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The 2013 Regular Issue of the South Asian Review, Volume 34, Number 2
 
South Asian Review, the referred journal of the South Asian Literary Association, invites submissions for the 2013 Regular Issue, Volume 34, Number 2 (October/November).  SAR is a representative scholarly forum for the examination of South Asian languages and literatures in a broad cultural context.  The journal invites healthy and constructive dialogue on issues pertaining to South Asia, but the thrust of the dialogue must be literature and the sister arts.  The journal welcomes critical and analytical essays on any aspect or period of South Asian literature (ancient, precolonial, colonial, and postcolonial).  SAR is open to all ideas, positions, and critical and theoretical approaches.  Recognizing the linguistic and cultural diversity of the subcontinent, the journal particularly welcomes essays in intercultural, comparative, and interdisciplinary studies in the humanities.  The journal is also interested in essays on music, painting, sculpture, architecture, and other related fields.  The following areas are of special interest to the journal:

South Asian LiteraturesCultural Studies
South Asian Languages Colonial Studies
South Asian StudiesPostcolonial Studies
South Asian Culture Comparative Literature
South Asian DiasporaWomen's Studies
Comparative Aesthetic Film Studies
Literary TheoryTranscultural Studies

Critical articles of 15–25 pages, prepared in accordance with the MLA style and accompanied by an abstract of 100 words and a biographical note of 50 words or so, must be received by June 30, 2013. Articles should be sent electronically.

All correspondence pertaining to the 2013 issue should be addressed to:

Professor P. S. Chauhan
Department of English
Arcadia University
450 South Easton Road
Glenside, PA  19038-3295

Phone: 215-572-2106
prad1chauhan@gmail.com
 


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The 2012 Regular Issue of the South Asian Review, Volume 33, Number 2
 
South Asian Review, the referred journal of the South Asian Literary Association, invites submissions for the 2012 Regular Issue, Volume 33, Number 2 (October/November).  SAR is a representative scholarly forum for the examination of South Asian languages and literatures in a broad cultural context.  The journal invites healthy and constructive dialogue on issues pertaining to South Asia, but the thrust of the dialogue must be literature and the sister arts.  The journal welcomes critical and analytical essays on any aspect or period of South Asian literature (ancient, precolonial, colonial, and postcolonial).  SAR is open to all ideas, positions, and critical and theoretical approaches.  Recognizing the linguistic and cultural diversity of the subcontinent, the journal particularly welcomes essays in intercultural, comparative, and interdisciplinary studies in the humanities.  The journal is also interested in essays on music, painting, sculpture, architecture, and other related fields.  The following areas are of special interest to the journal:

South Asian LiteraturesCultural Studies
South Asian Languages Colonial Studies
South Asian StudiesPostcolonial Studies
South Asian Culture Comparative Literature
South Asian DiasporaWomen's Studies
Comparative Aesthetic Film Studies
Literary TheoryTranscultural Studies

Critical articles of 15–25 pages, prepared in accordance with the MLA style and accompanied by an abstract of 100 words and a biographical note of 50 words or so, must be received by June 30, 2012. Articles can be sent by mail or transmitted electronically.

All correspondence pertaining to the 2012 issue should be addressed to:

K. D. Verma, Editor
South Asian Review
Department of English
University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown
Johnstown, PA  15904
Phone: 814-269-7143
Fax: 814-269-7196
kverma@pitt.edu
 


Inquiries regarding book reviews should be addressed directly to:


Professor P. S. Chauhan
Department of English
Arcadia University
450 South Easton Road
Glenside, PA  19038-3295
Phone: 215-572-2106
chauhanp@arcadia.edu
  

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The 2012 Special Number of the South Asian Review, Volume 33, Number 3
Sri Lankan Anglophone Writing

