Lights: The MESSA Quarterly, a University of Chicago Graduate Journal

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Middle Eastern Studies Student Association, The University of Chicago Center for Middle Eastern Studies

We invite Master's students from all departments to submit work on a range of topics related to Middle Eastern studies. We encourage papers that explore the political, linguistic, and cultural significance of the Middle East that transcend limitations across formal/generic cultural, ideological boundaries, and/or within varying aesthetic approaches. Book reviews, critical, analytic, creative fiction, creative nonfiction, photographic, artistic, narrative, and poetic pieces related to Middle Eastern studies are welcome.

Submission deadline is 5pm, Friday, October 5, 2012.

Text documents must be in MS Word .doc(x) format and photography must be in PDF format. Include a coversheet with your name, department, paper title, email address, and phone number. DO NOT include your name on the manuscript. Submissions without a coversheet, with names on the manuscript, or with improper formatting will not be accepted.