Call for Papers

Call for Papers (Edited Volume of Research Papers) –

Indian Popular Culture: Theory, Entertainment, Politics and Beyond


Edited by Saikat Guha

(Doctoral Research Scholar, Cooch Behar PB Univ., W.B.)

Email ID: songofmuse@gmail.com

Deadline of Submission: 30 Sept., 2018


The current project aims to take into consideration Indian popular culture which encompasses a wide array of fields. Topics may include (but not restricted to):

  1. Mainstream Film
  2. Advertisements
  3. Music and Other Videos
  4. Television Culture
  5. Social Networking
  6. Popular Fiction
  7. Popular Politics
  8. Art and Sculpture
  9. Theories of Popular Culture

Suggested Basic Readings:

  1. Cultural Theory and Popular Culture – John Storey (Pearson)
  2. Inventing Popular Culture: From Folklore to Globalization – John Storey (Blackwell)
  3. Cultural Studies Reader – Ed., Simon During (Routledge)

There is NO publication or any other fee. There will be no compromise with quality of articles. Articles must be original and evince serious work of research. Consistency of argument and stylistic evenness are to be maintained. Theory-based and analytical articles will be preferred over overviews and summative evaluations. Substandard and plagiarized articles will be downright rejected.

Word-limit: 2500—3000 (preferably within the limit)

Submission must go to the email address <songofmuse@gmail.com> as neatly-typed MS-Word file (.doc/.docx) attachment.

Format and documentation must strictly follow MLA stylesheet (8th ed.). Download an illustrated style-guide.


N.B. (Terms and Conditions): 

1. This volume is expected to be a remarkable one, and not merely for API/interview scores. So it might take longer time to edit. 2. Contributors must provide modifications to their articles (within two weeks) as suggested by the reviewers. 3. The Editor reserves the right to make changes to the papers without permission of the authors. 4. Decision of the Editor regarding selection and rejection will be final and binding, and no grievance in this regard will be entertained. 5. An article once submitted for the present project can not be withdrawn or sent to somewhere else. Only after getting a notice of rejection the concerned contributor can send his/her article to another project/journal. 6. The copyright of the selected articles must be handed over to the Editor. The contributors can not re-publish such articles without prior permission of the Editor. 7. The contributors have to send a declaration stating the originality and non-publication of the paper. They will be responsible for subsequent charges of copyright infringement and/or plagiarism, if the case may be. 8. As this is a non-profit academic project, the contributors will not receive any royalty, remuneration, or free copies. 9. The book is expected to be released on major online megastores (like Amazon.in) to reach maximum scholars and academicians.


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