Chetas: A Journal of Literature and Cultural Studies is an online journal of the Department of English, Punjabi University, Patiala. It is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal published bi-annually. The journal publishes original contributions in the form of scholarly papers, literary and critical essays, interviews, book reviews, photo essays, commentaries, reports, etc.
Chetas is a Sanskrit word that can be tentatively translated as consciousness, intellect, reason, mind, or perception.
The Department of English was established, with the founding of the University, in 1962. The Department runs a wide range of courses for Masters and Doctoral degrees; it has recently started a Five Year Integrated Programme in Languages. The courses include beginning with Introduction to Poetry: Medieval and Renaissance, Classical and Elizabethan Drama, English Phonetics and Phonology, William Shakespeare: From Stage to Screen, Beginnings of the Novel Literary Criticism, Poetry from Neoclassical to Victorian Age, Contemporary Essay and others in M.A. Part I. In Part II, the core courses offered are Literature and Modernity, Literary and Cultural Theory, Modern Indian Literature in Translation, Literature and Politics, and Literature and Gender. The optional courses are Literature and Postcoloniality, Creative Writing, and Language and Linguistics. In Ph.D. Course Work, the courses offered are Research Methodology, Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Literature, Exile and Diaspora, Modern World Poetry, Film Studies, etc.
The paper should be submitted as an email attachment in both Word and PDF formats and sent to email@example.com
The paper should be drafted in accordance with the latest MLA style.
The word limit for Research Paper normally is up to 6000 words, for Review Article up to 2000, for Commentary 1000 and 2000 for Reports.
All the articles should carry a 100-words abstract, 4-6 Keywords and a bio-note of the author(s).
The submissions should carry authors name, address, institutional affiliation, contact details and any significant academic achievement.
A submission should be an original work and accompanied by a statement to this effect.
The call for papers is open round the year.
The submission fees for publication is 1000/- for scholars and 1500/- for faculty members.