A Publication of Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University), Dayalbagh, Agra, India
Submission Deadline -31 December 2010
Literary Paritantra (Systems) is an international journal on literature and theory. Paritantra is a Sanskrit word which stands for all-encompassing overall general systems. The journal makes an endeavor to promote a holistic view of literature to celebrate the concept of “world literature- world community”. It endeavors to unravel the underlying unifying link between science, the humanities and religion.
Some Reflections of Emeritus Editor Prof. Prem Saran Satsangi
"Ludwig von Bertalanffy was one of the first masterminds and advocates of a “General Systems Theory” or “General Systemology”. In essence he postulates on the basis of formal analogies between physical, chemical and biological systems, the existence of general systems laws which could also apply to human and social sciences. In so far as it is always a question of understanding the various parts of a whole through their relation to this whole and to the other parts of the latter, it seems justified to regard the “general systemology” as hermeneutical (interpretative or explanatory) project. It is intended to integrate in a formal mode nature and culture in a single cosmos of which the inner plurality and unity are simultaneously ensured. This new world view reaches farther than science or art by itself and should ultimately include science, art, ethics, politics and spirituality. Out of this new world view, relying on the ceaseless creativity in the physical universe, biosphere, and human cultures, can arise a healing of the long split between science and the humanities and the schism between pure reason and practical life, both subject of interest to Immanuel Kant."
This Journal is available in both Print and Electronic forms.
Aims and Scope
1. Literary Paritantra (Systems), an International Journal on Literature and Theory, aims to provide a healthy and holistic forum for scholarly views on broad sociopolitical and cultural issues of human import, as evidenced in literature, literary theory, philosophy, art, television, cinema, popular culture, journalism, translation/translation studies, comparative literature and creative writing.
2. The journal encourages free play of mind, innovation and experimentation to produce fresh insights into the study of literary texts. The adoption of a holistic outlook, in opposition to a reductionist outlook, is encouraged in scholarly research and writing.
3. The aim of Literary Paritantra (Systems) is to embark on a journey of realization from 'vidya' (knowledge) to 'para-vidya' (transcendental knowledge).
4. The cherished goal of the journal is to initiate the world literary community to transdisciplinary approaches such as the Systems Approach in the study of literature, so as to encourage the establishment of a true world literature.
5. Literary Paritantra (Systems) is a peer-reviewed journal.
6. The journal has devoted a special section to scholarly, academic articles which employ Systems Theory, methodology, philosophy, concepts and approaches to the study of world literature.
The journal has five sections:
1. “Letters to the Editor” -- Views, Opinions, Suggestions, Theoretical and Literary perspectives to be shared, expressed, and which encourage an interchange of creative, innovative thoughts and ideas are welcomed.
2. “Short Papers” -- The Journal welcomes papers of approximately 2 to 4 pages. These short papers may be written on contemporary issues and concerns of literature, literary theory, culture, media, translation, philosophy, art, television, cinema and any other areas of scholarly interest, but must demonstrate academic command and excellence over the subject matter being covered.
3. “Long Papers” -- Articles of 15 to 25 pages length are welcomed in this section demonstrating an understanding of systems theory and illustrating how it may be employed in the study of literature and in literary theory. Articles may be written on contemporary issues and concerns of literature, literary theory, culture, media, translation, philosophy, art, television, cinema and any other areas of scholarly interest, but must demonstrate academic command and excellence over the subject matter being covered. Articles must contain supporting examples, illustrations, models, etc. and include recent research and theory encouraging interdisciplinarity and a searching for interconnections.
4. “Book Reviews” -- Reviews of books which address, explain, and expand on this new area of knowledge-- systems and literature—are encouraged. Other books on literature and literary theory are also considered. The length of a Book review should be approximately 2-5 pages.
5. “Creative Writing” -- Literary works of fiction, poetry, drama, etc. are accepted. Especially, writing that attempts to creatively and innovatively 'experiment' with new thoughts and ideas is encouraged.
1. All papers must be neatly typed, double-spaced, and written in MLA style according to the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing 3rd edition. According to MLA Style, parenthetical citations within the body of the article and a 'Works Cited' page immediately following the last page of written text are required. Lengthy and digressive footnotes/ endnotes are discouraged. Authors are strongly urged to proofread and ensure that their article submissions are correct and in proper format.
2. A brief journal abstract explaining the author's original, scholarly, academic article (including how it is organized or divided into interconnected sections, etc.) is required along with a brief bio-sketch of the author.
3. Articles must be original and hitherto unpublished, for the journal Literary Paritantra (Systems) is not responsible for any write-up that is tainted with any sign of plagiarism.
4. Electronic submissions should be sent to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit www.literaryparitantra.org
Literary Paritantra (Systems)
Department of English Studies
Dayalbagh Educational Institute
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