CFP: Postcolonial Detective Fiction (3/1/05; collection)

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We invite submissions to a collection of essays (already in progress)
entitled Anomalous Eyes: Postcoloniality and the Detective. Essays should
address such questions as: In what ways do societies in the throes of
decolonization or postcoloniality resist or transform the epistemological
"truth quest" conventionalized in the structure of the detective narrative?
Can the detective novel operate independently of national, imperial, or
global ideologies? How have authors worked with the figure of the detective
in ways that complicate the narrative or ideological stances typically
associated with modernism and postmodernism? And what happens when authors
import the themes of postcolonialism to literature written in current or
former centers of empire, employing the figure of the detective to critique
internal colonialism or globalization? Please send completed essays of
between 4,000-7,000 wds. by March 1, 2006. Essays can be sent via email, or
by mailing two hard copies, to:
Nels C. Pearson
and Marc Singer
Assistant Professors of English
Tennessee State University
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37209

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