CALL FOR PAPERS
For a special issue, Western American Literature invites submissions examining the urban and suburban West in literature, film, television, memoirs, and other forms.
We are interested in original work investigating the urban and suburban from a variety of critical perspectives. You might, for example, consider individual writers with a strong urban/suburban focus to their work, specific themes that reflect upon the increased urbanization of the West, place-based studies, environmental issues raised by sub/urbanism, or theoretical approaches that engage with and illuminate our perception of the topic (such as critical regionalism). Interdisciplinary essays and those taking innovative approaches to the topic are particularly welcome.
Your essay should not exceed 35 pages double-spaced, including endnotes and Works Cited. Please use endnotes, not footnotes, for substantive notes. Your manuscript should follow MLA style. All submissions are electronic to our guest editor, Neil Campbell, in Derby, England. Questions and submissions should go to firstname.lastname@example.org directly.
The deadline for submissions for this special issue is January 1, 2011.
Western American Literature also seeks general submissions offering innovative readings of canonical and noncanonical writers as well as wide-ranging pieces on the culture of the North American West, including Canada and Mexico.
Recent essays explore figures such as Ishmael Reed, Louis Owens, Wallace Stegner, Sandra Cisneros, Gary Snyder, N. Scott Momaday, María Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Cormac McCarthy, and Mike Davis as well as cultural geography, postcolonialism, aesthetics, California “orientalism,” Canadian and Mexican borderlands, US/Mexican War texts, the Lone Ranger radio show, Cold War representations of Indians in Disney’s Peter Pan, and CSI.
For general submission guidelines, see our Web site at http://www.usu.edu/westlit/submissions.htm
This call for submissions is ongoing.
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