CFP: Arab American Entries for Encyclopedia (5/1/06; encyclopedia)

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Dr. Seiwoong Oh
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Call for Contributions

Arab American Entries in Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Literature

Scholars of Arab American literature are invited to contribute articles to
be included in the Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Literature, a 5-volume
set in which Arab American entries will become part of the Asian American
volume. The Encyclopedia will be published in late 2006 by Facts On File,
a New York publisher of reference books for high school and college
students (

The authors that I would like to see covered include
Diane Abu-Jaber (Arabian Jazz)
Lawrence Joseph
Samuel Hazo (The Quiet Wars)
Vance Bourjaily (Brill Among the Ruins)
Khalil Gibran (The Prophet)
Naomi Shihab Nye
Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner)

Entries range between 500-800 words, and each contributor may write one or
several entries. Contributors who write a total of 3,000 published words
or more will receive a copy of the five-volume set (tentatively priced at
$325); those who write less will receive five copies of their entry or
entries and will have an option to buy the set or the Asian American
volume at half price. All payments will be made at the time of publication
of the Encyclopedia.

If you are interested in participating in this project for high school and
young college students, please contact Seiwoong Oh (editor in charge of
the Asian American volume) by email. Please include a list of authors you
are interested in writing about, as well as a short bio; your daytime
phone number; and your e-mail and regular mail addresses. Deadline for
entries: May 1, 2006. Preference will be given to those who can send in
their entries early, before the deadline.

Seiwoong Oh, Ph. D., Professor and Chair, Department of English, Rider
University, 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3099, USA.

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