Tuesday, July 19, 2011

CFP for "Star Wars and History"

Not really library - but I had to share -

CFP for "Star Wars and History"

The  editors of a forthcoming collection, “Star Wars and History,” invite proposals  for an essay that would compare criminality, smuggling, and governance on  the frontier in the British Atlantic world---but possibly also in other  historical contexts---with smuggling and governance on the frontier in Star  Wars.  We  are seeking a historian who could write about bounty hunters, criminality,  piracy, and civil order in an amoral world in Star  Wars and compare that to the obvious real historical parallels that Lucas had in mind  when he created his imagined world, characters, and  institutions. This anthology is aimed at a somewhat broader audience than is the case with most scholarly anthologies, and we seek contributors who can create
essays  that are engaging and accessible for undergraduate as well as older readers.  Essays should run between 5,000-7,000 words, and complete drafts would be  due no later than December 1, 2011. 

Contributors would be paid honoraria of  $400, and could use almost any photos, stills, etc. from the Star Wars corpus to  illustrate their chapters that they chose.

Please submit a short c.v. and one-page proposal by August 1st to both volume editors; email submissions are preferred: 

Dr. Nancy Reagin
Professor of History
Pace University, New York
Dr. Janice Liedl
Assoc. Professor of History
Laurentian University, Sudbury