JOURNAL OF THE ODISHA ASSOCIATION FOR ENGLISH STUDIES (INDIA), 2013

Now out is the 2013 issue (Vol 3, Issue 1) of the Journal of the Odisha Association for English Studies (ISSN 2249-6726), published in Baleswar, Odisha (Orissa), India and edited by Dr Santwana Haldar.

The journal’s 300 pages encompass a remarkably wide range of material. There are of course articles on Indian Writing in English (e.g. Yakaiah Kathy, « The Personal and the Public: History in [Rushdie’s] ‘Midnight’s Children’ » and N.K. Neb, « Intervention of Postmodern Perspectives and Manju Kapur’s Feminist Stance in ‘A Married Woman’ »), as well as on older Indian traditions (Rajeshwar Mittapalli, « Bhakti Literature and Recent Indian Fiction: the Politics and Poetics of Protest »). Featured too are other Asian literatures (Jalal Uddin Khan, « The Arabian Nights: A Modern Introduction »), while the mainstream English canon is not neglected (Azadeh Davoudi Far, « English Women and Patriarchy: Interrogating Victorian Morality in Thomas Hardy’s ‘Jude the Obscure’; Pulakesh Ghosh, “The Titles of Dickens’ ‘Hard Times’: Effect, Structure and Vision”).

Present too are Translation Studies (Rama Kundu, « Translation of Creative Works: Problems and Perspectives ») and contemporary sociological concerns (Fewzia Bedjaoui, « British and Immigrant Organisations’ Background Involvement into Social Cohesion). There is also a creative writing section, including, notably, several contributions by Odisha’s master poet, Jayanta Mahapatra, as well as a number of book reviews – inter alia of Hilary Mantel’s « Bring Up the Bodies » and Aravind Adiga’s « Last Man in Tower » – by the editor, Santwana Haldar.

Also included is my own paper: Christopher Rollason, « Charles Dickens and Edgar Allan Poe: From ‘The Chimes’ to ‘The Bells’ »  (pp. 67-75), originally given at the international conference ‘Charles Dickens and His Time’ at the New University of Lisbon (Portugal), 18-20 June 2012 (cf. entry on this blog for 27 June 2012). This paper is also available on-line at: http://yatrarollason.info/files/DickensPoe.pdf

 

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