[Blackstudies-l] Call for Papers—“Creole Formations: Constellations of Créolité in Haitian Contexts”

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ivetteromero posted: " Here is a special issue of the Journal of Caribbean
Literatures: “Creole Formations: Constellations of Créolité in Haitian
Contexts,” under the direction of Founding Editor Maurice A. Lee (Professor
of English and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Un"
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*Here is a special issue of the Journal of Caribbean Literatures: “Creole
Formations: Constellations of Créolité in Haitian Contexts,” under the
direction of Founding Editor Maurice A. Lee (Professor of English and Dean
of the College of Liberal Arts, University of Central Arkansas).* *The
deadline for submission of complete articles or literary work is June 30,
2017. [Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our

*Description*: We invite scholars and Haitian writers to contribute
original articles and literary work to “Creole Formations: Constellations
of Créolité in Haitian Contexts,” a special issue of the
peer-reviewed Journal of Caribbean Literatures that aims to inspire and
convene a pluridisciplinary conversation on the processes, practices,
representation, theory, and aesthetics of Creole, Créolité, and
Creolization in the formations of Haitian literary, cultural, political,
and linguistic landscapes. Our vision of Haiti and Haitian Studies is a
broad one that branches beyond geopolitical borders to encompass the
Diaspora and comparative transnational perspectives.

We ask contributors to consider the following key questions: how does
Creole figure in complex constellations of identity, identification, and
affiliation for Haitians and people of Haitian decent? How do works of
literature, art, music, and other cultural forms represent Haitian Creole,
Creoleness, and Creolization? To what aims and ends? In what ways do
understandings and embodiments of Creoleness perform formative work to
assemble and solidify groups and structures in Haitian society and
Diasporic contexts? For, with, and/or against whom do these formations work?

*Additional guiding questions for this issue include:*

-In what ways are individual and community relationships to Creole and
Creoleness tied to (or unhinged from) other identity formations and
hierarchies of power, privilege, and value, such as class, color, race,
gender, sexuality, religion, and citizenship and statehood?

-How do theories and practices of Créolité clash and/or converge in Haitian

-How do theories of Creoleness form the basis and impetus for political
movements and mobilization in Haiti? How are these ideas represented or
enacted in politically engaged literary and artistic works? How do they
emerge in performance practices such as dance? How do they figure in
Haitian political discourse at home and abroad?

-How do authors, artists, and taste makers such as bloggers and fashion
figures articulate and deploy concepts of Creole aesthetics? To what

-How have the parameters of the Creole category and language shifted
through time and space? Who are the gatekeepers of this category? Who
stakes claim to Creoleness, on what grounds, and why? How do works of art
and literature grapple with the shifting and often contested territory of
Creole identity?

-What are the roles of Haitian Creole in the content and form of diglossic
literary texts?

-What has motivated the global circulation of Creole mythologies rooted in
outside imaginaries of Haiti, Haitians, and Afro-syncretic cultural,
spiritual, or linguistic domains of creolization such as Vodou and the
Creole language? What have been the characteristics, patterns, modes,
spheres, and effects of the dissemination of these mythologies?

We also welcome:

-any and all articles on Creole-language literature

-original literary works (poems, short fiction, and personal essays) that
explore these themes in Kreyòl, French, and/or English

-essays on the politics and practice of translation of literature to and
from Kreyòl

-original interviews with authors who write some or all their work in Kreyòl

We invite contributions of academic articles as well as original poetry or
short works of fiction or personal nonfiction relevant to the topics at
hand. [. . .]

*Submission Guidelines*: Article submissions should be no longer than 6,000
words and adhere to the current Chicago Manual of Style (CMS). We will
accept article submissions in English or Kreyòl, and literary works and
interviews of up to 3,000 words in English, Kreyòl, or French. French and
Kreyòl submissions will be translated into English for bilingual
publication. Questions and abstracts for preview are welcome up to two
weeks before the final submission deadline.

For full consideration, please send complete articles as Microsoft Word
documents to creoleformations at gmail.com by June 30, 2017. Those selected
for inclusion will be informed by July 31, 2017.

*Guest Editor:* K. Adele Okoli, Assistant Professor of French, African and
African American Studies, and Gender Studies, University of Central Arkansas

*Kreyòl Language Editor*: Jacques Pierre, Co-Director of the Franklin
Humanities Institute’s Haiti Lab and Lecturer in Haitian Creole and Creole
Studies, Duke University

*For questions in English, French, or Kreyòl*, please contact the guest
editor of this issue, Dr. K. Adele Okoli, at creoleformations at gmail.com or
kokoli at uca.edu. Pou moun ki gen kèsyon sou atik oubyen zèv literati an
kreyòl ayisyen, pa ezite kontakte editè edisyon espesyal la, Dr. K. Adele
Okoli oubyen editè soumisyon an kreyòl, Jak Pyè: creoleformations at gmail.com.

*Contact Email*: creoleformations at gmail.com

*Source*: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/
*ivetteromero <http://repeatingislands.com/author/ivetteromero/>* | April
23, 2017 at 12:46 pm | Tags: Creole Formations: Constellations of Créolité
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