CFP: Imagined Cities (5/12/03; journal issue)

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Call for Papers
Journal Issue: "Imagined Cities"

_genre_ is the annual scholarly journal of the Comparative Literature and
Classics Department at California State University, Long Beach. It has
published 23 issues since the first volume in 1967. The theme for this
year's journal is "Imagined Cities."

Essays might deal with the topic of representing urban life broadly, but we
are particularly interested in essays which use critical/cultural theory to
focus on specific cities. The list of possible cities is virtually
endless: How have authors and artists imagined Athens, Rome,
Constantinople, London, Paris, Berlin, Sao Paolo, Prague, Mexico City,
Tokyo, New Delhi, New York, Lagos, Brussels, Madrid, San Francisco, Lisbon,
Moscow, Johannesburg, Beijing . . .

Topics might include the imperial city, the colonial/postcolonial city, the
utopian/dystopian city, cities as contested space for race/class/gender
issues, future cities, cities in film, cities as spaces of enclosure or
freedom, urban subcultures, or cities within cities.

We welcome interdisciplinary submissions and graduate student submissions
are encouraged.

Manuscripts should be 2,000-5,000 words, double-spaced. MLA citations

Deadline for submission: Monday May 12, 2003

For further information or if you have any questions, contact the editors

Send submissions to:

Comparative Literature and Classics
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840

or via attachment to the e-mail address listed above.

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