Call for Papers - Submission to "genre 40: Johnnie Got His Pen"
Call for Papers Date:
genre, the publication of the Students of Comparative Literature and Classics at Cal State Long Beach, invites submissions for volume 40: Johnny Got His Pen: Artist involvement in peace and war.
Whether in regards to “war,” oppression, and resolution, the artist plays an important role as interpreter and social commentator. We are particularly interested in the way artists and art engage real and surreal concepts of armed struggle. We invite papers that discuss how literature and the arts depict, incite, criticize, and mitigate political conflicts throughout history or within contemporary societies.
Sample Paper Topics:
- Literary or artistic expressions of current or on-going conflicts (ex. Drug cartel wars in Northern Mexico)
- Representations of War
- Literature as a form of social critique - Marxisms and war
- Artists inciting peace/anti-war
= Artistic Incitement of revolution
- Post-colonial literature and emergent literature about conflict
- War and the artistic psycho, social responsibility
= Artist involvement on the battlefield
- War narratives, from Classical expressions to contemporary
- Education/Academia and its relation to war (ex. Exile literature)
- The artist on urban warfare/urban terrorism
We welcome creative as well as academic writing on the above topics.
Deadline for submission - September 30, 2009
Dr. Cheryl Goldstein
Cal State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
(562)985-1589 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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