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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Call For Submissions: The Criterion

Call For Papers

The Criterion: An International Journal in English(

Deadline Issue II (June):                   15th May
About Us
The Criterion is  refereed e-journal and is designed to publish theoretical articles and book reviews on interdisciplinary cross-currents in the humanities and social sciences. The Criterion encourages interpretative criticism and fresh insights into new and established authors and texts and seeks to generate a serious debate on different academic issues.We also encourage literary contributions in the form of original as well as translated poetry and fiction.
An Online Open Access e-Journal
The Criterion provides open access to all its content to support greater global exchange of knowledge. The free access policy, we believe, will benefit both the writer and the reader.
The opinions expressed in the articles and other contents appearing in the journal are purely those of the respective authors and in no way reflect the opinions of the editors. Authors submitting their work for publication in The Criterion are responsible for getting approval for copyrighted material they use in their articles. The Criterion should not be held responsible for any infringement of copyright laws for the published content.
Peer Review Process
We follow a strict double-blind reviewing of the submitted works, that is we promise to conceal always the identity of both the reviewers and the author from each other. If any submitted article fails to fulfill primary standards, it will be rejected and the author will be communicated the decision promptly. If the editors are satisfied, they will select two or more reviewers for detailed consideration of the articles. The editors may advise the author to revise the article for publication.
The Criterion is a refereed and registered journal. Editorial Advisory Board’s decision on a typescript will be conveyed within two months from the date of receipt.
We accept only electronic submissions via e-mail as attached documents (Microsoft word only) which must include Name and country in the body of your submission. Authors are requested to provide their full Bio-data  and should not forget to provide information regarding contact details with their e-mail address in the same attachment (do not send more that one attachment).
Format of the articles:
Authors are requested to follow the MLA style strictly while preparing the articles. Authors are also requested to include the following in the format of their articles:
1. Full Title with subtitle, if any. Times New Roman, 14, Bold, (Not all capital letters)
2. An abstract of the article of about 100-150 words.
3. Authors should note that the main body of the text should be prepared in such a way that no formatting is needed afterwards. Heading, sub headings and illustrations should be well incorporated within the main body of the article. Times New Roman, 12, Justified
4. There is no word-limit for articles. But ideally those should be around 5000 words, inclusive Works Cited.
5. All portions of the articles should be single-line spaced.
6. Author should be careful regarding grammatical and typological errors.
7. All essays submitted must be in English for review. Quotations in languages other than English must be accompanied by translations.
Simultaneous submissions are permitted provided the authors inform the editor as soon as the content is accepted elsewhere.
Fiction and Poetry
Our mission is to publish the finest fiction (up to 10,000 words), with special attention to character-driven stories that examine the depths and heights of emotion and motivation from a broad variety of cultural and social perspectives. We are also interested in more experimental narratives as well as well-written flash fiction (1,500 words or less). Surprise us with your writing. There are no restrictions on subjects and themes. For poetry, we aim to publish challenging and engaging works by both established and emerging poets.
Please note:
-Fiction: Submit one piece at one time.
-Poetry: Submit up to three poems at one time.
-Copy and paste your fiction or poetry in the body of an email.
-Include a short third-person biographical note in your submission.
-Only previously unpublished works are considered.
-We accept simultaneous submissions but please let us know if your piece has been accepted for   publication elsewhere.
-Response time: Two months. only accepted submissions.
We allow our authors flexible rights to republish and reproduce and distribute their published contents with third parties anywhere in any format on the following conditions:
1. The authors will inform the Editor-in-Chief about the intended republication or reproduction by third parties by sending a signed letter.
2. The authors will acknowledge credits to The Criterion as the first publisher and include the URL (the original link location) in their works.
Deadlines for submission:
Issue II (June):                   15th May
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The Criterion Vol III. Issue I (March 2012) Released

