Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Call For Critical Papers On Lorna Dee Cervantes

From: Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson <>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 10:52:06 -0800
Call for Papers: Critical Essays on Lorna Dee Cervantes.

Published by Wings Press, Cervantes's latest collection, Drive: The First
Quartet was widely anticipated and met with abundant praise from poets and
critics alike. Her first publication in fifteen years, and nominated for this year's Pulitzer for poetry, it marks the return
of a major poetic voice.

Wings Press will publish a collection of critical essays that speaks to the
significance of the poet and her work, both within and beyond the
Chicana/Latino literary movements.

Possible topics/areas of focus include, but are not limited to:

Interviews with Cervantes
Art and Politics
Poetry and music/visual arts
Formalist approaches
Poetic Voice
The lyric
Loss and mourning
Memory and survival
The poetics of place
Cervantes as cultural activist
Poetry and blogging
The place of Cervantes within Chicana/Latina/American/World literature

Previously published essays and interviews are welcome. Essays may discuss
any aspect of Lorna Dee Cervantes's work; those that focus on Drive are
especially sought.

Deadline for 250-300 word abstracts is March 30, 2007. Please send abstracts
to: eliza_rodriguezygibson_at_redlands.edu.

Deadline for completed manuscripts is May 1, 2007. Completed manuscripts
should be between 5,000 and 7,500 words, including works cited page. MLA
style documentation should be used. Manuscripts should be generated in MS
Word (or saved in RTF). Contributors should submit a one page CV and a brief
biographical statement with the manuscript.

Bryce Milligan, Publisher/Editor Wings Press.
627 E. Guenther
San Antonio, Texas 78210
(210) 271-7805

Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson
Department of English
University of Redlands
1200 E Colton Ave
PO Box 3080
Redlands, CA 92373


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