UPDATE: [Collections] Greenwood Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Literature

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There are still several entries remaining for the Greenwood Encyclopedia
of Hip Hop Literature. The volume is the first of its kind and projected
for publication Fall 2008. Those interested in contribuing will receive a
copy of the volume, which includes a bibliographic section.

Call For Contributors â€" The Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Literature

Contributors are sought for a reference work that will be published by
Greenwood Press in 2008.

The work, tentatively titled, The Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Literature,
will consist of approximately 200 entries. Each entry will vary in
length from 500-3000 words. The entire volume will be approximately
180,000 words or 400 pages and will be illustrated.

If interested please send an email indicating your 1st, 2nd and 3rd
choice of preferred entries; institutional affiliation and status;
telephone numbers; preferred email address; and mailing address to
tstanley_at_spelman.edu. Contributors are encouraged to write multiple

Confirmation of assigned entries, a sample entry, guidelines and a
description of the work will be mailed to all contributors. Once
participation and entry choices are confirmed each contributor will
receive a contract from Greenwood Press. All participants will receive a
copy of the reference work as an honorarium.

Tarshia L. Stanley, Ph.D.
Department of English
Box 745
Spelman College
Atlanta GA 30314

Entry List and Length:

1. Brothers Gonna Work It Out: Sexual Politics in the Golden Age of
Rap Nationalism--Charise L. L. Cheney (750 words)
2. Girls From Da Hoodâ€"series Nikki Turner
3. Hip Hop Americaâ€"Nelson George (750 words)
4. Know What I Meanâ€"Michael Eric Dyson (750 words)
5. How to Succeed in the Publishing Gameâ€"Vicki Stringer (500 words)
6. I Make My Own Rulesâ€"L.L. Cool J. (500 words)
7. Makes Me Wanna Holler : A Young Black Man in Americaâ€"Nathan McCall
     (750 words)
8. The Naked Soul of Iceberg Slim (500 words)
9. No Disrespectâ€"Sister Souljah (500 words)
10. Whoreson: The Story of a Ghetto Pimp (500 words)
11. The Prisoner’s Wifeâ€"Asha Bandele (500 words)
12. Daughterâ€"Asha Bandele (500 words)
13. Queen of the Sceneâ€"Queen Latifah (500 words)
14. Representing: Hip Hop Culture and the Production of Black Cinemâ€"
S. Craig Watkins (750 words)
15. Soul Babies: Black Popular Culture and the Post-Soul Aestheticâ€"
Mark Anthony Neal (750 words)
16. Home Girls Make Some Noiseâ€"Gwendolyn Pough (750 words)
17. Letters to a Young Brotherâ€"Hill Harper (500 words)

1. Perry “Ebonysatin” Brown (500 words)
2. Yvonne Bynoe (750 words)
3. Shonda Cheekes (500 words)
4. Anthony C. Davis (500 words)
5. Murray Foreman (500 words)
6. Sharon D. Flake (500 words)
7. Jackie Hardrick (500 words)
8. Shannon Holmes (500 words)
9. LaJill Hunt (500 words)
10. Lisa Jones (500 words)
11. Shannon Jones (500 words)
12. Norman Kelly (500 words)
13. Erica Kennedy (500 words)
14. Natalie Moore (500 words)
15. Mark Anthony Neal (750 words)
16. Carol Taylor (500 words)
17. Brenda L. Thomas (500 words)
18. Elaine Richardson (500 words)
19. Raquel Z. Rivera (500 words)
20. Sapphire (750 words)
21. KaShamba Williams (500 words)
22. Zane (1500â€"2000 words)
23. Eisa Ulen (500 words)
24. Russell Simmons (As an Author) (750--1000 words)
25. 50 Cent (As an author: From Pieces Weight, Baby Brother, Death
Before Dishonor, etc.) (750 words)


1. Adolescent Literature and Primers (1000 words)
2. Urban Fiction (1000 words)
3. G-Unit Publishing (750 words)
4. Hip Hop Erotica (1500 words)
5. Hip Hop Horror Fiction (750 words)
6. Strebor Books (500 words)
7. Teen Literature (1000 words)
8. Urban Books Publishing (500 words)
9. Precocious Tymes Entertainment (500 words)

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