Call for submissions for a collection of essays that examines various aspects Pan-American immigration narratives.

full name / name of organization: 
Beth Smith
contact email: 
Beth.Smith@ncc.edu

Many studies have been conducted on the experiences of immigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean; however, there are few texts which study the full scope of literature born of and about this large segment of the population.

My book, Voices in Transition: A Study of Pan-American Immigration Narratives, will investigate the ways in which authors of fiction have addressed the psychological, economic and cultural issues faced by immigrants in their work.

Examples of topics may include trauma/violence, human rights and gender. Here are a few potential sections of the text:

Section One: Trauma and Violence in the Pan-American Immigration Narrative
Section Two: Mothers and Children in the Pan-American Immigration Narrative
Section Three: The Fusion of Science Fiction and Pan-American Immigration Narratives
Section Four: Pan-American Immigration Narratives as Political Commentary
Section Five: Clashing Cultures in Pan-American Immigration Narratives

MLA-style submissions should be approximately 3000-6000 words in length.

cfp categories: 
ethnicity_and_national_identity
general_announcements