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Call for paper: Socrates Special Issue Vol. 4 No. 4 (2016) Issue - December

Deadline for full paper submission: February 28, 2017

Publication: Last week of March 2017


(Including creative writing and translation of texts and contexts)

Broad Theme:

In undertaking the process of decolonising, the relationship between ‘postcolonialism’ and ‘postcoloniality’ must be examined. As history observes the birth and emergence of independent nations, post their colonizing experience, it notes also, the peculiar desire of the oppressed ‘colonised’ to forget its colonial past. There is a palpable will to forget, in the process of historical self- invention. There is a self-defensive need to erase harsh, painful memories of the cruelties of the colonial encounter. But that is an act, easier said than done. Postcolonialism can thus be seen as a resistance to this ‘forgetting’ of the colonial aftermath.

Another interesting and highly important facet of the coloniser-colonised relationship is the so-called fatal attraction or pull exerted by the Western colonizer on the backward, inadequate colonized. Postcoloniality does find its origins in colonial oppression, yet, it must also recollect the seductive power of the same, oppressive colonizer. Therefore postcolonialism does not only make attempts towards an understanding of the colonial past but definitely, stands to gain from this experience too.

This special issue calls for papers that involve themselves with texts that can be investigated from the aspects of postcolonialism and postcoloniality. Creative writers can let the creative juices flow; creative writing (short stories or poetry) with postcolonial themes or references, are also welcome. The issue will also include papers on translated postcolonial works.

Issue Editor:

This special issue of SOCRATES would be published under the Editorship of Dr.Shazia Siddiqui Khan, Head, Dept of English at Mumtaz P.G.College, Lucknow, India.

Section Editor:

Dr. Michael David Sollars, Section Editor-English language, and literature, Chair-Department of English, Texas Southern University, United States


Papers submitted for consideration for publication in this issue would be peer-reviewed (double-blind) by the experts internationally.

Author Guidelines:

Authors, please ensure:

  • Paper is in .DOC format
  • Paper is in APA Format 
  • The paper must contain Abstract and Keywords.
  • The author should ensure that the Research Paper/Article sent for publication is not published/presented anywhere else. If it happens so, the author will be entirely responsible for any legal action. There would be no responsibility of the journal, editor, and referees.
  • This is a peer-reviewed journal but the paper submitted for this issue would not be send for revision and re-submission. Please submit your final paper.
  • The articles submitted for publication should be exclusive for this journal and must not be submitted elsewhere for their consideration by the journal. These must not carry any material already published in the same or different forms.
  • The article should present a complete picture of the investigation made and should not be split into parts. In the articles, proper continuity should be maintained in the presentation of information. 
  • Each article should be written correctly, clearly, objectively and concisely. All the statements made in the manuscript should be clear, unambiguous, and to the point.
  • There is no prescribed limit regarding the number of pages in case of a full-length article. However, the length of the article should not be less than 2 full printed pages of the journal.
  • Articles should be suitably divided into two sections: Abstract and Full-Text Full Text should contain References.
  • The title of article should be informative. It should indicate the content of the article essential for keyword & indexing.
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