New Book Series: Routledge Advances in Popular Culture Studies

deadline for submissions: 
August 31, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Lorna Piatti-Farnell

A new book series has been established by Routledge, with a focus on popular culture. 

The Routledge Advances in Popular Culture Studies series is looking for original and interdisciplinary monographs or edited volumes, which expand our understanding of popular culture as reflecting world challenges, contexts, and situations. The Series places a particular emphasis on evolutions and transformations within popular culture — with a focus on icons, narratives, practices, and identities — and aims to provide interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and transmedia perspectives.

The editor of the series welcomes proposals for projects on a wide range of topics, including (but not limited to): 

  • Genre evolutions and transformations (from horror to fantasy, comedy, and beyond)
  • Forms of storytelling, from mainstream to the margins
  • Fandom, subcultures and identity
  • Popular narrative platforms, from film to television, comics, games, music, and beyond
  • Popular culture and regional/national identities
  • The history and representation of popular icons, from film to music and beyond
  • Evolving perspectives on popular fiction, as well as children’s literature and media
  • Representations of gender/sexuality/race/ethnicity/class in popular culture forms
  • The evolving intersections of popular culture with indigeneity and political discourses
  • Popular culture as historical reflection
  • Popular digital and print cultures in the 21st century
  • Shifts in media production, engagement, and viewership (including the impact of Netflix)
  • Evolving Postcolonial perspectives on popular culture
  • Evolving perspectives on non-fiction, including popular memoirs
  • Evolving critical intersections between science, religion, and popular culture
  • The evolution of social media platforms, and their influences and impact
  • The evolution of film and media-based tourism in the 21st century 

Prospective authors who wish to discuss their ideas for a proposal are welcome to contact the editor, Lorna Piatti-Farnell, at lorna.piatti-farnell@aut.ac.nz