I am assisting Dr. Henry Schwarz of Georgetown on a new project: -- the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies. I attach a general description of the project below.
I seek authors for
a) a 3000 word overview of Native American Culture and Society (from a postcolonial perspective);
b) a 5000 words essay on
Native American Literature, Criticism and Theory;
c) 1000 words each on Sherman Alexie, Leslie Silko, M. Scott Momaday, Vine Deloria or Louise
The compensation is a printed volume and access to the on-line resource. Due dates are July 2012.
Interested authors can contact me at email@example.com Final decision on author selection will rest with the general editors.
The three volume Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies will summarize the political shift from independence movements to postcolonial states, a shift marked by a cultural transformation from national to multinational literature and the creation of a global public sphere. The encyclopedia will expand the postcolonial perspective across the range of academic disciplines in all the regions affected by European colonial expansion. Entries will cover the period from 1492 to the present. Since postcolonialism is a contemporary discourse projected backwards to account for the last 500 years, this reflexivity will be built into the contributions. Entries will be arranged alphabetically across the three volumes, and by four thematic axes: 1) Authors and Critics; 2) Regions; 3) Events; and 4) Critical Contexts. Entries will range from 1,000 to 5,000 words. A key aspect of the multivolume encyclopedia will be its on-line component that will be regularly updated and expanded.
Paul C. Rosier, Ph.D.