the popular folk and rustic levels. Even though signs of regeneration were visible in the 18th century, the arrival of western education which depended heavily on the supposed superiority of the written word impacted the growth of the indigenous native art forms. The amazing skills of the performers received less attention. Still, the power of real India lay always in its power to preserve what is essentially ‘Indian’, that is, the spirit of the people who somehow managed to keep the traditions alive.

In this section, we welcome submission on these questions primarily and in-depth study into the art-forms for the purpose recording the lost arts as history and for showcasing whatever are still in existence. Of course, we are interested in modern forms which evolved from the Indian tradition with active interaction with the western tradition. But mere discussion for the sake of publication and promotion is discouraged. We welcome submission on all forms of performing arts: dance, drama, recitation, puppetry, martial arts, rituals etc.

Indian (His)Stories:

The subcontinent has attracted the peoples of distant places since time immemorial for various reasons. Its rich diversity and its myths and legends in epics and other literary sources fascinated and allured many minds. Over the ages the stories were contextualized over a vast region and they went though such mutative transformation that in many cases they became unrecognizable from the sources. With few exceptions the writing of history as a separate discipline started much later with the introduction of western education under the influence of the European Enlightenment. But the weight of the Indian tradition of storytelling has been such that even modern historians could not ignore them nor could they totally rejecting them.

In this section we welcome submission on the representation of India in all eras—right from the ancient to our modern times. We also welcome authoritative articles on the recent researches in the history and archaeology of the subcontinent.

Indian Music:

The soul of India lies in the collective harmony of many traditions of music created and carried forward from the past in different parts of the continent. We want to discuss all forms of music and musical instruments and analyze them from the interdisciplinary perspective. We invite theoretical discussion of the traditions and of the arts of the masters with special focus on the theme of originality, variety and individuality.

CFP: The Chitrolekha Journal on Art and Design

The Chitrolekha Journal on Art and Design is a scholarly platform for discussions on the evolution and intercategorial development of art and design. The journal explores arts both as a mode of signaling as well as being in an ontological sense. The mystery of the first arts of our ancestors intrigues us today, from a scientific as much as an aesthetic perspective. Similarly the future of arts leads us to think of things quite unknown to us. The scope of the journal therefore, will be open-ended so as to be able to incorporate and address emerging areas in human arts and sciences. Research papers on any of the following broad areas can be submitted:

  • History and Prehistory of Art
  • Visual Studies
  • Performance Arts
  • Intersections
  • Art and Religion
  • Art and Technology
  • Design and Culture
  • Art, Ecology, Environment
  • Contemporary Art
  • Commercial design aesthetics
  • Textiles, Fashion, Perishable Arts
  • Handicrafts and Heritage Preservation & Management

Publication Schedule: We follow Continuous Publication model and we start publishing articles once the reviews are complete. In every quarter the articles will be clubbed together as an issue under a year (as Volume).

Submission Deadline: There is no deadline as we follow Continuous Publication model. Once the article is reviewed and passed, we will publish it.

Contact: Send your submission the Section Editors at ttm1974 [AT] gmail.com and/or editor [AT] chitrolekha.com

Submission Guidelines: Please follow the Guidelines here>>

Editor Needed for Indian Studies Journal

We are inviting applications from established scholars for the position of Editor for Bharatiya Prajna: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Indian Studies (ISSN 2456-1347, DOI: 10.21659/bp).

Essential Qualifications:
Employed teacher in English literature/ Linguistics/ Comparative Literature in a reputed institution
Publication of at least 5 papers in reputed journals.
Basic Computer Operation: MS Word, Email, working knowledge of the Web

The Tasks:
Looking after the submission process, review, selection and coordinating with the Chief Editor

Remuneration:
No remuneration. The service is voluntary.

Contact
Please send your detailed CV to the Publisher at contact@aesthetixms.com

CFP: Rupkatha Journal

We are inviting articles on the Focus Area and the General Areas for the Vol. IX, No. 1, 2017.

