Submission for Watermark 13: Memory

deadline for submissions: 
March 11, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
California State University, Long Beach

WATERMARK 13 California State University, Long Beach | English Department CALL FOR PAPERS 


Watermark, the annual, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by graduate students in the 

English Department at California State University, Long Beach is now seeking submissions for 

our twelfth volume. The journal is dedicated to publishing original, critical, and theoretical papers 

concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as representing current issues in the 

field of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for enlarging 

voices, only student work will be considered. 


All topics in these fields are welcome, and we encourage submissions to coincide with 2018: 

Memory, the 8th Annual CSULB Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference for the 

Humanities. This theme welcomes papers that explore various notions of MEMORY, including 

(but not limited to): memory loss, the rhetoric of memory, repression and trauma, records and 

documentation, digital footprints and records, reclaiming memory, distortion and madness, 

forgotten narratives, forgotten bodies and the diaspora, nostalgia, travel narratives, fragmented 

narratives and unreliable narrators, (re) remembering dominant cultural and historical narratives, 

objects and memory, remembering the dead, digitalization of texts, social media and memory,

memory and power, and personal and national identity construction through memory. 

Watermark is not limited to these themes and encourages papers of all critical and theoretical 



The deadline to submit an essay or review for consideration is Monday, March 11, 2019.

Early submissions are strongly encouraged and will receive priority in the peer-review process.

All submissions must include a 250 word abstract of the submission and a cover page that i

ncludes your name, phone number, email address, title of your essay, and a short biography

(no more than 2 sentences). All submissions should be no less than 6 pages and must be typed

in current MLA format with standard 12-point font. Please do not include your name in the

essay document itself, as it will be reviewed by a blind peer-review panel. Please email papers

and all other required documents as separate Word attachments, with the subject heading

“Watermark 2019” 

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