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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

TEQIP II Sponsored National Conference on Status of Women in the 21st Century - Bharathidasan Institute of Technology, Trichy - 6 & 7 September 2014

Greetings!
             The Department of English, Bharathidasan Institute of Technology, Anna University, Tiruchirappalli – 620 024 is organising TEQIP II Sponsored National Conference on Status of Women in the 21st Century during 6 & 7 September 2014.

*Find enclosed the copy of the brochure.*

*Dates to remember*
Ø  Last Date to send the Abstract             :    12-08-2014
Ø  Last Date to send the Full Paper           :    20-08-2014
Ø  Date of Seminar                                   :   6&7-09-2014

*Registration fee details:*
Ø  Students & Research Scholars    -      Rs. 750/-
Ø  Faculty Member                         -      Rs. 1000/-
Ø  Industralist                                  -      Rs. 1500/-


*Contact*
Ø  Mrs. K. RENUKA
     Mobile No : 9442220673 / 9842686518
     e-Mail: renukak28@yahoo.com / womenstatusnationalconference@yahoo.com

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Publication: WOMEN IN CONFLICT ZONES

WOMEN IN CONFLICT ZONES
Conflict inflicts suffering on everyone be it man woman, children, nature but women are the worst sufferers in a conflict zone affected particularly by its short- and long-term effects. Gender inequality, lack of economic empowerment, extreme poverty, displacement from their homes, destruction of social networks, cultural taboos, lower status in society, no role in decision making, and the lack of structures to protect them contribute to their sufferings. External violence-rape, molestation, mutilation of women’s bodies, and domestic violence- battering, stalking, marital rape of women significantly aggravates in conflict zones. The structural marginalization of women we witness in conflict zones does not amount to a ‘soft’ issue that we can afford to put off until after we solve the ‘hard’ ones. The hard issues - peace and security, reconciliation and rehabilitation, economic growth and prosperity depend on women as much as on men. Women though victimized play different roles as social actors in the three phases of conflict, that is, before, during and after conflict towards peace building. Women are not mere passive victims of conflict. They experience conflict in diverse ways as victims, survivors, community leaders, mediators and peacemakers.
The edited volumes I&II aim to generate new knowledge and debate on the challenges women face in conflict zones and their journey from victimhood to victor hood in terms of socio-political, cultural, and economic empowerment, resistance, renegotiating identity and spaces, and as peace negotiators. The volumes through new insights to the debate on gender and socio-cultural change in conflict-ridden societies would endeavor to generate awareness about the emerging issues regarding women in conflict, the dynamics of re negotiating their roles in changing situations: their roles as cultural and political activists, providers, members of social movements, leaders, peace builders, writers etc.
Papers are invited on any of the following sub-themes:
Women conflict and family
Women sexual violence and rape
Women conflict and community
Women conflict and health
Women conflict and human rights
Women conflict and public history
Women conflict and identity
Women politics and law
Women  conflict and  sexuality
Women protest and change
Women and narratives
Women migration and displacement
Women conflict and writings
Women politics and governance in conflict zones
Women conflict and reconciliation
Women as peace negotiators
Women conflict and spiritual healing
Women and economic empowerment

Kindly sent your confirmation along with an abstract of 150-300 words and your resume(100 words) before 31/08/2014.

YOU ARE REQUESTED TO SEND YOUR ORIGINAL PAPER IN ENGLISH AS PER THE FORMAT FOR THE BOOK TO THE EDITORS
Dr. Jasbir Singh                                                               Dr. Anupama Vohra
Professor of Economics                                                    Associate Professor of English      
University of Jammu, Jammu                                          DDE, University of Jammu, Jammu
India                                                                                 India
EMAIL: drjbsingh@yahoo.com                                       EMAIL: vohranu@yahoo.com
M-+919419191137                                                               M-+919419186466

ON OR BEFORE 31/10/2014.

 PAPERS SHALL BE PUBLISHED BY REPUTED NATIONAL PUBLISHERS.
                                                                     
                                                             FORMAT FOR THE PAPER
Articles shouldn’t be more than 9 pages (between 4500-8000 words)
Use Times New Roman: 12 pts fonts for the main text and all additional parts except endnotes and bibliography (where you should use 10 pts).
TITLE: Capital letter, bold, 12 pts fonts Times New Roman
Example: WOMEN IN CONFLICT ZONES
All text should be single-spaced.
Indent the first line of each paragraph by 5mm.
Indent quoted texts of greater than 2 lines or other texts which you think should stand out by 5 milimetres from both sides, and leave one line spaces between the top line and main text as well as between the bottom line and main text; and use 10 pts for all such text.
Use double quotation marks for all cases (including single words) except for quotes within quotes.
Use Chicago Manual Style 15th Edition for references, bibliography. Here are the samples: (N for notes; B for Bibliography)
Chicago Manual Style 15th Edition

BOOK 
One Author 
N/ Wendy Doniger, Splitting the Difference (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999), 65.
B/ Doniger, Wendy. Splitting the Difference. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999.

