Digital Death: Mortality and Beyond in the Online Age edited collection (10/1; 12/1)
We invite proposals for a collection of essays on the subject of Digital Death: Mortality and Beyond in the Online Age. This proposed book, co-edited by Christopher M. Moreman and A. David Lewis, will consist of 12-15 chapters representing a diversity of perspectives and approaches to the subject. We are seeking submissions for new writing from scholars across a spectrum of fields, including religious studies, theology, media studies, digital humanities, and any other area that explores the topic of death and dying in a digital environment, with reference to religion and/or the study of religion.
Digital Death includes analyses of mortality, remembrances, grieving, posthumous existence, and afterlife experience via a variety of digital media (e.g. Facebook & social media, World of Warcraft & video games, YouTube & video services, internet memorials, etc.). We invite proposals for papers of excellent academic merit on any topic and from any academic perspective or discipline.
Proposals should include a 200-300 word abstract, a one-page C.V., and potential titles for the chapter, submitted to email@example.com by Oct. 1, 2013; complete 5000-7000-word drafts in Chicago format of accepted abstracts will be due by December 1st, 2013.