Call for Papers: Crossings (Special Issue on Marx)

deadline for submissions: 
January 31, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
contact email: 

Crossings: ULAB Journal of English Studies

Call for Papers

CROSSINGS: ULAB JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES (ISSN 2071-1107) is inviting scholarly articles for its Special Volume on Marx to be published in March 2020.

Deadline for submission: January 31, 2020


In 2018, ULAB celebrated Karl Marx’s 200th birth anniversary with the “Language, Literature, and Culture” conference. This conference asked and addressed a number of important questions about the relation between thought and politics; between language and culture; between literary works and the ideological content that underwrites the production of literature; and, between society and people.

This special volume follows up on the conference and invites papers that not only address the questions above but discuss other left-leaning ideologies as well. Listed below are some broad topics which may work as a guideline:

• The relation between language, literature, culture and politics • Language and ideology • Literature and ideology • Questions of class, gender, race and sexuality • Culture, media and technology • Knowledge production and its relationship with social change • Revolutionary philosophy and praxis • Marxist aesthetics • Ecology and planetary crisis • Marxism and questions of colonialism and imperialism • Third-World Marxism • Marx and the humanities • Marx and science • Marxism and the question of value • Uneven development and global/local dialectical relations

We also invite book reviews for this issue. Please contact the editors in advance with details of the book you wish to review.

Note to Contributors

Contributions should not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Each contribution is submitted to at least one reader on a panel of reviewers and only those articles recommended by the reviewer will be considered for publication. However, the final decision rests with the Editorial Board. Acceptance letters will be provided on request after the Editorial Board’s final approval. 

Manuscript Requirements:

  • Must be written in English
  • Style: MLA 8 (Literature/Cultural Studies), APA (Applied Linguistics/Language)
  • Must be double spaced in 12 point Times New Roman font
  • Must include abstract, text, tables, figure captions, and references in a single .doc or .docx file
  • All figures, graphs, and pictures must be in black and white.
  • Abstract should be 150–200 words
  • Include up to five keywords
  • Use American spelling
  • Separate cover page with full mailing address, email address, and contact number of the corresponding author, with a one sentence biography (affiliation and position)
  • Incorporate all notes into the text or include under a subheading (Notes) before the Works Cited or References page.
  • Endnotes and footnotes are strongly discouraged.
  • Paper length: 2500-6000 words (limit reconsidered at the discretion of the Editorial Board for exceptional articles)
  • Must be professionally edited before submission

Papers requiring extensive editing after acceptance by reviewers will be rejected by the Editorial Board.

All papers will be checked for plagiarism.

Submissions are accepted throughout the year and should be made preferably by email to:

Alternatively, hard copy submissions, with a soft copy on a pen drive, may be mailed to:

Editor, Crossings: A Journal of English Studies
Department of English and Humanities
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
House #56, Road #4A
Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka–1209

Prof. Shamsad Mortuza, PhD                                                                             Arifa Ghani Rahman
Editor                                                                                                               Executive Editor

Editorial Board: Prof. Kaiser Haq, Prof. Syed Manzoorul Islam, Prof. Sarwar Chowdhury, Dr. Mahmud Hasan Khan

Advisory Board: Prof. Fakrul Alam (UGC Professor, Dhaka), Prof. Ian Almond (Georgetown University in Qatar), Prof. Malashri Lal (University of Delhi), Prof. Azirah Hashim (University of Malaya)