A New Meaning of Viral: COVID-19 and Internet Memes

deadline for submissions: 
November 30, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
St. Thomas University
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After completing four essays (two with a co-author), which are set to be published in different collections, on COVID-19 Internet memes, this edited collection seeks to include novel perspectives in addition to these to be gathered in a meme-focused volume, especially since online practices and behaviors have become the critical forms of expression during the pandemic.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Public figures during the pandemic
  • Online expressions of biases
  • Analyses of common meme background images used for the coronavirus
  • Depictions of the virus itself
  • Pandemic practices
  • Representations of lockdown
  • Celebrities

*Please inquire first about any essays aiming to involve toilet paper since the editor has written one on this topic already, and it is set to be published by the end of the year.

Essays should be 5,000 to 7,000 words, Chicago style with endnotes and a bibliography page.

Abstracts and brief bios: November 30, 2020

First drafts: February 15, 2021

Please send abstracts and a brief bio to Rachel L. Carazo. rachel.carazo@snhu.edu