General Literary Criticism and Forum on Haunted Objects--Accepting submissions until January 18, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism
contact email: 
byucriterion@gmail.com

For more information see criterion.byu.edu

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism is published by the Department of English at Brigham Young University in collaboration with the Future Scholars Program. It is an annual journal dedicated to publishing excellent literary analysis and criticism produced by undergraduate and master's students.

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 2013 issue, scheduled for publication in April of 2013. The submission deadline for the 2013 issue is 18 January 2013.

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. The contents of Criterion represent the opinions and beliefs of the authors and not necessarily those of the editors, staff, advisors, or Brigham Young University.

Forum on Haunted Objects

For its 2013 issue, Criterion anticipates reserving space for up to four essays which explore issues, objects, or persons which, though originating from the repressed past, continue to make themselves forcibly felt in the present.. To provoke thoughts on this topic, Dr. Jayne Elizabeth Lewis from UC Irvine has provided a prompt, Haunted Subjects.. Authors should not attempt to address all of the issues raised by Dr. Lewis; rather, Criterion hopes this prompt will serve as a springboard for creative and well-focused essays on relevant issues and texts.

Sincerely,

Brice Peterson and Joseph Post
2012-2013 Editors-in-Chief

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
classical_studies
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
journals_and_collections_of_essays
medieval
modernist studies
postcolonial
religion
renaissance
rhetoric_and_composition
romantic
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian