Representations of Transformation within the Caribbean and Mediterranean” – •

Here’s a name for contributions for an edited quantity entitled Sea Change: Representations of Transformation within the Caribbean and Mediterranean. The deadline for submissions is Could 1, 2022. See description beneath:

sea change n (from Shakespeare’s The Tempest, I. ii. 403) 1: a profound or notable transformation 2: a considerable change in perspective, particularly one which impacts a bunch or society at massive 3: archaic: a change caused by the ocean

The proposed quantity, Sea Change: Representations of Transformation within the Caribbean and Mediterranean, will think about notable transformations within the context of the Caribbean and Mediterranean Seas within the twentieth and twenty first centuries. We intention to deliver collectively scholarly research of cultural texts that depict altering human experiences examined by way of a number of lenses–corporal, psychological, environmental, (infra)structural, and others. Among the many questions we encourage contributors to contemplate are

● how environmental elements affect cultural adjustments and exchanges in these two areas;
● to what extent cultural, bodily, and ideological transformations of human experiences correlate with political and financial adjustments;
● how human experiences of the Caribbean and Mediterranean frequently form particular person, communal, and nationwide identities;
● what two-way exchanges outcome from contact, battle, transit, and/or communication between shores and transatlantically between seas; and
● how cultural productions contribute to a higher consideration of human rights and human dignity.

The juxtaposition of the Caribbean and Mediterranean on this quantity gives new prospects for understanding these areas by bringing to mild their many parallels and connections. These seas–and the nations whose shores they contact–have witnessed centuries of migration, commerce, and cultural contact, usually accompanied by human battle, struggling, and loss. Throughout the late twentieth and twenty first centuries particularly, profound change has resulted from such interconnected elements as (publish)colonial relations, immigration insurance policies, xenophobia, financial exigencies, and tourism, as effectively as pure disasters and different environmental circumstances.

We welcome analyses of cultural texts, together with, however not restricted to, fictional and nonfictional literature, movie, tv, theater/efficiency, and materials and visible cultures. Papers ought to be written in English and should think about the portrayals of transformation in both area or by way of a transatlantic comparability, broadly outlined. Abstracts of 250 phrases and a brief bio of 100 phrases ought to be submitted to by Could 1, 2022.

– Could 1, 2022: Summary submissions due
– June 1, 2022: Notification of acceptance
– December 1, 2022: Full essays due (as much as 6,000 phrases, together with notes and references)
– February 1, 2023: Editors’ feedback despatched to contributors
– April 1, 2023: Closing revised essays due

Please use the e-mail deal with to contact the editors: Jessica Boll, Ph.D. (Carroll College); Marilén Loyola, Ph.D. (Rockford College); Sharon Meilahn Bartlett, Ph.D. (Beloit Faculty).

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[Photo above by Ivette Romero. “Boqueron Bay,” 2019.]


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