CFP-Singularities, A Transdisciplinary Biannual Research Journal Volume 1 Issue 2 (July 2014)

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Call for Papers

Singularities, A Transdisciplinary Biannual Research Journal

Volume 1 Issue 2 (July 2014)

ISSN No: 2348 – 3369

Call for Papers

William Shakespeare has been the Bard of the Globe for Centuries. Quintessential dramatic genius, he has left behind a body of literature which continues to connect with the transforming lives around and reassert the pivotal human concerns. Shakespeare has profoundly catalyzed the growth of language and helped reshape the way we expressed the feel of our thoughts. Lay readers, Students and scholars continue to read, study, explore, interpret, stage the Bard.

'Singularities, a Transdisciplinary Biannual Research Journal', solicit contributions that focus on critical negotiations with William Shakespeare's life, plays and poems. We welcome papers that engage with innovative and scholarly conceptualizations about the Great Artist's creations to mark the 450th anniversary of his birth.

Thrust areas:

Shakespeare and theories

Shakespearean tragedies

Comedy and Shakespeare

Shakespeare, the poet

The Bard's cast

Shakespeare on Screen

Transformation of Shakespeare plays into Indian context, translation, adaptation

Shakespeare's Language and dramaturgy

Shakespeare for children- books, cartoons, games

Shakespeare and Twenty first century

Songs in Shakespeare

The idea of empire, nation, kingship, governance, politics, & law

The historian in Shakespeare

Gender, women, ideas of masculinity & Shakespeare

Eco-critical Shakespeare

Teaching Shakespeare

The Journal welcomes the submission of papers that meet the general criteria of significance and theoretical excellence. Authors are requested to emphasise on novel theoretical paradigm and issues of the mentioned areas against the backdrop of proper objectification of suitable primary materials and documents. The papers should not be published in parts or whole or accepted for publication elsewhere. Decision of the Board of Editors and opinion of our esteemed Reviewers regarding the selection of papers will be binding. The papers will be subjected to blind review. Authors are requested to strictly follow the submission guidelines mentioned herewith in preparing their papers. Only electronic submission via email will be accepted for publication.

Guidelines for Submission

Authors are requested to strictly follow the bellow mentioned submission guidelines:

Manuscript must be written in English language

File must be in Microsoft Word format. (Preferably Word 2007)

Paper size: A4, Font & size: Times New Roman 12, whereas the title must be in 14 point size, bold.

Spacing: One and a half, Margin: 1 inch on all four sides.

Word – limit: Minimum: 2500 Maximum: 5000 words

Only those papers will be granted for review which are not published elsewhere or submitted for publication.

The authors will have to strictly follow MLA 7th or later edition in preparing their papers.

Authors are requested to use end note instead of foot note.

Authors cannot use their names anywhere in the manuscript except in the title page. Please mention the details of your institutional affiliation after your name, on the title page.

All manuscript must include a maximum 250 words abstract, next to the title page.

Add about 4 to 5 keywords one line bellow the abstract.

Each manuscript must carry a duly signed declaration that it is an original work and has not been published anywhere else for publication, and a brief bio-note of 150 words of the respective author name, postal address, designation, affiliation, specialization, mail-id, contact no. etc) towards the end of the paper. Do not send your bio-note in a separate file.

The papers submitted should evince serious academic work contributing to new knowledge and innovative critical perspectives on the subject explored.

Authors are requested to follow the strict ethics of writing scholarly papers and to aware plagiarism.

Authors are requested to submit their manuscript to

The order of the content must be as per the following sequence:

Title page with the authors name and institutional details
Abstract and Keywords
Main body of the text
End note (if needed)
Declaration and Bio-note

Submission closes on May 15, 2014

For Subscription Details, please mail us :

P. K. Babu., Ph. D.

Associate Professor & Head,

Postgraduate Department of English
K.A.H.M. Unity Women's College, Manjeri

Malappuram, Kerala