UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal

A Premier Humanities Research Journal at the University of California, Berkeley

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Call for Papers: Spring 2018 Issue

Professors, graduate students, and administrators: Please distribute this upcoming publication opportunity widely.

SPRING DEADLINE: February 1st 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time

The UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal (CLUJ) welcomes submissions for its Spring 2018 issue. We invite papers from those working in, around, or critically engaging with literary topics in a comparative nature, broadly construed. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Interdisciplinary research across disciplines within the humanities
  • Research engaging with literary theory and schools of criticism
  • Articles comparing at least two authors or texts

CLUJ provides undergraduate students from around the world the opportunity to publish and share their research with an international audience.  

Submission Guidelines:

The submission must be between 16 and 60 pages in length, adhering to the most recent stylistic and bibliographic guidelines set by the Chicago Manual of Style or the Modern Language Association.

All papers must have been written prior to graduation from an undergraduate degree program. Recent graduates may submit papers written during their undergraduate education for up to six months after the date of graduation. 

Submissions should be ready for blind-review and should consist of the following:

  1. The title and the abstract of your paper.  The abstract (maximum 300 words) should state and explain the topic of the paper and the way in which it contributes and relates to Comparative Literature.  This abstract should not include your name or institutional affiliation and should accompany the article in the same document.  The complete manuscript (abstract and article) should be emailed in .doc or .docx format to berkeleycluj@gmail.com.
  2. A separate cover letter (in the body of the email) that includes: the title of your submission, your name, institutional affiliation, current academic status (recent graduates: please note the month and year of graduation), contact information, and how you heard about the journal.
  3. The author’s name and institutional affiliation should be redacted throughout the entire paper.

For any further inquiries regarding submission or opportunities with the Journal, please contact berkeleycluj@gmail.com. 


Submit to: Berkeleycluj@gmail.com



Information for International Students

We understand that some universities have programs in which students go straight from secondary education to a five or six-year program. For authors enrolled in concurrent Bachelor’s/Master’s degree programs lasting five or more years, our only requirement is that you not have completed the fourth year of that program at the time of your submission.