>From: "Camille Tallon" <[log in to unmask]>
>Call for Papers: pacific REVIEW, a West Coast Arts Review
>submission deadline: 12/05/03
>From: Camille T╦rese Tallon ([log in to unmask])
>The 2004 edition of pacific REVIEW focuses on the ideas of
>DECAY and DECADENCE. The Decadence movement of the late
>nineteenth-century began in France, moved to England, and
>drew its energy from the refined beauty of art while subtly
>revealing the underlying decay of society. Decadent
>qualities included high art, bizarre subject matter,
>stepping away from nature, and a preference for the
>sophisticated over the simple, the aesthetic over the
>natural. A continuation of the Decadence movement can be
>found in the deliberate rearrangement of conventional
>artistic works by the Beat generation and the
>countercultures that have followed.
>Our goal in this issue is to find inspiration through the
>Decadence movement. We are seeking contributions that will
>further explore the themes of Decadence and Decay as a
>compass to a wider field of implication and reinvention.
>We welcome short stories, academic essay and review,
> poetry, art, photography (b/w),graphic narrative
>(comics), and one-act scripts for our 2004 issue.
>The following are a few ideas and topics you
>may want to consider:
>• The beauty and necessity of excess and decay, or
>why excess and decay is necessary for creative beginnings.
>• What lingers and clings in the afterwards: fossils,
>artifacts, scars, memories, bridges burned, new directions.
>• Explore any aspect of decadence and decay in
>personality, consciousness, invention, communication,
>nature, politics, religion, and physical/mental health.
>• A focus on ruin: What do we learn from what has
>destroyed or deteriorated, be it the ancient pyramids or a
>modern day love affair.
>• How does substitution/replacement occur? What comes
>next? Are there drives and desires for decadence/decay?
>Does one follow the other?
>• Other possible topics to submit: drugs, deviancy,
>breaking laws, breaking stereotypes, indulgence, disease,
>new sensations, memory, nightmares/dreams, inclinations,
>scars, morbid fantasies, fascinations, hidden experiences,
>life interruptions, d╚jř vu, unexpected symbols, and
>Your prose, art, graphic narrative, essay, poetry,
>photography, one-act scripts could touch upon
>the above, but we wish to stress that these are only
>suggestions. We welcome you as a contributor to submit
>any work that falls within the
>For complete submission guidelines, visit our website at
>pacific REVIEW showcases the work of emergent literati,
>pairing their work with that of established artists and
>scholars. Past issues boast the literary talents of Ernesto
>Cardenal, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Ai, Caroline Forch╦,
>Marilyn Nelson, Steve Kowit, Susan Daitch, raÖlrsalinas,
>Claribel Alegria, William Vollman, Raymond Federman, and
>Jorge Luis Borges, to name a few. To read excerpts from
>issues past or present or for further information regarding
>submission or subscription to pacific REVIEW, please visit
>our website at http://pacificREVIEW.sdsu.edu.
>Address enquiries to:
>Camille T╦rese Tallon
>Editor-in-Chief, pacific REVIEW
>at [log in to unmask]
>San Diego State University
>Department of English & Comparative Literature
>5500 Campanile Drive (MC 8140)
>San Diego, CA 92182-8140
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