Focus Area: “Technocracy, War and Walls in Art and Literature

Details at http://rupkatha.com/callforpapers.php

General Areas:

Papers can be submitted on any topic on,

  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literature and Arts
  • Digital Humanities: Arts, Literature and the Digital Media
  • Cultural Studies
  • Emerging Critical Theories involving Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Performance Studies
  • Gender Studies: critical discussion, case study, survey
  • Aesthetic Studies: critical discussion, casestudy, computational analysis
  • Astro-aesthetics, Architecture and Astronomy, Archaeoastronomy
  • Environmental Studies and the theories of Evolution
  • Animal Studies: Ethics, Aesthetics, Sports, Civilization and Biodiversity
  • Visual Arts (including photograhy)
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching and Education
  • Megalith & Rock Art Studies
  • Molecular Aesthetics

Word-limit:

Papers should be between ideally 3000-5000 words.
Book reviews should be between 1000-1200 words for single and/or double book reviews. Review articles should be above 2000 words with proper citations.

Style Sheet: APA [Read the Submission Guidelines]

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2017.

Article Status Update: by May 30, 2017. [Please do not send any query about acceptance or rejection before this date.]

Publication: June, 2017.

Fellowship at the University of Guanahuato, Mexico

Faculty in Computer Science, Electronics and Social Science at the University of Guanajuato, Mexico are looking for post-doctoral fellows.
Visiting fellows receive airfare, and monthly stipend of US $1300. Appointment is for one year and renewable for a second year. Appointment is subject to project approval by CONACYT, Federal Education Secretariat of Mexico.
Essential Qualifications:
Fellowship 1: PhD in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering.
Fellowship 2: Social Sciences
Deadline: 4th March 2017.
Contact: Send direct e-mail applications and brief CV (with mention of year in which PhD degree was acquired) to tirtha@ugto.mx
Tirtha Prasad Mukhopadhyay PhD
Profesor Asociadoy
Miembro de Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (Nivel I)
CONACYT, Mexico.
Departamento de Arte y Empresa
Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico

CFP: Bhatter College Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies

Call for Papers

Under Continuous Publication Model

We are inviting papers and book reviews on any topic under the following broad disciplines throughout the year. Once the review process of the individual articles is completed, we will publish the articles throughout the year. As per the volume of contents, the articles will make an issue. At the end of the year the issues will be printed as a Volume.

Broad Disciplines:

  • Humanities: Sanskrit, Bengali, English, Music
  • Social Sciences: History, Archaeology, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science, Public Administration, Education, Sociology, Sports Studies (Physical Education)
  • Management and Commerce: Commerce, Accountancy, Rural Management
  • Pure Sciences: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science
  • Research Methodology
  • Vocational and technical Education

Content Types

We consider the following content types for publication:

  • Critical papers: Full-fledged critical articles (3000-5000 words).
  • Research findings: Reports from researches already under process may be sent as interim report (1000-2000 words).
  • Surveys: Findings from survey as critical report may be submitted (2000-3000 words).
  • Short communications: Scholarly findings or new insights into some area may be sent (1000-1500 words).
  • Conference/seminar papers: Conference/seminar papers (minimum 2000 words) may be submitted provided that the permission is taken from the organizers
  • Review of books not older than 2 years (500+ words)
Languages

English, Bengali, Sanskrit

How to Submit:

Submission should be made through e-mail only with word/doc. attachment to the Chief Editor at principal@bhattercollege.ac.in or to the Managing Editor at publish@bhattercollege.ac.in. Submission through hard manuscript form or hard format will not be entertained.

Submission Deadline

Since we follow Continuous Publication Model, there is no deadline of submission. Once the review of the submitted articles is complete, we will publish the papers under an issue following four-month unit.

Contact

Please contact Chief Editor at principal@bhattercollege.ac.in or Managing Editor for queries at publish@bhattercollege.ac.in.

CFP on General Areas and Focus on Cohen-Dylan

Dear Subscribers,

We are very happy to inform you that the Rupkatha Journal has been approved by the UGC and included in the UGC Journal List.

