The past 20 years have seen the rise of the once-humble television series to new heights of popular success and critical estimation. Given this rise, this book asks if and how contemporary scripted television and web series can be read as a form of literature. While Jason Mittel and others have made a convincing case that complex contemporary TV series constitute a unique art form and should be described on their own terms, there can be equally little doubt that TV series are closely related to various forms of literature, most obviously perhaps drama and the novel, but also, arguably, poetry.
journals and collections of essays
Call For Papers for a Special Issue of Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural
REVOLUTION IN THE DEAD: THE CULTURAL EVOLUTION OF THE ZOMBIE
Guest Editors Anthony Anderson, Simone Wood, and Colin Younger.
Revenant (www.revenantjournal.com) is now accepting abstracts for articles, creative writing pieces, and book, film, game, or event reviews for a themed issue on zombies, examining the social and cultural evolution of the zombie.
[CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS] SPECIAL FEATURE ON TIANANMEN (JUNE 2019)
HONG KONG STUDIES—Issue 4 (Fall 2019) Call for Papers—General Research Articles The first bilingual and interdisciplinary academic journal on Hong Kong, Hong Kong Studies (Chinese University Press), is now accepting general research articles on Hong Kong for Issue 4 (scheduled for publication in Fall 2019). We welcome papers from multiple fields in the humanities and the social sciences, including but not limited to literature, linguistics, cultural studies, philosophy, sociology, politics, history, education, and gender studies. We also encourage intersectional and cross-disciplinary dialogues on Hong Kong affairs. Research articles in English should be no longer than 6,000 words (including footnotes but excluding references).
Call for Papers for an Edited Volume
Call for Papers for an Edited Volume
Title: Drone Warfare and Post-9/11 Cultural Practices
A major US-based, academic publisher has expressed interest in an edited volume on the representation of drone warfare in post-9/11 visual and graffiti art, film and documentaries, plays and stage performances, and poetry, memoirs and fiction.
This special issue of The Global South asks how the rise and persistent relevance of radio has shaped and been shaped by the cultures of the Global South over the past century and more. What art forms, social practices, political movements, and linguistic effects emerged through the radio speakers of the Global South? How have creators and consumers harnessed this medium and its expressive possibilities? What roles has radio played in the broader cultural histories of the Global South? Here, the “Global South” is used as a flexible descriptor that names not only nations and lands of the southern hemisphere, but other regions radically affected by the pressures of imperialism, globalization, and unequal development.
The editors are soliciting chapter proposals for an edited volume, tentatively entitled "The King is But a Man": William Shakespeare and 21st Century Culture, Politics, and Leadership, which examines Shakespeare as relevant to contemporary questions of global culture, politics, and leadership.
Call for Papers for Peer-Reviewed Edited Volume
Re-Membering Hospitality in the Mediterranean:
Essays in Anglophone Literature, Arts, and Culture
Co-edited by Yasser Elhariry, Isabelle Keller-Privat, Edwige Tamalet Talbayev
Abstract submission deadline: March 1, 2019
Completed manuscripts due on July 1, 2019
Special Issue for Genealogy
Reading with and against the Grain: New Perspectives on Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Editors: Stephanie Palmer (Nottingham Trent University, UK, President of the Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Society), Myrto Drizou (Boğaziçi University, Turkey), Cécile Roudeau (Université Paris-Diderot, France)