My proposed book on “Travel Writing and South East Asia: Its Politics” is in the final stages. But I can accommodate a couple of quality papers. The final editing and reviewing of the submitted papers is going on. So those who are interested may submit their papers on the following thrust area.
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; and as mentioned earlier colonialism and post-colonialism.
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
Mode of Submission:
• The full papers along with abstract of 300 words may be sent as email attachments to the email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org latest by 31 March. 2012.
• 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.
• Articles should be submitted as MS Word attachments.
• The paper should not usually exceed ten thousand words or 15 pages maximum, 10 pages minimum in 1.5 spacing.
• 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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