[UPDATE] Call for Papers extended: drafts 1/ 10/ 13; final 1/ 1/ 14

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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.

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Available headwords:
African Literature in Arabic
African Literature in French
African Philosophy
African Popular Culture
Alatas, Syed Hussein
Amado, Jorge
Arguedas, José María
Asturias, Miguel Ángel
Aung San Suu Kyi
Baldwin, James
Barber, Karin
Barnet, Miguel
Belgian Empire
Beti, Mongo
Biko, Steve
Bolivar, Simon
Borges, Jorge Luis
Caribbean Indigenous Cultures
Chaudhuri, Amit
Coplan, David
Cortázar, Julio
Culture, Cultural Studies
Dash, Julie
de Lisser, H. G.
Devy, G. N.
Ekwensi, Cyprian
Equiano, Olaudah
Finnegan, Ruth
French Empire
Fugard, Athol
Galeano, Eduardo
García Márquez, Gabriel
Garvey, Marcus
Guevara, Ernesto "Che"
Indian Anti-Colonialism
Japanese Popular Culture
Kincaid, Jamaica
Kipling, Rudyard
La Guma, Alex
Language Politics
Latin American Literature, Theory, and Criticism
Law and Constitutions
Lenin, V. I.
Linguistics and Philology
Malcolm X
Malouf, David
Mandela, Nelson
Mannoni, Octave
Marechera, Dambudzo
Markandaya, Kamala
Menchú, Rigoberta
Mudimbe, V. Y.
Mwangi, Meja
Nongovernmental Agencies (NGOs)
Nyerere, Julius
Ōe, Kenzaburō
Ogot, Grace
Okigbo, Christopher
p'Bitek, Okot
Philippines Anti-colonialism and Literature
Portuguese (Lusophone) Literature, Criticism, and Theory
Russian Anti-colonialism and Literature
Salih, Al-Tayeb
Selassie, Haile
Serote, Mongane
Shiva, Vandana
Social Movements
Soyinka, Wole
Third World Theatre
Trade Unions and Labor Organizations
Travel Writing
Vargas-Llosa, Mario
Wali, Obi
Youssef, Saadi