Arturo Islas: Locating Chicano/a Narrative Production
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ARTURO ISLAS. Contributions are sought for a proposed collection of critical studies of Arturo Islas's fiction titled Arturo Islas: Locating Chicano/a Narrative Production. This anthology of essays on late novelist Arturo Islas will inaugurate the first book in a series dedicated to exploring individual Chicano/a authors. Arturo Islas is best known as a novelist. He was also a poet and one of the first professors of Chicano/a literature in the country; while at Stanford he worked long and hard right up until his death in February 1991 of AIDS-related complications to create an academic and writerly environment that would foster generations of Chicanos/as--including Stanford's first Affirmative Action admits--to blossom at the otherwise white, upper-middle-class-populated campus. This anthology will make visible Arturo Islas's place in American and Chicano/a letters and culture and will coincide with the editor's UC Press publication of a critical biography on Islas titled, Dancing with Ghosts.
The editor seeks essays from different disciplines that explore the many facets that make up Islas's life, career, and literary production. Possible topics include analyses of individual works, characters, themes, narrative style; the relation of his work to other literary traditions, the Southern gothic or Latin American magical realism, for example; intersections of Islas's queer and Chicano identity as situated within sociopolitical and historical moments; his work as it informs critical borderland studies; problematics of publishing and consumption of his work; and pedagogical practices to name a few.
Please send essays and/or proposals and c. v. by June 30, 2001 to Professor Frederick Luis Aldama, University of Colorado at Boulder, English Department, 101 Hellems, Campus Box 226, Boulder, CO 80309-1226. Email inquiries to email@example.com. or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor Frederick Luis Aldama,
University of Colorado at Boulder,
English Department, 101 Hellems,
Campus Box 226,
Boulder, CO 80309-1226.
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