Call for Submissions: The Assassination of Peacemakers
To Kill a Dove: The Significance of Assassinating a Peacemaker
Contributors wanted for an edited volume examining the assassination of peacemakers. Figures such as Ghandi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Rabin were killed because of their efforts to bring about peaceful change. This volume looks to explore the similarilities and particularities of these and other figures from around the world.
The volume would take the form of 6-8 chapters (5-7,000 words), each dealing with a particular assassinated figure, followed by a concluding chapter that would highlight cross-cutting themes. While being founded on solid scholarship, each chapter should be written in an engaging and lively style so as to attract and interest the well informed, but non-specialist, reader. The volume will be published by reputable press in the UK or the US in early 2010.
Each chapter would be written so that it incorporated a standardised set of elements (to be established in consultation with the contributors). An example of such a set of elements might include:
a. brief biographical sketch of the figure;
b. details of the figure's attempts to bring about peace;
c. opposition to the figure's goals;
d. circumstances surrounding the assassination of the figure; and
e. significance of the loss of the figure (what changes happened or did not happened because of the assassination?)
Potential contributors should submit a proposal of no more than 500 words outlining their figure, highlighting their significance no later than 22 December 2008. Those contributors selected for inclusion in the volume will be contacted no later than 1 February 2009, with a deadline for final submission of 1 August 2009.
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