Important Announcement Regarding CFP

For your kind information, the Editorial Board would like to inform that the Call For Papers (CFP) for Vol. 31 (2023 issue) has been deferred till further notice. Do keep visiting the website for updates regarding the same.

Thank you.

Important Notice Regarding the Journal

Dear paper contributor,

Warm greetings. We hope you all are doing well. The editorial board of Dibrugarh University Journal of English Studies (DUJES) would like to inform you that our journal has been discontinued from the UGC CARE list (Group - I) from April 2022.

We are earnestly initiating the process for re-inclusion of our journal in the UGC CARE list through the prescribed and proper channels. Meanwhile, in the interest of transparency and in keeping with the ethics policy of the Editorial Board, we would like to solicit your written approval (for which we shall reach out to you) on whether you would like to publish your article in the present volume of the journal, that is, DUJES Vol. 30 or you would like to withdraw your article from the same. Kindly intimate us with your response by 30th April, 2022. If no response is received by the aforementioned date, we would continue the process of publication and your contribution shall remain, subject to the peer-review and editorial processes.

We would also like to inform you that the journal continues to remain a peer reviewed journal and we shall continue to abide by the ethics policies framed and prescribed by the Editorial Board in conformity with the UGC CARE recommended guidelines.

We are happy to reassure you that we are making no compromise with quality as regards the selection of papers contributed for publication in the present volume.

We are grateful to you for all your support till date.

Thanking you,

Yours sincerely,
The Editorial Team,
DUJES Vol. 30.


Dear contributors,

We are happy to announce that the PDF of Volume 29 of the journal is now available for online viewing and downloading. Kindly click on this link for the same.

Thank you,


Dr. Lakhipriya Gogoi and Deeptangshu Das

Announcement/CFP/Volume 30



Subject Fields:


Humanities, Literature, Women’s & Gender Studies, Cultural Studies


Dibrugarh University Journal of English Studies (DUJES, ISSN [Print] 0975-5659, ISSN [Online] 2581-7833) will complete its thirtieth year of existence that coincides with the glorious hundred years of some seminal works of the Modernist intervention in English literature, namely, T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land (1922), James Joyce’s Ulysses (1922) and Virginia Woolf’s Jacob’s Room (1922). The editorial board considers it as a significant moment to revisit the Modernist expressions in literature and its trajectory till the present time through a spectrum of literary works, cultural texts and artifacts. Besides revisiting the historical juncture in the domain of English literature, the journal commemorates the recent demise of Professor Dilip Kumar Barua, a key persona in the inception of the journal. Professor Barua significantly contributed to the growth of the journal, then called Gleanings (1976-77) and as a connoisseur of the Modernist texts, translated Eliot’s The Waste Land into Assamese as Chan Pora Mati (1998). Taking these significant paradigms as a point of reference, the next issue of Dibrugarh University Journal of English Studies will be published as a special commemorative volume on the theme “Revisiting Modernism: Hundred Years and Beyond”. The journal calls for research papers on the themes pertaining, but not limited, to the following sub themes:

Ø  Modernism and memory

Ø  The dialectics of Modernism

Ø  Time and Space in the context of Modernism and beyond

Ø  The personal versus the collective- the Modernist expressions

Ø  Narrative and Resistance- corollaries of the Modernist experience

Ø  Modernities of the Moderns and beyond

Ø  How to “make it new”- pluralities of form and expression after Modernism

Ø  Modernism and the post-truth

Ø  Critiquing Modernism- late twentieth century critical perspectives


The journal invites relevant and critical contributions on the theme that explores literature(s) in English as well as English translations, literary criticism and theory, issues related to critical humanities, and related fields of literary studies. The papers and topics pertaining to Visual Arts, however, will be considered for review if only they are related to a literary framework covered within the theme of the journal. All contributions will be sent anonymously to the Board of Reviewers for blind peer-review, evaluation and approval/rejection. The editors and reviewers shall have discretion in the matter of recommending the submissions for publication. The name of the contributor(s) and the full official address should be submitted with a short biographical note (not exceeding 100 words) and email id in a SEPARATE DOCUMENT to the document with the research paper. The Bio-note should also include a declaration that the submission has not been published previously and that the work has not been submitted elsewhere for publication. No part of the document with the submission should contain the author’s name(s) or credentials, in order to facilitate confidential peer reading. The contributors are expected to conform strictly to the following guidelines:


- Manuscripts of the full-length articles should be between 4000-6000 words (inclusive of works cited and endnotes – please do not use footnotes). Contributors are to note that the preliminary overview of the work includes a plagiarism check. If the work has been previously submitted in the form of an M.Phil or Ph.D dissertation, the contributor should declare the same. The contributors are also requested to submit a plagiarism report (OURIGINAL/ TURNITIN) and the ID of the report so that the same may be cross-verified.

