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  • Submission Date: 2024-03-01
  • Notification Date: 2024-03-01
  • Final Version Date: 2024-05-01

Ethnic & Cultural Studies Humanities, Literature & Arts (General) English Language & Literature

CFP: This is a call for chapters in an edited collection of essays.



‘Whom does discourse serve?’ This book seeks to unravel the ideology that permeates and substrates social, political, cultural and intellectual texts in the Western world. Authors are asked to present a text, a discourse which speaks of the social and intellectual fabric of the western world in the twentieth and twenty-first century, and explicate the ideology which underlies it. For example

the text of Enoch Powell’s speech, ‘rivers of blood’ (already assigned);

a text of Islam such as Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie and the resulting furore, where the focus is on the religious and social discourse of Islam;

a contemporary social and political text: the appointment of an Indian PM Rishi Sunak in the UK who was a US Green card holder;  

the ideology underlying Edward Said’s text Orientalism analysed as a political and social text

the terrorism assigned to the British Empire as a political text (already underway);

Texts by contemporary philosophers: Foucault; Deleuze; Guattari; Pierre Bourdieu

These are examples only: suggestions are welcome.

Please send a 2000 word abstract in the first instance; deadline 01 March 2024. Completed essays from 4000 to 8000 words to follow by deadline 01 May 2024.

Send to Dimple Godiwala,

Dimple Godiwala is an independent scholar who has published widely in cultural, gender, race and postcolonial theory and literature. She holds a doctoral degree from the University of Oxford, UK, and her schooling has been at Cambridge schools. She will edit the present volume titled The Form and Function of Discourse Today.