UPDATE: edited collection: BUST CULTURE: THE GREAT RECESSION IN FICTION, FILM, AND TELEVISION (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

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

Abstracts and/or complete drafts due March 1, 2013 (250-300 words; include contact info and short bio)
Final essay due at the end of March 2013 (4,000-8,000 words)
Bust Culture: The Great Recession in Fiction, Film, and Television collects articles on cultural artifacts 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 are seeking a late replacement essay that reads the AMC television series Breaking Bad within the context of the Great Recession. Alternatively, the essay could examine Breaking Bad with other “bust culture” texts, e.g., Hung. Bust Culture: The Great Recession in Fiction, Film, and Television is under contract with Lexington Books with a scheduled 2013 publication date.

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. Please direct all queries, questions, and submissions to bustculture@gmail.com.

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
film_and_television
interdisciplinary
journals_and_collections_of_essays
popular_culture