CFP Perspectives on South Asian Poetry in English, volume of essays

Perspectives on South Asian Poetry in English: A Collection of Critical Essays
Edited by Mitali P. Wong and Waqas Khwaja

This anthology of critical essays will cover the English-language poetry of South Asians both in the subcontinent as well as in the globally distributed locations of the South Asian diaspora from the early nineteenth century to the second decade of the 21st century. The essays may cover literary movements, poetic manifestoes, genres of poetry, style and language in South Asian poetry in English, the contributions of individual poets, comparative studies of poets and their poems, transnational poetics, poets and poetry from specific countries/regions, the influences of South Asian vernacular literary traditions, and other related topics. (There is an interested academic publisher in the United States.)

*The anthology is expected to cover the following areas:
The beginnings of English-language poetry in 19th century India
The poetry of the colonial period
Postcolonial poetry in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh,Nepal
The poetry of the South Asian diaspora in the U.K., U.S.A., Canada,
the Caribbean, Africa, Southeast Asia, Australia, and Fiji

Deadline for abstracts: December 1, 2012 (The editors will provide details of length and formatting for accepted papers.)
Deadline for final drafts of essays: July 15, 2013
Please send abstracts of 250-300 words to the editors:
Dr. Mitali P. Wong
Professor of English
Department of English and Foreign Languages
Claflin University
Orangeburg, SC 29115

Dr. Waqas Khwaja
Professor of English
Agnes Scott College
Decatur, GA 30030

*(Please email the editors if you have questions about specific topics and/or poets to be covered.)

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