Last month we were informed by Elsevier that Scopus will continue the coverage of the journal in its index in 2017.

In 2016 we became a member of Crossref (www.crossref.org) and we are assigning DOIs. Whenever you use any article, please use DOI.

We have published a new issue few days back. Now we are inviting papers and book reviews on the General Areas of our journal and on the Focus area on Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan. Please find the details below:

Focus Area: “Cohen-Dylan”

We are inviting critical articles on the lives, works and times of Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan.

To be guest-edited by

Prof. Sudev Pratim Basu, Ph D
Associate Professor of English, Department of English & Modern European Languages, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan.

General Areas:

Papers can be submitted on any topic on,

  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literature and Arts
  • Digital Humanities: Arts, Literature and the Digital Media
  • Cultural Studies
  • Emerging Critical Theories involving Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Performance Studies
  • Gender Studies: critical discussion, case study, survey
  • Aesthetic Studies: critical discussion, casestudy, computational analysis
  • Astro-aesthetics, Architecture and Astronomy, Archaeoastronomy
  • Environmental Studies and the theories of Evolution
  • Animal Studies: Ethics, Aesthetics, Sports, Civilization and Biodiversity
  • Visual Arts (including photograhy)
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching and Education
  • Megalith & Rock Art Studies
  • Molecular Aesthetics

Word-limit:

Papers should be between ideally 3000-5000 words.
Book reviews should be between 1000-1200 words for single and/or double book reviews. Review articles should be above 2000 words with proper citations.

Style Sheet: APA [Read the Submission Guidelines]

Submission Deadline: February 15, 2017.

Article Status Update: by March 15, 2017. [Please do not send any query about acceptance or rejection before this date.]

Publication: Last week of March, 2017.

Call for Papers: Cohen-Dylan in Focus

We are inviting articles on the Focus Area and the General Areas for the Vol. IX, No. 1, 2017.

Focus Area: “Cohen-Dylan”

We are inviting critical articles on the lives, works and times of Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan.

General Areas:

Papers can be submitted on any topic on,

  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literature and Arts
  • Digital Humanities: Arts, Literature and the Digital Media
  • Cultural Studies
  • Emerging Critical Theories involving Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Performance Studies
  • Gender Studies: critical discussion, case study, survey
  • Aesthetic Studies: critical discussion, casestudy, computational analysis
  • Astro-aesthetics, Architecture and Astronomy, Archaeoastronomy
  • Environmental Studies and the theories of Evolution
  • Animal Studies: Ethics, Aesthetics, Sports, Civilization and Biodiversity
  • Visual Arts (including photograhy)
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching and Education
  • Megalith & Rock Art Studies
  • Molecular Aesthetics

Word-limit:

Papers should be between ideally 3000-5000 words.
Book reviews should be between 1000-1200 words for single and/or double book reviews. Review articles should be above 2000 words with proper citations.

Style Sheet: APA [Read the Submission Guidelines]

Submission Deadline: February 15, 2017.

Article Status Update: by March 15, 2017. [Please do not send any query about acceptance or rejection before this date.]

Publication: Last week of March, 2017.

CONFERENCE ON “PEN, PAIN AND WRITING: (RE)THINKING LINKS, CONNECTIVES AND NEGOTIATIONS”

SALESIAN COLLEGE, SILIGURI  Presents TWO-DAY NATIONAL CONFERENCE January 06 and 07, 2017 ON “PEN, PAIN AND WRITING: (RE)THINKING LINKS, CONNECTIVES AND NEGOTIATIONS”

Organized by:

Department of English, Salesian College, Siliguri Campus

About the College

Salesian College is a Government recognized minority educational institution of the Catholic Church, run by Salesians of Don Bosco, Kolkata Province where over 1400 students do their regular B.A., B.Com & B.Sc studies under the North Bengal University. The college was established in Shillong, in 1933, and then was shifted to Sonada, in 1938. It comes under section 2(f) and 12 (B) of UGC Act, 1956. Salesian College, Siliguri campus was inaugurated on 9th July 2009. On 26 February 2010 Salesian College was conferred the status of a College with Potential for Excellence (CPE) by UGC, New Delhi and in March 2012, the College was re-accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade (CGPA of 3.16 out of 4) and the institution became the first one to receive such grade under the University of North Bengal. Apart from offering academic and skill-based courses for the students, the college also runs Salesian Publications, Salesian Research Institute and Salesian Translation Centre.

