Borders, Boundaries and Identities

deadline for submissions: 
April 6, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Intersections: A Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies

The marking of borders and boundaries aims at structuring and naming spaces – both geographical and symbolic – as distinguishable entities. This naming, however, is subject to the incessant erasure and redrawing of lines of demarcation and redefining of spaces and identities, the demolition and reorganization of power structures, and the repositioning of the centre and the margins. Despite attempts at disciplining territories, spaces and identities, transgressions of boundaries and borders are inevitable. And the passages created by differing boundaries constitute the most contested fields. Nomenclature, therefore, remains a problem without a closure. While the etching of borders/boundaries is a divisive act, it is also one which saves us from anarchy.

In the upcoming volume of the journal, we hope to look into these issues in works of literature, in the creative arts – including audio and visual representations like film, music, theatre, art, and in cultural and social formations.  Intersections: A Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies invites 350-400 word abstracts of original scholarly articles, interviews, book/film reviews, along with 5 keywords for its next volume, scheduled to be published in September 2022. For details regarding submission, please click here


Abstracts may be related to, but not necessarily limited to the following sub-themes:

  1. Borders/ Boundaries and Human Rights

  2. Global / Local / Glocal Boundaries and Identities

  3. Personal and Political Identities

  4. Borders and Religious Identities

  5. Caste / Class / Religious Identities

  6. Sexuality and Identity

  7. Identity and the Disability

  8. Identities and Special Zones (such as highly militarized zones of conflict)

  9. Prisons/ Concentration Camps /Forced Labour Camps and Identities

  10. Diaspora/ Migration/ Exile / Asylum and Identity

  11. Post/colonial politics and Identity

  12. Utopic / Dystopic Identities

  13.  Digital Boundaries and Identities

  14. Technology and Identity

  15. Temporal borders and Identities 


  • We invite abstracts for selection via email to <> as an attached word doc file. Do not send a pdf file. The deadline is 06.04.2022. 
  • Please label your file with the title of your proposed paper only. This allows us to keep track of your submission.
  • The abstract must be submitted as a Word doc attachment.
  • Names of the contributors should not be mentioned anywhere in the document containing the abstract. 
  • An abstract of 350-400 words along with 5 keywords must be submitted by 6th April, 2022.  
  • The body of the email must contain the following details
  1. Title of the paper
  2. Name/s of Author/s 
  3. Designation and Affiliation
  4. A brief Bio-note of 150-200 words
  5. Mobile Number 
  6. E-mail ID