Call for Submissions: Studies in Popular Culture

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Studies in Popular Culture, a journal of the Popular Culture Association of the South, publishes articles on popular culture however mediated: through film, literature, radio, television, music, graphics, print, practices, associations, events—any of the material or conceptual conditions of life. Its contributors from the United States, Australia, Canada, China, England, Finland, France, Israel, Scotland, Spain, and the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus include distinguished anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists, cultural geographers, ethnomusicologists, historians, and scholars in comics, communications, film, games, graphics, literature, philosophy, religion, and television. In short, Studies in Popular Culture accepts submissions on all forms of popular culture (American or international) studied from the perspective of any discipline.

Queries are welcome. Manuscript submissions should be sent via email as Microsoft Word attachments (author's surname in the file name). Submissions are accepted year-round. Submissions typically total, including notes and bibliography, 5000 to 7500 words; the editing process may result in revisions that lengthen the essay. SPC is indexed in the annual MLA International Bibliography, and MLA documentation is preferred, but authors may use documentation appropriate to the field except that notes should be endnotes, not footnotes, and should not be embedded. Authors should secure all necessary copyright permissions before submitting material. SPC uses blind peer review. The editor reserves the right to make stylistic changes on accepted manuscripts. A multidisciplinary journal, SPC gives preference to submissions which demonstrate familiarity with the body of scholarly work on popular culture but which avoid the jargon associated with certain single-discipline studies.

Direct queries and submissions by email to the editor:

Rhonda V. Wilcox, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Humanities Division
Gordon State College
Barnesville, GA 30204

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Table of Contents for most recent issue:

Spring 2012, 34.2

1 "Good Breeding" and "Acute Discernment": The Politics of Literacy and Family in Gilmore Girls

23 The Consumer-Citizen: Life Magazine's Construction of a Middle-Class Lifestyle Through Consumer Scenarios

49 "Planes Don't Fly North": College Football Recruiting and the Oppositional South

73 Manchester Tennessee's Assimilation of the "Bonnarite": A Qualitative Analysis of the "Other" in Local Press on Bonnaroo

91 (Re)Covering Influences—Nick Cave and Johnny Cash: How Intent, Audience Expectation, and the Construction of Artist-as-Text Create Meaning in "The Mercy Seat"

105 Zombie Pedagogy: Rigor Mortis and the U.S. Body Politic

129 Rooting for the Bad Guy: Psychological Perspectives