Vol. III. Issue I.                      March 2012


The Self-Discovery of a Teacher in the Novel The Ghosts of Vasu Master [PDF]
Divyarajan BahugunaThe Man-Woman Relationship in Mohan Rakesh’s The Great Swans of the Waves [PDF]
Lingampalle Ganesh L.If There Is a Poet, It Is This, It Is This: Aga Shahid Ali – Chronicler of Pain [PDF]
Dr. Iffat MaqboolAims of Purushartha: Relevance to Mohan Rakesh’s Halfway House [PDF]
Kharabe Ram PundlikraoThe Realistic Nature of Robert Frost’s Poetry [PDF]Dr. Neena Sharma6.Understanding Hybridity in Derek Walcott’s In a Green Night [PDF]Omila ThounaojamThe Choreographed Narrative: Recontextualising the Narrative Strategies in Chetan Bhagat’s Fiction [PDF]Prasun BanerjeeCorporate World: A Feminist Study with Reference to Shobha De’s Novels [PDF]Ms. Deepanjali MishraThe Impact of Parents Education on Students Vocabulary [PDF]V.Rajasekaran & Dr.P.SelvakumarCultural Confusion & Confrontation in Yasmine Gooneratne’s A Change of Skies [PDF]
K.B.GloryThe Pangs of Transition in Bharathi Mukherjee’s Jasmine [PDF]Leelarajakumari. PThe Philosophical Roots of Postmodernism: A Critical Discussion [PDF]Mufti MudasirThe Inseparable Union of Catherine and Heathcliff in Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights [PDF]Rizvana ParveenBeyond Broken Columns: Mahesh Dattani’s Final Solutions and the Quest for ‘Horizontal Comradeship’ [PDF]Abin ChakrabortyNarrative Strategies and Changes In To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf and A Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man by James Joyce [PDF]Cornea CristianaFeminist Reading of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s Mistress of Spices [PDF]D.Ebina CordeliaDepiction of Women in Shashi Deshpande and Shobha De’s Works: A Contrastive Study [PDF]G.Gayathiri Devi & Dr.S.N.MahalakshmiAn Ecofeminist Reading of Temsula Ao’s Laburnum for My Head [PDF]Sikhamoni GogoiIdentity Crises in Kiran Desai’s Inheritance of Loss [PDF]Shyam Ji DubeyDeconstructing Mother-Daughter Relationship: A Study of Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughters[PDF]Jitender SinghEmpire and Excess: Kipling and the Critique of Said’s Orientalism [PDF]Sourit BhattacharyaCanon And Its Changes Related To Brian McHale’s Ideas In “Constructing Postmodernism” (1992) [PDF]Tripa FeliciaProverbs as Aesthetics of Meaning in Osundare’s Poetry [PDF]Yomi OkunowoTime and the Wound in Tristram Shandy: the sense of a quest [PDF]Dr. Daniel ThomièresNew Woman in Bharati Mukherjee’s WifeJasmine and The Tree Bride [PDF]Jyoti Tabita HermitBeing Swadeshi : Manju Kapur’s Language in Home and Difficult Daughters [PDF]Dr Shivani VashistReading Material for Developing Interactive Reading in Engineering Students [PDF]Madhu Sudhan Rao. M & Dr.T.SaradaJason Currie as the Father Figure in Margaret Laurence’s The Stone Angel [PDF]Mrs. Sajeena GayathrriThe Progress of Love: Enfolding the Magic of Everyday Dailiness [PDF]Bindu SinghAn Ecofeminist Reading of Shashi Deshpande’s The Dark Holds No Terrors [PDF]S.R.Adlin AshaColor and Poverty in the Poetry of Langston Hughes [PDF]Pavithra SatheeshkumarThe Deconstructive Process: The Theoretical Speculations and the Fate of Reading beyond Formalism [PDF]Pravin Kumar PatelAdjustment of Diasporas through Integration: A Study of Toni Morrison’s Paradise [PDF]
Dr. Khem Raj SharmaThe Lost Homeland of Kashmiri Migrant Pandits [PDF]Dr Tasleem A War & Naadiya Yaqoob MirArun Joshi’s The Strange Case of Billy Biswas: A Universal Myth of Primitivism [PDF]Mrs.V.NavaneethamaniM. G. Vassanji’s No New Land: A Study in Multicultural Aspects [PDF]N. Kavitha &  Dr. P. SelvamBakha Stands as Balram Halwai: The Comparative Study of Two Epic Characters [PDF]Mr.Sakate Bharat ShamraoMan-Woman Relationship in D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover [PDF]Dr. Khan Shaista TalatSexuality: A Path to Self-Actualization in Ismat Chughtai’s “The Quilt” [PDF]Shagufta Naaz FarooquiSilences and Shadows: Women in Mirza Waheed’s The Collaborator [PDF]Ishrat BashirVetoing Transcendence: Albert Camus as a Philosopher of Immanence [PDF]Muhammad Maroof ShahMyth and Puranas: Decolonisation of Indian English Drama [PDF]Nagraj HoleyannavarEnglish in A Globalized World [PDF]Amit NarulaImages of Women in Media and Literature: Journey from Difficult Daughters to Desirable Daughters [PDF]Dr (Ms) Manjeet Rathee
A Perspective into the Paradoxical Existence of Women in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s The Mistress of Spices and Sister of My Heart [PDF]
Sujit Kumar Rath, Md.Sharifulla & Dr. Mantri Raghuram
George Bernard Shaw’s art of characterization [PDF]
Dr. P. Sreenivasulu Reddy

Mulk Raj Anand’s Two Leaves and a Bud: A saga of Gangu’s injured self [PDF]
Dr. Priyanka Sharma
Michael Dickel, Mamta Madhavan, K Pankajam, Thomas Pelto, Kushal Poddar, Ron Starbuck, Uzoechi Nwagbara, Peivand Zandi [PDF]
Darryl Benjamin, Frederick Hilary, Irena Nieslony, Megs Gillespie [PDF]
An interview with Ron Starbuck, poet/author, and publisher [PDF]
Aparna Mukhedkar


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