Special Issue of *Interdisciplinary Literary Studies* on Contemporary Episodic Televisual Narrative

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James M. Decker (Professor of English, Illinois Central College) and Kenneth Womack (Professor of English & Integrative Arts, Penn State Altoona)

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory (www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_ILS.html)

We invite essays that employ interdisciplinary approaches towards the study of the rise and growing hegemony of contemporary episodic televisual narrative in such texts as Dexter, Mad Men, The Wire, Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Weeds, Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey The Tudors, and Sherlock (BBC), among a wide range of others. We are especially interested in the applications of multidisciplinary frameworks in the analysis of contemporary televisual texts.

Accepted essays will be published in a Special Issue of the peer-reviewed journal Interdisciplinary Literary Studies (Penn State University Press).

Please send essays of no longer than 7,500 words to James M. Decker, Illinois Central College (jdecker@icc.edu) and Kenneth Womack, Penn State Altoona (womack@psu.edu).

Deadline for receipt of essays is September 1, 2012.