Second call for book chapters: Narratives from the South Pacific: Sociocultural Explorations

Farzana GOUNDER fgounder at IPC.AC.NZ
Tue Mar 19 19:16:45 UTC 2013

Second 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
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
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
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

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
submit a paper, which will be peer reviewed.  If your paper is selected,
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 fgounder at

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
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