Although ethnography is defined many times as â€œthe study of the Other,â€ in Norma E. CantÃº it becomes the study of the subjective self and the others who relationally define the self.
Author Norma E. CantÃºâ€™s writing describes a border culture not only because it speaks Spanish, is bilingual and bicultural, and is mostly located in Laredo and Nuevo Laredo, the U.S. and MÃ©xico, but also because it depicts a bicognitive reality. Sara GarcÃa has pointed out that CantÃº writes about â€œthe border from within the border,â€ what Mary Louise Pratt calls â€œthe contact zone.â€ In her work, Norma E. CantÃº depicts the internal, moral, and linguistic borders that Chican@s cross continually throughout their lives in various and diverse manners.
With its mixture of writing and orality, past and present, all mediated by memory, CanÃcula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera, CantÃºâ€™s first groundbreaking novel, could also be read as testimonial literature if defined by Margaret Randall as â€œthe possibility to reconstruct the truth.â€ Â We invite submissions on Norma E. CantÃºâ€™s oeuvre and vision, including but not limited to her criticism, folklore, theory, and literature, as well as her newspaper articles. We welcome academic papers about CanÃcula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera and all other works authored by Norma Elia CantÃº, including poetry, short stories, opinion pieces, etcetera.
Please send submissions via email by January 1st, 2013 to: email@example.com, especially if it is a heavy document, or a lighter document to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The manuscript should follow MLA style and be no more than 6, 000 words (about 25 pages excluding bibliography and notes).
As part of your submission, include a brief (75 words) biographical note that includes: name, institutional affiliation and areas of expertise.
ACCEPTANCES WILL BE ANNOUNCED BY MONDAY, February 18TH, 2O13
Co-Editor: Gabriella GutiÃ©rrez y Muhs, Seattle University, author/editor of:
- Communal Feminisms: Chicanas, Chilenas and Cultural ExileÂ (Lexington Books, 2007).
- Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in AcademiaÂ (Utah State University Press, 2012).
- Rebozos de Palabras: An Helena MarÃa Viramontes Critical ReaderÂ (University of Arizona Press, 2013).