The University of Nebraska Press has initiated a new series, Contemporary American Indian Issues. The series editor, Devon Mihesuah, has asked me to serve as editor of an anthology on powwows, which is tentatively entitled "Powwow: Native American Performance, Identity, and Meaning." I am particularly interested in original, theoretical essays that engage multiple Native voices, but I will also consider previously published papers (not to exceed 30 pages). In addition, the collection shall include a final section of interviews with "movers and shakers" in the powwow world. I am thus also calling for original interviews that follow the interview format currently in use in the American Indian Quarterly.
Interested authors should send me an abstract of their planned paper or interview by 1 December 2000 (preferably, as an E-mail attachment). By 15 January 2001, I will prepare a tentative Table of Contents and notify authors as to their participation in the collection. Provided that enough authors respond, I will promise a relatively quick turnaround by adhering to a strict calendar:
December 1, 2000: abstracts due
January 15, 2001: notification sent to authors; tentative Table of Contents submitted to Devon Mihesuah and the University of Nebraska Press.
September 30, 2001: final papers/interviews due
November 1, 2001: final manuscript draft submitted to the University of Nebraska Press
Send, by mail or email, abstracts to Luke Eric Lassiter, Ph.D. (address below).
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