genre, a journal published the Associated Students of Comparative World Literature at Cal State University Long Beach, is soliciting papers for its volume on "Visual Culture & Global Practices." We are interested in works that examine literature (across time periods and languages), images, visual objects and mechanisms, and events from diverse cultures, across national boundaries, and within global contexts . Among the questions to be explored are:
** What are the visual codes of cultural works?
** What is the relationship between these works and their conditions of consumption, production and reception?
** How do images function within political, social, and economic forces?
** What is the cultural work that images do?