Deadline: 15 July 2012
Plethora of books and a bulk of critical anthologies have been published worldwide by researchers, academia, and critics since Naipaul and Rushdie were awarded the Booker Prize in 1971 and 1981 respectively for their respective works— In A Free State and Midnight’s Children.
However, the present volume will look for the scholarly, authentic and unpublished papers and articles on the same in the light of the latest theoretical framework that have been, we think, overlooked by Indian academia. It is a big hiatus and the lacuna is— globalization and cosmopolitanism.
THEMATIC FOCUS OF THE VOLUME:
Globalization involves the movement of capital across borders, dissolution of nation-state borders (in economic, of not geographic terms) and it collapses all the existing geo-political boundaries created by human beings. But the writers of Indian diaspora negotiating the various “cultures of the world” and taking the visa of being cosmopolitan after having passport from India. Naipaul’s journey of travelogues begins right from The Middle Passage (1962), the first book length work of non-fiction, which encapsulates the journey of five major postcolonial societies, to The Masque of Africa (2010) which produces the ‘glimpse of African Belief’ via India to see the “ darkness”, “wounded civilization” and “million mutinies”.
Rushdie’s exuberant narrative and his far-ranging thematic development of alienation, exile, political strife, and the dehumanizing effects of popular culture have displayed his mixed critical and creative perspective on the contemporary global issues—Kashmir issue, Babri masque demolition in India or 9/11 attacks in the USA.
A renowned publisher will publish the volume with an ISBN (International Standard Book Number).
• Paper size: A4, 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 adhere to the MLA style Seventh Edition (Only Author-Date or Number System) strictly. Don’t use Foot Notes, Use End Notes
• Titles of books: Italics.
• Titles of articles from journals and books: “quoted”.
• Articles should be submitted as MS Word 2007 or 2010 attachments only.
• The paper should not usually exceed 15 pages maximum, 12 pages minimum in 1.5 lines spacing.
MODE OF SUBMISSION:
Each contributor is advised to send full paper with brief bio-note, declaration and abstract as a single MS-Word 2007 email attachments to my email addresses: email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org up to 15th July 2012.
All submissions will be sent for blind peer reviewing. Final selection will be made only if the papers are approved for publication by the referees. The details of the selection of your paper will be referred to you telephonically or on your email. The executive editor has the right to make indispensable expurgation of selected papers for the sake of conceptual clarity and structuring. Non-selected papers will not be sent back to the donor in any form. So, all contributors are counseled to keep a copy of their submission with them. Each contributor will get a free complimentary copy from editors.
Contributors are advised to abide by to austere academic ethics with respect to acknowledgment of original ideas from others. The editors will not be liable for any such lapse of the contributor. All submissions should be innovative and must be supplemented by a declaration that it is an original work and has not been published anywhere else. It will be your lone accountability for such lapses, if any. Neither editors, nor publisher will be responsible for it.
Ajay K Chaubey (Ph D on V S Naipaul)
BBD University, Faizabad Road
Cell: +91 9616227074
Janmejay Tiwari (Ph D on Salman Rushdie)
Dept of English,
LDC Institute of Technical Studies, Allahabad
Cell: +91 9415687280
For inquiries/ submissions: email@example.com
Call for Critical Essays - 21st Century Responses to V S Naipaul and Salman Rushdie: A Critical Acumen in Globalization and Cosmopolitanism
16 May 2012Call for Critical Essays - 21st Century Responses to V S Naipaul and Salman Rushdie: A Critical Acumen in Globalization and Cosmopolitanism