Call for submissions for genre, an International, Interdisciplinary Journal of Literature and the Arts, for an issue on Arrivals and Departures, the same theme as that of the 2008 conference of the American Comparative Literature Association (http://www.acla.org/acla2008/) to be hosted by California State University, Long Beach. We welcome submissions of papers on a wide range of topics pertaining to figurative, literal, emotional, intellectual, and all manner of journeys and trajectories involving the dialectic of motion and stillness, including aborted arrivals and failed departures. From traditional travel narratives to accounts of Exilesí return, reverse migration, and diaspora, the theme is open to a full spectrum of possibilities of interest to comparatists.
Send an explanatory email with your institutional affiliation and your full mailing address to the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org, and attach the essay (word document or PDF file) you would like to submit to that email. Deadline for receipt of papers (size limit: 5000 words) is 15 April, 2008. Please include a 200-word abstract to be published along with your paper. All papers should use the MLA style with parenthetical sources and a works cited but without footnotes or endnotes.
F. Elizabeth Dahab, Ph.D.
Doctorat, Paris IV-Sorbonne
Associate Professsor of Comparative Literature
Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics
California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, California 90840-2404
Tel: 562-961-1932 (office)
Fax: 562-985-4863 (Dept. Office)
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