CFP: Schitt’s Creek: A Place to Love (edited book collection)

deadline for submissions: 
February 1, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Kellie Deys, Jim Deys, Nikki Anderson-Boss
contact email: 


We are seeking chapters for an edited collection on the popular Canadian sitcom, Schitt’s Creek, which had a meteoric rise in the U.S. after airing on Netflix. Schitt’s Creek has been a cultural force with its catchphrases, meme-able moments, and Emmy awards. There is much to unpack to understand the show's popularity and its impact, and, in this edited book collection, we will focus on three central themes: love, place, and identity.


Underlying questions of the project include but are not limited to:

  • What does the show suggest about class?
  • How do we read representations of the LGBTQ community?
  • How does costuming and/or set design play a role in the show’s delivery?
  • What does the show say about celebrity culture?
  • How is humor used in the show?
  • What is the show’s cultural, social, political, economic impact?


Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Origins of show/Popularity of show
  • Dissemination of show/how it was created and how it was watched
  • Humor/Satire
  • Class
  • Celebrity
  • LGBTQ readings
  • Close analyses of Characters; Place/Location; Story Arc
  • Costuming/Set-Designs
  • Show’s cultural, political impact
  • Influence on real world (thinking of actual Rose Apothecary in NY)


If you are interested in contributing a chapter of 3,500-6,000 words (including footnotes and Works Cited), submit an abstract of approximately 500 words and a brief bio no later than December 31, 2021. Send e-mail submissions to Kellie Deys at (, using the subject line “Proposals for Schitt’s Creek Collection.”