“Contemporary East and Southeast Asian Literary and Cultural Studies”

deadline for submissions: 
March 31, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Rupkatha: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities

CFP: Special Issue on East and Southeast Asian Literary and Cultural Studies for Rupkatha (indexed in Scopus, WoS, MLA). This special issue seeks original research focused on the cultures of East and/or Southeast Asia and their associated diasporic communities. This issue is committed to offering a platform to emerging voices; so we would particularly welcome submissions from early and mid-career scholars and advanced graduate students, more so if their work demonstrates an attempt to meaningfully engage with the concerns of the region by foregrounding methods that aim to problematize Eurocentric perspectives. While this issue would prefer comparative approaches in the analysis of contemporary cultural texts, submissions that examine texts from within a national tradition will also be considered. We welcome articles that engage with issues and debates about, but not limited to, the following:

  • Migration
  • Translation
  • Identity
  • Imperialism
  • Decolonization
  • Postcoloniality
  • Indigeneity
  • Inequality
  • Space and Place
  • (Trans)nationalism
  • Neoliberalism
  • Globalization
  • Gender/ sexuality
  • Popular Culture
  • New Media
  • Digital Humanities
  • The Anthropocene
  • Mobility
  • Aesthetics

Submission GuidelinesTo be considered for the special issue, kindly send an abstract of approximately 200 words and short bio-note to sectioneditorasia@gmail.com. The deadline for submission of abstracts is on March 31st, 2021. Decisions will be sent out by the end of April, 2021. The deadline for the submission of full papers (4,000-5,000 words) is on June 1, 2021.Reviews (1,000-1500 words) of recently published books on East or Southeast Asian Literary and/or Cultural Studies will also be considered for publication. Kindly send inquiries to sectioneditorasia@gmail.comRupkatha is indexed in Scopus, WoS, MLA.