Liminalities: Metamorphosis and Chaos [Extension]

deadline for submissions: 
January 27, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
CSULA English Department

Paper Topics

This year’s theme is “Liminalities: Metamorphosis and Chaos.” The conference will examine the transitional nature of in-between spaces and identities. We invite submissions exploring “Liminalities” in all or any of its meanings. Topics are not limited to, but could include: borders and transnationalisms, marginality, ambiguity and unpredictability, entanglements, thresholds, transformations or reformulations in identity, migration and movement. Areas of inquiry might include the fields of literature, linguistics, composition, rhetoric, creative writing, cultural studies, critical theory, philosophy, history, film, gender studies, and the natural and social sciences. 


In honor of CSULA’s 70th anniversary, we also welcome papers for a special panel discussing the ongoing metamorphosis of Los Angeles.


Keynote speaker: Jonathan Alexander.


Submission Guidelines

Papers must be between 8 and 10 pages in length, excluding Works Cited and endnotes, and in strict accordance with MLA format. Please submit papers via email attachment (MS Word only) with a cover sheet stating your name, paper title, street address, email address, phone number, and institutional affiliation. In a separate document, please include a maximum 250-word abstract of your paper and a one-sentence thesis statement typed in bold print. Please delete your name or other identifying information from the header or body of your paper. Graduate students may submit only one paper for consideration. The proceedings will be published by the CSULA English Graduate Student Association.