Misogyny, toxic masculinity, and heteronormativity in post-2000 popular music.

deadline for submissions: 
August 31, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
University of Winchester

Popular music has been a well-studied area during the 20th century, but this focus waned during the early part of the 21st Century, moving instead to music on the fringes. With recent academic and press interest in gender and sexuality in contemporary popular music, we aim to bring together a collection of works related to the notions of misogyny, toxic masculinity and heteronormativity in post-2000 popular music. Specifically, the purposes of this book are to:


-          Address the themes of heteronormativity and gender stereotyping

-          Explore misogyny,  female exploitation, and the sexualisation of female artists

-          Discuss the concept of toxic masculinity

-          Examine the notion of Gender fluidity

-          Analyse the different elements involved with popular music, including lyrics, video, appearances in the media (both mass and social), and stage presence and the roles they play in the book’s core themes


We invite submissions of abstracts on any aspects of the above themes as you interpret them. We welcome abstracts of original research from established scholars as well as from those whose work is in its early stages.

About the editors

Nicola Puckey

Nicola Puckey is Senior Lecturer in English Language and English Linguistics at the University of Winchester. Her research interests cover alternative music, gender, sexuality and discourse analysis.

Glenn Fosbraey

Glenn Fosbraey is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Winchester. He has published various journal articles, chapters, and books on the subjects of drama and song lyrics and runs the University's award-winning record label 'Splendid Fred Records'.

DEALINE FOR RECEIPT OF expressions of interest: 31st August 2018

Please send your abstract not exceeding 300 words with a brief biography to: Nicola.puckey@winchester.ac.uk