Call for Submission: National Research Paper Award Competition

ST. ALOYSIUS BEST RESEARCH PAPER AWARD 2023 – 24 on the theme- Towards A Better Tomorrow: Perspectives from Literary Studies

Organizer: Research Centre & the PG Department of English, St. Aloysius College, Elthuruth, Kerala

  • Students or faculty with an affiliation to any Higher Education Institution in India (Proof of institutional affiliation to be submitted along with the paper)
  • Submit research paper on or before 15th February 2024
  • Registration Fees: Rs. 100/-
  • The best 10 entries will be awarded certificates of Appreciation
  • Selected papers will be published as a book with ISBN
  • Results will be announced on: 25th February 2024

Queries and quests towards utopias have preoccupied humans all through history. Or, should we settle for a sustainable tomorrow than an all perfect ever-after? ST. ALOYSIUS BEST RESEARCH PAPER AWARD seeks to generate scholarly discourses on this topic of perennial interest through the lens of literary narratives and their analyses.
Original unpublished research papers in the Following (and relevant related) Topics are invited for the ST. ALOYSIUS BEST RESEARCH PAPER AWARD

  • Imagined Utopias
  • City, Space & Eutopia
  • Theoretical Perspectives on Utopias
  • Anti-utopia
  • Literary Conceptualisations of Heaven
  • SDGs in Literary Imagination
  • Aesthetics & Politics of Sustainability
  • Bioethics, Species Justice & Literature
  • Posthumanism and Beyond
  • Educational Practices in Literary Imagination
  • Inclusionary Politics in Literary Imaginaries
  • Ethical Choices and Moral Dilemmas in Literature
  • Literary Representations of the Spiritual
  • AI and Ethics in Literature

Send your articles (with proof of institutional affiliation) and receipt of fees paid to on or before 15th February 2024.

Competition Guidlines

MLA guidelines are to be followed
Times New Roman, Font 12
6 – 8 keywords
250 word abstract
4000 – 7000 words

  • MLA (9th edition) guidelines are to be followed
  • Font: Times New Roman; Size: 12
  • A 250 word abstract with 6 – 8 Keywords is to be attached with the paper
  • Word Limit: 4000 – 7000 words
  • No footnotes, only end notes are admissible
  • Do not attach your name and affiliation to the paper. The name and affiliation are to be attached in a different word file along with the same mail as the paper.
  • The decision of the judges will be final.

Registration Fee and Details

Registration Fees: Rs. 100/-

Name: St Aloysius Educational Trust
Name of the Bank: Federal Bank
Branch: Olari
Account Number: 12400100165271
IFSC Code: FDRL0001240


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