[UPDATE] Call for Papers extended: drafts 1/ 10/ 13; final 1/ 1/ 14
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.
Typical entry sizes: Individual authors, 1000 words; Concepts and Events, 3000 words; Regional overviews, 5000 words.
Please see our list of available headwords below and send a brief resume with choices to PocoEncyc@gmail.com. Deadline for initial drafts is 1 October 2013; final drafts due 1 January 2014.
Contributors receive free access to the online version of the published Encyclopedia.
Join our Facebook group "Postcolonial Encyclopedia" where the available headwords are updated regularly.
African Literature in Arabic
African Literature in French
African Popular Culture
Alatas, Syed Hussein
Arguedas, José María
Asturias, Miguel Ángel
Aung San Suu Kyi
Borges, Jorge Luis
Caribbean Indigenous Cultures
Culture, Cultural Studies
de Lisser, H. G.
Devy, G. N.
García Márquez, Gabriel
Guevara, Ernesto "Che"
Japanese Popular Culture
La Guma, Alex
Latin American Literature, Theory, and Criticism
Law and Constitutions
Lenin, V. I.
Linguistics and Philology
Mudimbe, V. Y.
Nongovernmental Agencies (NGOs)
Philippines Anti-colonialism and Literature
Portuguese (Lusophone) Literature, Criticism, and Theory
Russian Anti-colonialism and Literature
Third World Theatre
Trade Unions and Labor Organizations