Reframing Hollywood Series at Mississippi University Press

deadline for submissions: 
September 1, 2024
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Terence McSweeney

Reframing Hollywood

deadline for submissions: 


full name / name of organization: 

Dr Terence McSweeney & Dr Stuart Joy, Solent University (UK)

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Reframing Hollywood series at Mississippi University Press

The Reframing Hollywood series features dynamic and original short monographs and edited collections, each of which explore a single film of significant cultural impact which has emerged from the American film industry since the turn of the new millennium. These vibrant critical explorations of contemporary American film will offer a stimulating, academic, yet accessible interrogation of a single work from a variety of critical perspectives.

The inaugural volume in the series, Black Panther: Interrogating a Cultural Phenomenon by Terence McSweeney was released in 2021 and is now available in paperback and audiobook. The book won the Congrès Interdisciplinaire d’Etudes Africaines (COAFRO) Award for Best Book on African Studies (2021), a Non-Fiction Authors Association Gold Award (2022), an eLIt Gold Award in the category of Popular Culture (2022), a National Indie Excellence Award (2022), and has been nominated for an American Book Fest Award (result pending). 

The second volume, due to be published in 2023 is Steffen Hantke’s Cloverfield: Creatures and Catastrophes in Post-9/11 Cinema.

The series welcomes proposals for monographs or edited volumes on a range of different culturally impactful films made in the United States from 2000. The editors welcome submissions or inquiries from established or emerging scholars and are open to discussing projects at various stages of development.

Each manuscript in the series should maintain an overall word count between 40,000 and 60,000 words.

Series Editors: Terence McSweeney, Solent University; Stuart Joy, Solent University

For more information or to submit a proposal, contact associate editor Emily Snyder Bandy at