"Between Worlds" Edited Collection; Abstracts 5/15/09; Papers 7/15/09

full name / name of organization: 
Ama Wattley, PhD
contact email: 
awattley@pace.edu

My colleague Dr. Deborah Poe and I are seeking articles for an edited collection tentatively titled “Between Worlds.” The project is most invested in work which offers social and material opposition to binary ways of thinking about identity and difference. The collection will blend creative prose and criticism like Claudia Rankine’s and Juliana Spahr’s American Women Poets in the 21st Century: Where Lyric Meets Language did with the genre of poetry.

We are seeking critical essays on the above issues and themes in the short fiction or novels of the following authors:

Chris Abani
Chimanda Ngozi Adichi
Sherman Alexie
Rebecca Brown
Ana Castillo
Michelle Cliff
Jaimee Wriston Colbert
Edwidge Danticat
Junot Díaz
Anthony Doerr
Rikki Ducornet
Louise Erdrich
Brian Evenson
Ha Jin
Jamaica Kincaid
Maxine Hong Kingston
Jumpha Lahiri
Judith Ortiz Cofer
Amy Tan
Helena María Viramontes

250 word abstracts and 1- page CVs due: May 15, 2009
Completed papers due: July 15, 2009
Length of Papers: 2000-2500 words

Abstracts, cvs and completed papers can be sent electronically as a .doc file to: awattley@pace.edu

Ama Wattley, PhD
Pace University
861 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570

cfp categories: 
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
journals_and_collections_of_essays
twentieth_century_and_beyond