Call for Articles
CAMINO REAL. Year 2018. Volume 10. Issue 13
30 years of Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa’s Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza
Deadline for submissions: December 11th, 2017
In the middle of the 20th century, Américo Paredes’ Border Studies approaches set forth the Chicano/Latin literary, intellectual and ideological development that culminated with the publication of Gloria Anzaldúa’s Borderlands / La Frontera: The New Mestiza in 1987. This hybrid text (poetry, history, testimonio, etc.) is multilingual (English, Spanish, Nahuatl, etc.) and manages to dismantle the male-centric constructions of Chicano literature of the time. Chicano literature blossomed during the last 20 years of the 20th century with the publication of literature by Ana Castillo, Sandra Cisneros, Denise Chávez, Lucha Corpi and Alicia Gaspar de Alba, among many others. Certain themes and a particular lyricism distinguish the literature of the Borderlands, which has existed for more than a century. At the beginning of the 21st century, border writers offer us a terrain full of cultural, identity, and gender/sexuality issues and thus widen the purview of the border. In its 30-year trajectory, Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza has made a sound and important impact on American literature, on Chicano studies and on the rest of the world. Despite being firmly rooted in the reality of the U.S. – Mexico border, Borderlands/La Frontera offers the possibility of situating border and immigrant discussions within a global context. Romana Radlwimmer, in Austria, Tereza Kinclova, in the Czech Republic, and Paola Zaccharia, in Italy, are among a large number of international scholars, who situate transfrontera notions along ideas of liminality –or neplanta– within Anzaldúan thought.
For a special issue of Camino Real. Estudios de las Hispanidades Norteamericanas Review (Year 2018. Volume 10. Issue 13), a monograph dedicated to Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa’s work, we seek critical articles, creative writings and interviews that link the issues addressed in Anzaldúa’s work. The following topics may be approached: Nepantla and nepantleras, spiritual activism, Anzaldúa and pedagogy, cross-borders and international contexts, linguistic terrorism, theoretical frameworks and development of Anzalduan thinking.
CAMINO REAL welcomes the submission of new articles for its next issues. Before submitting your article for assessment, please ensure that it meets the publication guidelines of the Instituto Franklin-UAH that you will find on this page.