CFP: (Dis)Integration (12/31/03; journal issue)

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Call for Papers

Topic: (Dis)Integration

Portals: A Journal in Comparative Literature is a graduate student
run journal coordinated by the Comparative Literature Student
Association at San Francisco State University.

We invite original, critical essay submissions that take a
comparative approach to the topic: (Dis)Integration
This topic could include (but is not limited to) the following
- Deconstructionist readings
- Literature dealing with the Disintegration of:
o Nation-States
o The Family
o The Individual
o The Community
o Revolution
o The tearing or falling apart of most any entity
- Literature and Interpretations dealing with Integration:
o Bildungs (Developmental) Novels
o Nation Formation
o Character Formation
o The formation of most any entity
We encourage submissions to interpret our topic in the broadest

All essays should be in English and all citations in foreign
languages must be clearly translated and cited. Papers should be no
longer than 20 pages in 12 point font, and should include a works
cited page and parenthetical references formatted according to
current MLA style.

Papers must be submitted via e-mail as an MSWord attachment. Your
paper should include a cover sheet with paper title, name and e-mail
address. Along with the paper please include a 250-word abstract,
and a short bio including name, address, telephone and e-mail address
and school affiliation.

We are also accepting submissions short poetry translations.
Translations of poetry should be no longer than 2 MLA pages and
should include a brief (2-5 page) explication of the poem, including
its relation to the theme. Poetry will be published in tandem with
the original. Please submit the original with complete citation.
Creative/artistic visual interpretations of our theme are also being
accepted for consideration as cover art/supplementation to the

Contributions accepted for this project will be reviewed by at least
two reviewers with the understanding that the materials have not been
submitted to another journal.

Due Date: December 31. 2003

Please direct all submissions and inquiries to:

"It's an odd thing, but anyone who disappears is said to be seen in San Francisco. It must be a delightful city and possess all the attractions of the next world."
--- Oscar Wilde

Donald E. Backman

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