CFP- "Johnny Got His Pen" submissions - 9/30/09

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Students of the Department of Comparative Literature and Classics, CSULB
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Johnny Got His Pen: Artists involvement in peace and war.

genre, the journal published by the Students of the Department of Comparative Literature and Classics at Cal State Long Beach, are soliciting submissions for the journal's 40th volume. This volume will address how literature and the arts depict, incites, criticize, and mitigate political conflicts either throughout history or within contemporary societies. We are particularly interested in the way artists and art engage real and surreal concepts of armed struggle.

Sample Paper Topics:

• Literary or artistic expressions of current or on-going conflicts (ex. Drug cartel wars in Northern Mexico)
• Representations of War
• Literature as a form of social critique - Marxisms and war
• Artists inciting peace/anti-war
• Artistic Incitement of revolution
• Post-colonial literature and emergent literature about conflict
• War and the artistic psycho, social responsibility
• Artist involvement on the battlefield
• War narratives, from Classical expressions to contemporary
• Education/Academia and its relation to war (ex. Exile literature)
• The artist on urban warfare/urban terrorism
• Representation of border issues (ex: East & West Germany)
Both academic and creative writing are welcome.
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