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Marta Caminero-Santangelo

Call for Papers: Trujillo, Trauma, Testimony



Antpodas: Journal of Hispanic Studies

Trujillo, Trauma, Testimony: Mario Vargas Llosa, Julia Alvarez, Edwidge Danticat, and other writers on Hispaniola

Edited by Marta Caminero-Santangelo (University of Kansas) and Roy C. Boland Osegueda (La Trobe University)

Antipodas invites the submission of original papers dealing with literary representations of the era of Rafael Lenidas Trujillo, dictator of the Dominican Republic from 1930-61, for a special issue: "Trujillo, Trauma, Testimony." Manuscripts which consider the novels In the Time of the Butterflies, by Julia Alvarez, The Feast of the Goat, by Mario Vargas Llosa, and The Farming of Bones, by Edwidge Danticat, either singly or in comparison with each other, are especially welcome, as are approaches which employ theories of cultural and historical trauma or of the testimonio genre. Discussions of other literary texts and testimonios representing Trujillo's dictatorship, including the 1937 massacre at his orders of Haitians within the Dominican-Haitian border, are also invited.

Articles should be submitted via email as an attachment. Use the title of your paper as the file name of the attachment. A cover letter containing the author’s name, full postal address and e-mail address is required. The format must be in accordance with the standard system of the latest MLA Style Manual. The document must be in Word, Times New Roman, font size 12 (including bibliography, notes and quotes), double spaced, A4 page size with one inch (2.5cm) margins all round. Use only one space after all punctuation. Numbered superscripts and their notes must be manually typed out (do NOT use automatic endnotes or automatic footnotes). Do not use page headers. Use no special formatting and turn off any custom "style" settings. Articles should have a minimum of 4,500 words and not exceed 6,000 words (including footnotes) and can be in English, Spanish or French. Footnotes should be kept to a maximum of 10, and not exceed 5 lines each. Avoid essay-like notes that detract from the primary text. All notes must appear at the end of the article before the bibliography. Please submit articles via email attachment no later than June 30th , 2008.

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