Call for Manuscripts: Espectros: Ghostly Hauntings and the Talking Dead in Transhispanic Narratives
The editors of _Espectros: Ghostly Hauntings and the Talking Dead in Transhispanic Narratives_ are accepting complete articles for consideration for a collection of academic articles treating the presence of the ghost in contemporary literature and film in Spanish. This anthology examines the figure of the ghost from different theoretical approaches and is representative of the diversity of Spanish-speaking literary and cultural productions. Its scope includes narrative genres—including filmic, photographic, and other visual narratives—from modernismo to the present in the Spanish-speaking world.
The editors will only consider complete manuscripts with a focus on one or more of the following thematic areas:
• Literature and visual arts of the Central Andes (Bolivia, Perú, Ecuador) and the Caribbean Islands.
• Indigenous and Afro-Hispanic literature and visual arts.
• Globalization and Neoliberalism.
The editors welcome high quality, 5,000 – 7,000 word manuscripts in English ready for or near publication status. Given the advanced status of the project, the editors cannot consider proposals or rough drafts but welcome email inquiries from prospective contributors.
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 your article to firstname.lastname@example.org. With the article, please include a brief author biography (under 100 words) and abstract (under 200 words).
The editors are Alberto Ribas (Ph.D. Harvard University; Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies at Santa Clara University) 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). The project is currently under consideration by a relevant American academic press.
Inquiries for more information should be directed to Alberto Ribas, email@example.com, 857-928-1908, and Amanda L. Petersen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 619-260-4237.
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Santa Clara University
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Santa Clara, CA 95053 Email: email@example.com
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