Colonial and Postcolonial Travel Narratives. Deadline November 15, 2010

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An upcoming issue of the Journal of Contemporary Literature will focus on travel literature related to colonial and postcolonial societies.

Specifically, articles may provide analyses of travel narratives to or from or within the Caribbean region, Central and South America, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific region. The narratives may be either nonfiction or fiction.

We are also interested in primary documents, whether previously unpublished historical narratives (or those previously not translated into English as long as they are not protected by copyright) or contemporary first-person narratives. The latter should provide some sort of perspective well beyond the superficial descriptions of places and conspicuous cultural anomalies characteristic of the tourist accounts presented in newspaper features and general-interest magazines.

A few topic-related creative works (short fiction or poetry) will be included in the issue.

Papers should range from 3,000 to 7,000 words, should be prepared in Microsoft word with minimal coding, and should be documented in current MLA or APA style. The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2010. Submissions should be directed to the issue editor, Martin Kich, at Inquiries are welcome. The journal is peer-reviewed, and publication will occur within one year of the deadline for submissions.