Starz television's Spartacus series

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Michael G. Cornelius
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Starz television's Spartacus series

Call for papers

Editor: Michael G. Cornelius, Ph.D.

A scholarly treatment of Starz television's Spartacus series is currently being compiled.

When it appeared in 2010, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, the first of four "series" in the Starz Spartacus franchise, rocked the television world with its emphasis on vibrant and flamboyant visuals, camp excess, sensual emphasis, hyperviolence and stark sexuality, and a narrative progression with roots in both soap operas and platform-style video games. This text proposes to be the first scholarly treatment of the series as a unique whole in book anthology format. Essays on any aspect of the series, and from a wide variety of scholarly perspectives, are welcome.

All essays should be between 4000-7000 words. Deadline for essays is 10 January 2014. Please contact Michael in regards to the style sheet for this project prior to submitting your essay. Use this same address for any questions you may have concerning the project as well. If you would like to submit an informal abstract for feedback, please feel free to do so.

The editor: Michael G. Cornelius is the author/editor of fourteen books, including four previous collections for McFarland Press, including Of Muscles and Men: Essays on the Sword and Sandal Film, three works for Chelsea House, and several full-length works of fiction. He is chair of the Department of English and Communications at Wilson College.

Michael G. Cornelius, Ph.D.
Department of English and Mass Communications
Wilson College
1015 Philadelphia Ave
Chambersburg, PA 17201 USA

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