CFP: Cultural Politics of the Middle East in the Americas (12/15/05; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Evelyn Azeeza Alsultany
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The Cultural Politics of the Middle East in the Americas
(Forthcoming from the University of Michigan Press)

Evelyn Alsultany, University of Michigan,
Ella Shohat, New York University,

We are looking for essays for an edited book volume on the cultural=20
politics of the Middle East in the Americas, to be published by The=20
University of Michigan Press in 2007. Essays should focus on=20
representation and diaspora as impacted by the transnational=20
circulation of goods, ideas, images and sounds. The essays should be=20
written within an interdisciplinary cultural studies approach. The=20
volume aims at deconstructing the academic boundaries established=20
between area studies, ethnic studies, and postcolonial studies. We will=20=

also consider essays written within a comparative perspective, in=20
relation to Middle Eastern communities in other =93Western=94 spaces =
as Europe. While unpublished work is preferred, some previously=20
published pieces will be considered.

We will accept abstracts, conference papers, and full-length essays.=20
Please include title, full mailing address, and contact information.=20
All submissions should be e-mailed to Ella Shohat (

and Evelyn Alsultany ( and longer submissions should=20=

also be mailed to: Evelyn Alsultany, Program in American Culture,=20
University of Michigan, 3700 Haven Hall, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1045. The=20=

deadline to submit an abstract for consideration is December 15, 2005. =20=

The anticipated date for final essay submissions is July 15, 2006.

For a more detailed description of the project, see=20

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