6.Call For Papers/V. 2, N. 4/ IJCLTS 2.4/ August, 2014
INDIAN JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND TRANSLATION STUDIES
VOLUME: II, NUMBER: IV
CALL FOR PAPERS
Books: A Cultual History
While the idea of a ‘text’ has been discussed widely Roland Barthes and others, the concept of a ‘book’ has not received much critical attention. This can be attributed to the fact that the definitions of books have always been material, centering on the fact that it exists between two covers. This issue of IJCLTS ventures into this uncharted terrain and seeks to study the history and cultures of the book, treating it as a material and physical entity. Thus this issue will be interested in the politics of the processes that go into the making of books such as printing, marketing etc. Hence this issue will be interested in papers that analyze the emergence of various printing cultures. Furthermore, the histories of books contain several trajectories: The banning of books, books as tools of resistance, the personal attachment towards books, the categorization of books according to age etc. The word book can also be used in an epistemic sense – as a collection of utterances that together constitute a unit – and this very concept can be probed. These and many related issues will be explored in this issue which seeks to show that the study of the history of books enables one to study many facets of various cultures. In addition to analytical essays, this issue will also publish personal notes on books. The contours of the area of book history is vague as of yet and prospective contributors are invited to be innovative and creative in their approach. Some possible sub-themes are mentioned below:
Theorizing the book
History of Books in various languages and/or cultures.
Essays introducing rare and obscure books: Such essays should make a case as to why this book deserves attention.
The Politics of Book fairs
Categorization of Books: Popular v/s Literary; Children’s v/s Adult books, pornography etc.
Cultural histories of certain books: For instance, the history of the Bible in India, or the Gita in 18th century Britain.
Manuscript to Books: This could involve the study of the working drafts of a book and could focus on the politics of the revision of the work.
Personal notes on books, including those on the experience of collecting old/rare books.
History of Alphabets of particular Language
Making and Publishing of Books
Archive/ Digital Archive and Books
Study of the history and politics of e-books
Book History as an Academic Discipline
We invite papers across the disciplines and across the world. Only the original and unpublished papers will be considered. We will appreciate new ideas. Paper should be written within 3000-5000 words. Paper should include an abstract, key words, brief bio note of the author and proper work citation. Besides the articles on above said topics we are accepting TRANSLATIONS, INTERVIEWS, and BOOK REVIEWS etc. on any area. Paper should be written following the MLA 7th edition style sheet. Authors are requested to take it seriously; otherwise papers will be rejected despite of quality without any notice. Paper can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st August, 2014. No paper will be accepted after the dead line. Any further enquiries please feel free to contact the editors. For more details you can visit our site mentioned below: http://ijclts.wordpress.com/
THIS ISSUE WILL ALSO INCLUDE THE OTHER SECTIONS OF PREVIOUS ISSUE OR PROPOSED IN PREVIOUS CFP, LIKE TRANSLATION, INTERVIEW, BOOK REVIEW, CONFERENCE REPORT ETC. INTERESTED SCHOLARS CAN CONTRIBUTE ON THESE PROPOSED AREAS. ………….
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