Call for Papers

Portals: A Journal of Comparative Literature is a graduate student journal published by the Comparative Literature Association of San Francisco State University.

Portals invites original, critical essay submissions that explore comparative literary topics across cultural, regional, linguistic, and temporal boundaries.

Papers should be in English. All citations in foreign languages must be clearly translated in the body of the text and properly cited. Papers should be no longer than 25 pages in 12 point font, and should include be properly formatted and documented in MLA style.

Portals also invites short poetry translations. Translations should be no longer than two MLA pages, and must include an additional 2-5 page explication of the translation. Poetry will be published in tandem with the original. Please submit the original with complete citation.

All submissions are to be sent via email as an MS-Word attachment. Submissions must include a standard cover sheet, a 250-word abstract, and a short bio including name, address, telephone, email address, school affiliation, and current academic standing. (Only papers by currently enrolled graduate students and doctoral candidates will be considered).

Contributions for the journal are reviewed with the understanding that they have not been submitted to another journal.

Due Date: January 20, 2005

Please direct all submissions and inquiries to: portals@gmx.net