UPDATE: Edward Said, Orientalisms, Cultures of Empire (8/1/04; journal issue)

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Call for Journal Submissions: Deadline Extended to August 1, 2004

TransLit: UCLA Journal of Comparative Literature

TransLit is a new, refereed journal produced by graduate students in the
Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California at
Los Angeles. A meeting place for a wide range of disciplines and
theoretical approaches, the journal publishes scholarly articles that
treat textual, visual, musical, or other media, and which relate broadly
to the field of Comparative Literature. Bringing together a range of
critical studies, TransLit serves as a forum for challenging disciplinary
boundaries, fostering innovative connections, and examining the relevance
of comparative literary studies in the contemporary world.

For its inaugural issue TransLit invites submissions on both the
pioneering work of Edward Said and related topics. We seek articles that
consider the impact of Said¡¦s literary criticism, his more theoretical
work, and his political activism. We encourage submissions that address
his work directly as well as those relating tangentially to issues
central to his career. Possible topics include the following:

"X Redefining the field of Comparative Literature
"X The continued importance of Orientalism for a wide range of disciplines
"X ¡§Post-colonial¡¨ studies and critique of imperialism
"X Secular Criticism
"X Humanism after Said
"X The role of the intellectual in society
"X Bridging academia and political activism

Submission guidelines:

Submissions undergo a blind peer-review by either graduate students
and/or faculty members specializing in the areas or topics addressed in
the submission. The author¡¦s name should appear only in the cover
letter and should not appear in the submission, except in notes or
bibliographical citations (with no first-person references). Manuscripts
should meet the following criteria:

1. Include a cover letter and a one-page abstract.
2. Manuscripts should be between 15 and 25 pages and must be in MLA style
(see The MLA Style Manual and the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers).
3. Authors must provide translations of all extensive quotations not
originally in English.
4. Send a hard copy of each submission by August 1, 2004 to:
        Submissions Editor
        TransLit: UCLA Journal of Comparative Literature
        Dept. of Comparative Literature
        212 Royce Hall
        P.O. Box 951536
        Los Angeles, CA 90025

Questions: translit_at_ucla.edu

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