Scholarly edition on the writings of JULIA ALVAREZ.

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Coeditors Rebecca Harrison & Emily Hipchen
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Scholarly edition on the writings of JULIA ALVAREZ.

Co-editors Rebecca Harrison and Emily Hipchen are soliciting paper abstracts for a scholarly collection of essays treating Julia Alvarez's work. Writers may address adaptations/translation, her young adult and children's literature, novels, poetry, autobiography, nonfiction, or any other of her productions.

Abstracts should be 750 words and may consider any topic, including the following:

• Memory and exile
• Politics of language
• Pedagogical approaches (including secondary or
middle grades environments)
• Belonging and difference
• Paradigms of identity
• Intersections of race, gender, culture
• Space and environment
• Sex and tradition
• Class and national identity
• Constructions of family
• Authenticity/Authentication
• Ownership in/and immigrant culture
• Social justice and activism
• The writing/writer's life
• Motherhood
• Religion and ritual
• History
• Genre-crossing/studies
• Color and ethnicity

Please send abstracts by January 30, 2011 to For more information about the project, please email Rebecca Harrison at