Call for Book Chapter in ISBN Edited Book entitled Postcolonial Literature: A Study of Past, Present and Future Trends

deadline for submissions: 
December 30, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
DIT University

Call for Book Chapter in ISBN Edited Book entitled

Postcolonial Literature: A Study of Past, Present and Future Trends


Scope of the book

Postcolonial Literature emerged in response to the ills of European colonization. The literature popularly referred as the literature of underdogs seeks to reject and resist the colonial hegemony. It has potentially foregrounded the impact of colonization and its aftermath on colonized nations. Postcolonial literary theory draws on a variety of disciplines, including literature, media, gender, politics, philosophy, anthropology and sociology. There are various significant concepts and ideas at the forefront of postcolonial theory that have been disputed by scholars of this discipline from different perspectives. With the rise of postcolonial theory the writers of the genre undertook the nation building project to eradicate the colonial supremacy. They rejected western notion of “other.” and started recreating history.  Since Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth (1961) Postcolonial Literature has expended in time and space. Initially postcolonial writings dealt with the issues of colonial past and at the same time to recreate the cultural past and history of pre-colonial era. Started from Said’s Orientalism (1978), Bhabha’s concept of mimicry and hybridity, Thiongo’s question on use of English language, the genre got its new directions from Gayatri Spivak’s Can Subaltern Speak (2008) and Postcolonial feminist theory that argued about the status of women from third world nation. With the publication of Ania Loomba’s Postcolonial Studies and Beyond (2005) here emerged a new shift from postcolonial to globalization and Simon Gikandi also sees the future of postcolonial studies in cosmopolitanism. More current methods in postcolonial studies like science and technology studies (Harding 2011) and eco-criticism (Nixon 2013) also originated in the recent era. All the latest developments in the field raise a question that what will be the course of postcolonial literature?  Will it shrink in the coming decade or will its scope expand into a trans-disciplinary genre. This book is an attempt to bring together the past experience represented in the literature originating from former colonies, the emerging trends in Postcolonial Literature (globalization, transnational identities, gender, politics, regionalism, and multiculturalism) and Future prospects of the Postcolonial Studies.



Rewriting Postcolonial History

Language, Appropriation and Decolonization

Regionalism, Nationalism, Postcolonial State

Postcolonial Diaspora, Migration, Hybridity

Postcolonial Gender (Queer Identity)

Postcolonial Feminism

Postcolonial Eco-criticism

Translation and Postcolonial Literature

Emerging trends in Postcolonial Literature (Transnationalism, Cosmopolitanism, Transcultural, Multiculturalism, Globalization, Universalism)

Home and world in postcolonial Literature

Postcolonial Mass, Media and Politics.

Postcolonial Film & Cinema

Original and unpublished manuscript of 5000-6000 words is invited from scholars all around the world.


Format and Style

  • Page A4 Size
  • Title: Sentence Case and central alignment
  • Main body Left alignment
  • Times New Roman, 12 Font Size
  • Spacing 1.5
  • For references and citation MLA Handbook (Eighth Edition)

Each paper must be accompanied by:

  • An abstract of not more than 300 words along with 5 Keywords
  • A short bio details (150 words) of author with institutional affiliation, brief career history, postal address, email id as a separate file.
  • A declaration that it is an original work and has not been published elsewhere or is not under consideration for publication.

Important Dates

  • Submission of Abstract: 10th December 2021
  • Submission of Full Chapters: 30th December 2021


Mode of Submission

Contributors are requested to send their abstract and bio details to the e-mail id with Subject line “Submission-Postcolonial Literature”.

Selection Procedure

Final selection will be made by Editor. The paper will be screened and checked for plagiarism. The notification of abstract acceptance will be sent post the abstract submission deadline. The final decision will be sent after the submission of final papers.


Adhyayan Publishers, New Delhi

There is no Publication Fee (Rs 800 will be charged for hard copy of the book)


Dr. Sakshi Semwal

Assistant Professor

DIT University Dehradun, Uttarakhand India