CFP: Entries for Hispanic American Literature Volume (9/1/06; 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 4/5 complete. I am looking for contributors for the remaining entries below.

Facts on File is a New York publisher of reference books for high school and college students (

Entries are due September 1, 2006 and are peer reviewed (I have a peer review email list for contributors to use).

Each essay should be written in a clear and accessible (jargon free) style and amount to 1000 words. The audience, again, is comprised of high school and college students.

Please send an email to with the following information:
The entries you can complete by September 1, 2006 (no more than 2 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
Editor, Hispanic American Literature Volume
Headword List
Vega, Eduardo
Vando, Gloria
de Hoyos, Angela
Vigil-Pinon, Evangelina
Prida, Dolores
Espada, Martin
Hospital, Carolina
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (influence on Latino Literature in U.S.)
Valdez, Luis
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
Candelaria, Nash (Inheritance of Strangers)
Candelaria, Nash (Not by the Sword)
Chambers, Veronica
Chavez, Angelico (Fray)
Chavez, Cesar
Costanso, Miguel (Conquest of California 1770)
de Aragon, Uva (also Uva Clavijo)
de Escobar, Francisco (The Account)
de Escobedo, Alonso Gregorio (La Florida)
de Niza, Marcos (Discovery of the Seven Cities of Cibola)
Delgado, Juan
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
Gonzalez de Mireles, Jovita
Hinojosa Smith, Rolando (Dear Rafe)
Hinojosa Smith, Rolando (Partners in Crime)
Hispanic American Journalism
Latino Literature
Limon, Graciela (The Memories of Ana Calderon)
Literary Currents from Latin America
Literature of the Conquest
Martinez, Ruben (Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail)
Mohr, Nicholasa (bio)
Novoa, Juan Bruce
Otero, Manuel Antonio
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)
Rojas, Arnold
Santos-Febres Mayra
Soto, Pedro Juan (Spiks)
The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (Anonymous)
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Veiga, Marisella
Alcalá, Kathleen (bio)
The Flower in the Skull
Mrs. Vargas and the Dead Naturalist
Spirits of the Ordinary: a Tale of Casas Grandes
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. , Albuqueque
Adventures of Juan Chicaspatas
Cuentos: Tales of the Hispanic Southwest
Elegy on the Death of César Chávez
Heart of Aztlán
Jemez Springs
Rio Grande
Silence of the Llano
Baca, Jimmy Santiago (bio)
Black Mesa Poems
Healing Earthquakes: A Love Story in Poems
Immigrants in Our Own Land
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)
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

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
Agua Santa = Holy Water
House of Houses
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)
Villanueva, Alma Luz (bio)
Life Span
The Ultraviolet Sky

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Luz Elena Ramirez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
California State University, San Bernardino
Assistant Coordinator of Liberal Studies
Pfau Library 238

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