Call for Book Chapters: "Pandemic and Narration: COVID-19 Narratives in Latin America"
Vernon Press is seeking contributions for a forthcoming edited volume on narration and COVID-19 in Latin America. From the first contagion to the peak of the death toll's curve and the timid returns to 'normality' after the lockdowns declared globally, the COVID-19 pandemic has been subjectively and collectively narrated across Latin American; in the news, government reports and statistics, presidential speeches, literature, theatre, cinema, photography, social media etc. Fictional and non-fictional stories, official discourses, as well as personal and political accounts, have documented and represented the health crisis, laying bare how – in Latin American countries – the spread of the virus intersects with corruption, gender violence, inequality and exclusion, and a disconcerting rise of authoritarianism. Departing from the fact that, in the time of COVID-19, life not only continues to be experienced but also continues to be told, this book will put together pandemic and