Call for Papers: “The Idea of Haiti: History, Development and the Creation of New Narratives”
Book editor is seeking chapter contributions to an interdisciplinary edited volume on Haiti. The book, “The Idea of Haiti: History, Development and the Creation of New Narratives,” critically interrogates Haiti’s past in order to illuminate potential challenges to and current achievements in Haiti’s reconstruction in the 21st century. The editor seeks essays about the how the idea of Haiti has been constructed and how it informs the politics of aid, internal conflicts and contemporary representations of Haiti and Haitians. All proposals will be considered, however, of particular interest are essays that focus on urban and rural planning, religion, local and national governance, foreign assistance and gender issues. Please email one file that includes: a 350-word proposal, and an abbreviated CV (5p or less) to Millery Polyné, email@example.com, by FEBRUARY 18th, 2010. You may also mail the documents to Millery Polyné, New York University, Gallatin School for Individualized Study, 1 Washington Place, rm 604, New York, NY 10003.
About the Editor:
Millery Polyné is an Assistant Professor of American Studies at New
York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. He has published in journals such as Small Axe, Caribbean Studies, Journal of Haitian Studies and Wadabagei. He is the author of From Douglass to Duvalier: U.S. African Americans, Haiti and Pan Americanism, 1870-1964 (University Press of Florida, 2010).