invites submissions for upcoming special issues on the following
Guest Editors: Debra
A. Castillo, Françoise Lionnet, and Paul Michael Lutzeler
How can comparative methodology,
which originated as cross-border mapping of literary relations, help us
understand the valences of "minor" literatures in the contexts of their
dominant national cultures?
Submissions by August 31, 2002
Issue to appear Spring 2003
Guest Editor: Michael
To what extent can the methods of
cultural studies be integrated into comparative literature? Also, in what
way can comparison contribute to the analysis of cultural production?
Submissions by December 31, 2002
Issue to appear Summer 2003.
Guest Editors: Simon
Gikandi and Djelal Kadir
What roles have travel, trade, cultural
contact, exploration, colonization, and imperialism played in the mutual
conditioning and influence of the literatures of the world by and on each
Submissions by March 31, 2003
Issue to appear Winter 2004.
Guest Editor: N. Katherine
How have informatics and artificial
intelligence expressed themselves in the themes and structures of, and
in readers' interaction with, literatures around the globe?
Submissions by August 31, 2003
Issue to appear Summer 2004.
We encourage submissions that respond
to these questions with comparative analyses of study examples drawn from
any period, language, and culture. Sophisticated theoretical analyses with
broad application will also be considered.
All manuscripts and inquiries should
be submitted to the CLS editorial address, and authors should indicate
the special issue they would like to be considered for.
29 April 2002 by Sharon Bailey