Two Authors 
N/Guy Cowlishaw and Robin Dunbar, Primate Conservation Biology (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000), 104–7.
B/Cowlishaw, Guy, and Robin Dunbar. Primate Conservation Biology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.

Four or more authors
N/Edward O. Laumann et al., The Social Organization of Sexuality: Sexual Practices in the United States (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994), 262.
B/Laumann, Edward O., John H. Gagnon, Robert T. Michael, and Stuart Michaels. The Social Organization of Sexuality: Sexual Practices in the United States. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.

Editor, translator, or compiler instead of author 
N/Richmond Lattimore, trans., The Iliad of Homer (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1951), 91–92.
B/Lattimore, Richmond, trans. The Iliad of Homer. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1951.

Editor, translator, or compiler in addition to author 
N/Yves Bonnefoy, New and Selected Poems, ed. John Naughton and Anthony Rudolf (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995), 22.
B/Bonnefoy, Yves. New and Selected Poems. Edited by John Naughton and Anthony Rudolf. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995.

Chapter or other part of a book 
N/Andrew Wiese, “‘The House I Live In’: Race, Class, and African American Suburban Dreams in the Postwar United States,” in The New Suburban History, ed. Kevin M. Kruse and Thomas J. Sugrue (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006), 101–2.
B/Wiese, Andrew. “‘The House I Live In’: Race, Class, and African American Suburban Dreams in the Postwar United States.” In The New Suburban History, edited by Kevin M. Kruse and Thomas J. Sugrue, 99–119. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006.

Chapter of an edited volume originally published elsewhere (as in primary sources) 
N/Quintus Tullius Cicero. “Handbook on Canvassing for the Consulship,” in Rome: Late Republic and Principate, ed. Walter Emil Kaegi Jr. and Peter White, vol. 2 of University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization, ed. John Boyer and Julius Kirshner (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986), 35.
B/Cicero, Quintus Tullius. “Handbook on Canvassing for the Consulship.” In Rome: Late Republic and Principate, edited by Walter Emil Kaegi Jr. and Peter White. Vol. 2 of University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization, edited by John Boyer and Julius Kirshner, 33–46. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986. Originally published in Evelyn S. Shuckburgh, trans., The Letters of Cicero, vol. 1 (London: George Bell & Sons, 1908).

Preface, foreword, introduction, or similar part of a book 
N/James Rieger, introduction to Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982), xx–xxi.
B/Rieger, James. Introduction to Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, xi–xxxvii. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982.

Book published electronically 
N/Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner, eds., The Founders’ Constitution (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987), http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/ (accessed June 27, 2006).
B/Kurland, Philip B., and Ralph Lerner, eds. The Founders’ Constitution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987. http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/. Also available in print form and as a CD-ROM.

Journal article 
Article in a print journal 
N/John Maynard Smith, “The Origin of Altruism,” Nature 393 (1998): 639.
B/Smith, John Maynard. “The Origin of Altruism.” Nature 393 (1998): 639–40.

Article in an online journal 
N/Mark A. Hlatky et al., "Quality-of-Life and Depressive Symptoms in Postmenopausal Women after Receiving Hormone Therapy: Results from the Heart and Estrogen/Progestin Replacement Study (HERS) Trial,"
Journal of the American Medical Association 287, no. 5 (2002), http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v287n5/rfull/joc10108.html#aainfo.
B/Hlatky, Mark A., Derek Boothroyd, Eric Vittinghoff, Penny Sharp, and Mary A. Whooley. "Quality-of-Life and Depressive Symptoms in Postmenopausal Women after Receiving Hormone Therapy: Results from the Heart and Estrogen/Progestin Replacement Study (HERS) Trial." Journal of the American Medical Association 287, no. 5 (February 6, 2002), http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v287n5/rfull/joc10108.html#aainfo.

Popular magazine article 
N/Steve Martin, “Sports-Interview Shocker,” New Yorker, May 6, 2002, 84.
B/Martin, Steve. “Sports-Interview Shocker.” New Yorker, May 6, 2002.

Newspaper article 
N/William S. Niederkorn, “A Scholar Recants on His ‘Shakespeare’ Discovery,” New York Times, June 20, 2002, Arts section, Midwest edition.
B/Niederkorn, William S. “A Scholar Recants on His ‘Shakespeare’ Discovery.” New York Times, June 20, 2002, Arts section, Midwest edition.

Book review 
N/James Gorman, “Endangered Species,” review of The Last American Man, by Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times Book Review, June 2, 2002, 16.
B/Gorman, James. “Endangered Species.” Review of The Last American Man, by Elizabeth Gilbert. New York Times Book Review, June 2, 2002.

