Department of English & Modern Languages

Chaos is the name of the journal on English Studies brought out by the Department of English, Independent University Bangladesh (IUB). The articles in this journal reflect the three areas of: 1. Creative Writing, 2. Language (Linguistics and English Language Teaching) and 3. Literary Criticism. The first issue was brought out in the summer of 2012.

The title of the journal, Chaos is from Ancient Greek cosmology. Chaos was seen as the womb from which everything emerged. According to Hesiod's Theogony (the origin of the gods), “Chaos was the nothingness out of which the first objects of existence appeared”. It was the ‘vast and dark’ void from which the first deity, Gaia, rose. Chaos can, therefore, be seen as the formless and disordered state of matter and the infinite space that is supposed to have existed before the ordered universe.

As a journal, Chaos eludes to the space provided to writers to create order out of disorder and form out of formlessness. In other words the space where creativity is born.

Most university journals in Bangladesh, adhere to theoretical or critical pieces. Chaos welcomes creative writing.

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the latest MLA/APA style manuals and the length of critical articles be between 3000-6000, and for poetry no more than three pages. Book reviews should be approximately 1500 words.

All articles should be written in English. Each article is submitted to at least two readers on a panel of reviewers. Submissions should not have been published or be under consideration for publication, elsewhere. Only articles recommended by the reviewers will be published.

Chaos accepts electronic submissions as well as hard copies. Please send submissions as well as inquiries via email or by regular mail to:

Editor: IUB Studies in Language, Literature and Creative Writing
Department of English
Independent University Bangladesh
Plot 16, Block B, Aftabuddin Ahmed Road
Bashundhara R/A
Dhaka 1229

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