FYI: Call for Book Chapters: Narratives from the South Pacific
Call for book chapters
Narratives from the South Pacific: Sociocultural explorations
Editor: Farzana Gounder
Publisher: John Benjamins. Studies in Narrative (SiN) series
In the South Pacific, the fabric of culture is held together by the threads of narrative. The construction of these narratives is of immense scholarly interest; however, until now, there has not been a scholarly work devoted to exploring the region’s linguistic and social contexts of narrative construction. Narratives from the South Pacific seeks to address this need.
In recognition of the region’s linguistic and cultural diversity, chapters discussing the narrativization patterns in any of the following countries are particularly welcome: Australia, Cook Islands, Easter Island, Fiji, French Polynesia, Hawaii, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Rotuma, Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
Submissions should fit into one of these three areas:
- Narrative structure and focus
- Manner of telling narratives
- Collective memory, cultural ideologies and narrative constructions
Discussions must be tied back to ‘self’ and ‘identity’ in the South Pacific context.
The book will appeal to anyone who is interested in how the act of narrative construction provides a site for the speaker’s identity negotiations. For this reason, the book will be of interest to anthropological linguists, discourse analysts, narrative analysts, sociolinguists, and oral historians.
We welcome chapter proposals of 500 words. If accepted, you will be invited to submit a paper, which will be peer reviewed. If your paper is selected, your final book chapter will also be peer reviewed.
If you wish to submit a proposal, please note the timeline, word length and dates below and email your proposal to Farzana Gounder at firstname.lastname@example.org
Timeline, Text length, Dates
Chapter proposal, 500 words, 28 April 2013
Notification, 28 May 2013
Full chapter submission, 5000-7000 words, 28 September 2013
Notification, 28 November 2013
Final chapter submission, 28 January 2014
Notification of final acceptance/rejection, 28 February 2014