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UPDATE--CFP Caribbean Mothering
full name / name of organization:
Dorsía Smith Silva
We are seeking submissions for an edited collection on Caribbean Mothering and invite you to submit.
Editors : Dorsía Smith Silva and Simone A. James Alexander
This anthology will examine the diverse and complex experiences of motherhood and mothering from a broad, interdisciplinary perspective. We welcome submissions that explore the major cultural, political, historical, and economic factors such as migration and transnationalism that influence the lives of Caribbean mothers. Further, we encourage writings that represent the relationships between Caribbean mothers and their children, perspectives of single Caribbean mothers, relationships of extended motherhood in Caribbean communities ; and colonial, post-colonial, and modern representations of Caribbean motherhood from literary, historical, biological, sociological, political, socioeconomic, ethnic, and media perspectives. This incorporation of a variety of disciplines and methodologies will give insight to the issues on mothering within the Caribbean context and provide a space that recognizes the significance of Caribbean mothering.
The aim of this volume is to foster work on mothering that integrates the disciplines of feminist ideologies, literary criticism, and cultural analysis as well as represent the diversity of the Caribbean islands and Caribbean diaspora. We hope to include a range of academic writing and some narrative essays.
Topics can include (but are not limited to) :
Papers of 4000-5000 words (15-20 pages) (includes notes and sources) will be due by September 15, 2010 and should conform to the Modern Language Association style. Please also include a 50-word biography.
Please send the documents to Dorsía Smith Silva and Simone A. James Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org