The editorial team of the Commonwealth Studies branch of the CAS research group at Toulouse 2 is pleased to announce a call for contributions to a scholarly reference book to be published by the Presses universitaires du Mirail in the spring of 2015. The ebook will be entitled A Companion to Commonwealth Studies: Cultural Relations since 1884; it is intended to be used as an inexpensive and easily-updated reference book, made up of succinct but scholarly articles.The CAS1 research team, which for two years will function as an editorial board, has two aims for this publication. The first is to complexify the vision of the modern Commonwealth as primarily a cultural entity by demonstrating, article after article, the interesting complexity implied in a history of cultural events which have occurred within the geopolitical area known as the Commonwealth. Our second and shameless objective is to showcase French research on literary, cultural and linguistic aspects of the Commonwealth, alongside contributions from international scholars.
Much more information about the intended publication can be found on these Web pages: http://blogs.univ-tlse2.fr/
We very much hope that as many anglicistes as possible will find something to inspire them to sign up for an article . If not, the editorial board welcomes suggestions for entries which spring from a particular area of expertise which you feel would fit in with our general approach to cultural relations within the Commonwealth. No justification is needed to sign up for one of the suggested entries, and we require only a short explanation for an entry not mentioned in our non-exhaustive list. But, for reasons outlined on the website, the deadline for sending us your choices or suggestions is very short: June 10.