Fourth world writings in English after 1947 until 1990

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Dr. Neerja Arun
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Submissions are invited for a collection of critical essays on Fourth world writings in English after 1947 until 1990. At the inaugural meeting of the World Council of Indigenous Peoples (WCIP), George Manuel introduced the concept of The Fourth World, a phrase employed to describe indigenous minorities throughout the earth. As the 1980s progress, modern nation states are increasingly being forced to come to terms with their indigenous minorities. The Laplanders of Finland, the Indians of Peru, and the Inuit of Canada are no longer articulating their aims and grievances solely through appeals to their respective national governments. In a process hastened by the constant improvements in electronic and satellite communications, there is a trend towards indigenous collectivity on a global scale.
This is a call for papers relating to discuss in detail both the nature and the extent of Fourth world writings in English after 1947 until 1990. In the papers following specific issues are to be addressed:

1.. the manner in which this literature represents the social world around it;
2.. the role which it plays in articulating the Fourth World
3.. contemporary Fourth World writers' identity;
4.. the relationship between Fourth World writing and other forms of English literature of the said time.

Submissions are invited that address these issues, structured in the form of a brief essay. Forum contributions should not exceed 1300-1500 words for the body of the text (and should not exceed 2500 words with footnotes). Please refer to the MLA style guide for the correct footnote form. We accept analyses in all disciplines, but those with an innovative approach that cross disciplines and national borders are especially welcome. Editor will accept submissions as e-mail attachments to The deadline for abstracts submissions is July 14, 2010.