CFP: Revolutionary Positions: Sexuality and Gender in Cuba and Beyond (Radical History Review #136, Call for Proposals)

Revolutionary Positions: Sexuality and Gender in Cuba and Beyond
Issue number 136 (January 2020)
Abstract Deadline: June 1, 2018
Co-Edited by Michelle Chase and Isabella Cosse; with Melina Pappademos and Heidi Tinsman

CFP: LASA 2018 session needs one presenter

Good morning, neter@s,

Unfortunately, one of our panelists for our session at LASA 2018 in Barcelona had to withdraw at the last minute. This means that our panel - called Social Change Viewed from Abroad: The Cases of Chile, Cuba, and Texas - needs one more presenter, ideally focusing on Cuba, though as long as it's not Chile or Texas it should be fine. As a whole, the panel looks at students and social change, which further refines the type of paper we need.

Re: "The Dominican-Haitian Border Has Always Been a Revolutionary Space" by Edward Paulino

Thanks for this thoughtful reply, Lois. I agree with you. It's one of the reasons I love René Philoctète's novel, *Le peuple des terres mêlées.* I believe it was translated by Linda Coverdale as *Massacre River*. Philoctète talked about the novel in an interview:

Re: "The Dominican-Haitian Border Has Always Been a Revolutionary Space" by Edward Paulino

Thank you for this perspective. I'm reminded of Jacques Stephen Alexis' Compere General Soleil (translated into English by Carrol Coates as General Sun, My Brother), where Haitian and Dominican sugar-cane workers had just collaborated in a successful strike when the Parsley Massacre cut them down. The book is full of examples of Dominicans helping Haitian survivors flee the Dominican Republic. Yes, it's fiction, but I've always believed that Alexis knew his history and was basing his stories on fact.

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