CFP: Sargasso 25th Anniversary Issue

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Sargasso, A Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language, & Culture 2/1/2010
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25th Anniversary Issue: 25 Interviews
Call for Interviews
suggested abstract deadline November 15, 2009
submission deadline February 1, 2010

Sargasso, A Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language, and Culture is currently accepting interviews to be published in an upcoming 25th anniversary issue. The special issue, which marks two and a half decades of the journal's existence, will include 25 interviews with activists, artists, community leaders, researchers, writers, and others who are in or have links to the Caribbean. Contributors are asked to creatively explore ways in which the interview can complement the celebration of this anniversary. The editors suggest that it offers ample opportunity for innovation and a freedom of form and content that is often less accessible in other types of scholarly inquiry.

Of special interest to this project is interdisciplinary work that will later serve as a resource for students, teachers, and researchers. This volume aims to represent the social, cultural, geographic, and linguistic diversity of the Caribbean. Submissions can be in any Caribbean language, including English, Spanish, French, and Papiamentu. Interviews with persons from the smaller and less frequently studied parts of the region are particularly encouraged. An extended on-line version of the volume will be developed following print publication. It will be made available on the journal's website, as have previously published interviews.

Interviews will be organized into 5 categories:

* Memory
* Writing and Art
* Activism
* Popular Culture
* Language and Linguistics

Interviews should be no more than 6,000 words in length. Photos, illustrations, electronic links, and other graphics are welcome. Potential contributors are asked to share ideas with the editor prior to the submission deadline. They should write a short abstract (max. 350 words) that describes the interview they would like to do and specify the category into which it fits. For more information, inquiries, abstracts, and submissions write to Don Walicek, at Please include Sargasso 25th in the subject line.

Sargasso is a peer-reviewed journal that has been produced at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras since 1984. The journal features work on the languages, literatures, and cultures of the Caribbean and its multiple diasporas. Please visit: