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CFP: Caribbean Identities of Central America (6/30/07; collection)
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CALL FOR PAPERS
Salvador C. Fernández, Ph.D. Dr. Mariam Pirbhai
fernande_at_oxy.edu N2L 3C5
Caribbean Identities of Central America
We are inviting contributions to an inter-disciplinary collection on the Caribbean Diaspora in the Central American coast.
Historically, Caribbean migration to the Central American coast has played a significant role in the construction of the heterogeneous cultural identities of Central American nations. However, this diaspora has drawn little scholarly attention outside of anthropological and sociological investigations. With the ever-widening critical and theoretical framework of Caribbean Studies in its response to the expansive and complex body of Caribbean migration and identities across the Americas, we believe that a broader investigation of the Central American-Caribbean context is long overdue.
This study aims to bring together an inter-disciplinary and cross-cultural approach to this diaspora by foregrounding the multi-ethnic fabric and trans-national reach of Caribbean communities in Central America. Thus, we strongly encourage theoretical or critical readings of Caribbean cultural production in Central America, be they focussed or comparative readings across ethnicity, national contexts, cultural modes (literature, the arts, music, etc), disciplinary models or the intersecting vectors of gender, race and class; we also invite first-hand accounts of Central American-Caribbean identities in the form of testimonios, oral histories, creative essays or other non-traditional modes of cultural expression. In our appreciation of the multi-ethnic and multi-lingual nature of Caribbean communities, we welcome submissions in English, Spanish or French.
Please submit a 200 word abstract and a brief biography or a completed 20-25 page paper to Mariam Pirbhai for English and French contributions (mpirbhai_at_wlu.ca <mailto:mpirbhai_at_wlu.ca> ) or Salvador Fernandez for English and Spanish contributions (fernande_at_oxy.edu) by June 30, 2007.
History/Recuperation of Histories
Literary Production and Literary Genres
Musical Expressions / Ethnomusicology
Art and other Visual Modes of Representation
Technology and Culture
Cultural Identity and Education
The East Indians of Belize
Racial Constructs of Whiteness, Blackness, and Mestizaje
Globalization and Indigenous Cultures
Migration and Labour
Feminist Readings / Gendered Histories
Citizenship and Human Rights
Border Theory / Trans-Border Relations
Plantation History and Plantation Labour