UPDATE: Mester (grad) (4/9/07; journal issue)

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Mester Literary Journal
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Please note that our new deadline for submissions is April 9, 2007.

Mester, the graduate student journal of the Department of Spanish and
Portuguese at UCLA, invites scholarly articles for its Special Issue
XXXVI devoted to:

          Memory and History: Remembering, Forgetting and Forgiving

We welcome all submissions that address questions or ideas related but
not limited to the following concepts in language, literature and
visual expressions of the Luso-Hispanic world:

Amnesia, Melancholia, Nostalgia, Survival, Repression, Narratives of
Commemoration, Authorities, Temporalities and Places, Cultural Memory
and the 'Other/s,' Language Contact, Diglossia, Historical
Linguistics, Individual and National Policies

Mester publishes scholarly articles, interviews, and book reviews in
the fields of Spanish, Portuguese, Spanish-American, Brazilian,
Chicano/a, and Latino/a literatures and linguistics. Mester also
welcomes interdisciplinary dialogues with fields such as, Comparative
Literature, Critical Theory, Gender Studies and Cultural Studies.
Articles may be written in Spanish, Portuguese, or English.
Publication decisions are based solely on the quality of manuscripts,
which are blindly reviewed by the members of the Editorial Board.

Mester is dedicated to publishing work that demonstrates high level of
scholarship. Since 1970, we have built a reputation as one of the best
student-run journals in North America, publishing articles by
established scholars alongside the best work of graduate students. The
journal is indexed in the MLA International Bibliography of Books and
Articles under Modern Languages and Literatures.

To be considered for publication, manuscripts should follow closely
these guidelines:

--Have no fewer than 15 pages (3750 words) and no more than 25
double-spaced pages (8000 words), including endnotes and Works Cited
(the bibliography should start on a new page)

--Use Times New Roman font, size 12 point and number all pages,
including the bibliography.

--Must follow the conventions of the most current edition of the MLA
Style Manual (Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly
Publishing. 2nd ed. New York: The Modern Language Association of
America, 1998.)

--Please do not write your name on the manuscripts but include it in
your cover letter, along with: the title of your article, your
institutional affiliation, e-mail, work and/or home address.

--Reviews for works published within the past year are accepted for
the following categories: academic books, linguistics, film and
fiction. Reviews should be between 500 and 1,200 words in length.
Publishers and authors are welcome to submit books for possible

--Please send complete submissions electronically (via e-mail) and use
Microsoft Word 95 or higher.

--Submissions that are being considered by another journal or any
other publisher are not accepted.

The extended deadline for electronic submissions is April 9, 2007.

Please forward all required materials or questions to:

Mester, Attn: Jasmina Arsova, Editor-in-Chief, mester_at_ucla.edu
Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Los

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