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Transverse, U of T's comp lit grad journal, is accepting papers ON CENSORSHIP (Deadline: March 1)
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Transverse, grad journal @ the Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto
CALL FOR PAPERS: Transverse 2009-2010: Censorship
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. (Voltaire)
Transverse, the graduate journal of the University of Toronto’s Centre for Comparative Literature, welcomes academic papers, literary reviews, creative writing, and art on the topic of Censorship. The journal will be published online in the spring of 2010 at chass.utoronto.ca/complitstudents/transverse
For as long as people have been speaking and writing, there have been authorities vested with the power to determine what could be spoken and by whom. The censor was an officer of Rome who, from the 4th century BC, was responsible for the honourable task of upholding good governance. Although censorship was for the Romans a positive thing in that it guaranteed the success of the state, the connotations of censorship today are, at least in the West, undeniably negative. What has censorship meant at different historical moments? What is the status of censorship today? How has it evolved? In order to mark Transverse’s shift to a web-based journal, we are devoting this issue to exploring all issues related to censorship, a topic whose dimensions are complicated by the rapid transformation of communication technology.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Critical essays should be between 3000 and 4000 words, in Microsoft Word, MLA format with appropriate citations.
Contributors must be graduate students at the time of submission. Please direct all documents and inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: March 1, 2010