Reading Indigenous North American Literatures: Non-Western Perspectives on Indigenous Literatures [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Carrie Louise Sheffield University of Tennessee
contact email: 
csheffi1@utk.edu

THIS IS AN UPDATE AND SLIGHTLY ALTERED CFP. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE FROM SEEKING NEW VOICES IN THE FIELD TO ANY ARTICLE THAT PRESENTS NON-WESTERN PERSPECTIVES ON INDIGENOUS LITERATURES.

Inspired by Simon Ortiz’ “Towards a National Indian Literature: Cultural Authenticity in Nationalism” and Jace Weaver, Craig Womack, and Robert Allen Warrior’s American Indian Literary Nationalism, this collection will be a site for current and emerging scholars and theorists (both Indigenous and non-Indigenous) in the fields of Native American and First Nations literatures to illustrate where they see their respective fields heading and construct perspectives outside of western ideologies. The goals of this collection include not only to provide a site for emerging voices to be collectively heard, but also to offer an alternative to the dominance of western critical theory in the academy as a whole.

Article-length (20-30 double-spaced pages) submissions in the following areas are welcome:

• The state of Native American and/or First Nations theory/theories—present and future
• Commentary on important moments/critics from the past
• Application of theory to Native American and/or First Nations texts (literature, art, music, pop-culture, etc.)

Please send submissions and queries to:

Carrie Louise Sheffield carrielouisesheffield@gmail.com

All submissions must be submitted in .docx or .rtf format by 15 October 2013.

cfp categories: 
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
interdisciplinary
popular_culture
postcolonial