Encyclopedia of Women and Popular Cultur, 2009-2010

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Facts on File


The Encyclopedia of Women and American Popular Culture

Facts on File, a New York-based academic and reference publisher, is seeking contributing scholars for a two-volume reference work on the history of women in America popular culture from colonial times to the present. The project is aimed at the academic high school and undergraduate levels.
The encyclopedia will include articles on individuals, organizations, themes, events, ideas, works of art and literature, and more. Alphabetically arranged entries cover popular-culture and women's history subjects— film; television; music; dance; radio; comics and graphic novels; visual and performing arts; festivals; technology; cyberculture and online social networking; video games; sports and recreation; fashion and appearance; advertising; consumer products (including toys and games); buzzwords, expressions, and symbols; transportation and travel; and food and diet.
Articles will vary in length from 500-2,500 words for entries on specific topics. Encyclopedia of Women and American Popular Culture will also include a number of ancillary features, including a detailed bibliography and filmography.
We are seeking contributors for articles. All contributors will receive full authorial credit, a modest cash honorarium and/or copy of the full encyclopedia set (depending on contribution length and contributor preference).
If you are a graduate student, Ph.D. candidate, professor, or independent scholar interested in contributing to this exciting and important reference project—one we hope will be the definitive reference work on women's roles in and contributions to the popular culture—we would be happy to email you a prospectus with a full description of the project—with deadline, compensation, and other pertinent information. Please contact Editor at popcultureeditor@gmail.com. Please write "Call for Contributors" in the subject line of your email and attach your CV and a recent nonfiction writing sample, preferably a published book review or encyclopedia article.
If you cannot contribute, please feel free to notify other qualified scholars of this notice.