Bernadine Evaristo: An Edited Collection of Essays deadline May 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Tracey Walters/Stony Brook University

This call for papers is for contributions to Bernadine Evaristo: An Edited Collection of Essays. This project focuses on the life and work of Black and British writer Bernadine Evaristo.

Bernadine Evaristo is one of the most prolific writers of Black British fiction. She has written eight novels and received a number of literary awards and prizes, and yet she remains eclipsed by writers like Zadie Smith, Caryl Phillips, and Andrea Levy. Bernadine Evaristo: An Edited Collection of Essays will help showcase Evaristo's talent, innovation, and contribution to Black and British arts and letters. This collection of essays will serve as an important scholarly resource for academics working in the areas of Black British Literature, Women's Literature, Contemporary British Literature, Post Colonial studies, and Cultural studies. The essays in the collection will provide analysis of Evaristo's complete body of work, and will cover a range of topics. Papers for this collection should focus on Evaristo's writing in relationship to questions about Black British identity, Nationhood, Satire, History, Mixed Raced Identity, and Popculture.

Please send a 250 word abstract of your essay to or

Please include: Name and Affiliation, 1) a bio, 2) CV and 3) email address 4) telephone number.

I will be accepting abstracts until May 1, 2014

Tracey Walters, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Literature
Dept of Africana Studies and Cultural Analysis and Theory.
Stony Brook University