Call for Papers, Ed Volume 1. Women writers in Contemporary India, 2. Dance in Contemporary India
Call for Papers Date:
Liberal Arts Lore is an independent group of young scholars committed to promoting and publishing quality research in Humanities. The co-founders are Dr Mythili Anoop and Dr Varun Gulati.
A Creative Writer and learned by heart, Dr. Gulati is a double M.A., M.Phil. and a Doctorate in English from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. Besides several publications to his credit, guidance of Ph.D. scholars and a vast expertise in Indian English Literature, his debut novel is about to come. Presently, he holds the position of Associate Professor of English in MM University, Ambala (India).
Dr. Mythili Anoop is devoted to the twin pursuits of academics and performance. She holds a PhD from the Humanities Department of IIT Bombay in the Semiotics of Classical Indian Dance and is also a Mohiniyattam artiste. She works as Assistant Professor of English at GITAM University, Hyderabad (India).
The group is supported by experienced scholars and academicians and has links with reputed publishers.
Call for Abstracts
We are currently inviting unsolicited abstracts of not more than 250 words for two peer-reviewed books, to be published by International/National Publisher. The current venture of Liberal Arts Lore presents a unique opportunity for scholars involved in serious academic/ practice-based research to publish their work. Abstracts may be submitted for either of the following projects:
I. CONTEMPORARY WOMEN’S WRITING IN INDIA
The struggle to establish one’s identity and to assert one’s individuality has led women to wage a desperate fight against the social existing social order of the day. Women writers of today are much conscious about their role in society and redefining its parameters. They have depicted women within the threshold, women on the threshold and women beyond the threshold, and thus, advocating significant demands for women. Their works expand from personal and psychological to the social and global level. Various shades of literary theories have been portrayed by these women authors. The present project will be an attempt to perspectivise contemporary women’s writing in India with special reference to the following theories:
a) Feminism/ Post- feminism
b) Structuralism and Semiotics/ Post-structuralism
g) New Criticism
h) Marxist/ Post-Marxist criticism
i) Cultural Studies/ Cognitive Cultural Studies
II. DYNAMIC TRADITIONS: DANCE IN CONTEMPORARY INDIA
Dance in Contemporary India varies from the traditionalist, the classical, the cinematic, the folk and ritualistic, the modern / contemporary and even the post-modern, with the recognition that the categories often flow into one another A variety of imperatives impel performers to create, re-create, to interpret and re-interpret, to experiment and sometimes, to rebel against established conventions. The performance texts of dance range from the solo concert format to theme-based group productions, or single/ multiple performer texts which integrate the technologies of lighting, sound and motion picture into its semiosis. Several ‘texts’ often become the point of beginning for a new performance text: mythology, literature, spiritual discourse, social issues. Performers in their choice of form often negotiate between tenuous tradition and endemic global influences. The present book aims to bring together scholarly work addressing dance in Contemporary India in the light of the following sub-themes:
a. Dance as a continuation and/or contesting of tradition.
b. Dance as art / as a performance-text.
c. Dance as a practice, a mind-body discipline; pedagogy
d. Discourse on Dance: texts adapted into dance/ inspiring dance, popular and critical discourse on dance.
e. Dance as a practice determined by social/ cultural/ political/ economic imperatives.
f. The negotiations between the local, national and global in dance.
g. Dancers and their dances.
No formatting fee will be charged from the contributors. Scholars whose papers will be accepted will receive a free copy of the book as and when it is published.
10th December, 2013: Submission of Abstract
28th December, 2013: Notification of Acceptance
15th February, 2014: Submission of Full paper
Abstracts along with the full name of the contributors, designation, qualifications, institutional affiliation, e-mail and telephone/ mobile number may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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