Critical Perspectives on Mad Men Edited Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer C. Dunn, Jimmie Manning, Danielle Stern
contact email: 
madmenproject@gmail.com

Call for Proposals: Critical Perspectives on Mad Men, Edited by Jennifer C. Dunn, Jimmie Manning, and Danielle Stern

We are currently accepting proposals for essays to be included in an edited collection on the Emmy and Peabody Award Winning television series Mad Men. We hope to edit a volume containing quality scholarship that reflects theoretical, pedagogical, or practical aspects of the series from a variety of analytical and methodological perspectives. Scholars in communication, film studies, popular culture, ethnic/race studies, feminism and gender studies, sexuality, sociology, psychology, education, or any other applicable discipline are invited to submit.

While the collection will certainly carry a scholarly tone, it is intended for a broader audience than is the case for many academic anthologies. It is our hope that educators can use this collection in the classroom, scholars can critically reflect upon theoretical ideas presented, and non-academic audiences who are fans of the program can gain new and exciting insights about a show they enjoy. With this in mind, we ask that abstracts and subsequent essays be intellectual in tone and treatment but accessible to those not pursuing or engaging a career in the academy.

Proposed essays can focus upon any of the following areas in conjunction with the series:
Adoption
Age
Alcohol or alcoholism
Anachronisms
Art
Body image
Celebrity talk
Civil rights
Corporate Mergers
Counterculture
Divorce
Family
Food
Glass ceiling
Gender issues
Gentlemanly behavior
Judaism
Madison Avenue
Marital infidelity
Masculine ritual
Nuclear war
Music
Nationalism
Nostalgia
Pregnancy
Relationships
Religion
Science
Sexuality
Smoking
The Way We Never Were (Coontz)
Whiteness/white privilege
Workplace humor

Submission guidelines: Interested authors should send a working title, 500 word abstract representing what the chapter will contain, and curriculum vita to madmenproject@gmail.com by March 1, 2010. Please send documents as .doc, .docx, or .rtf files. Authors will be notified on editorial decisions regarding acceptance or rejection of abstracts by April 1, 2010. Full essays for selected authors will be due by July 15, 2010.

cfp categories: 
american
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
journals_and_collections_of_essays
popular_culture