Call for Chapter Proposals: Southerners, Religion and Justice
Essays concerning justice-related practices in the American South are currently being sought for an edited volume. This proposed collection of chapters seeks to highlighting examples of the Southern way of life, religion and justice.
For the purpose of this call, the South will constitute the following U.S. states: Virginia, Maryland, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama,
Florida, Mississippi, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas.
Submissions are being sought in five categories---the contents of which must constitute at least half of the author’s chapter. The suggested categories are as follows:
A. Oral histories (or personal accounts) on what it was like to be an observant member of the community during a particular time
B. Divine Justice (acts pointing to the Hand of God)
C. The Church (practices of and crimes against)
D. Southern Phenomena (historical in significance and with a religious thrust or argument for or against justice)
Please ask for the more detailed and specific call for chapters. Submissions from advanced graduate students are welcomed.
To be considered for this edited book project, please send a 300-500 word abstract and a one-paragraph biographical statement no later than March 1, 2013.
Final submissions must be formatted according to the latest Chicago citation style and contain a minimum of 5 references (in order to give even personal histories some scholarly context). Submitted chapters should range between 15 and 18 double-spaced, 12 pt font pages, not including the endnotes and reference pages.
Once abstracts have been accepted, the deadline for original, unpublished and completed chapters is April 15, 2013.
Although this project does not have a publisher, a university press has already expressed an interest in this proposed edited reader.
Please address questions and correspondences to
Dr Teresa A. Booker at email@example.com. Please place “Southerners and the South” in the subject line.
Teresa A. Booker, PHD
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 W 59th St
New York, NY 10019 USA
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