Tuesday, October 28, 2008

>>>MELUS General Issue CFP

MELUS welcomes essays and interviews of interest to those concerned with the multi-ethnic scope of literature in the United States. As the publication of a society of writers, researchers, and teachers, the journal is open to all scholarly methods and theoretical approaches. MELUS seeks, above all, to advance ongoing and rigorous critical conversations about ethnic texts and their historical and theoretical contexts.

Whether theoretical or analytical, comparative within a single ethnic literature or cross-cultural, the most desirable essays will be between 7,000 and 10,000 words, including notes and works cited. MELUS welcomes articles on American literature not written in English, but translations should accompany foreign language titles and quotations in other languages. Contributors are urged to avoid sexist, racist, and other discriminatory language.

Only members of The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States may publish articles in MELUS. Most articles are sent anonymously to two consultant readers with expertise in the article’s area. Articles recommended by these readers are then reviewed by the Editor, who will consult additional experts if necessary. Final decisions are made by the Editor.

Electronic submission is required. Please send an email attachment to the Editor, Professor Martha J. Cutter, at melus@uconn.edu. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the most recent edition of the MLA Style Manual. The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript, except on a separate title or cover sheet. Authors should not refer to themselves in the first person in the submitted text or notes if such reference might lead to identification; any necessary reference to the author’s previous work, for example, can be in the third person. Inquiries may be directed to melus@uconn.edu. Essays under review at other journals will not be considered for publication in MELUS.

MELUS is pleased to welcome Claire E. Reynolds as the journal’s Managing Editor. She served as Assistant Editor of ATQ while completing her PhD at the University of Rhode Island. She is also the Book Review Editor (USA and Canada) for Purdue University’s CLCweb: Comparative Literature and Culture. Her research focuses on 19th- and early 20th-century American women’s literature. She has published on Ruth McEnery Stuart in CEA Critic.


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