Now out is the first issue (Vol. I, 2009) of PARNASSUS: AN INNOVATIVE JOURNAL OF LITERARY CRITICISM (ISSN 0975-0266), published from Feroze Gandhi College, Rae Bareli (Uttar Pradesh), India, and edited by Dr Nilanshu Agarwal. The journal is annual and accepts critical articles on the whole range of world literature, as well as poems and book reviews. Dr Agarwal may be contacted at:
Advisory Board:
A.N. Dwivedi (University of Allahabad); Christopher Rollason (France); Ludmila Volna (Charles University, Prague); Fawzia Afzal-Khan (Montclair State University); Karen Alkalay Gut (Tel Aviv University); D.Parmeswari (Madurai Kamaraj University); Ann Iverson (Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis); Stephen Gill (Canada);  K. V. Dominic (Newman College, Thodupuzha), Jaydeep Sarangi (Seva Bharati College, Paschim Medinipur, W.B), Seema Miglani (JCD College of Engineering, Sirsa, Haryana)
Contents of Vol. I:
1. Allahabad in Pankaj Mishra’s The Romantics: A Partly       
   Corrective View
2.  Stairway to the Stars:  Women Writing in Contemporary 
     Indian English Fiction
     Anita Singh                                                                     
3.  Japanese Noh Drama and the Theatre of the Absurd
    Anita Myles                                                                     
4.  The Conflict between Tradition and Modernity in
     R. K. Narayan’s The Guide
     K. V. Dominic                                                                  
5.  The Cultural Designation of Feminism: Theory and Praxis
    Nandini Sahu                                                                 
6.  Scientific Discourses and Post-Modernist Parody in 
     Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49
      Mónica Calvo-Pascual                                                  
7.  The Boat Named Romance and "The Lady of Shalott" as 
      the Boat’s Sailor
  Mustafa Bal                                                                    
8.  East-West Encounter in Manohar Malgonkar’s
    Open Season
   Seema Miglani                                                                 
9. Creeping Saplings (A Poem)
    Ram Sharma                                                                
10. ‘Y’ in Blake’s ‘The Tyger’: A Note
    Suman Chakraborty                                                    
11. English–The Window to the World
       Vineeta Prasad                                                         
12.Panel on “History and the South Asian Novel Written In 
      English”, 20th European Conference on Modern South
     Asian Studies, University of Manchester, July 2008
     Christopher Rollason                                                
13.The International Aldous Huxley Society (IAHS), Germany
     A. A. Mutalik-Desai                                                      
Book Reviews:
Meena Kandasamy’s Touch – rev. Jaydeep Sarangi                                                              
Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger – rev. Satendra Kumar                                                                
Pramod K. Nayar’s Postcolonial Literature: An Introduction – rev. Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal      
Note: My conference panel report is pp. 108-112. For the full text and more details, see entry on this blog for 26 July 2008.      

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