Edited Collection on Charlie Brooker

full name / name of organization: 
Charlie Brooker: Critical Perspectives
contact email: 
charliebrookercollection@outlook.com

*Deadline: 15th September*

Charlie Brooker has one of the most distinctive styles in contemporary television. He has gained critical and commercial success in both fiction and non-fiction programmes, notably A Touch of Cloth, the Black Mirror collection and his 'Wipe' series. His distinguished style of blending comedy and cynicism underpin his work, and his dystopian narratives engage with some of the most pressing issues in the contemporary world.

Despite this, Brooker has received little critical attention. This edited collection of essays intends to be a starting point. It will offer critical perspectives on a range of themes and issues in his work.

Abstracts are invited for chapters of 6,000 words, and writers should focus on one key Brooker text. Chapters may be based on, but are not limited to, the following:

- Dystopia
- Metafiction and narrative
- Satire and dark comedy
- Political contexts
- Ethics and philosophy
- Theoretical perspectives
- Genre and style
- Influences and inspirational media
- Non-fiction works ('Wipe', '10 o'clock Live')
- Brooker in print (various books, Guardian column, etc)

Abstracts of 300 words should be sent to the editor at charliebrookercollection@outlook.com by 15th September 2014. Please include name and institutional affiliation.

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
journals_and_collections_of_essays
popular_culture
science_and_culture
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond