New Book Series: Latin American Decolonial and Postcolonial Literature (Lexington Books)

Latin American Decolonial and Postcolonial Literature
A Book Series at Lexington Books
Edited by
Thomas Ward, Loyola University Maryland

This series features works that analyze and engage with Latin American decolonial and postcolonial literatures. Recent work by Walter Mignolo, Enrique Dussel, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Aníbal Quijano, and others has shown how colonial elements were instituted during the colonial period and offer mechanisms and methodologies to overcome the persistence of those colonial forms in literature, philosophy, theology, and society during the post-Independence era. This series focuses on the medium of literature. Decolonial can take the form of resistance to the colonial during that period or it can occur after independence trying to overcome the cultural and political heritage of the colonial interval. Some works in the series may depart from the Anglo-American perspective and use its terminology and thus would prefer the term “postcolonial.” Others may depart from the Mediterranean or Latin perspective a la Frantz Fanon and thus use the term “decolonial.” All decolonial or postcolonial perspectives on literatures of Latin American are welcome.

Series Advisory Board:

Arturo Arias, University of California, Merced

Javier Sanjinés, University of Michigan

Tara Daily, Marquette University

Javier Valiente Núñez, The Johns Hopkins University

Juan G. Ramos, College of the Holy Cross

Gustavo Verdesio, University of Michigan

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please contact
Thomas Ward at

Lexington Books
A division of Rowman & Littlefield
4501 Forbes Blvd., Suite 200 Lanham,MD 20706 USA
tel. +1 301.459.3366, fax +1 301.429.5749
To submit a manuscript for consideration by Lexington Books, please send the following:
•a prospectus (see below for details)
•one or two sample chapters
•your curriculum vitae

If you are proposing a contributed volume, please include titles, affiliations, and brief resumes for each of the contributors. And in lieu of sample chapters for an edited collection, we would prefer abstracts of each chapter.
The prospectus should include:
1. A description of the book, describing the core themes, arguments, issues, goals, and/or topics of the work, what makes it unique, what questions it seeks to answer, and why you are qualified to write it. (2-5 pages)
2. An annotated table of contents, with a descriptive paragraph for each chapter.
3. A description of your target audience (undergraduate or graduate students? scholars? professionals?).
4. An analysis of competing or similar books (including publishers and dates), describing distinctive and original elements of your project that set it apart from these other works.
5. A list of courses in which your book might be used as a text or supplementary text, if any, indicating the course level at which this book may be used.
6. An indication of whether any part of your manuscript has been published previously, and if it is a doctoral dissertation, what changes you are proposing to prepare it for publication.

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