Graduate journal in Comparative Literature call for papers. Deadline Sept 15, 2012.
Call for Papers Date:
I am pleased to announce that the next Call for Papers for Inquire: Journal of Comparative Literature is now available.
Inquire is a peer-reviewed, open-access online journal of Comparative Literature that publishes full-length academic articles by current graduate students.
Issue 3.1 (Winter 2013) ‘Literature and Identity’
Inquire invites article submissions that consider the relationship between literature and identity.
By focusing this issue on identity, Inquire seeks to provide a forum for the investigation of various dimensions of identity construction, the process of identity formation within different cultural and social contexts, and how the issue of identity and subjectivity is addressed in literary artifacts and cultural texts, local and global, past and present.
The following lines of inquiry are of particular interest:
1) Cultural and political dimensions of identity and literature, e.g., conflicts between normative and non-normative lifestyles, negative depictions of non-normativity as a means of oppression, propaganda, hate literature, literature as a means to form identity, &c.
2) Explorations of literary representations and analyses of identity formation processes, including but not limited to coming of age literature, aspects of identity-focused literary theory (queer studies, feminism, gender studies, &c.), literary representations of constructed identities, and the treatment of particular identities within literature, i.e., social, cultural or political representations of gender, sexuality, class, race, identity in flux, transgressive subjects, &c.
3) Questioning the confines of literary identity, i.e., literature that challenges or transcends identification boundaries that result from genre, taxonomy, language, modes and modalities of publication, literary traditions, academia, market trends, &c.
Inquire encourages interdisciplinary and comparative research that emphasize downmarket forms, lesser-known authors and marginalized literatures.
Submission deadline: 15 September 2012
Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Details and submission guidelines available: http://inquire.streetmag.org/submissions
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