Thesis or dissertation 
N/M. Amundin, “Click Repetition Rate Patterns in Communicative Sounds from the Harbour Porpoise, Phocoena phocoena” (PhD diss., Stockholm University, 1991), 22–29, 35.
B/Amundin, M. “Click Repetition Rate Patterns in Communicative Sounds from the Harbour Porpoise, Phocoena phocoena.” PhD diss., Stockholm University, 1991.

Paper presented at a meeting or conference 
N/Brian Doyle, “Howling Like Dogs: Metaphorical Language in Psalm 59” (paper presented at the annual international meeting for the Society of Biblical Literature, Berlin, Germany, June 19–22, 2002).
B/Doyle, Brian. “Howling Like Dogs: Metaphorical Language in Psalm 59.” Paper presented at the annual international meeting for the Society of Biblical Literature, Berlin, Germany, June 19–22, 2002.

Web site 
N/Evanston Public Library Board of Trustees, “Evanston Public Library Strategic Plan, 2000–2010: A Decade of Outreach,” Evanston Public Library, http://www.epl.org/library/strategic-plan-00.html.
B/Evanston Public Library Board of Trustees. “Evanston Public Library Strategic Plan, 2000–2010: A Decade of Outreach.” Evanston Public Library. http://www.epl.org/library/strategic-plan-00.html (accessed June 1, 2005).

Call for Research Papers/Articles for International Refereed Journal

INDIAN JOURNAL OF OPEN LEARNING
(ISSN: 0971-2690)

Dear Sir/Madam

Season’s Greetings from Indira Gandhi National Open University!

It is our immense pleasure to request you to contribute manuscripts of your
original research papers, scholarly articles for publication in Indian
Journal of Open Learning (IJOL), published by Indira Gandhi National Open
University since 1992.


IJOL is a peer reviewed international journal. The sole aim of this journal
is to disseminate information about theory, practice and research in the
field of open and distance education, including correspondence and
multi-media education; education technology and communication; independent
and experiential learning and other innovative forms of education and
provide a forum for debate across the world on these areas with particular
reference to India and other developing nations. Therefore, since the
journal inception, it has been our collective strive to reach maximum number
of researchers/readers/faculties/learners associated with open and distance
education.

This refereed journal is internationally contributed, subscribed and
abstracted and publishes research papers, scholarly articles, case studies,
book reviews and workshop reports related to above mentioned fields within
the aim and scope of the journal.  It is published thrice a year -- in
January, May and September. You can visit IJOL website at:
http://journal.ignouonline.ac.in/iojp/index.php/IJOL for further details.

Please see
URL: http://journal.ignouonline.ac.in/iojp/index.php/IJOL and
http://journal.ignouonline.ac.in/iojp/index.php/IJOL/about/submissions#authorGuidelines
 for author guidelines.

In anticipation of your valuable contribution.


Dr. Ali Asgar
Asst. Professor of Distance Education and
Managing Editor, Indian Journal of Open Learning
Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education (STRIDE)
Block 16, IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068 (India)
E-mail:  aliasgar@ignou.ac.in
Phone No.+91-11-29572610, 29572629, 29535399 Fax: 29533073

Call For Papers - Publication: Diaspora in Global Perspective

L L I L J

(Autumn Issue 2014)
Diaspora in Global Perspective

The concept of diaspora has been derived from the Greek word meaning “To Scatter.”  Moreover, the word is associated with the dispersion of the Jews beyond Israel historically. Hence, the diaspora belongs to a scattered population with a common origin in a smaller geographic area. It, in other words, also means migration of a specific population across cultural domain where the uprooted people feel nostalgic about their homeland. It does not mean that they have no home; but having home on an alien land become a means of suffering for them. Therefore they see and feel the difference of living at home and abroad. The simple and single definition of the term is not possible because the concerned field of diaspora is changing its paradigms with respect to the changing modes of technologies in the digital age. Scholars must not think that diaspora has been lost due to the invented means of super technology.  On the contrary, the basic assumptions have been changed slightly; yet there is a lot of scope to study it again. Now the people’s sufferings have some additional tools and means by which they provide much scope in the field of research. This scope strikes with traditional structure of diaspora changing it in new dimensions and forms.

The study of diaspora in contemporary times has become multi-directional. Scholars usually try to see the basic roots to distinguish the concept of diaspora with respect to various cultural and geographical aspects. Now-a-days, the uprooted communities do not feel nostalgic about their homeland, because they have technological means of communication. Hence, the concept of ‘Myth of Returns’ has to be studied with new dimensions. Further, scholars can see the politics of globalization where the world is being shaped into a model of small village. So the idea of ‘inbetweenness’ has been affected due to these changes. Therefore, the study of diaspora has become complex having a lot of potential within it.

