Watermark Journal--Submission Deadline 1/28/2011

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CSULB Graduate English Department


Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our fifth volume to be published in May 2011. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as papers representing current issues in the fields of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

Possible essay topics may include, but are not limited to:
-Gendered, cultural, racial and economic borders and transitions
-Digital rhetoric in the media age
-Reconsidering regional and/or sentimental literature
-The construction of minimalism
-(Re)configuring the colonial experience
-Dissident ideas and official voices
-Issues of identity, discipline, and excess
-The ethnicity of pastiche
-"Green" Aesthetics and artistic forms
-Critical perspectives on contemporary popular culture

The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 28, 2011.

All submissions should include a cover with your name, phone number, email address, and the title of your essay or book review. All submissions should be approximately 10-15 pages and must be typed in MLA format with a standard 12 pt font. Please do not include your name on the essay itself, as it will be reviewed by a blind peer-review panel.

Email papers and cover letters as separate Word attachments to:

Please direct all questions to: editor@watermarkjournal.com
Visit our website: www.watermarkjournal.com