Concept Note for the Conference

The concept of writing since its earliest roots, be it in the Indian or European context, has gone through many significant changes and so has changed its role, significance and relation to society. Similarly, its conceptual relation to the use of pen has also changed. When writing is seen as an attempt at creative act(ion), pen has been seen as the enabling medium through which one achieves such creational power. However, with the shift from the humanist trend towards post-structuralism the concept of such creational power comes under critical enquiry and the same concept of writing emerges in newer ways, and so alters the concept and role of pen as well. The meeting of post-structuralism and feminism enabled pen to be seen as a metaphorical penis and how writing as a creational act(ion) has always remained a male-dominated activity whereby literary production also remains operative within the phallogocentric structures. Thus, the French feminists were able to develop the concept of ecriture feminine with the aim of shifting the focus from the structures of male literary production and claiming an autonomy of women’s writing, and as such the same pen was now used to disrupt the phallocentric values associated with it. Similarly, with the move towards postcoloniality writing comes to be seen as inextricably linked with the dominant power structures the circulation of which remains linked with the empire itself and so remains the circulation, recognition and dissemination of writing itself. Thus, ‘writing-back’ becomes a crucial concept and strategic move for the postcolonial nations as an attempt at re-defining, re-framing and re-claiming the canon itself. The entry into the neo-capitalist structures of global market economy enabled one to view writing and pen also in terms of the concepts of ownership, property and consumption, whereby the creative act(ion) ofwriting also was seen as a production which remains inextricably linked with the dominant reiterative structures of market economy. In the contemporary times also, when the boundary between the real and virtual seems to have blurred, writing has shifted into a realm of hyper-real simulative act(ion) where the pen itself has been digitized into mouse, pointer and keyboard. Writing in such a new world of technoscience and cyborgs thus becomes a problematic memory to be re-membered in the sense it was conceptualized in the previous ages, since it now suggests a future too alien to be anticipatable here and now. When seen in this light, the concept of “pain” emerges as something which cannot be limited within any singular definition, but remains always shifting, always evolving. As such, any attempt at representing “pain” through writing remains operative within such shifting zones. Then, how can the concept of “pain” be (re)presented? Can the concept of “pain” be seen as enabling, as something positive, or as something which can be also desired? How can writing, with its own structure, rules and regulations, capture or reflect the experience of pain? What are the limits of such conceptualizations, links, connectives and negotiations?

This conference thus aims at inviting new, innovative and critical approaches from all branches of discipline to re-consider, enquire and re-view the relation between pen, pain and writing through different angles or to problematize the same already existing views in newer ways. Focusing as an interdisciplinary conference, papers are thus invited from all disciplines to analyze, critique and contribute in reconceptualizing the role and relation of pen, pain and writing.

Plenary Speakers

Some of the key speakers (among others) the conference looks forward to have are:

Anirban Das (key-note speaker)

(Department of Cultural Studies, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta)

http://www.cssscal.org/anirban_das_contact.html

 Amrit Sen

(Department of English, Visva-Bharati University)

http://www.visva-bharati.ac.in/Faculty/faculties/Bhasha-Bhavana/omel/amrit-sen.htm/

 Ranjan Ghosh

(Department of English, North Bengal University)

http://www.ranjanghosh.com/

 Rafat Ali

(Department of English, Jadavpur University)

http://www.jaduniv.edu.in/profile.php?uid=157


                                                     Call for Papers

Original research papers are thus invited to discuss issues (though not exhaustively) related to:

  • conceptualizing pain in psychoanalysis
  • writing the body in/and feminisms, queer theory and masculinity studies
  • magic, fantasy and children’s literature
  • digital age and the changing role of pen
  • (re)conceptualizing history and writing the past
  • pen and the politics of the ‘social’ and everyday life
  • writing, textuality, representation and experience

