Call for Chapters in an anthology on “Approaches to Teaching the Work of Edwidge Danticat”
CFP Deadline: 19 December 2016
The goal of this book is to provide a pedagogical approach to teach Edwidge Danticat’s collection of works. The project has a twofold objective. First, it will explore diasporic categories and postcolonial themes such as gender constructs, cultural nationalism, cultural and communal identity, problems of location and (dis) location, religious otherness, and the interplay between history and memory. Secondly, the book will investigate Danticat’s human rights activism, the immigrant experience, the relationship between the particular and the universal, and the violence of hegemony and imperialism in relationship with society, family, and community. We envision this book to be interdisciplinary and used in undergraduate and graduate courses. We are particularly interested in the teaching of her major works including but not limited to the following:
- Krik? Krak!
- Breath, Eyes, Memory
- The Farming of Bones
- The Dew Breaker
- Claire of the Sea Light
- Brother, I’m Dying
- Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work
If you would like to contribute a book chapter to this important project, along with a brief bio, please submit a 300 word abstract by Monday, December 19, 2016, to Celucien Joseph @ email@example.com and Suchismita Banerjee @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Contributors will be notified of acceptance on Monday, February 13, 2017. We are looking for original and unpublished essays for this book.