UC Berkeley Comp Lit Undergrad Journal ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS for Fall 2015 Issue {DEADLINE: September 18, 2015}

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UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal
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Professors, graduate students, and administrators: Please share this upcoming publication opportunity with your undergraduates.


Deadline: September 18, 2015 at 11:59 PM, PST

The UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal (CLUJ) welcomes submissions for its Fall 2015 issue. We invite abstracts from those working in, around, or critically engaging with topics in Literature from a comparative nature, broadly construed. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
• Interdisciplinary research across disciplines within the arts and sciences (e.g. literature and philosophy, literature and history, literature and science, literature and new media, etc.)
• Research engaging with literary theory and 'schools of criticism' (e.g. gender studies and queer theory, postmodernism, cultural studies, Frankfurt School and critical theory, structuralism and semiotics, psychoanalysis, animal studies, posthumanism, etc.)
• Articles comparing at least two authors or texts, print and/or media

CLUJ provides undergraduate students around the world the opportunity to publish and share their research with an international audience. The Journal was founded by a Comparative Literature undergraduate student in 2011 and has since been recognized as a premier undergraduate journal featuring top undergraduate research in Comparative Literature.


Manuscripts must be between 16 and 60 pages in length, following the MLA format. All papers must have been written prior to graduation from an undergraduate degree program. Recent graduates may submit papers written during their undergraduate career for up to 2 years after the date of graduation.

Articles written in any official language are welcome, though authors are encouraged to verify with CLUJ before submission to ensure that their paper can be reviewed. More information about submission guidelines can be found at ucb-cluj.org/submissions.

Submissions should be ready for blind-review and should consist of the following:
• The title and the abstract (maximum 300 words) of your paper. The abstract should state and explain the topic of the paper and the way in which it contributes and relates to Comparative Literature. This abstract should not include your name or institutional affiliation and should accompany the article in the same document. The complete manuscript (abstract and article) should be emailed in .doc or .docx format to berkeleycluj@gmail.com.
• A separate cover letter (in the body of the email) that includes: the title of your submission, your name, institutional affiliation, current academic status (recent graduates: please note the month and year of graduation), and contact information.

All complete submissions should be sent to berkeleycluj@gmail.com no later than September 18, 2015. Notifications of submission status should be sent out no later than the 20th of November 2015, though the date is subject to change.

For any further inquiries regarding submission or other opportunities with CLUJ, please contact berkeleycluj@gmail.com or Lydia Tuan, Editor-in-Chief, at ltuan@berkeley.edu.