UPDATE: [Collections] Edited Collection: Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature

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Nathanael O'Reilly

Reminder: Deadline approaching

Contributors are sought for a collection of essays examining Postcolonial
issues in Australian literature. The collection will include a dozen or
more essays focusing on specifically postcolonial issues that are
addressed in Australian fiction, poetry, drama and creative non-fiction,
including hybridity, first contact, resistance, indigeneity,
immigration/invasion, land rights, national identity, marginalization,
expatriation, Diaspora, and anxieties regarding belonging. The editor
seeks essays that emphasize the postcolonial nature of Australian
literature and analyze Australian texts from a postcolonial theoretical

Send 500-word abstracts to Nathanael O'Reilly via
Deadline: December 31, 2008.
Please include the following with your abstract:
Name and Institutional Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
A brief CV

The project has already attracted the interest of a publisher, who has
requested a table of contents and outline of each chapter’s content. The
deadline for completed chapters will be provided to contributors at a
later date. Completed essays will be 5000 words in length and conform to
MLA documentation style.

Dr. Nathanael O’Reilly is Assistant Professor of English at The
University of Texas at Tyler, Vice-President of the American Association
of Australian Literary Studies, and a member of the editorial advisory
board for Antipodes. He is the author of articles on Australian, British,
Irish and American literature. He is co-editing (with Jean-Francois
Vernay) a special issue of Antipodes devoted to fear in Australian
literature and film, entitled Terror Australis Incognita?, to be
published in June 2009.

Dr. Nathanael O'Reilly
Assistant Professor of English
Department of Literature and Languages
The University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Boulevard
Tyler, TX 75799

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