It is from this idea that we invite papers for the Autumn Issue 2014 of Lapis Lazuli-An International Literary Journal (LLILJ)  on DIASPORA IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE. Some of the major sub-themes which could be explored are as under:

Diaspora in the Age of Information Technology
Diaspora and Virtual World
Diaspora Politics
Celebrating Diaspora
Is Diaspora a Celebration or Melancholy?
Is Diaspora a Bane or Boon?
Diaspora of Violence and terror vis-à-vis Tibetan Diaspora, Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora, Palestinian Diaspora, Jewish Diaspora etc.
Concept of Home in Diaspora
Diaspora and Gender; Diaspora and Postcolonial Studies; Diaspora and Globalization; Diaspora and Multiculturalism; Diaspora and Autobiographies; Diaspora Memory and Identity
What after Diaspora?
South Asian Diaspora; Tibetan diaspora; Indian Diaspora; African Diaspora; Afro-American Diaspora; European Diaspora; Australian Diaspora.


Note:

Contact e-mail: lapislazulijournal@gmail.com

Please visit http://www.pintersociety.com for submission guidelines.

AUTUMN ISSUE of Lapis Lazuli -An International Literary Journal (LLILJ)ISSN 2249-4529  the last date for submission is  15 August, 2014.

International Seminar on English Language Teaching: Changing Paradigm and Evolution of E-Learning, VHNSN College, 5 September 2014

Greetings!
             The Research Centre in English, VHNSN College, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, is organising an International Seminar on English Language Teaching: Changing Paradigm and Evolution of E-Learning, on  05 September, 2014.

*Find enclosed the copy of the brochure.*

*Dates to remember*
Ø  Last Date to register                             :   15-08-2014
Ø  Date of Seminar                                   :   05-09-2014

*Registration fee details:*
Ø  Presentation and publication      -      Rs. 1600/-
Ø  Presentation only                       -      Rs. 600/-
Ø  Participation only                       -      Rs. 500/-
Ø  Participation only (Students)       -      Rs. 300/-

*Contact*
Ø  Dr. J. Samuel Kirubahar
     Mobile No : +91 9842161184
     e-Mail: samuelkirubhakar@yahoo.in


Friday, August 8, 2014

INDIAN JOURNAL OF OPEN LEARNING (ISSN: 0971-2690) - Publication

Dear Sir/Madam

Season’s Greetings from Indira Gandhi National Open University!

It is our immense pleasure to request you to contribute manuscripts of your
original research papers, scholarly articles for publication in Indian
Journal of Open Learning (IJOL), published by Indira Gandhi National Open
University since 1992.

IJOL is a peer reviewed international journal. The sole aim of this journal
is to disseminate information about theory, practice and research in the
field of open and distance education, including correspondence and
multi-media education; education technology and communication; independent
and experiential learning and other innovative forms of education and
provide a forum for debate across the world on these areas with particular
reference to India and other developing nations. Therefore, since the
journal inception, it has been our collective strive to reach maximum number
of researchers/readers/faculties/learners associated with open and distance
education.

This refereed journal is internationally contributed, subscribed and
abstracted and publishes research papers, scholarly articles, case studies,
book reviews and workshop reports related to above mentioned fields within
the aim and scope of the journal.  It is published thrice a year -- in
January, May and September. You can visit IJOL website at:
http://journal.ignouonline.ac.in/iojp/index.php/IJOL for further details.

Please see
http://journal.ignouonline.ac.in/iojp/index.php/IJOL/about/submissions#authorGuidelines
 for author guidelines.

In anticipation of your valuable contribution.

Dr. Ali Asgar
Asst. Professor of Distance Education and
Managing Editor, Indian Journal of Open Learning
Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education (STRIDE)
Block 16, IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068 (India)
E-mail:  aliasgar@ignou.ac.in
Phone No.+91-11-29572610, 29572629, 29535399 Fax: 29533073

S.T.Hindu College, Nagercoil, UGC Sponsored Two-Day National Seminar, August 22 & 23, 2014

Greetings!
             P.G. Department of English and Research Centre, S.T.Hindu College, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, is organising a UGC Sponsored Two day National Seminar on "Manifestation of Diasporic Conscience in Indian English Literature", on  22 and 23 August, 2014.

*Find enclosed the copy of the brochure.*

*Dates to remember*
Ø  Last Date to send the Abstract             :    31-07-2014
Ø  Last Date to for registration                  :   16-08-2014
Ø  Date of Seminar                                   :   22&23-08-2014

*Registration fee details:*
Ø  Paper Presenters       -      Rs. 500/-
Ø  Participants               -      Rs. 300/-

*Contact*
Ø  Dr. P. Kolappadhas
     Mobile No : +91 9443104725
     e-Mail: ugcsthindusem@gmail.com