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

full name / name of organization: 
Donald Backman
contact email: 

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:
This topic could include (but is not limited to) the
following approaches:
- 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
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 sense.

All drafts 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 according to current MLA

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 papers.

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:

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