Call for book chapters on Marguerite Henry's King of the Wind

deadline for submissions: 
November 30, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Northwestern State University
contact email: 

I invite chapter proposals on Marguerite Henry’s Newbery-winning novel King of the Wind for the first in a series of edited collections about Henry’s individual works, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).

All areas of study, with a common goal of representing the cultural, social, philosophical, and material significance of King of the Wind are invited to participate.

While writing my graduate thesis, “Conflicting Views of Culture and Power: The Arab World in Marguerite Henry’s King of the Wind”, Dawn Heinecken also published an article about the absence of scholarship on Henry’s works. These proposed collections therefore seek to increase the scholarship available about Marguerite Henry.

The scope of the present call is broad. All topics regarding the themes and impact of King of the Wind will be considered. Possible topics include (non-comprehensive list):
• Representations of culture and nationality
• Representations of horses
• The environment and the city
• Representations of Arab characters
• Gender and masculinity
• Nonhuman animal issues
• Henry’s process writing the novel
• The novel in the classroom

Deadline for proposals: November 30, 2020
Deadline for first drafts: February 1, 2021

How to submit your proposal
Please submit one-page abstracts/proposals to, including a short biographical note.

Carazo, Rachel L. Conflicting Views of Culture and Power: The Arab World in Marguerite Henry’s King of the Wind. Graduate Thesis. Northwestern State University, 2017.
Heinecken, Dawn. “Contact Zones: Humans, Horses, and the Stories of Marguerite Henry.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, 42.1, 2017: 21-42.