Translated Worlds: History, Diaspora, South Asia – Postcolonial Studies

Call for Papers for Postcolonial Text Translated Worlds: History, Diaspora, South Asia (In Honour and Memory of Professor Chelva Kanaganayakam)

In honour of a dear mentor, teacher, and scholar–Professor Chelva Kanaganayakam–who recently passed away, we (former students of Professor Kanaganayakam’s) will be editing and compiling a forthcoming issue of Postcolonial Text dedicated to Prof. Kanaganayakam. The issue seeks to showcase Professor Kanaganyakam’s wide ranging interests and interdisciplinary research by collecting outstanding scholarly essays that explore issues and subjects to which Prof. Kanaganayakam devoted his career: diasporic studies, postcolonialism, South Asian studies, Sri Lankan Anglophone writing, translation and Tamil poetry. This issue will also include a section of poetry/creative writing in recognition of Prof. Kanaganayakam’s path-breaking work as translator of Sri Lankan Tamil poetry into English. We are particularly keen to include essays on Tamil poetry and culture to reflect Prof. Kanaganyakam’s ongoing dedication to the field of Tamil Studies.

We welcome the submission of essays that examine the research areas outlined above, with the hope that the collection will contribute to the fields in which Prof. Kanaganayakam worked. Essays should be approximately 7000 words, including notes and works cited, and adhere to MLA guidelines. We also welcome the submission of original creative pieces (2000 words maximum). This issue will also include personal remembrances in either the introduction or epilogue, and, therefore, we ask anyone who might wish to write several testimonial sentences or a paragraph to forward these contributions to us.

Please submit your contributions to the guest editors by June 15, 2015. All submissions will undergo anonymous peer review as per the journal’s peer-review process. For submission guidelines, please check

Guest Editors:

Dr. Chandrima Chakraborty Associate Professor Department of English and Cultural Studies McMaster University 1280 Main Street West Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4L9 and Dr. Stephanie McKenzie Associate Professor English Programme Memorial University, Grenfell Campus 20 University Drive Corner Brook, NL Canada A2H 5G4

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