CFP: Utopian Passports: Travel, Immigration, and Diaspora in Latin America (1/31/04; journal issue)

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Jennifer Valko
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Published annually by graduate students of the University of California
Davis, under the auspices of the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas,
_Brújula: revista interdisciplinaria sobre estudios latinoamericanos_ is
an interdisciplinary journal with a focus on Latin American literary
studies. This journal seeks to foster a dialogue between established
academics and a new generation of scholars, while including original
essays from a variety of fields such as anthropology, history, art,
music, linguistics, comparative literature, sociology, and native
American studies. With each issue, _Brújula_ intends to highlight a theme
of relevance in current debates and to create a forum that explores
transnational perspectives to critical approaches.

The third issue of _Brújula_, “Utopian Passports: Travel, Immigration and
Diaspora in Latin America”, will explore the diverse cultural
manifestations that travel assumes in Latin America. We will consider
papers that analyze a variety of mediums—textual, photographic, filmic,
musical, etc.–-and the role that they play in the construction of
identities in the region. The editors will consider papers from all time
periods: Pre-colonial to Contemporary.

Topics may include travel, diaspora, or immigration and:
-visual arts
-gender theory
-nation building
-queer theory
-tourism and travel guides
-travel theory

* Please submit your essay with a cover letter that includes a brief (50-
75 word) professional statement (with your name, academic affiliation,
and standing [graduate student, doctoral candidate, assistant professor],
institution, research interests, and/or a few relevant publications) the
title of your paper as well as a 100-word abstract.

*Essays may be written in Spanish, English, or Portuguese. In addition,
for this special issue, bilingual essays written in an indigenous
language will be considered as long as a translation is provided in one
of the aforementioned languages.

*Papers are limited to 15-20 pages, double-spaced, including endnotes and

*Send material via e-mail at: Use Microsoft Word 95
or higher. Or Mail 3.5” formatted disk (IBM or Mac) with document to:
Brújula, Hemispheric Institute on the Americas, University of California,
One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-8576.

*We request that essay format follow the conventions of the _MLA Handbook
for Writers of Research Papers_ (5th edition).

*Tables, diagrams, maps, photos, and artwork may be included by
arrangement with editors. Permissions to reproduce such materials will be
the responsibility of the author.

_Brújula_ only accepts original contributions. Translations of articles
or articles already published will not be accepted.

***Manuscripts will not be returned***

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