March 1 2013 Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies Call for Papers

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This CFP has been circulating for some time and now we are close to completion. The Call for Papers is pasted in; the actual list of entries to be filled ('headwords") follows, and is also available on the Facebook
page. Many thanks for your attention.

Call for Papers

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies

The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies is soliciting contributions for 400 original entries ("headwords") on a wide range of topics relating to colonial/ postcolonial dynamics. Our coverage is global and ranges historically from cultures of contact (1492) through European colonization and imperialism to the present, with emphasis on movements of decolonization post WWII. With regional editors on three continents we ensure a wide geographical representation.

Our focus is largely cultural and literary within the broad social and economic reaches of imperial processes. Headwords should be designed for the general reader and should cover the most representative figures, events, and concepts in a region, and should incorporate the most recent scholarly developments. We welcome contributions that address culture from a materialist perspective.

Sample entries begin with:

Aboriginal Literature
Achebe, Chinua
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
Adonis (Ali Ahmad Said Asbar)
African American Culture and Society
African American Literature, Criticism, and Theory

And end with:

Wicomb, Zoe
Wirendu, Kwasi
Women in Literature
Women's Movements
Wynter, Sylvia
Young, Robert J. C.
Youssef, Saadi

Typical entry sizes: Individual authors, 1000 words; Concepts and Events, 3000 words; Regional overviews, 5000 words.

Please see our list of headwords and choose one or more. Deadlines for initial drafts are 1 March 2013 (1000 words), April 1 2013 (3000 words), and May 1 2013 (5000 words). Contributors receive free access to the online version of the published Encyclopedia.

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Postcolonial Encyclopedia Headwords

African American Literature, Criticism, and Theory
African Literature in Arabic
African Popular Culture
Allende, Isabel
Amadiume, Ifi
Amado, Jorge
Anyidoho, Kofi
Arabic Anti-Colonialism
Arguedas, José María
Armah, Ayi Kwei
Asturias, Miguel Ángel
Aung San Suu Kyi
Australian Culture and Society
Australian Settler Literature
Austro-Hungarian Empire

Baldwin, James
Barber, Karin
Barnet, Miguel
Belgian Empire
Ben Jelloun, Tahar
Beti, Mongo
Biko, Steve
Borges, Jorge Luis
Brink, André
Brutus, Dennis

Camus, Albert
Carey, Peter
Caribbean Culture and Society
Caribbean Popular Culture
Chatterjee, Upamanyu
Chaudhuri, Amit
Civil Rights
Climatology and Meteorology
Columbus, Christopher
Conquistadores and Explorers
Conrad, Joseph
Cortázar, Julio
Cosmopolitical Anthropology
Counter revolution
Cultural thought
Culture, Cultural Studies

Dangarembga, Tsitsi
Darwish, Mahmoud
Dash, Julie
Davidson, Basil
Davis, Angela
de Lisser, H. G.
Desani, G. V.
Devy, G. N.
Diop, Cheikh Anta
Djebar, Assia
Douglass Frederick
Dutch Empire

Ekwensi, Cyprian
Epeli, Hau'ofa
Equiano, Olaudah
European Anti-Colonialism

Farah, Nuruddin
Finnegan, Ruth
French Empire
Fugard, Athol

Galeano, Eduardo
Gandhi, M. K.
García Márquez, Gabriel
Garvey, Marcus
German Empire
Gordimer, Nadine
Guevara, Ernesto "Che"

Hove, Chenjerai
Hughes, Langston
Indian Literature in Hindi

Italian Empire

Japanese Popular Culture
Julien, Issac

Kincaid, Jamaica
King, Martin Luther
Kingston, Maxine Hong
Kipling, Rudyard
Korean Literature, Criticism and Theory
Korean Anti-Imperialism

La Guma, Alex
Language Politics
Latin American Anti-Colonialism
Latin American Culture and Society
Latin American Literature, Theory, and Criticism
Law and Constitutions
Lenin, V. I.
Liberation Theology
Linguistics and Philology
Literary and Critical Theory
Literatura (Latin America)
Luxemburg, Rosa
Lu Xun (Zhou Shuren)

Maathai, Wangari
Malcolm X
Malouf, David
Mandela, Nelson
Mannoni, Octave
Marechera, Dambudzo
Markandaya, Kamala
McKay, Claude
Menchú, Rigoberta
Middle Eastern Anti-Colonialism
Middle Eastern Popular Culture
Mistry, Rohinton
Momaday, N. Scott
Mphahlele, Es'kia
Mudruroo (Colin Thomas Johnson)
Munif, Abdelrahman
Mwangi, Meja

Native American Culture and Society
Ndebele, Njabulo
Nehru, Jawaharlal
Nongovernmental Agencies (NGOs)
North American Culture and Society
Nyerere, Julius

Oe, Kenzabue
Ogot, Grace
Okigbo, Christopher
Okri, Ben
Ottoman Empire

p'Bitek, Okot
Palestinian Anti-Colonialism and Literature
Penguin Books
Plaatje, Sol T.
Ponticorvo, Gilo
Postcolonial Studies
Postmodernism and Poststructuralism
Public Health

Rao, Raja
Roy, Arundhati
Russian Anti-colonialism and Literature

Salih, Al-Tayeb
Selassie, Haile
Selvadurai, Shyam
Sembène, Ousmane
Serote, Mongane
Sidhwa, Bapsi
Social and Political Thought
Soyinka, Wole

Third World Theatre
Toure, Sekou
Trade Unions and Labor Organizations
Travel Writing

Vargas-Llosa, Mario
Vijayan, O. V.

Wali, Obi
Wicomb, Zoë
Women's Movements

Youssef, Saadi