From Russia with Love: A Critical Reader [25 Sept 2011]

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Dr Amit Sarwal, Asst. Prof., Department of English, Rajdhani College (University of Delhi), New Delhi
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Call for Papers

From Russia with Love: A Critical Reader

Edited by Amit Sarwal

During the last few years college / university curriculum in India has opened up to adjust new literatures of which Spy thriller is an integral part. Since this shift to include such emerging areas of study is very recent in the Indian context, we still lack the essential Readers or critical books designed particularly to cater to the needs of Indian teachers and students.

I am looking to cover the following issues but feel free to suggest more: plot and theme of the novel; major and minor characters; cold war and terrorism; landscape; travel; reception of the novel; gender and sexuality; race, ethnicity and nationality; comparison between the novel and the film; and approaching Bond text.

1. Articles published recently in refereed journals / books are also welcome with due permission from the Editor / Publisher.
2. Please attach a short biographical note (100 words max) mentioning your designation, university/institute, area of study, academic interests and relevant publications.
3. Include contact information (your postal and preferred email address, phone and fax numbers) for correspondence.
4. The publisher will provide each contributor with a complimentary contributor's copy of the book.

Important Points:
Submission Deadline: 25 September 2011; Word Limit: 5000 to 7000 words (MS Word); Style: MLA (with Works Cited)

Please feel free to send your queries and articles through email to:

About the Editor
Amit Sarwal is Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Rajdhani College (University of Delhi), India. He was an Honorary Visiting Scholar (2006-2007) at National Centre for Australian Studies and School of Political Science and Inquiry, Monash University as an Endeavour Asia Award winner. He has a PhD in South Asian Diaspora Literature in Australia from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His areas of interest include South Asian Diaspora Literature, Australian Literature and Popular Fiction on which he has published. He has co-edited English Studies, Indian Perspectives (2006) with Makarand Paranjape and Aneeta Rajendran; Australian Studies Now (2007) with Andrew Hassam; Creative Nation: Australian Cinema and Cultural Studies Reader (2009) and Reading Down Under: Australian Literary Studies Reader (2009) with Reema Sarwal; and Australian Made: A Multicultural Reader (2010) with Sonia Mycak.