Call for Chapters

deadline for submissions: 
June 30, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rajiv Ranjan Dwivedi
contact email: 

 Call for Chapters

Poetry is enunciation of emotions and feelings in words that evoke wondrous responses in the reader. It conveys the angst, jubilation and expressions rendering the receiver no choice, but to be swept up in the storm of visions bombarded. Some of the most inspired poetry arises out of clash or struggles, whether it is a clash of ideologies, sensibilities or even civilizations. Unsurprisingly, some of the most tremendous works thus produced are done by Diasporic poets struggling with the dynamics created due to their geographical dislocation and assimilation into an alien culture. This alienation is felt more so by the women diasporic community whose poetry reflects this cultural dislocation.  These poets negotiate with their identity as women as well as diaspora and it is visible in their poetry to bring forth the idea that being women Diaspora is remarkably different that a man. These poems reveal a sense of nostalgia of the past, but it is done so with recognition of their place as women in both their homeland as well as their host country. Poetry for them becomes a powerful medium to mediate both the identities and critique both the societies. These poets have established themselves in the world, and through their experiences are able to create a body of work which is unlike other women poets in India. Their relevance lies in their very conception which categorizes them as something altogether different. Sadly only a few women diasporic poets have gained a modicum of success and many still remain forgotten and neglected. An attempt has been made through his anthology to study such poets whose incredible contributions to literature are indisputable but still unaccounted for. This anthology endeavors to amass those papers and scholarly articles which communicate the deliberations and considerations that are prevalent in the poetry of contemporary women diasporic poets. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Rootlessness in Poetry
  • Homeliness  and Exile
  • Willed and Forced Diaspora
  • Identity and Women Diaspora
  • Third and Fourth Generation Diaspora
  • Gender and Marginalization
  • Trauma of Dislocation
  • Confessional Poetry
  • Racial Persecution
  • Nostalgia
  • Attempt at Self Definition


Submission Guidelines:

Please submit full length articles and a short bio-note to the editor by 30th June 2017 on the email address The articles should follow the MLA 8th edition. We anticipate the finished articles should be approximately 4000 words in length, including the footnotes and the endnotes.

Dr. Rajiv Ranjan Dwivedi

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University