Once looked down as a sub-literary genre, travel writing has emerged in recent times as a focus for intensive research across a whole range of disciplines. Much interest has been generated in its history, formal characteristics, and problems of representation, and for what it can be made to say about a whole range of themes such as representation of identity and difference. Travel writing has its special importance in the case of South East Asia because it reflected the interactions of the colonial powers with the natives. Of course, travel and the representation of difference have never been the sole prerogative of the colonials only, and there is a substantial body of travel writings by the natives. Travel writing has also been a rich resource for those studying issues of gender and power; as well as colonialism and post-colonialism. Our book would be focused on issues such as individual subjectivity; national and other identities; representations, knowledge and power; genre and authority; imaginative geographies. Research papers are invited for this anthology tentatively titled as Travel Writing and South East Asia: Its Politics.
Thematic Focus of the Volume:
• The articles should be on any work of travel writing which covers South East Asia. Some of the areas to be covered are as follows:
• Political agendas of travel writing
• Empire and race in travel writing
• Sexual politics and gender in travel writing
• National and transnational identities in travel writing
• Globalization, migration and travel writing
• Narrative, aesthetics and language of travel writing
• Preference would be given to papers that make a comparative study of travel writings in various languages
• Paper size: A4, Font size: Times New Roman 12, Spacing 1.5, Margin of 1 inch on all four sides.
• Title of the article: Caps, bold, centered.
• A short-bio data of the contributor(s) indicating name, institutional affiliation, career history, postal address, mobile number and e-mail in a separate sheet or attachment.
• Abstract of about 300 words
• Text of the article: justified.
• References: Please follow latest MLA style strictly.
• Titles of books: italics.
• Titles of articles: quoted.
• Articles should be submitted as MS Word attachments.
The contributors are also supposed to submit one soft copy of their paper (CD, Ms-word) along with one hard copy typed in above mentioned format.
• All submissions will be sent for peer reviewing. Final selection will be made only if the papers are recommended for publication by the reviewers. The editors will have the right to make necessary editing of recommended papers for the sake of conceptual clarity and formatting. Non-recommended papers will not be sent back to the contributor in any form. So, all contributors are advised to keep a copy of their submission with them.
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