Call for book chapters: Narratives from the South Pacific

Farzana GOUNDER fgounder at IPC.AC.NZ
Wed Jan 23 04:02:28 UTC 2013

*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

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

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 in the table below and email your proposal to Farzana Gounder at
f<fgounder at>
arzanagounder(at) (When sending email, replace (at) with @)
 *Timeline* *Text length* *Dates* Chapter proposal 500 words 28 April
2013Notification 28 May 2013Full chapter submission5000-7000 words28
September 2013Notification 28 November 2013Final chapter submission 28
January 2014Notification of final acceptance/rejection 28 February

Dr. Farzana Gounder
International Pacific College
Palmerston North
New Zealand
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