Singularity is not pure: it is constitutively impure, always open to contamination… reinterpretations and decontextualisation
The Singularity of Literature
Plurality has come to rule the roost in the new millennium. The multiple paths which were sprouted in the millennium past us have emboldened the singularly different realities which vie with one another and settle down to an agreed sense of differences. The progeny of post-structuralism or the siblings of queer theories- the world of an insightful reader is rife with singularly plural strands of readerly self-expiation. Singularities would not merely accommodate these strands of ideas which people the cultural collective, but would make an effort to activate meaningful conversation mooring on the contemporary cultural pathways.
Singularities (ISSN: 2348-3369) is a peer reviewed transdisciplinary, biannual research journal . An independent publication venture from Malappuram District, Kerala, India , it collaborated with institutions to organize international and national seminars and workshops ‘Singularities’ is a bold attempt to make a genuine difference in the academia by promoting true research. As a result of the fruitful collaboration with Department of English, KAHM Unity Women’s College, Manjeri, , three international Conferences on the key themes, Power, Beauty and Truth in 2016, 2018 and 2019 were organized. The national conferences on Space (2017), Shakespeare Continuum and the regional Conference on Post-millennial literature also are the proud initiatives of this journal. The current issue of this print journal is Vol 6, Issue 1 which showcased the best papers presented in Singularities International Conference on Truth. Singularities served as the publication partner of Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute of the International Conference on Shakespeare “The Quintessential Zeitgeist”in 2014 and MESMAC International Conference 1 in 2017. With a view to promote and ensure quality of research writing, two academic writing workshops were organized at KAHM Unity Women’s College, Manjeri and MES Mampad College, under the auspices of the journal.
The aim of the Journal is to provide a platform for papers which investigate and interrogate the ethos of our culture. Since the domain of the Journal cuts across disciplines, it hopes to be a forum which brings together varying and vibrant discourse on a suite of issue which matter to all.
P.K. Babu Ph.D.
Principal, Al Shifa College of Arts and Science, Kizhattor, Malappuram Dt., Kerala
Principal(Rtd.), DGM MES Mampad College, Kerala (Autonomous)
Former Head of the Department of English, KAHM Unity Women’s College, Manjeri