- Only one submission per contributor shall be considered for review. Multiple submissions through the same or different email accounts shall lead to rejection.

- Consecutive submission by contributors who have published in the latest volume of the journal is not accepted.

- Contributors are requested to submit a declaration that they have read the submission guidelines, agree to the policy of the journal and that the submission is original and does not contain any plagiarized material or content.


- In-text citations must not be left incomplete, if found, may lead to rejection. Similarly, submissions without Works Cited will not be accepted.


- An abstract of around 200-400 words along with Keywords must accompany the submission.


- Submissions with typographical and grammatical errors will be evaluated in an overview of the paper/article before the blind peer-review process, and if found in excess, shall be returned to the author(s) or rejected – the discretion of the Editorial Board is final in this regard. The guidelines stated here are to be strictly adhered to, else the submission will be rejected.


- Times New Roman, 12 pt Font and font-size must be strictly adhered to, and lines must be double-spaced. Submissions must be submitted in the .docx format. No other format will be accepted.


The editors urge contributors to have their articles/papers proofread for typographical, grammatical, factual and technical errors BEFORE submission. Articles/papers which overlook the same shall be summarily rejected without intimation.


- The manuscripts should be prepared strictly according to the MLA Handbook (8th Edition) style. Works cited must conform to the recommended format of the MLA. Failure to do so may result in rejection of the submission.


- Endnotes, and not footnotes, must be used in the article.


- Works cited should be included in the manuscript and not in a separate document.


- Formatting issues due to incompatibility of software and/or other related problems will be treated as the responsibility of the contributor. The same will have to be rectified if the concern is raised by the editors. 


- Simultaneous submission of the same manuscript for publication in other journals is not allowed and the work should not have been published previously. A declaration to this effect must be included in the Bio-note.


- Kindly refer to the other links for more details on Submission GuidelinesEthics Policy and Declarations.


The special issue of DUJES (Vol. 30) is scheduled for publication between March and June, 2022. Contributions for possible inclusion must reach the Editors: Dr. Lakhipriya Gogoi, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Dibrugarh University, and Dr. Lakshminath Kagyung, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Dibrugarh University, by 31st October, 2021, at Submissions after the deadline will not be considered for the incumbent issue.


Contact Info: The research papers for publication and any other queries may be sent in the following email id:


For further information and queries, write to:


The Editors, DUJES (Vol. 30)

Department of English,

Dibrugarh University,



Assam, India.


DUJES Vol. 29 June 2021 Issue




Dr. Lakhipriya Gogoi                                                  Mr. Deeptangshu Das 

Assistant Professor                                                      Assistant Professor

Department of English                                                Department of English

Dibrugarh  University                                                 Dibrugarh  University                                                                                                                      






1. Of Growth and Development: Appropriating the Pedagogical Significance
of Science Fiction- A Case Study of H.G. Wells’s The Time Machine and Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park

Goutam Karmakar 


2. Subaltern Lives and Utopian Potentialities in Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar’s Jwala Kumar and the Gift of Fire: Adventures in Champakbagh

Abin Chakraborty


3. Migration and the Struggle with Choices in an Increasingly Unstable World: A Reading of Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West and Amitav Ghosh’s Gun Island

Rimi Nath


4. Writing Kashmir, Writing the End of Empire: A Study of two Post-war British Novels

Somjyoti Mridha

5. The Depiction of Dalit Women in Indian Women’s Poetry in English

 Shruti Sareen


6. What Makes You a “BRIDE”: A Comparative Study of Assamese Folk Balladic Bride Jona Gabharu and Chaucerian Bride in The Wife of Bath’s Tale

Gutimali Goswami


7. A Postmodern Feminist Interpretation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun and  Michael Grant’s Front Lines

 Punyashree Panda  and Trina Bose


8. Transformed Role of Jewish American Women in Judaism: Reading Rebecca Goldstein’s Mazel

Bhaskar Lama

9. Being to Becoming: The Discourse of Self in Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook and Love, Again 

Sanghamitra Sadhu


 10.  Afghanistan in Post-9/11 American Poetry: A Creative  Response to Orientalism

Joydeep Chakraborty


11.  Stranger Gods, Untouchable Offspring: The Politics of Space and Hegemonic Masculinity in Perumal Murugan’s One Part Woman