Presenters who feel that they can contribute with their ideas in this conference may submit an abstract of approximately 300 words by November 30, 2016. The conference will be held on 6th and 7th January, 2017 at Salesian College, Siliguri Campus. The final papers will have to be submitted by December 30, 2016. There is limited amount of financial support (for travel allowance) for some selected papers whose presenters will be coming from outside North Bengal. Abstracts of 300 words mentioning key terms and followed by a brief Bio note (in 50 words) may be submitted at salesianconference@gmail.com and principal@salesiancollege.net. Abstracts should be in 12 point size, font Times New Roman and no use of footnotes is allowed in the Abstracts.

For any queries please write to the above email addresses or contact the names mentioned below:

Mr. Peter Lepcha, HoD, Department of English, Salesian College, Siliguri Campus

petemeinrad@yahoo.co.in

 Ms. Kasturi Ghosh, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Salesian College, Siliguri Campus

bujaig@gmail.com

Mr. Subro Saha, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Salesian College, Siliguri Campus

subhro129@gmail.com

Format of the final paper:

  • Abstract: 500 words; font should be Times New Roman point 12; 1.5 line spacing; Alignment: Justified
  • Papers: no more than 3000 words, including footnotes and references
  • Abstracts and papers must be submitted as MS Word documents at salesianconference@gmail.com and principal@salesiancollege.net.

Some significant points:

  • Submission of Abstracts: on or before 30 November, 2016
  • Acceptance Notification: 5 December, 2016
  • Submission of Full Length Research Paper: by 30 December, 2016
  • Registration Date: 2 January, 2016
  • Registration Fee: Rs. 1000 (for academicians, scholars, professionals) Rs. 500 (for students)
  • The Registration Fee includes a seminar kit, writing pad with pen, a copy of conference schedule, and two day’s refreshments and lunch
  • Certificates for paper-presentation/participation would be handed over in the valedictory session of the Seminar.
  • The selected complete papers will be published as an edited volume with ISSN number.
Organizing Committee

 Patron

Fr. (Dr.) Mathew Pulingathil SDB, Rector, Salesian College, Siliguri.

 Conference Convener

Fr. (Prof.) George Thadathil, Principal, Salesian College.

 Conference Co-conveners

Fr. (Dr.) George Chempakathinal SDB, Vice-Principal, Salesian College, Siliguri

Fr. Aju Kurian SDB, Vice-Principal, Salesian College, Siliguri

 Bursar

Fr. Mathew Panapurayil SDB

 Conference Coordinator

Mr. Subro Saha, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Salesian College, Siliguri

 Committee Chairperson

Mr. Peter Lepcha, Head, Department of English, Salesian College, Siliguri

 Executive members

Ms. Kasturi Ghosh, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Salesian College, Siliguri

Ms. Swagata Singha Ray, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Salesian College, Siliguri

Ms. Donna Mukhia, Lecturer, Department of English, Salesian College, Siliguri

 Event Coordinators

Mr. Sandip Singh, Head, Department of Management Studies, Salesian College, Siliguri

Mr. Patrick Johnson, Campus Coordinator, Salesian College, Siliguri.

 Committee Members

Mr. Biju Mathew, Head, Department of Political Science, Salesian College, Siliguri

Mr. Susweta Acharya Datta, Head, Department of Psychology, Salesian College, Siliguri

Mr. Bhaskar Malu, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Salesian College, Siliguri

Mr. Bipul Chettri, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Salesian College, Siliguri

 Coverage & Reporting

Dr. Urbi Ghosh, Head, Department of Mass Communication & Journalism, Salesian College, Siliguri

Ms. Rochelle Ann Lepcha, Assistant Professor, Department of Mass Communication & Journalism, Salesian College, Siliguri

Mr. Mohammad Johaed, Lecturer, Department of Mass Communication & Journalism, Salesian College, Siliguri

 

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