Call for Contributions to a Book: What Writing is Like: The Many Worlds of Russell T Davies

deadline for submissions: 
July 30, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Anindya Raychaudhuri, University of St Andrews
contact email: 

Russell T Davies has been one of the foremost voices in British television for the last three decades. The range of Davies’s work is formidable - from his early work on children’s television such as Dark Season (1991) and Century Falls (1993), to his ground-breaking work creating programmes such as Queer as Folk (1999-2000), Bob and Rose (2001), The Second Coming (2003) and Mine All Mine (2004), to his phenomenally successful rejuvenation of Doctor Who (2005), through to his more recent work such as Cucumber (2015), Years and Years (2019) and It’s a Sin (2021). In the process, he has indelibly transformed the British televisual landscape.


The proposed volume will be the first major, book-length scholarly appraisal of his works. We are looking for 6000–7000-word chapters on any aspect of Russell T. Daviesand his work. Innovative, interdisciplinary, and comparative approaches are encouraged. Possible topics may include:


  • Sex and sexuality
  • Religion
  • Wales and welsh identity
  • Politics
  • Science fiction and fantasy
  • Children’s television 
  • AIDS pandemic
  • Dystopian futures
  • The Television Industry
  • Televisual Forms


University of Wales Press has expressed interest in this volume, and we will be submitting a formal proposal by the end of the year. 


Please submit a short abstract (250 words) and a biographical outline to by 30 July 2022. Full papers will be due around December 2022.