"Censorship & Cultural Practices": Genre Journal- Call for Contributions (April 2, 2012)

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Genre Journal: Department of Comparative World Literature & Classics at California State University, Long Beach

CFP: "Censorship & Cultural Practices": Genre: International and Interdisciplinary Journal of Literature & the Arts -- Call for Contributions

Call for Papers
Issue 33: Censorship & Cultural Practices (deadline for submissions: April 2nd, 2012)
The history of human culture has always been engaged with classifying and upholding the politically and socially acceptable, ethical and moral. On the flip side, it has also been equally engaged with what is deemed as forbidden, shocking, inappropriate, tasteless, improper, reprehensible and even scandalous. Censorship and freedom of expression are not just modern-day issues or debates. To be heard, seen, erased or silenced in written, spoken or visual form has vexed humanity since the Ancient and Classical debates on good governance and freedom of speech.
We welcome submissions of papers on a wide range of topics pertaining to censorship and its cultural practices globally and through time.

Submissions, double-spaced and preferably between 2,500 and 4,000 words, should be sent electronically by Word attachment to the Genre Editor at csulbgenre@gmail.com.
All submissions should include a cover letter indicating institutional affiliation, paper title and your full mailing address.
Please do not include your name on the essay itself as it will be reviewed by a blind peer-review panel.
Please include a 200-word abstract to be published along with your paper.
Submissions should follow the format described in the MLA Style Manual, 2nd ed., with internal citations and a Works Cited page at the end. Endnotes should be used sparingly, for explanatory purposes only.

Genre Information:

Genre is the annual scholarly journal from the Department of Comparative World Literature & Classics at California State University, Long Beach.

Genre is dedicated to publishing creative and scholarly work in the Humanities as well as essays related to the annual Comparative Literature conference. Reviews of current works of literary criticism, literature and local Southern California art exhibitions are also featured.