English Forum

Journal of the Department of English, Gauhati University

ISSN : 2279-0446

Call for Papers

The English Forum - a peer-reviewed UGC-CARE listed journal of the Department of English, Gauhati University, is now inviting contributions for its forthcoming issue (Volume 10 & 11, 2022-23).

The journal is devoted to a scholarly dialogue on a broad range of issues pertaining to English Literature from Middle English to Postmodern times as well as other literatures in English. Articles should deal with topics significant to our time and cultures like representation, identity, subjectivity, ethnicity, nationhood, gender, and narration. Articles for publication can be in the form of (a) Essays between 5000 and 6000 words; (b) Work in Progress papers for Research Scholars with a word limit of 5000 words and (c) Book reviews limited to 1500-2000 words all to be prepared according to the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (Eighth Edition).

Articles sent to English Forum should not have been submitted for consideration elsewhere. After a preliminary review by the editorial board the papers will be sent for external review and the papers will be sent back for revisions, if necessary, to their authors. All papers should be accompanied by a written undertaking from the author that the articles do not contain any plagiarized material and that they have not been published elsewhere. All submissions for this issue may be sent to the Editor, Anjali Daimari at eforum@gauhati.ac.in with a cc to anjalidaimari@gauhati.ac.in by 31 October 2022.

CFP Special Issue (GU 75th anniversary)

As part of the Platinum Jubilee Celebration of Gauhati University, the Department of English will bring out a Special Issue of the English Forum (Vol. 12, 2022-23) on a broad theme of Place, People and Literature. The idea of place is central to a number of disciplines like environmental studies, geography, sociology, anthropology, history, landscape studies and environmental psychology. Similarly, place has always been of paramount importance to literature, more so in the wake of environmental movements across the globe since the later decades of the twentieth century, leading to the emergence of such theoretical perspectives as ecocriticism during the same time period. The exploration of the linkages between literature and place draws, to a great extent, from a contemporary environmental consciousness but at the same time is, by default, interdisciplinary. We invite articles that delve into the representation of place and people in literature through this interdisciplinary lens. The submission guidelines remain the same as the regular volumes of the journal. Since this is a Special Issue of the journal, we request prospective contributors to send their submissions to the Editor of the Special Issue, Dolikajyoti Sharma, at eforum@gauhati.ac.in with a cc to dolikajyoti@gauhati.ac.in by 31 October 2022. Please mention the Special Issue in the subject line of your submission.