UCB Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal

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Call for Submissions!

The UC Berkeley Undergraduate Journal is now accepting submissions on a rolling basis for our Fall 2014 issue until September 30th!  Submissions will be evaluated on a rolling basis. We are looking for scholarly articles that discuss any subject within the wide scope of the field of Comparative Literature, from international literary trends to literary comparisons between two specific cultures to theoretical literary discourse. What counts as comparative literature?

We construe ‘comparative’ broadly to include:
   — interdisciplinary work (Is the paper concerned with more than one medium? Film? Art? Theatre? Dance? Philosophy?)
   — work that deals with more than one author/director/playwright/etc
   — certain ‘readings’ of literature — i.e. Hegelian readings of Frankenstein
   — articles that deal with more than one novel/play/poem/film/etc.

 The deadline for submissions for the Fall 2014 issue is September 30th.  At the time your submission was written, you cannot have graduated from your undergraduate education or obtained a B.A. For international students, we request that authors have written the piece before they begin their fifth year of study at university. Additional information for non-US students is at the bottom of the page.

Submission guidelines:

>> 15 – 60 pages in length (excluding Works Cited). If your paper is below 15 pages, it will not be considered.
>> Must have at least 5 outside sources in Works Cited
>> written by an undergraduate or recent graduate (two years maximum out of undergrad institution)
>> all languages welcome
>> treats literature in some comparative fashion (see above)

Application instructions:

>> Fill out this cover form with identifying information
>> Send an electronic version of manuscript (with all identifying information deleted – name, institution, faculty sponsors, etc) in BOTH .pdf format and .doc format to berkeleycluj[at]gmail[dot]com.
>> Put “Manuscript” in the subject line of your email!

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Purcell at berkeleycluj@gmail.com

**Information for International Students**

We realize that some universities do not have B.A. programs or have programs in which students go straight from high school to a six-year program. That’s no problem! If you are coming from one of these universities, our only requirement is that you not have completed your fourth year of that program at the time of your submission.

Though we are primarily an English language journal, we expect to publish several foreign language submissions in each issue, so feel free to send us theses or long articles in their original language.

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