Damini Kashyap


12. Aesthetics of the Grotesque Body: The Dismemberment Metaphor in the Assamese Folktale “Tejimola”

Jharna Choudhury


13.   Subversion of Post-Truth Discourse and Data Politics in Indian Agrarian Crisis:Kota Neelima’s Shoes of the Dead

Miruna George and Jaya Selvi D 


14. Theorizing the Ontology of ‘Home’ in Diaspora Imagination  

Bhagabat Nayak

15. Masquerading gelotophobia through self-evasive laughter: Exploring the link between the ridiculous Bangal in select popular Bengal Cinema of the 60s and his Ghoti Bhadralok and Bangal refugee viewer in the entre nous(?) of the movie hall

Ashes Gupta


16. “Walking with the Gods”: Writing Body and Land in India’s Northeast

 Rakhee Kalita Moral


17. The Postfeminist World-view and Superheroines: Critiquing Female Representations within the Superhero Genre

Anindya Syam Choudhury and Kinshuk Chakraborty


18. Muslin in their Mouths: Identifying Conflict in Sophie Mackintosh’s The Water Cure

Chaandreyi Mukherjee


19. Altered States: A Reading of Cesar Aira’s An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter

Mubashir Karim


20. Gender and Disguise: Representation of Bacha Posh in Nadia Hashmi’s One Half from the East and The Pearl that Broke its Shell

Mridula Kashyap


21.The Order of Extra-Terrestrials – Researching the Dynamics of Alien Forms in Science Fiction

Ruchita Machal


22. Cry Witch: Representation of German Witch-Lore and Persecution of Dispossessed Women in Oliver Potzsch’s The Hangman’s Daughter and Erika Mailman’s The Witch’s Trinity

Isha Biswas


23. “Shifting Landscapes of Childhood”: Situating the Identity of Ila in terms of Place and Space in Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines

Pratik Chowdhury


 24. “The Picture of Oryx Looking”: The Returned Gaze as Feminist Resistance against the Male Gaze in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake

Cr Patricia Mary Hodge


25.  The Unclean Female Body and the Discourse of Sanitation in Three Cinematic Texts

 Sugandha Sehgal


26. The City of Colombo in Carl Muller’s Colombo and Shyam Selvadurai’s The Hungry Ghosts

Esther Daimari


27.To Be or Not To Be? The Dichotomy of Being Oneself in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake

Priyanka Sharma


28. The Image of Mahatma Gandhi in Advertisement: Subverting its Conventional Semiotics 

  Saba Anish and Dwijen Sharma


29.  Revisiting Gender Narratives: A Critical Study of Nee Devi’s Short Stories

Gurumayum Deepika


30.  Revisiting Bhadralok: “Dangoriya” as the term for Assamese Masculinity

Parikshit Sarmah


31. The Gaze of the ‘Other’: A Study of Frederick Douglass’s Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave (1845)

Pronami Bhattacharya


32.  The Cyborg Lives of the Frankenstein Myth: A Study of Re/Presentation and Consumption of Frankenstein in select 21st Century Pop Culture Adaptations

Sango Bidani and Zahra Rizvi.


33. The neoMONSTERS Thesis: Dystopias, Ideologies and Monsters in Ghoul and Betaal

 Sami Ahmad Khan     


34. Hunger, Representation, and the Gorkhaland Movement

Samiran George Ghissing          


35. The Pastoral Power Dialectic: A Foucauldian Reading of The Slayer Slain

Mini M Abraham                  


36. Fandry: A Cinematic Journey from Rejection to Resistance

Jaishree Kapur            


37. Locating Hotel as a Postmodern Trope of Homelessness and a Microcosm of Segregationist Society of London in Monica Ali’s In the Kitchen 

 Shafayat Hussain Bhat and Amandeep Singh      


38. The Flora and Fauna in Karnad: A Study of Nāga-Mandala and The Fire and The Rain 

 Devamitra Chakraborty    


39. A-death-within-the-self—the phenomenal expulsion of expectation”: Reading Narratives of Miscarriage

 Bonjyotshna Saikia  

40.  Bi Now, Gay Later or Gay Now, Bi Later: A Close Reading of Cinnamon Gardens

Monoj K. Hazarika 

41Rereading ‘Mahatma’ in Indian History through a reading of Bhimayana: Experiences of Untouchability

Mushrifa Ibrahim


42. The Colonial/ Postcolonial Gaze: A Feminist Analysis of Malek Alloula’s The Colonial Harem

Nazrana Haque


43. Representation and Nuances: Interrogating Representation of the Tribal in Mamang Dai’s The Legends of Pensam and Gopinath Mohanty’s Paraja

 Lakshminath Rabha  

44.  Striking a Balance between the Male and the Female Principles: A Reading of Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Anthills of the Savannah

Lakshminath Kagyung


Book  Review 

1. An Onerous Achievement 

Anubhav Pradhan

2. preeto and Other Stories: the male gaze in urdu

Harshit Nigam