CFP: Writing Macao: Poetry and Translation (6/30/07, journal issue)

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Writing Macao:
creative text and teaching

Call for Fifth Number:
Submissions are now sought for the fifth number of Writing Macao: creative
text and teaching, a special issue on Poetry and Translation, to appear
later in 2007 and already under construction.

While ordinary submissions will be accepted for the special issue
(including articles, stories and artworks) we take this opportunty to
invite poetry submissions (chapbook length preferred) and especially
submissions of translated poetry. We are particularly interested in
publishing parallel text showing the original beside the translation. As
Writing Macao is an English language journal we would like one of the
languages shown to be English. (Where original materials remain in
copyright it will be the responsibility of the translator to obtain
necessary permissions. Likewise contributors will be expected to present
work in formats able to be uploaded to our site.) For this issue we are
also interested in theoretical, pedagogic and creative work (or any
cross-genre combination of these) which addresses, interrogates or
demonstrates poetry in and as translation between cultures.

More generally for Writing Macaocontributions are sought in the area of
theory and practice relating to the teaching of creative writing in English

in non-native contexts. We welcome as well stories and poems that deal with

a cross cultural and place specific setting. We’d also like to see more
pieces focused on the teaching of creative writing or other creative
practices in places where cultures mix. The deadline for papers is June

About Writing Macao:
Writing Macao is a publication of ASM - the Association of Stories in
Writing Macao publishes creative writing and theoretical work related to
the teaching of creative writing in English in non-native contexts.
Writing Macao is a peer-reviewed on-line international English language
journal appearing annually.

Creative work published in Writing Macao gives preference to work in any
imaginative genre (or cross-genre) focused on or dealing with:
- the situation and experience of non-natives in English
- the post-colonial situation and experience
- hybrid and intercultural experiences and situations in general
- meetings of Asian and European cultures and languages
- orientalisms and related issues of identity and alterity
- inter-cultural, inter-textual and inter-disciplinary discourses
- translation as creative process, styles and degrees of translation
- the East Asian and Asian Pacific situation and experience
- South China, Cantonese culture and Macao in particular
Writing Macao’s working definition of Creative Writing includes poetry,
prose fiction, drama, creative non-fiction, ficto-criticism, literary
translation and various hybrids of these.
Writing Macao is interested in publishing stories that represent other
local contexts and is interested in developing partnerships â€"
institutional or individual â€" along those lines.
Writing Macao also aims to publish the work of visual artists relevant to
its general creative agenda.

Theoretical work published in Writing Macao covers a wide range of
disciplines and topics, including scholarly writing and the results of
research relating to:
- all of the creative writing focuses listed above
- various interdisciplinary approaches to these and related issues
- the role of the creative arts in the teaching of non-native learners
generally and at the university level in particular.
In particular Writing Macao offers a venue for the publication of scholarly

work concerning the teaching of creative writing
- relevant to foreign and second language contexts for the learning of
- in East Asia and the Asia Pacific regions
- and as this concerns the intercultural, post-colonial and/or
neo-colonial situation.
Material published includes writing directly and indirectly related to
teaching methods, classroom practices, curriculum and syllabus issues,
together with practical plans and ideas for teaching and self-access
strategies. It includes reviews of relevant publications.
Writing Macao will publish on issues in the philosophy of education and in
the broad field of ‘theory’ as these are relevant to the situation of
creative writing pedagogies in a non-native setting.
The broad compass of the journal’s theoretical side will be the processes
of learning and teaching and writing as these relate to the non-native’s
imaginative writing product in English.

Writing Macaotakes Macao’s situation as exemplary of the intercultural, the

post-colonial and the world position of English as a non-native means of
creative expression.

Contributors may view Writing Macao at
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Please send expressions of interest and/or abstracts or complete papers to:

Dr Christopher Kelen,
Associate Professor,
English Department,
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities,
University of Macau, P.O. Box 3001
Taipa, Macao S.A.R., China

853 838 312 (fax)

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