Russell Crowe: His Films and Pop Cultural Impact

deadline for submissions: 
August 31, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
St. Thomas University
contact email: 

Russell Crowe’s talents were globally recognized in the early 2000s after he appeared in a slate of well-received films – L.A. Confidential, Gladiator, and A Beautiful Mind, among others – that earned him critical acclaim. Nevertheless, in the years following these productions, he has continued to be a part of numerous projects with international and creative appeal. Alongside his films are his associations with Roman soccer teams – established in Spera’s (2023) chapter in my recent volume on Gladiator ( – his social media presence, and his musical performances. All of these activities have established Crowe as an important presence both on and off the screen.

Thus, this volume seeks essays about Crowe’s performances in single films or multiple films; his social media activities; his musical presence; and any other aspects that discuss his enduring character and presence in contemporary media and creative projects.

Chapters will be due in early 2024 to accommodate my finishing of other edited volumes and to give potential contributors time to research Crowe’s many films and creative activities.

Chapters should be approximately 5,000 to 7,000 words, with Chicago style endnotes and a bibliography page.

Abstracts and a brief bio should be submitted by August 31, 2023 to Rachel Carazo: