Margins, an international peer-reviewed journal, is published annually in summer by the Department of English, Gauhati University. It offers a space for the exploration of the marginal in its theoretical implications and in literature and culture. It welcomes examination of the historical and the contemporary through interdisciplinary perspectives Ė looking at texts in both their wider conceptual and immediate situational significance. It has a special interest in the retrieval of texts and authors who have been invisible in mainstream disciplinary concerns but are considered significant in their respective locations and are presented convincingly. It would consider new work by young researchers in areas that meet the journalís interest in the marginal, though this will depend on the quality of submissions and the opinions of the journalís referees. The journal also has a book review section and will be open to reviews of books that match the journalís thrust on the marginal.
Submissions should be between 7500 and 10,000 words (inclusive of references), use the MLA Handbook style for referencing, and be sent as an email attachment in MS Word to either of the two editors. Potential contributors should send a 500 word abstract of their essays by September 15, 2012 which will be returned with the comments and suggestions of our reviewers by October 15, 2012. Completed submissions should reach the editors by January 31, 2013. They will be returned with reviewerís comments and if selected a final deadline for submission will be intimated then. Book reviews (not exceeding 2500 words) and review essays (not exceeding 5000 words) may be submitted to the Review Editor. Submissions for the fourth section carrying the piece by the selected author and an adequate context introduction either in the form of an essay or a conversation should not exceed 10,000 words.
This is the second issue of the journal. The first issue is available on the Gauhati University website: http://www.gauhati.ac.in
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