CALL FOR REVIEWS 2013Each year E3W graduate students and faculty collaborate to write, edit and publish a review of important works and archives in the field.
CALL FOR REVIEWS 2013
The editors of the Ethnic and Third World Review of Books invite submissions for our Spring 2013 issue. The Review,published annually by the Ethnic and Third World Literature concentration in the Department of English at UT, offers opportunities for graduate students and faculty in departments across UT to write and edit reviews of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction books published in the last three years in the fields of ethnic, third world, and postcolonial literatures and cultures. The Review also publishes interviews, archival reviews, and reviews of foundational texts on relevant topics. This year's issue will feature reviews of the work of Peter Caster (author of Prisons, Race, and Masculinity in Twentieth-Century U.S. Literature and Film, 2008) and Ellen Crowell (author of The Dandy in Irish and American Southern Fiction: Aristocratic Drag, 2007), both distinguished alumni of the E3W specialization and keynote speakers at this year's Sequels Symposium (4-5 April 2013). If you are interested in writing a review for the General Section, please submit the title, author, and complete publication information of the book you'd like to review to email@example.com by November 14. You may also send a message to this address requesting a list of suggested titles for review. Please note that the submission deadline for completed reviews is December 14, 2012.
In addition to our general reviews section, we are soliciting reviews for four special sections: "Writing on the Walls: New Perspectives on American Prisons"; "Migrating Masculinities"; "Filming Diaspora: Identity Politics and Visual Culture"; and "Contested Legacies: Globalizing the American South."
"Writing on the Walls: New Perspectives on American Prisons" In Prisons, Race, and Masculinity in Twentieth-Century U.S. Literature and Film, UT-Austin alum Peter Caster explores howliterature and films shape the public perception of imprisonment and incarceration by producing assumptions about "what is both hoped and feared to be true" of prisons and criminals. Such mediations of prison life sometimes fail to approach critically the conditions that undergird the American prison system, an increasingly urgent task given the tremendous increase of the United States's prison population since the 1970s. This special section engages texts that reflect, investigate, and revise popular attitudes about the American prison system and its history. We welcome reviewsof fiction, nonfiction, film, art, archives, and other media that observe the prison's intersection with a variety of topics, including, but not limited to, race, gender, criminal justice, and human rights. For more information, including a list of recommended titles, please email Ty Alyea firstname.lastname@example.org or Giulianna Zambrano at email@example.com before November 14.
- "Migrating Masculinities" In this election year, we have witnessed two candidates enact performances of specific types of American masculinity in order to promote a particular political agenda. Both President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney sanction arguably hegemonic ideals of manhood including traditional conceptions of fatherhood, economic stability and responsibility, and authoritative leadership. Issues of war, power, knowledge, and cultural production lie at the roots of masculinity. Can we say that Obama is queering the traditional image of the nuclear family by openly endorsing gay marriage? Do alternative masculinities interrupt or renegotiate prevalent ideals of beauty and power? How does masculinity play a role in domestic and international policies? Interest in traditional and alternative performances of masculinities has recently flourished. UT-Austin alum Ellen Crowell's 2007 The Dandy in Irish and American Southern Fiction: Aristocratic Drag informs this section's examination of gender performance within and beyond the United States. The E3W Review of Books is looking for reviews of recent fiction and non-fiction that interrogates issues such as: the mythology of "great men," masculinity and imperialism/nationalism, manhood and race, gender-bending masculinities, and transnational masculinities. Reviews are in no way limited to these broad categories; we encourage submissions that examine other aspects of masculinity, contemporary or historical. Email Sequoia Maner at firstname.lastname@example.org or Laura Wallace at email@example.com by November 14 to propose a title or to request a list of suggested titles.
- "Filming Diaspora: Identity Politics and Visual Culture" Framed by UT-Austin alumni Ellen Crowell's and Peter Caster's shared interest in film studies, this section explores a variety of critical literature focused on the different modes of visual and filmic representations generated by contemporary diasporic communities. Though these populations are geographically and culturally diverse, recent scholarship seeks to develop common vocabularies for describing their movements and production of visual material. The literature brought together in this section additionally seeks to investigate the ways in which these visual materials are themselves experienced, received, and archived. We invite reviews of recent critical works that address diasporic film and visual culture in connection with issues such as (but not limited to) translation and transmission, race, ethnicity, memory, affect, genre, political activism, sexuality, and gender. Please email Katie Logan firstname.lastname@example.org or Rebecca Macmillan email@example.com by November 14 with your proposals or to request a list of suggested titles.
- "Contested Legacies: Globalizing the American South" Long known for its strong regional identity, the American South is at once a physical space and a palimpsest of varied, conflicted, and sometimes competing ideas. This section considers how the South sustains-and is defined by-contested narratives about its past and present. Is regional identity relevant in an increasingly connected world, particularly when the South's legacies of slavery, displacement, racism, and sexism seem out of place in the cultural and social geographies of the twenty-first century? Or do critical considerations of these troubling histories ensure the South's contemporary relevance? This special section invites reviews of fiction and nonfiction published since 2010 on the American South, its legacies, and how we can understand the South as a literary, philosophical, ethical, political, and geographic region in today's globalizing world. We welcome reviews of recent critical works that address issues including (but not limited to) regionalism, race, immigration, legality, memory, storytelling, and religion. Please email Colleen Eils at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 14 with proposals or to request a list of suggested titles.