CFP: Translit: Comp. Lit.: Edward Said (2/1/04; journal)

full name / name of organization: 
Seth Jameson
contact email: 
sjameson@ucla.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
Translit: UCLA Journal of Comparative Literature

TransLit is a new, refereed journal produced by graduate students in
the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of
California at Los Angeles. A meeting place for a wide range of
disciplines and theoretical approaches, the journal publishes
scholarly articles that treat textual, visual, musical or other
media, and which relate broadly to the field of Comparative
Literature. Bringing together a range of critical studies, Translit
serves as a forum for challenging disciplinary boundaries, fostering
innovative connections, and examining the relevance of comparative
literary studies in the contemporary world.

For its inaugural issue TransLit invites submissions for a special
section on the pioneering work of Edward Said. We seek articles that
consider the impact of Said's literary criticism, his theoretical
work, and his political activism, and encourage both papers examining
his thought directly as well as those relating tangentially to issues
central to his career. Possible topics include the following:

The continued importance of Orientalism across multiple disciplines
"Post-colonial" studies and the critique of imperialism
Secular Criticism
Humanism after Said
Redefinitions of the field of Comparative Literature
The role of the intellectual in society
The bridging of academia and political activism

Submission guidelines:

Submissions undergo a blind peer-review by either graduate students
and/or faculty members specializing in the areas or topics addressed
in the submission. The author's name should appear only in the cover
letter and should not appear in the submission, except in notes or
bibliographical citations (with no first-person references).
Manuscripts should meet the following criteria:

1. Include a cover letter and a one-page abstract.
2. Manuscripts should be between 15 and 25 pages and must be in MLA
style (see the The MLA Style Manual and the MLA Handbook for Writers
of Research Papers).
3. Authors must provide translations of all extensive quotations not
originally in English.
4. Send a hard copy of each submission by February 1, 2004, to:

Submissions Editor
TransLit: UCLA Journal of Comparative Literature
Department of Comparative Literature
212 Royce Hall
P.O. Box 951536
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Questions to: translit_at_ucla.edu

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Received on Fri Dec 12 2003 - 19:31:39 EST

cfp categories: 
postcolonial