Call For Papers

Issue 8, No. 1: Beyond the Crisis-generation and the Dread Instilled: Special Tout Moun Issue in Honour of Professor Paula Eleanor Morgan

Editorial team: Dr Hannah Regis and Dr Jennifer Rahim

In gratitude for the many decades of sterling service rendered to the University of the West Indies by Professor Paula Morgan, a special issue of Tout Moun will be dedicated to her multifaceted contributions as a socially grounded scholar, creative and generous educator, collaborative administrator and insightful programme initiator. Her career has been dedicated to the design and delivery of an energetic cross-cultural, transnational and interdisciplinary approach to literary and cultural studies that has embraced an impressive range of disciplines and methodologies. These include gender, trauma and aging studies, discourse analysis, popular and political culture, criminality, media and the visual arts, distance learning, pedagogy and curriculum development.

Professor Morgan’s “text” has been the complex and diverse interconnection of histories and lived realities that characterize the Caribbean diaspora— the losses, dislocations and creative resilience of a people with the gut and grit, spirit and craft to courageously “make life” wherever they find themselves. Her signature brand of a responsible, socially conscious and rigorous critical practice is evident in her ever-evolving cadre of scholarly interests and projects. There is little doubt that her years of scholarship, teaching, mentorship and advocacy for vulnerable women will remain invaluable contributions to the flourishing of the intellectual, social and creative life of the region and beyond.

We invite critical essays, creative and visual work, video productions, interviews and tributes that reflect Professor Morgan’s work as a literary and cultural scholar:

  • Narrative as palliative: trauma, violence and the Caribbean imaginary
  • State of the nation: 60 years of Independence
  • Gender relations and family dynamics: love, economics and survival
  • Terrible deeds: crime and the Anglophone Caribbean
  • Making home: dislocations and re-groundings
  • Evolving ethnicities: cultural identities, presence and power
  • Life cycles: from growing up to aging
  • The scholar and society: methodologies, pedagogies for our time
  • Reading ourselves: voice, performance and media texts
  • Religion and spiritualities: other-worlds and inner lives

SUBMISSIONS

Submissions should follow these formatting guidelines:

  • Heading must include: paper title, name and email address of author(s), and thematic area.
  • A short 50-word biographical note on author(s).
  • A 250-word abstract
  • Critical essays should be no more than 5000 words in length (excluding Works Cited page), while creative pieces should be no more than 2500 words.
  • All papers must conform to MLA 9 style conventions.
  • Deadline for abstracts: August 31st, 2022.

Papers for selected abstracts must be emailed in Word format to tout.moun@sta.uwi.edu by January 31st, 2023. Please note that the subject line should read: SUBMISSION FOR THE PROFESSOR MORGAN ISSUE.