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TitelCuban Transfers
BeschreibungCall for Contributions
(welcome in English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese)

Nadja Gernalzick (Oldenburg/Mainz) and Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez (Leipzig), eds.

Cuban Transfers
with an introductory essay by Ottmar Ette

In 1940, Spanish-trained Cuban ethnologist and sociologist Fernando Ortíz intervened in the debate on cultural contact in the transatlantic space and between Europe, Africa, and the Americas with the proposition of the concept of transculturación to capture a specifically Cuban experience and history of violent cultural contact. The sociologists' debate was then led by Melville J. Herskovits and Franklin Frazier from the U.S. and by Bronisłav K. Malinowski; Ortíz was supported by Malinowski and positioned his concept of transculturación against composite conceptualizations working with the terms deculturation and acculturation in the description of the process of cultural migration. The collection Cuban Transfers takes this discursive node as a starting point for investigations of the past and the present of Cuban culture and cultural production in transatlantic interchange with Europe and the Americas.

We invite contributions which explore e.g. the role of Cuba and Cubans as images of alterity in U.S. political and cultural discourse since the colonial period; the exchanges between Cuban intellectuals, writers, and artists with Europe and the Americas especially since the 19th century; the history of Cuba and its transatlantic relations as manifest in circumatlantic literatures and cultures; slavery in Cuba in comparison; the role of filibustero newspapers edited by exiled Cubans in the U.S. such as El Mulato, La Verdad, or El Independiente; Cuban-American 'radio wars;' the international disciplinary debates with their ramifications into postcolonial studies that involve Cuban intellectuals and artists or evolve around Cuban themes; Cuba as a place of refuge for exiled intellectuals, politicians, and artists; aspects of Cuban diaspora; Guantánamo and the history of concentration camps on Cuba; or Cuba and capitalism, communism, socialism, Ché-ism.

Approaches to the works should be interested in the 'inter' or 'trans' of cultures, media, disciplines, and nations. We are also particularly looking for contributions on the visual, performing, or musical arts. We expressly welcome contributions in Spanish, French, and Portuguese. Authors and works, or cultural and political agents and events to consider may include:

José Martí
William Cullen Bryant
Ernest Hemingway
Fernando Ortíz
Alexander von Humboldt
Christopher Columbus
Bartolomé de las Casas
Miguel Barnet/Esteban Montejo
Hans Werner Henze, El Cimarrón
Assata Shakur
Gloria Rolando
Valeriano Weyler y Nicolau
Richard Harding Davis
Stephen Crane
Lucy Holcombe Pickens (The Free Flag of Cuba)
José María Heredia
Maria Gowen Brooks alias Maria del Occidente
Jane Maria Eliza Storms Cazneau alias Cora Montgomery
Cirilo Villaverde
Rubén Torres Llorca
Félix Gonzáles Torres
Martin Delaney
Cuban Diaspora Literature as an Academic Field
Cuba after 9/11
George Gershwin, Cuban Overture
Frederick Remington
William Randolph Hearst
Evangelina Cisneros
Nicolás Guillen trans. by Langston Hughes
Cuba as a Place of International Exile
Milcha Sanchez-Scott, "The Cuban Swimmer"
Richard Henry Dana Jr., To Cuba and Back: A Vacation Voyage
Reynaldo Arenas
Julian Schnabel, dir., Before Night Falls

Publication is intended with Georg Olms Verlag, Hildesheim/Zürich/New York, in the multi-lingual series Passages – Transdisciplinary Cultural Perspectives. Please send abstracts of about 500 words and a short academic biography to and by June 15, 2008. Complete essays of 5000 to 7000 words are due September 30, 2008.

Prof. Dr. Nadja Gernalzick
Fakultät III: Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaften
Institut für Fremdsprachen-Philologien
Seminar für Anglistik: Amerikanistik
Carl von Ossietzky Universität
26111 Oldenburg

PD Dr. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez
Philologische Fakultät
Institut für Amerikanistik
Universität Leipzig
Beethovenstr. 15
04105 Leipzig

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PersonName: Prof. Dr. Nadja Gernalzick, PD Dr. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez 
Funktion: Kontakt 
SchlüsselbegriffeKomparatistik (Kulturvergleich, Interkulturelle Literaturwissenschaft)
Klassifikation00.00.00 ohne thematische Zuordnung
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