"Linguistic Criticism and Literary Studies: Theory and Practice" June 30, 2013 - Book

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Dr. Prashant Mishra and Dr. Susanta Kumar Bardhan
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Linguistic Criticism and Literary Studies: Theory and Practice

With the growth of Linguistics in the 20th century, its applications extended to various other domains of study including Literature. Earlier subjective and impressionistic techniques were employed to elucidate a literary text and biographical, historical, moral, philosophical, psychological and religious and such other thematic aspects and considerations have been taken into account to understand the meaning of a text. However, heavy reliance on extra-textual information many times takes critics astray from the real intent of the text. With the emergence of Linguistics in the twentieth century, it has been felt that the language which constitutes a text too can contribute to understanding the signification of a text. Eliot's Impersonal theory, New Criticism, Practical Criticism, Russian Formalism and Structuralism all regarded a work of art as an autonomous entity. These schools gave primacy to the interpretation of words on a page and paved the way for linguistic criticism that regarded literature as an objective independent phenomenon and preferred empirical and analytical tools to interpret a text objectively. Linguistic criticism later on advanced into stylistics, pragmatics and many more interdisciplinary studies affecting the interpretation and teaching of literature.. We would like the contributors to divide their articles in two parts – the first part should deal with the concept and the theory and the second part should deal with the practice and application of the theory on a particular text. The proposed anthology invites scholarly contributions from scholars to cover the following topics:

• Stylistics
• Semantics & Pragmatics
• Pragmatic Stylistics
• Practical Criticism
• Cohesive devices used in a text
• Linguistics and Narratology
• Speech Act Theory
• Politeness Maxims
• Discourse Analysis and Text Linguistics
• Halliday's concept of Text and context
• Linguistics and Translation studies
• Sanskrit Linguistics and Poetics ( e.g. theory of Vakrokti)
• Socio-linguistics and its application in literary criticism
• Linguistic Criticism and the Teaching of Literature

Editing Requirements:

Paper size: A4, Font & size: Times New Roman 12, Spacing: Single line, Margin of 1 inch on all four sides.
Title of the paper: bold, title case (Capitalize each word), centered.
Text of the paper: justified.
References: Please follow MLA style strictly.
Don't use Foot Notes. Instead use End Notes.
Titles of books: Italics.
Titles of articles from journals and books: "quoted".
Articles should be submitted as MS Word 2007 attachments only.
The paper should not usually exceed 15 pages maximum, 8 pages minimum in single spacing.
Each paper must be accompanied by a declaration that it is an original work and has not been published anywhere else or send for publication.
The papers pertaining to areas mentioned above and the other relevant ones and a brief bio-note, declaration and abstract should be submitted electronically in MSWord e-mail attachments to the editors at their e-mail addresses: drprashant_mishra@yahoo.co.in and bardhansk@g.mail.com not later than 30th June 2013.
The papers submitted should be serious studies contributing new knowledge or innovative critical perspectives on the subject explored. All papers submitted should be original, neither having been previously published nor being considered elsewhere at the time of submission.
Please indicate 'Paper Submitted for 'An Anthology on Linguistic Criticism' in the subject line of all E-mail correspondence.
The volume will be published with an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) by a reputed publisher and all the contributors will get a complimentary copy of the book.
All submissions will be sent for blind peer reviewing. Final selection will be made only if the papers are recommended for publication by the reviewers. The details of the selection of your paper will be informed to you through your e-mail.
Last date for submission: 30 June. 2013.