Looks legit, at least the professors’ names are real. Pasted in from an email received from an academic friend, who also received it on forward, and it may be making the rounds and some of you are already drafting.
The editors of a forthcoming collection, â€œStar Wars and History,â€ invite
proposals for an essay that would compare criminality, smuggling, and
governance on the frontier in the British Atlantic world—but possibly also in
other historical contexts—with smuggling and governance on the frontier
in Star Wars. We are seeking a historian who could write about bounty
hunters, criminality, piracy, and civil order in an amoral world in Star Wars
and compare that to the obvious real historical parallels that Lucas had in
mind when he created his imagined world, characters, and institutions.
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 December 1, 2011. 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 August 1st 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, Sudbury email@example.com