Call for Papers

deadline for submissions: 
June 30, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. S. Daithota


Tentative Title: Diaspora Poetics and Homing in South Asian Women’s Writing

Editor: Dr. S Daithota

South Asian women writers from the diaspora community narrate their experiences from various parts of the world. They write on several themes ranging from their personal experiences and observations to contemporary politics that affect their choices. They are impelled to go beyond the supposed idea of being in-between the hostland and homeland; and acculturate in the adopted land for purposes of existence. Therefore, they define themselves through the framework of cultural adaptation, ethnicity, race, their original homeland, and the political and familial circumstances that impelled migration. Some of the questions that can be considered are: How do the women writers from the South Asian diaspora represent cultural negotiations? What are the themes/issues that they select to portray their perceptions? How does culture, history and politics intervene in their portrayal? How do they locate themselves in the hostland? How do these writers represent their homelands in the framework of diaspora and migration? What are their major preoccupations?


These are some of the foci of the proposed project. However, if you have a different idea that can offer fresh perspectives on the subject, you may share it with the editor. Questions related to the project can be sent to the email address mentioned at the end of this cfp.


Abstracts are due by February 15th, 2017.


Editorial requirements:


  1. The papers submitted must be of 12 to 15 pages at least. (Word limit: 6000 excluding reference/bibliography). Font: Times New Roman (12 font) and in 1.5 space.
  2. Essays should be accompanied with a short bionote of about 150 words.
  3. The essays must be in accordance with MLA 7th edition style sheet.
  4. The dead line for completed papers is June 30, 2017


Please submit the abstract/paper to