Hyphenations: Muslim Writers, Artists, and Performers in America
Additional contributions are invited for an anthology of essays about Muslim American writers, artists, and performers engaging with their hyphenated identities in the quest for creative self-expression. Current contributions range from analyses of social media activists, creators of various visual media, and hip hop artists in relation to their Muslim American identity. Particularly eager to include more contributions on Muslim American writers and musicians, or those whose work defies genres, in their articulation of assimilation, alterity, dissent, and transgression as Muslim Americans. Essays should analyze the intersection of the imaginative spheres of arts/literature/music and the domains of faith in the different media of expression used by Muslim Americans as they challenge the sacred and the secular.
Abstracts of 300 words should be submitted by August 15 to Mahwash Shoaib (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please include a short biographical note of 50-60 words along with the submission. Scholars will be notified of acceptance quickly after the deadline for submissions. Once accepted, finished essays (6000-6500 words) will be due by the end of November 2018. Note that acceptance of the abstract does not guarantee acceptance of the paper.