CFP: In Search of New Paradigms: Indigenous Studies in Canada and in the Americas

In Search of New Paradigms: Indigenous Studies in Canada and in the Americas

Editors: Eloína Prati dos Santos and Rubelise da Cunha

Canadian literary critics recognize that it is now difficult to imagine writing in Canada without the presence of Indigenous literature. As Heather Macfarlane and Armand Garnet Ruffo state in Introduction to Indigenous Literary Criticism in Canada (2016, p. xi), “along with this proliferation of creative writing has come a deluge of scholarly attention, and, since the early 1990s there has been no less than a steady production of critical work that has served to open the literature to analysis”. This proliferation of Indigenous production is also observed in other art forms such as music, theatre, cinema and painting, not only in Canada but also in the Americas, in performances that also engage discursively in transcultural and trans-American strategies of resistance to past and ongoing colonial practices. This special issue of Interfaces Brasil/Canadá invites articles that approach Indigenous literatures and other forms of cultural expression in Canada and in the Americas in search of new paradigms for literary and cultural studies, in which Indigenous artists, critics and knowledges become integrated as active and transformative participants. Essays should be 30000-35000 characters (20 pages).

Please email queries any time and completed papers to eloinaprati@gmail.com and rubelise@hotmail.com by September 15, 2016.