Call for Submissions

Event Date:

February 1, 2013 (All day)



Katie Habash



My name is Katie Habash, and I am the editor-in-chief of the UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal. I am contacting you because our deadline for the Spring 2013 issue is fast approaching, and we want to reach as many students as possible to let them know about this opportunity for publication.

We are one of the few undergraduate journals in the nation exclusively dedicated to undergraduate research in the field of languages and literature. As such, this is an extraordinary opportunity for students to become published before they reach graduate school.


All of the information about submission guidelines, deadlines, and such can be found on our website ( ). The deadline is February 1st, so students have some time to expand and improve their papers if they so choose. 

I want to briefly address the issue of what constitutes 'Comparative Literature' because I know many students are concerned about whether their piece is appropriate. We construe 'comparative' broadly to include:
   -- interdisciplinary work (Is the paper concerned with more than one medium? Film? Art? Literature? Philosophy?)
   -- work that deals with more than one author/director/etc
   -- certain 'readings' of literature -- i.e. Hegelian readings of Frankenstein
   -- articles that deal with more than one novel/poem/film/etc.


Thank you so much for your time! If you or your students have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at



Katie Habash
Comparative Literature | Spring 2013
Editor in Chief | Comparative Literature Journal
Co-Chair | Comparative Literature Symposium