Special journal issue on Salman Rushdie, deadlines 3/30 and 7/15

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South Asian Review (journal of the South Asian Literary Association, an Allied Organization of the MLA
contact email: 
chauhanp@comcast.net

The juried journal of the South Asian Literary Association, invites
submissions for its 2013 Special Topic Issue, Volume 34, Number 1, devoted to Salman Rushdie’s literary career, thought, and artistry. Born in the year of India’s Independence, and now arrived at 65, Rushdie has recently published his long-awaited account of missing years, Joseph Anton: A Memoir. The title Joseph (Conrad) Anton (Chekov) offers some clues to the literary masters of his soul. It seems we have arrived at the appropriate moment to take stock of Salman Rushdie’s literary status and unique achievement.
The special issue devoted to his work in many genres aims at a
summative assessment of Rushdie’s achievement as a story-writer,
fabulator, allegorist, myth-maker, and political commentator on
post-national societies. The articles invited may limit themselves
exclusively to a single genre of Rushdie’s writing, a group of works,
or a combination of forms. Since his travel writing and essays have
escaped critical attention, the journal welcomes articles on such
works as well. Suggested topics of interest may include:
• Children of Midnight’s Children (Problems of Diaspora, Hybridity,
Identity, Gender, and Sexuality)
• The Most Important Work of Rushdie: A Comparative Estimate
• Rushdie and Naipaul (or any other novelist)
• Rushdie’s Complicity with Market Forces
(Brennan, Ahmad, and Trivedi)
• Rushdie and Women
• Rushdie, Postcoloniality and Postmodernity
• Rushdie’s Historiography and New Historicism
• Midnight’s Children as an Epic Novel
• Any significant Rushdie topic of your choice
Letters of interest and a brief cv by March 30. Finished articles of
4,500-7,500 words, prepared in accordance with the MLA style (7th
ed.), along with abstracts of approximately 100 words and
biographical notes of approximately 50 words, should be received
electronically by July 15, 2013.

Professor P. S. Chauhan
Executive Editor, South Asian Review
Arcadia University
420 S. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038-3295 (USA)
Phone: + 215-572-2146 chauhanp@comcast.net

cfp categories: 
american
childrens_literature
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
postcolonial
twentieth_century_and_beyond