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.