CFP: [Collections] CFP: Sargasso, the Dominican Republic

full name / name of organization: 
Don E. Walicek
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submission deadline January 15, 2009

SARGASSO, a Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language, and Culture is
accepting submissions for an upcoming issue with the title "Quisqueya: La
Republica Extended."

The issue will feature work that in one way or another extends
discussions of the literatures, cultures, and languages of the Dominican
Republic. Research from fields of inquiry such as literature, culture
studies, women’s studies, transatlantic studies, performance studies and
other areas is welcome. Submissions in Spanish and English are

Themes that might be addressed include, but are not limited to, the

â€"Women’s literature
â€"Film & cinema
â€"Race & nationalism
â€"“Literary blackness”
â€"“Literary geography”
â€"Poetry & poetic knowledges
â€"The work of Junot Díaz
â€"The Dominican diaspora
â€"The Dominican Republic’s literary history
â€"Writing and indigenous culture

Essays should be 10-20 pages and double-spaced. Abstracts of 120 words
or less should accompany essays. B & W photos, illustrations, and other
graphics can be included. Book reviews and review essays of recent
scholarship on the Caribbean are also welcome. They should be
approximately 1,000 and 2,000 words in length, respectively.

Essays and reviews should conform to the MLA style guide. Electronic
submissions, inquiries, and any questions can be mailed to: Electronic submissions should be sent as attachments
in Word. Please indicate “Sargasso Submission” in the subject line.

Sargasso has been edited at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras
for more than 20 years. The journal features work on the languages,
literatures, and cultures of the Caribbean and its multiple diasporas.

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