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A Call for Papers from Dr. Deena

“Transnational Interconnections of Multicultural and
Postcolonial Meanderings in Diasporic Peoples and Cultures”
Edited Collection of Essays

CALL FOR PAPERS

Dear Scholars:

I am inviting you to submit your unpublished research papers on literature, film, culture, and/or theory that have some connections with one or more of the following: transnational, multicultural, and postcolonial interconnections in the context of diasporic peoples and cultures, whether forced or voluntary migration.
Possible publisher includes: Prestige Books International, Peter Lang, Indiana University Press.
The proposed title of the edited collection of essays is: “Transnational Interconnections of Multicultural and Postcolonial Meanderings in Diasporic Peoples and Cultures.”
Submissions may include, but are not limited to the following: Asian, African, Middle Eastern, Caribbean, Latin American, etc. diasporic peoples and cultures.

Submission Guidelines:

• Manuscript must be written in English language.
• File must be in Microsoft Word format.
• Font & size: Times New Roman 12 or Goudy Old Style 12.
• Word limit: Minimum 2000 and Maximum 3500.
• Abstract: 300 words.
• The authors should follow MLA Works Cited 8th edition in their papers.
• Each manuscript must carry a self-declaration that it is an original work and has not been published/sent for publication anywhere else.
• A brief bio of 150 words is required.

Authors are requested to submit their manuscript to deenas@ecu.edu

Stage One Deadline: Submit an abstract of about 300 words and a brief bio of about 150 words
before or by September 30, 2018.

Stage Two Deadline: Submit completed paper of 2500-3500 words before or by December 15, 2018.

A Thesis on Mixed-Race Protagonists

On behalf of the MTLFF concentration, congratulations to Nicole Herche upon successfully defending her thesis, “Between Two Worlds: The Depiction of Mixed-Race Ostracism by the Minority Group in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony, Matt de la Peña’s Mexican Whiteboy, and Heidi Durrow’s The Girl Who Fell from the Sky,” directed by Dr. Huang.

Nadine Moore successfully defends a thesis on “A Black Body Electric”

On behalf of the faculty in Multicultural and Transnational Literatures, Foklore, and Film, congratulations to Nadine Moore upon successfully defending her thesis “A “Black Body Electric” – African American Rhetoric(s) and the Hip-Hop Aesthetic: Claudia Rankine’s Citizen, Beyoncé Knowles’ Lemonade, and Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me, directed by Dr. Will Banks.

Diversity Activities for Kindergartners

Congratulations to Jazmin Brooke Pittman upon the successful defense of her CAPS project, “Kindergarten Transformation: African American Heritage Celebration.” Promoting diversity, Afrrican American history, and the arts in the context of teaching five-year-olds is a remarkable achievement, and we’re excited and proud to learn about the work that Jazmin is doing in Charlotte.

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