UPDATE: edited collection: BUST CULTURE: THE GREAT RECESSION IN FICTION, FILM, AND TELEVISION (SEEKING REPLACEMENT ESSAY)

full name / name of organization: 
Kirk Boyle (UNC Asheville) and Daniel Mrozowski (Trinity College)
contact email: 
bustculture@gmail.com

Abstracts due Feb 4, 2013 (250-300 words; include contact info and short bio)
Final essay due in March 2013 (4,000-8,000 words)

We are specifically seeking a late replacement essay examining representations of race and/or ethnicity in popular culture of the Great Recession. "Bust Culture: The Great Recession in Fiction, Film, and Television" is under contract with Lexington Books with a scheduled 2013 publication date.

In the throes of a double-dip recession and the wake of the Dot-Com crash, we are soliciting articles on cultural artifacts from fiction, film, and television that reflect, refract, and/or respond to the recessionary times of the 21st century. Considering that the current economic downturn is ongoing, we hope this collection offers a timely foray into comprehending contemporary “bust culture.”

We aim to assemble a diverse collection of academically rigorous pieces accessible to the general public (non-academics are encouraged to submit). For further information, visit www.bustculture.com and https://twitter.com/#!/BustCulture. Please direct all queries, questions, and submissions to bustculture@gmail.com.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
classical_studies
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
journals_and_collections_of_essays
popular_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond