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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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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.

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.

Publish Scholarly Conferences with Rupkatha

The Rupkatha Journal is inviting proposals for Conference Publication from higher education institutions, departments and scholarly societies. We promise to offer highly innovative ways of publishing conference proceedings following the international norms. However, we want to publish only bona fide conferences organized solely for the purpose of advancing researches.

Know more at http://rupkatha.com/conference-publishing.php

Areas

  • 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 photography)
  • Megalith & Rock Art Studies
  • Molecular Aesthetics

Features:

  • Conferences will be indexed by Elsevier Scopus
  • Proceedings can be published either as a Special Issue or Conference Issue, which will be guest-edited by person/s designated by the conference organizers. The organizers will bear the responsibility of peer-review. However, we will cross-check for plagiarism and monitor quality at the last level of review.
  • Each item will be assigned DOI.

Commercial Conference organizers are advised not to contact us, for we will not publish bogus conference proceedings.

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NEW CFP: Rupkatha Journal

We are inviting articles on the Focus Area and the General Areas for the Vol. VIII, No. 4, 2016. Read the full details here>>

Focus Area: “The Human Sciences initiatives”

The journal has taken the initiative to encourage cross-disciplinary studies of culture, art, and the human intellectual heritage in the context of a changing world. The research community has evolved a positivist and a historiographically situated perspective for the understanding of our culture. The humanist drive has been interpreted in terms of cognition, behavior, and patterns of collectives and representation. We invite you to contribute frontline research analyses on the nature and impact of human cultural, artistic and narrative achievements based on the new sciences.

General Areas:

Papers can be submitted on any topic on,

New CFP: Rupkatha Journal for Open Issue

New CFP: Vol. 8, No. 1, 2016 for the Open Issue

The Rupkatha Journal (www.rupkatha.com) is inviting papers for its Open Issue to be published in March, 2016. 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 3000-5000 words.
  • Book reviews should be between 1000-1200 words for single and/or double book reviews.

Style Sheet: APA [Read the Submission Guidelines]

  • Submission Deadline: January 31, 2016.
  • Article Status Update: by February 15, 2016. [Please do not send any query about acceptance or rejection February 15 ]
  • Publication: March, 2016.

Contact: Please send your submission to editor@rupkatha.com. (And rupkathajournal@gmail.com if you dont get a confirmation after 3 days).