CFP: Entries for Hispanic American Literature Volume (8/7/06; collection)

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Dear Colleagues:

I am writing to invite contributions to the Hispanic American Literature Volume. This encyclopedia will be a stand-alone book and will be published by Facts on File in 2007.
The volume is already 3/4 complete.
Facts on File is a New York publisher of reference books for high school and college students (

Entries are due August 7, 2006 and are peer reviewed. Each essay should be written in a clear and accessible (jargon free) style and amount to 1000 words.

Please send an email to with the following information:
The entries you can complete by August 7 (no more than 3 per contributor, please).

Your name
mailing address
phone number
1 paragraph biography (highest degree earned; please list any publications or works in progress).
****No attachments please.****

Please note that entries will consist of biographical overviews as well as analyses of individual works. If you choose an author, then please be aware that other contributors may write about specific works.

Once proposals are received and assessed, I will send out assignments, sample entries, guidelines, and contracts. Preference will be given to those who can send in their entries early, before the deadline.

Thank you!

Luz Elena Ramirez, Ph.D.
Editor, Hispanic American Literature Volume
Associate Professor
California State University, San Bernardino

Avendano, Fausto (Ballad of California)
Balmaseda, Liz and Pedro Jose Greer (Waking Up in America; memoir)
Bencastro, Mario (A Shot in the Cathedral)
Bencastro, Mario (Odyssey to the North)
Bencastro, Mario (The Tree of Life: stories of Civil War)
Cabeza de Baca, Manuel (Vicente Silva and His 40 Bandits)
Candelaria, Nash (bio)
Candelaria, Nash (Inheritance of Strangers)
Candelaria, Nash (Not by the Sword)
Chambers, Veronica (bio)
Chavez, Angelico (Fray)
Chavez, Cesar (bio)
Costanso, Miguel (Conquest of California 1770)
de Aragon, Uva (also Uva Clavijo)
de Burgos, Julia (bio)
de Escobar, Francisco (The Account)
de Escobedo, Alonso Gregorio (La Florida)
de Niza, Marcos (Discovery of the Seven Cities of Cibola)
Delgado, Juan (bio)
El Amigo de Hombres (pseudonym) On Behalf of Mankind: To All the Inhabitants of the Islands and the Vast Continent of Spanish America
Elizondo, Virgilio (The Future Is Mestizo: Life Where Cultures Meet)
Gilb, Dagoberto (bio)
Gonzalez de Mireles, Jovita (bio)
Hinojosa Smith, Rolando (Dear Rafe)
Hinojosa Smith, Rolando (Partners in Crime)
Hispanic American Journalism
Lamazares, Ivonne (bio)
Latino Literature
Limon, Graciela (The Memories of Ana Calderon)
Literary Currents from Latin America
Literature of the Border
Literature of the Conquest
Marti, Jose (bio)
Martinez, Ruben (Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail)
Mohr, Nicholasa (bio)
Novoa, Juan Bruce (bio)
Ortiz Cofer, Judith (bio)
Otero, Manuel Antonio (bio)
Paredes, Americo (bio)
Perez, Luis (El Coyote/The Rebel)
Perez, Ramon "Tianguis" (Diary of a Guerrilla)
Rebolledo, Tey and Maria Teresa Marquez (Women's Tales from the NM WPA)
Rodriguez, Luis (bio)
Rojas, Arnold (bio)
Santos-Febres Mayra (bio)
Soto, Pedro Juan (Spiks)
The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (Anonymous)
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Ulibarri, Sabine (bio)
Veiga, Marisella (bio)

Alcalá, Kathleen (bio)
The Flower in the Skull
Mrs. Vargas and the Dead Naturalist
Spirits of the Ordinary: a Tale of Casas Grandes
Treasures in Heaven: A Novel

Alurista (bio)
Floricanto en Aztlán
El Ombligo de Aztlán
Return: Poems Collected and New
Timespace Huracan: Poems 1972-1975

Alarcon, Francisco X. (bio)
Angels ride Bikes and other Fall Poems/Los Ángeles Andan en Biciclets y otras Poemas de Otoño
Body in Flames = Cuerpo en Llamas
>From the Bellybutton of the Moon and Other Summer Poems/ Del Ombligo de la Luna y Otra Poemas de Verano
>From the Other side of Night/Del Otro Lado de la Noche
Snake Poems: An Aztec Invocation

Anaya, Rudolfo A. (no biography needed)
Adventures of Juan Chicaspatas
A Chicano in China
Cuentos: Tales of the Hispanic Southwest
Elegy on the Death of César Chávez
Heart of Aztlán
Jemez Springs
Rio Grande
Shaman Winter
Silence of the Llano
Zia Summer

Baca, Jimmy Santiago (bio)
Black Mesa Poems
Healing Earthquakes: A Love Story in Poems
Immigrants in Our Own Land
Martin & Meditations on the South Valley
Working in the Dark

Burciaga, José Antonio (bio)
Drink Cultura: Chicanismo
In a Few Words: A Compendium of Latino Folk Wit and Wisdom: A Bilingual Collection
Spilling the Beans
Undocumented Love: A Personal Anthology of Poety = Amor Indocumentado

García, Lionel G. (bio)
Hardscrub PS
I Can Hear the Cowbells Ring
A Shroud in the Family
To A Widow With Children

Gaspar de Alba, Alicia (bio)
Desert Blood: The Juárez Murders
The Mystery of Survival and Other Stories
Sor Juana's Second Dream: A Novel
Three Times A Woman

Gonzáles, Ray (bio)
The Ghost of John Wayne and other stories
The Hawk Temple at Tierra Grande
Inheritance of light
Memory Fever: A Journey Beyond el Paso del Norte
The Religion of Hands
The Underground Heart: A Return to a hidden Landscape

Herrera, Juan Felipe (bio)
Exiles of Desire
Love After the Riots
Mayan Drifter: Chicano Poet in the Lowlands of America

López, Josefina (bio)
Confessions of Women from East L.A.: A Comedy
Food for the Dead
Real Women Have Curves: A Comedy
Simple Maria or The American Dream: A One Act Play
Unconquered Spirits: A Historical Play

Martínez, Demetria (bio)
Breathing Between the Lines: Poems
Devil's Workshop
Three Times A Woman

Mora, Pat (bio)
Agua Santa = Holy Water

Niggli, Josephina (bio)
Mexican Folk Plays
Mexican Village
Sunday Costs Five Pesos

Rivera, Tomás (bio)

Salas, Floyd (bio)
State of Emergency
Tattoo the Wicked Cross
What Now My Love

Trambley, Estela Portillo (bio)
Rain of Scorpions and other Stories
Sor Juana and Other Plays

Trevino, Jesus Salvador (bio)
Eyewitness : A Filmmaker's Memoir of the Chicano Movement
The Fabulous Sinkhole and Other Stories
The Skyscraper that Flew, and Other Stories

Villanueva, Alma Luz (bio)
Life Span
The Ultraviolet Sky
Weeping Woman: La Llorona and Other Stories

Agosín, Marjorie (bio)
Dorfman, Ariel (bio)

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