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Genre ~ International and Interdisciplinary Journal of Literature & the Arts


This annual scholarly journal is published by students in the Department of Comparative World Literature & Classics at California State University, Long Beach.

Genre is dedicated to publishing creative and scholarly work in the Humanities as well as essays related to the annual Comparative Literature conference. Reviews of current works of literary criticism, literature and local Southern California art exhibitions are also featured.



Call for Papers

Volume 35: TBA

Submission Guidelines



Volume 34: Popular Culture(s) (In production ~ expected publication: March 2014)

Editorial Board for Volume 34: Popular Culture(s)


Editorial Board

The Editorial Board is primarily made up of students enrolled in CWL 495: Genre. The main purpose of this course is to offer students the opportunity to develop critical editing skills and glean the editorial process experience.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Nhora Serrano, Faculty Advisor (Fall 2013)

Dr. Vlatka Velcic, Faculty Advisor (Spring 2014)



Book Reviews

Publishers or individuals wishing to have a book reviewed should send a copy to the Genre Editor at the address below.


Ordering: Current Issues and Back Issues of Genre

We are happy to donate copies to University Libraries and Comparative Literature Departments. Please send a SASE with your request to the Genre Editor.

Current issues and back issues (Volumes 14 – present) of Genre are available to individuals for $5.00 each plus $2.50 shipping and handing. Please make checks for $7.50 payable to “CSULB Foundation” and send your request to the Genre Editor.

Genre Archives: Volumes 1 – present


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Contact Information

For all inquiries, please contact us at or via postal mail at:

Genre Editor

Department of Comparative World Literature & Classics

California State University, Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Blvd.

Long Beach, CA 90840-2404