Johnny Got His Pen: Artist involvement in peace and war.
"genre," the journal published by the Associated Students in Comparative Literature and the Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics at Cal State University, Long Beach, invites young scholars, academics, writers and artists to contribute work that addresses the way literature and the arts depict, incite, criticize, and mitigate or instigate political conflicts throughout history with a particular emphasis upon contemporary cultures. Whether in regard to “war,” oppression, violence, or conflict resolution, the arts and the artist play an important role in interpreting and commenting upon social and cultural hostility and violence. We are particularly interested in the way artists and art engage real and surreal concepts of armed struggle.
Sample Paper Topics:
Literary or artistic expressions of current or on-going
Representations of war
Literature as a critique of social violence
Artists inciting peace/anti-war
Artistic incitement of revolution
Post-colonial literature and emergent literature about
Artist involvement on the battlefield
War narratives, from Classical expressions to contemporary
Education/Academia and its relation to war
The artist on urban warfare/urban terrorism
Representation of border issues (ex: East & West Germany)
Virtual violence and "war" in cyberspace.
Submissions may be made by e-mail (please use word or .pdf file formats) or by regular mail. Pieces of visual art can also be submitted.
Dr. Cheryl Goldstein
Cal State University Long Beach
Dept. of Comparative World Literature & Classics
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA. 90840 Email: email@example.com
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