CALL FOR PAPERS: InterDISCIPLINARY Journal of Portuguese Diaspora Studies (IJPDS)

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Anderson University

The InterDISCIPLINARY Journal of Portuguese Diaspora Studies (IJPDS) is an online, as well as printed, peer-reviewed academic journal, to be published annually, and in affiliation with Anderson University, Indiana. The first volume of the journal is scheduled for fall 2012. The editors of the IJPDS welcome contributions from scholars in the humanities and social sciences, as well as writers and poets working in areas of the Portuguese diaspora within a transnational sense of community and self. We are particularly interested in proposals from a wide array of scholarly proveniences, approaches and perspectives that embrace a construct of Portuguese diaspora identity whose discourses and ideas travel across time and space. Under the rubric of 'diaspora' we also encourage papers that engage in the exploration of the Portuguese diaspora in a global context. Papers for this volume may focus on a wide range of topics related to the Portuguese diaspora, including, but not limited to: return migration and deportation; emergence of transnational communities; processes of integration into host societies; ethnic entrepreneurship; reproduction of ancestral cultural contexts; diaspora and linguistic practices; education; identity and diaspora discourse; diaspora in literature, the arts, and the media. Creative work in the form of poetry and short stories will also be considered for publication. IJPDS accepts papers on an ongoing basis, however prospective contributors for the first issue of the journal are invited to submit papers in final form by April 30th, 2012. For submission guidelines follow the instructions at:
The InterDISCIPLINARY Journal of Portuguese Diaspora Studies (IJPDS) aims to provide a multidisciplinary, intercontinental, and polyphonic forum, which will permit dialogue among Portuguese and non-Portuguese scholars involved in research and creative work related to the Portuguese diaspora throughout the world. The journal publishes original research, evaluation studies, case reports, review articles, and book reviews. We also accept narratives representative of the Portuguese diaspora and whose message is conveyed in visual texts (photography), and/or creative/fictional writing (such as poetry and short stories). The works to be submitted may be written in English, Portuguese, Spanish, or French.