UPDATE: [Postcolonial] The Postcolonial Wondrous: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and the Third World (31 October 2007)

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Ericka Hoagland
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UPDATE: The Postcolonial Wondrous: The Third World in Science Fiction and
Fantasy (31 October 2007; anthology)

Ericka Hoagland and Reema Sarwal, editors of The Postcolonial Wondrous:
The Third World in Science Fiction and Fantasy, seek pieces for this
groundbreaking collection. We are particularly interested in essays
about the following collections (essays either examining the collections
as a whole, or pieces within them are welcome): So Long Been Dreaming, It
Happened Tomorrow, and Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from
the African Diaspora. We are also interested in essays about Chitra
Banerjee Divakaruni’s novel The Mistress of Spices. Submissions on the
following are also encouraged:

• Essays that focus primarily on the intersections between
postcolonial theory and science fiction and fantasy theory
• Case studies of Third World SF/F authors/filmmakers (such as
Amitav Ghosh, Manjula Padmanabhan, etc.)
• Essays that examine SF/F traditions in the Third World
• Parodies, adaptations, and variations of Western SF/F in/from the
Third World
• Essays that explore specific issues, such as reproduction,
technology, social and political systems, etc. in SF/F produced in/from
the Third World

While we expect essays that will examine pieces of literature, we also
welcome essays that focus on television and film. Articles published
recently in refereed journals dealing with the above issues are also

Please attach a short biographical note (100 words) mentioning your
designation, university/institute, area of study, academic interests and
relevant publications. Include contact information (your postal and
preferred email address, phone and fax numbers). Provide all of this
information in BOTH the email and at the end of the article attachment.

Note: Since this is a non-grant/sponsored publication we are not going to
remunerate the contributors for their articles. The editors will provide
each contributor with a complimentary contributor’s copy of the book.

Important Points:
Deadline: 31 October 2007
Word Limit: 3500 to 6000 words (MS Word)
Style: MLA (with Works Cited)

Please feel free to send your queries and articles (MS Word File) through
email to:
Ericka Hoagland â€" hoaglande_at_sfasu.edu
Reema Sarwal â€" reema.sarwal_at_gmail.com

About the Editors:

Ericka Hoagland is an Assistant Professor of English at Stephen F. Austin
State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Along with science fiction and
fantasy, her research interests include African literature, particularly
African AIDS narratives, First Nations literature, and popular culture.
She has published several encyclopedia pieces for Women in Science
Fiction and Fantasy and the Encyclopedia of Native American Literature,
and contributed to Gender and Literature in African Literature and Film.

Reema Sarwal is presently teaching at Delhi University. Her areas of
interest include Contemporary Australian Literature, Popular Fiction,
Translation Studies and African Literature on which she has published.
She has co-edited Fact & Fiction: Readings in Australian Literature (in
press) and is working on Reading Down Under: Australian Literary Studies

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