Specters: Ghostly Hauntings and the Talking Dead in Contemporary Latin American and Iberian Narratives
The editors of Specters: Ghostly Hauntings and the Talking Dead in Contemporary Latin American and Iberian Narratives invite article proposals for consideration. We are planning a collection of academic articles treating the presence of the ghost in contemporary literature and film in Spanish. This anthology will examine the figure of the ghost from different theoretical approaches and will be representative of the diversity of Spanish-speaking literary and cultural productions. Its scope will be narrative genres—including filmic, photographic, and other visual narratives—from modernismo to the present in the Spanish-speaking world.
Although our focus is not limited to these topics, we seek contributions that discuss ghosts and spectrality as manifestations of:
• Historical and psychological trauma
• Social, sexual, political, and economic marginalization
• Symbolic, physical, and political violence in authoritarian regimes
• Cultural malaise
• Psychological impacts of absence
• The repressed, the secret, and hidden discourse
• Transgressive discursive genres
• Problematic gender representations and discussions of sexuality
• Technology and the postmortem
• Utopias, dystopias, and imaginings of the future
• Hybrid temporalities or chronologies
To be considered for inclusion in this volume, please submit an article abstract in Spanish or English (under 500 words) by July 15, 2012 to email@example.com. The article proposal should include the title, the author’s academic affiliation, and a brief biography (under 100 words). Acceptance will be provisional pending final approval of the completed essay. The article manuscripts are due on April 15, 2013 and will be from 5,000 to 7,000 words.
The editors are Alberto Ribas (Ph.D. Harvard University; currently Assistant Professor of Spanish at California State University, San Marcos; at Santa Clara University as of the fall of 2012) and Amanda L. Petersen (Ph.D. University of Colorado at Boulder; Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American Literatures and Cultures at the University of San Diego). We have presented a prospectus and are in conversation with academic presses in the United States. Palgrave Macmillan has expressed explicit interest in considering the project upon receiving a complete list of abstracts and a sample of contributions.
Inquiries for more information should be directed to Alberto Ribas, firstname.lastname@example.org, 857-928-1908, and Amanda L. Petersen, email@example.com, 619-260-4237.
Alberto Ribas, firstname.lastname@example.org, 857-928-1908
Amanda L. Petersen, email@example.com, 619-260-4237 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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