Call for Papers - Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism (20 January 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Brigham Young University
contact email: 
byucriterion@gmail.com

Criterion seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition. Submissions are peer-reviewed by a selection board at BYU, and final decisions are made by the journal's two Editors-in-Chief in consultation with a faculty advisor. Essays may be submitted on a year-round basis, but Criterion is currently soliciting submissions for its 2012 issue, scheduled for publication in April of 2012. The submission deadline for the 2012 issue is 20 January 2012. Essays received after this deadline will be considered for the 2013 issue.

Submissions for the general section should be between 3000 and 6000 words (not including the bibliography). All submissions should be double-spaced, written in English, and formatted according the most recent MLA guidelines. Submissions should be sent as MS Word attachments to byucriterion@gmail.com. The accompanying email-addressed to the Editors-in-Chief-should include:

* the author's full name
* undergraduate or graduate institution
* current year (i.e. junior, senior, first- or second-year master's student)
* paper title
* contact information (email, phone number, current address, and permanent address)

The email should also include an affirmation that the submission contains the author's original work and is free from plagiarism.
Criterion encourages authors to be sensitive to nuances of language and presentation, avoiding language that exhibits racial, ethnic, and gender bias, and treating issues of sexuality and violence with sensitivity.

For more information and to see past issues of Criterion, visit our website at http://english.byu.edu/criterion/

Bradley Gerhardt and Dan Giullian
Co-Editors in Chief

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
eighteenth_century
journals_and_collections_of_essays
medieval
modernist studies
postcolonial
renaissance
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian