CFP:Edited Collection - Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature
Call for Papers Date:
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 perspective.
Send 500-word abstracts to Nathanael O'Reilly via Nathanael_oreilly_at_uttyler.edu.
Deadline: December 31, 2008.
Please include the following with your abstract:
Name and Institutional Affiliation
A brief CV
The project has already attracted the interest of a publisher, who has requested a table of contents and outline of each chapterís 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 OíReilly 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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