GENDERING THE NARRATIVE: INDIAN ENGLISH FICTION AND GENDER DISCOURSE

full name / name of organization: 
DR. NIBEDITA MUKHERJEE
contact email: 
nibedita.english@gmail.com

CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS

GENDERING THE NARRATIVE: INDIAN ENGLISH FICTION AND GENDER DISCOURSE

Dr. Nibedita Mukherjee

No Contribution/Subscription fees. Papers will be accepted and published free of cost and only on the basis of quality and each contributor will get a free complimentary copy from publisher

Literature has evolved as a cultural construct dependent upon the socio-political condition of the nation. This challenges the earlier notion that since fiction ( specifically the novel) was of Western origin so Indian English fiction evolved more as an imitation of the colonial culture. However, a study of Indian literature (in the varied regional tongues) reveals that fiction possessed an ancient nativity and it was only a matter of time and exposure that it gained popularity amongst the English authors. A specific aspect of this fiction was the concern with the gender problems. Initially the Indian English fiction reflected a concern with feminist issues for various socio-political reasons. So women-centric fiction was written throwing light upon the various ignored issues. As time passed the “women question” was replaced by the “gender awareness” which stretched beyond the merely female-issues and included also the third gender. The present anthology is an endeavour to study these varied issues which are now challenging the hitherto male-dominated society.

Proposed Publisher:

The volume will be published with an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) by a renowned publisher.

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. Font & size: Times New Roman 12.
• References: Please follow MLA style (Only Author-Date or Number System) strictly. Don’t use Foot Notes. Instead use End Notes.
• Articles should be submitted as MS Word 2003-2007attachments only.
• The paper should not usually exceed 14 pages maximum, 5 pages minimum in single spacing.
• Each paper must be accompanied by i) A declaration that it is an original work and has not been published anywhere else or send for publication ii) Abstract of paper about 100-200 words and iii) A short bio-note of the contributor(s) indicating name, institutional affiliation, brief career history, postal address, mobile number and e-mail, in a single attachment.

Mode of Submission:

Each contributor is advised to send full paper with brief bio-note, declaration and abstract as a single MS-Word email attachments to email addresses: nibedita.english@gmail.com up to 30th April, 2013.

Selection Procedure:

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.

Plagiarism Alert:

Contributors are advised to adhere to strict academic ethics with respect to acknowledgment of original ideas from others. The editor will not be responsible for any such lapse on part of the contributor. All submissions should be original and must be accompanied by a declaration that it is an original work and has not been published anywhere else. It will be your sole responsibility for such lapses, if any. Neither editor, nor publisher will be responsible for

Thanks.

Dr. Nibedita Mukherjee
(Faculty, Dept of English, Bankura Christian College, Bankura (W.B) -722101
Cell No. 09434335848
E-Mail: nibedita.english@gmail.com

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
gender_studies_and_sexuality