CFP "Between Poetry and Philosophy. Deadline for submissions: May 17, 2010

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Mosaic, a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature, University of Manitoba

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: What, today, is happening in the space of this between? MOSAIC, A JOURNAL FOR THE INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDY OF LITERATURE invites submissions for a special issue on the poetry-philosophy relation, an issue that will focus on contemporary re-writings of the historical logos/mythos opposition, thus that will bring the question of writing itself to the fore. We are interested in a wide range of approaches to the movement between poetry and philosophy: essays that explore the work of a particular writer -- poet or philosopher -- and/or that deal with such topics as form, the university, pedagogy, sensation, embodiment, gesture, voice, speech, rhythm, the political. Submissions must be received by: May 17, 2010.

We welcome submissions that conform to our mandate. For a full description of our submission guidelines, please visit our website at

* Length of essays: 7,000 words, to a maximum of 7,500 words. Endnotes (500 words) should be used only to clarify problematic documentation procedures; with discursive notes kept to an absolute minimum.

* Please provide a 50-word abstract and a list of Works Cited (within the text, use parentheses to identify page numbers for quotes and references). Parenthetical citations and works cited must follow the conventions of the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, 2nd edition.

* Mosaic does not publish fiction or poetry. Essays may be in English or French and may feature illustrations.

* If an essay is accepted for publication, securing artwork and permissions for illustrations is the sole responsibility of the author. At time of submission, however, simply attach photocopies of suggested illustrations.

* The essay, abstract and Works Cited MUST be submitted on CD, floppy or electronically, in Microsoft Word, along with three paper copies (unbound, standard margins, double-spaced, single-sided).

* Mosaic's anonymous peer-review process requires that the author's name, as well as postal and email addresses, appear only on covering letters. It is important that no identifying information appear on the paper copies and the electronic version of the essay itself.

* Enclose a signed covering letter stating that the essay is not part of a thesis or dissertation, has not been previously published, and is not being considered for publication in another journal or medium.

* Submissions that meet our requiremetns are sent to specialists in the specific and general area that an essay addresses. Reviewers are used not merely to assess the quality of the submission but also to provide constructive feedback. Anonymous but complete transcripts of the readers' reports are sent to the author.

* If an essay is conditionally accepted for publication, subject to revision, the manuscript revision must be completed, and the essay returned to Mosaic, within one calendar year.