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Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
RECONSTRUCTION 11.3: POPULAR FICTION
For decades, the study of popular fiction in the United States has lagged behind its popularity and influence. Just as film and television have developed their own approaches that reflect the unique social, cultural, political, and industrial dimensions of each medium, so popular fiction should occupy its own critical space. As popular fiction has been underrepresented in studies of narrative generally and American literature more specifically, comparatively minor genres, such as African American "street fiction," engage with canons that have been systematically excluded from academic study. This issue of Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture offers a site for interrogation of the various aspects of popular fiction.
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Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1, 2010. Invited submissions will be due by September 15, 2010.
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture (ISSN: 1547-4348) is an innovative online cultural studies journal dedicated to fostering an intellectual community composed of scholars and their audience, granting them all the ability to share thoughts and opinions on the most important and influential work in contemporary interdisciplinary studies. Reconstruction publishes three themed issues and one open issue per year. Send open submissions (year round) to email@example.com and submissions for themed issues to the appropriate editors listed on the site at www.reconstruction.eserver.org
Reconstruction also accepts proposal for special issue editors and topics. Reconstruction is indexed in the MLA International Bibliography.