The University of Houston Department of English is publishing a literary journal, and is taking submissions from Graduate & Undergraduate students. See the call for papers below, and visit the journal website for more information about submission guidelines.
WALKING AROUND IN THE SPACE OF CONSUMPTION AND SEGREGATION: EXAMINING PLACE IN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
CALL FOR PAPERS
Walking Around in the Space of Consumption and Segregation: Examining Place in Language and Literature
Linda Flower complicates the idea of “place” as only a silent object of discourse in her introduction to City Comp, saying that “writing is not merely situated in and shaped by its time and place, but … the writer’s sense of that time and place is the source of meanings, motivations, and identities.” Whether discussing the city or country, we recognize the importance of place, both the physical space and the encoded values associated with it, in reflecting and creating identity and ideas.
Plaza: Dialogues in Language and Literature is seeking student-written articles and creative works that examine the role of place in literature, composition studies, folklore, cultural studies, language studies, and gender studies. Topics might include: the impact of place on an author or text, use of regional languages and dialects, geographic metaphors and motifs, establishment of moral and social codes through setting, use of local folklore in national literature, the way location affects teaching and learning, or a narrative or photo essay examining what it means to call a place home.
This call is open to all graduate and undergraduate students in any discipline, writing about any region and time period. Deadline for paper submissions is 15 October 2011.
Submission info: https://journals.tdl.org/plaza/information/authors