CFP — China: Literature and Social Movements (originally posted at UPENN CFP, 8/10)

XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics seeks scholarly essays, translators, and book reviewers for a special double issue on “China: Literature and Social Movements” that we will publish in 2011. Prospective contributors are asked to examine our special 2009 double issue (no. 21/22), “South Africa: Literature and Social Movements,” to learn more about the journal and the type of work we typically publish.

Sample essays from that issue include Priya Narismulu’s “‘All have joined in the struggle’: The Literature of the United Democratic Front in South Africa,” Zine Magubane’s “‘Can We As Mothers Not Take Our Fight to the Enemy?’: The Politics of Motherhood in South African Autobiography,” Pumla Dineo Gqola’s “‘Pushing out from the centre’: (Black) feminist imagination, redefined politics and emergent trends in South African Poetry,” and Kelwyn Sole’s “‘I have learned to hear more acutely’: Aesthetics, Agency and the Reader in Contemporary South African Poetry.”

Paper copies of submissions should be mailed to Mark Nowak, ed., XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics, c/o Rose O’Neill Literary House, Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD., 21620. Submissions must be received by 1 March 2011. Papers can also be emailed to the editor at

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Mark Nowak, Director
Rose O’Neill Literary House
Washington College
300 Washington Avenue
Chestertown, MD    21620