Reading and Re-/Conceptualizing Literature through Feminist Consciousness.

deadline for submissions: 
February 28, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Critical Imprints Vol 6 / Loreto College, Kolkata
contact email: 

Concept Note

Critical Imprints (ISSN: 2319-4774), the annual academic peer-reviewed journal of the Department of English, Loreto College, Kolkata is set to bring out its 6th volume shortly. This year the broad theme would be Reading and Re-/Conceptualizing Literature through Feminist Consciousness. It can assume various forms – from gender awareness to anti/-feminist perspectives to read, analyze and de/-construct literary texts and their interpretations. This edition of the journal would explore the conceptual framework of feminist critical consciousness that enables us with an analytical tool to evaluate literature. Papers are invited from lecturers and research scholars that would study gender-centric spaces and boundaries – physical, social, ideological and psychological, as represented in literary texts, the reciprocal processes of domination and negotiation in the existing system of gender relations between men and women and the third gender as characters, and how they perpetuate or challenge the matrix of institutionalized, patriarchal values within the text and context – would be the expansive thematic purpose of the journal.

Important Keywords: Feminism, Literature, Films, Fine Art, Ethnographic Texts, Interdisciplinary Studies, Intertextuality, Young Adult Literature, Gothic, Classics, Modernity, Sexuality.

However, the topics are not limited to the keywords only.

Deadline for Abstracts (250-300 words): February 28, 2017 (Those whose abstracts will be accepted will be informed by Email before March 15, 2017)

Full paper (4000-6000 words) to be sent by: May 30, 2017.

Important instructions: Paper must be sent in MS-Word document, formatted in Chicago Manual Style 16th Edition.

In case of images included in the text, they should be in jpeg version only. 

Full paper must also be accompanied by a brief bio-note of the contributor/s, in not more than 200 words.

Abstract and thereafter, full paper is to be sent to:

Disclaimer: Editor/s of the journal would hold the right to edit the bio-note, subject to printing convenience. Copy-editing of the text would also be at the discretion of the editorial board.