Proposal to revive the Publication of Journal of Contemporary Thought

Dear Life Member of FCT: 

As you may already know, Forum on Contemporary Theory stopped the publication of Journal of Contemporary Thought after bringing out two Retrospective Numbers, No. 45 (Summer 2017) and Number 46 (Winter 2017). The first was focused on the topic “New Directions in Literary Studies”; the second on “New Directions in Social Science Studies.”  It was difficult to continue its publication because of lack of financial support and also for our inability to find a group of scholars among FCT’s life members willing to undertake the responsibility of continuing its publication and circulation. Some of our members have expressed interest in helping us in its revival. We will discuss this proposal at the next meeting of the General Body (AGM) of FCT scheduled to be held at Don Bosco Institution, Guwahati, Assam on December 20, 2022 at 2.00 pm. This event will be during our 25th International conference to be held there (20-22 December). We will send out soon the Call for Papers for the conference separately. 

As FCT has been facing acute financial crisis for some time and there is hardly any possibility for getting grants from overseas agencies now, we will depend upon for our subsistence on your support. As stakeholders of the institution you have joined as members, your support and contribution will go a long way in meeting our urgent financial needs.  

If some of you are willing to be members of the Editorial Board of the Journal and to help us in the revival of the Journal, please send me a letter expressing your interest, along with brief bio-notes as soon as possible. We will place the proposal to the General Board and come to a decision. If you are not able to come to the conference in Guwahati, we will still consider your expression of interest and take appropriate decision.  


Prafulla C. Kar, Convener, Forum on Contemporary Theory


 Journal of Contemporary Thought is published twice a year, in summer and winter, by the Forum on Contemporary Theory, Vadodara ( India ) and the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas, Denton (USA), in collaboration with the International Lincoln Center at Louisiana State University in Shreveport (USA). It engages with or advances theory in the humanities by providing a forum for scholarly dialogue on a broad range of topics significant to our time and cultures.   Its focus is interdisciplinary,  with preference given to studies of cultural criticism, intellectual history, and present-day issues.  It considers textual studies for publication when they are placed in a broad conceptual framework.  A special section "Critical Exchange," is dedicated to readers' responses to articles published in previous issues.  The Journal also publishes book reviews.

Editors : Prafulla C. Kar, Parul Dave Mukherji, Lajwanti Chatani, Sura P. Rath, William D. Pederson, Nikhil Moro

Managing Editor : Bini B. S., Shreyasee Datta

Advisory Board : Fred Dallmayr ( Univ. of Notre Dame)

Catherine Gallagher (UC-Berkeley)

Martin Jay (UC-Berkeley)

R. Radhakrishnan (UC-Irvine)

Gaurav Desai ( Tulane University )

Manuscripts should be between 5000 and 7500 words, prepared using the latest MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.  Author names should appear on the cover page only. Contributions to the “Critical Exchange” section should be limited to 2000 words. Manuscripts should be submitted as e-mail attachments using  Microsoft Word.   All manuscripts submitted will go through a blind review process. Inquiries should be directed to either of the following addresses:

In USA and Canada  

Sura P. Rath

Journal of Contemporary Thought

University College

Professor of English 

University of North Texas at Dallas  

7300 University Hills Boulevard

Dallas , TX 75241-4605 Tel: 0265-2320870

Tel: 972-338-1545 



In India

Prafulla C. Kar

Journal of Contemporary Thought 

Centre for Contemporary Theory

C-304 Siddhi Vinayak Complex

Behind Vadodara Railway Station

Faramji Road , Vadodara 390 007  

Tel: 0265-2320870



Subscription Rates :

Institution US $ 40 overseas; Rs. 800/- India

Individual US $ 30 overseas; Rs. 400/- India

The publication of this journal is supported by a grant from the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi .

Members of the FORUM ON CONTEMPORARY THEORY are entitled to receiving copies of the Journal of Contemporary Thought. From 1993 number of the journal is being published jointly by the Forum and the College of Liberal Arts of the Louisiana State University in Shreveport , USA .

The following back numbers of the Journal of Contemporary Thought are available for sale.   Members can email at for the same.

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