Jewish Identity and Culture in Mainstream America (accepting now through 1 Mar 2010)

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The Connecticut Review
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Jewish literature is a vital piece of what has come to be considered important American literature. Many authors of Jewish descent have chronicled their experiences as immigrants living in America, as well as their experiences living as Jewish- Americans and establishing a Jewish identity in a culture that is predominantly of European descent. How has Jewish identity manifested itself in literature? How has it influenced other American authors in their writing? Is the concept of a Jewish identity still recognizable in literature today?

CT Review is looking for academic essays on the works of Allen Ginsberg, Elie Wiesel, and Bob Dylan exploring how Jewish identity has manifested itself in American culture and literature, as well as an address on how Jewish culture and identity have influenced American literature and whether or not it has assimilated with American culture and become unrecognizable in society today.

Submission Guidelines

Connecticut Review is a semi-annual journal published since 1967 under the auspices of the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University. Connecticut Review invites submission of poetry, literary plays, short fiction, translations, creative nonfiction, essays, interviews, and academic articles of general interest.

Submission Guidelines:

• Work should be 2,000 to 4,000 words.
• Submit two copies of each piece.
• The first page of each poem, story, essay or other should include the name, address, phone number, and email address in the upper left corner.
• Poets should submit no more than five poems.
• Translated work must be accompanied by appropriate written permissions from author or publisher.
• Typed manuscripts should be on 8.5 x 11 paper in MLA style when appropriate.
• Color photography and color artwork should be submitted as slides or transparencies. The title, date of composition, size of original, medium, and name and address of the artist should be indicated. Black and white photography and art work should be labeled in the same way. Work with vertical orientation is preferred and should be indicated.
• Each submission must be accompanied by a brief autobiographical statement.
• Send SASE for reply only. Manuscripts will be recycled. Mail without a return address on the outside envelope will not be opened.
• The reading period for Connecticut Review is 1 September through 31 May.

Send all submissions labeled by genre to:

Meredith Clermont-Ferrand, Senior Editor
Connecticut Review
CSU System Office
39 Woodland Street
Hartford CT 06105-2337