New York and Los Angeles in the American Imaginary

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The City That Never Sleeps and the City of Angels. Gotham and the Dream Factory. albeit is going bicoastal, and invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the place of New York City and Los Angeles in American culture. Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

Cinematic and/or textual representations
New York or L.A. as classrooms
Moving to and/or Leaving New York or L.A.
Teaching (in) New York or L.A.
New York or L.A. as fictional characters

albeit may be found at and is a new online literary journal focusing on the intersection between traditional academic writing and teaching documents. We seek to bring the scholarship to the students and offer professors and teachers documents that easily fit into existing syllabi. Please send submissions as MS Word documents to by January 1, 2015. Inquiries welcome.