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The editors of a forthcoming collection, Star Wars and History, invite proposals for an essay where historical examples of slavery are detailed to inform an exploration of how slavery was depicted in Star Wars (e.g., the persistence of slavery on Tatooine) and how these parallels provide historical models for the Star Wars universe. This essay should focus on one or two historical cultures where slavery was practiced but can range broadly across regions and eras. We ask authors to show how different implementations of slavery in social, cultural, legal, political and particularly economic contexts can be reflected in the Star Wars movies and universe. The book will be published in cooperation with Lucasfilm and the editors are collaborating with Mr. Lucas. 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 Oct. 1st. 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 July 10th to both volume editors; email submissions are preferred: Dr. Nancy Reagin Professor of History Pace University, New York firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Janice Liedl Assoc. Professor of History Laurentian University, Ontario email@example.com Janice Liedl, Associate Professor of History Laurentian University/Université Laurentienne Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6 ph. (705) 675-1151 ext. 4206 http://laurentian.ca