South Asian Review, the refereed journal of the South Asian Literary Association, invites submissions for its 2012 special number, Volume 33, Number 3, devoted to Sri Lankan Anglophone Literature.  The South Asian Review calls for papers that examine Sri Lankan Anglophone fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and film. Topics of interest may include writings dealing with:

          ethnic conflict, violence, terrorism, and trauma
          the role of Anglophone literature in Sri Lanka
          the need for translation and the challenges associated with it
          the literature of the Sri Lankan diaspora
          the difficulties of publishing in Sri Lanka
          Sri Lankan literature in relation to modern technology and globalization
          the role of Sri Lankan Anglophone literature in efforts at reconciliation
          Sri Lankan writing in relation to human rights discourse, political protest, and social activism

We are also interested in critical essays that deal with Sri Lankan Anglophone literature in relation to gender, sexualities, class, ethnicity, religion, internal displacements, migration, colonialism, imperialism, postcoloniality, and hybridity.

Articles of 15-25 pages, prepared in accordance with the MLA style, along with an abstract of 100 words and a biographical note of 50 words, should be sent electronically by August 1, 2012 to Dr. Maryse Jayasuriya at mjayasuriya@utep.edu and Dr. Aparna Halpé at aparna.halpe@utoronto.ca.

Inquiries regarding book reviews should be addressed to Professor P. S. Chauhan at chauhanp@arcadia.edu.  For further information about the South Asian Review, please refer to the SAR website at: http://www.upj.pitt.edu/southasianreview.

All inquiries concerning this special number of the South Asian Review should be addressed to:

Dr. Maryse Jayasuriya
Department of English
University of Texas at El Paso
500 West University Avenue
El Paso, Texas 79968
USA
mjayasuriya@utep.edu

Dr. Aparna Halpé
Department of English
Centennial College
P. O. Box 631, Station A
Toronto, Ontario M1K 5E9
CANADA
aparna.halpe@utoronto.ca

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The 2012 Special Topic Issue of the South Asian Review, Volume 33, Number 1
The Literature and Culture of South Asian Modernism

South Asian Review, the refereed journal of the South Asian Literary Association, invites scholarly submissions for the 2012 Special Topic issue, Volume 33, Number 1, on The Literature and Culture of South Asian Modernism. By revamping all prior conventions of the arts such as idealism, realism, and naturalism, European modernism rewrote the artistic-literary project, and, from providing a fixed point of reference for a culture conceived in homogeneous terms, literature became a domain of active experimentation in which writers and artists exploded notions of unity, objectivity, and self-coherence.  How did modernism impact South Asian colonial and postcolonial writers and artists?  It is clear that, while three generations of westernized South Asian writers and artists have reproduced, in some ways, the elitist nature of the modernist movement itself (“high modernism”), this elitism has not neutralized modernism’s inherent tendency to fragment and destabilize any unitary claims to truth, including the Truth of Empire.  Accordingly, South Asian modernism need not be viewed as an apolitical aesthetic.  It is the articulation of a difference—racial, ethnic, cultural, historical, gendered—that may reside at the very foundation of the colonial experience.  Contributors may consider the following broad topics as they formulate their own specific topics:

·         Modernism and Modernity
·         Modernism and Postcoloniality
·         Modernism and Postmodernism
·         Modernism and Historicism
·         Modernism and Feminism.

Contributors may also wish to address underrepresented authors and authors working in languages other than English.

Critical articles of 15-25 pages, prepared in accordance with the MLA style, along with an abstract of 8-10 lines and a biographical note of 50 words, should be sent electronically by January 10, 2012 to Alpana Sharma at alpana.sharma@wright.edu.

Inquiries regarding book reviews should be addressed to Professor P. S. Chauhan at chauhanp@arcadia.edu.

All inquiries concerning this special number of the South Asian Review should be addressed to:

Alpana Sharma
Guesteditor
Associate Professor and Director of Honors Program in English
Department of English
Wright State University
Dayton, OH 45435
Phone: 937-775-2070
Fax: 937-775-2707

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For further information, please refer to the SAR website at: http://www.upj.pitt.edu/southasianreview.

Last Reviewed: April 29, 2011