[UPDATE] Final Extended CFP for Entries, due 01/01/2014

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Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies
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Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies
General Editors Henry Schwarz (PocoEncyc@gmail.com)
Sangeeta Ray (Rays@umd.edu)
Date Submitted: 04/10/2013
Email: PocoEncyc@gmail.com
The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies is compiling 500 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 final drafts: 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.
Available headwords:
Alatas, Syed Hussein
Amado, Jorge
Arguedas, José María
Aung San Suu Kyi
Barber, Karin
Beti, Mongo
Biko, Steve
Bolivar, Simon
Brink, André
Coplan, David
de Lisser, H. G.
Devy, G. N.
Ekwensi, Cyprian
Finnegan, Ruth
Galeano, Eduardo
Indentured Laborers
Japanese Popular Culture
La Guma, Alex
Labor (other)
Marechera, Dambudzo
Mda, Zakes
Mwangi, Meja
Nyerere, Julius
Okigbo, Christopher
Philippines Anti-colonialism and Literature
Portuguese (Lusophone) Literature, Criticism, and Theory
Russian Anti-Colonialism and Literature
Selassie, Haile
Serote, Mongane
Social Movements (other)
Trade Unions and Labor Organizations
Wali, Obi
Wars (other)
Youssef, Sadi