Depictions of Gender and Sexuality in Popular/Public Culture

deadline for submissions: 
October 7, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Laura Getty (University of North Georgia) and Josef Vice (Purdue University Global)
contact email: 

Depictions of Gender and Sexuality in Popular/Public Culture

Call for Chapters

Editors: Laura Getty, University of North Georgia ( and Josef Vice, Purdue University Global (

Publisher: international academic press to be confirmed

Deadline for submitting chapter proposals (400 words): October 7, 2022 

Notification of acceptance: ongoing, no later than October 30, 2022

Provisional deadline for essay draft submission (approximately 10,000-15,000 words): May 5, 2023

Proposals are sought for essays for a volume that critically examines depictions of gender and sexuality in popular culture, specifically in the last decade or so (2010-current). The editors are interested in essays that examine a growing diversity and evolution of expression of sexuality and gender in movies, television series, popular fiction, and the political stage. A wide range of voices and perspectives would be of particular value and would be welcomed. 

Some possible questions to consider in the proposals and chapters include: 

  • In what ways do these depictions redefine or broaden the public’s perception of gender and sexuality? 

  • Are these depictions groundbreaking or do they recontextualize previous iterations of the public’s understanding of gender and sexuality? 

  • In what ways have these depictions had a negative and/or positive impact on society in general and/or the political stage in particular? 

  • What still needs to be said/portrayed/represented in popular culture? When is representation alone not enough?

Submissions: Submit your proposal and short bio no later than October 7, 2022 to both and