Fan Phenomena: The Lord of the Rings

Call for chapters
Fan Phenomena: The Lord of the Rings
Deadline for abstracts: 15 May 2014

Intellect’s Fan Phenomena series is seeking chapters for a new volume on fandom and The Lord of the Rings films. The series explores and decodes the fascination we have with what constitutes an iconic or cult phenomenon, and how a particular person, TV show or film infiltrates its way into the public consciousness. Continue reading

Genre and the Middle Ages

Genre and the Middle Ages
Tales After Tolkien: Medievalism and Genre in the Twenty-First Century
Abstract deadline: 8 January 2014

Contributions are sought for an edited collection titled Tales After Tolkien: Medievalism and Genre in the Twenty-First Century. The collection explores the ways popular genres engage with the history and literature of the Middle Ages, and with the very idea of ‘the medieval’. What are the intersections of medievalism and genre in modern popular culture? Continue reading

Global Glam

Call for chapters
Global Glam: Style and Spectacle in Popular Music from the 1970s to the 2000s
Deadline: 1 November 2013

Contributions are invited for an edited book on style and spectacle in “glam” popular music performance from the 1970s to the present day. The editors are seeking chapters of about 7000 words on artists, bands, and movements, and covering a range of national, regional, and cultural contexts from around the globe. Continue reading

Remake Television

Call for chapters
Remake Television: Reboot, Re-use, Recycle
Deadline: 30 November 2012

Remakes are pervasive in today’s popular culture, whether they take the form of reboots, “re-imaginings”, or overly familiar sequels. Television remakes, from Battlestar Galactica to the recently announced Have Gun – Will Travel, have proven popular with producers and networks interested in building on the nostalgic capital of past successes (or giving a second chance to underused properties). Some TV remakes have been critical and commercial hits, and others haven’t made it past the pilot stage; all have provided valuable material ripe for academic analysis. Continue reading

Edited Collection on Celebrity in Canada

Call for chapters
Celebrity in Canada
Proposals due 1 July 2012 (1000-1500 words)
Final submission due 1 March 2013 (5000-8500 words)

Wayne Gretzky. Celine Dion. Rick Mercer. David Suzuki. Pierre Trudeau.

The list goes on and goes way back. Celebrity culture in Canada, although vastly under-estimated, continues to be a massive cultural and economic force to be reckoned with and such a reckoning is long overdue. This proposed edited collection seeks to uncover how celebrity operates in Canada when Canadian subjects, institutions, media, audiences and/or industries are involved. Continue reading

Fan Phenomena – Call for Editors/Contributors

New book series from Intellect
Fan Phenomena
Call for Editors/Contributors

This new series is prompted by a growing appetite for books that tap into the fascination we have with what constitutes an iconic or cultish phenomenon and how a particular person, TV show or film character/film infiltrates their way into the public consciousness. We will look at particular examples of ‘fan culture’ and approach the subject in an accessible manner aimed at both fans and those interested in the cultural and social aspects of these fascinating – and often unusual – ‘universes’. Continue reading

CFP: The Popular Culture Of Romantic Love In Australia

I’m putting together an edited book on the theme of romantic love in popular culture. The aim of the book is to understand how Australians’ beliefs, ideals, and practices of romantic love have changed over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries — how we have written and spoken about being in love or falling out of love, and how these issues are related to dating, courtship, and long-term commitments such as cohabitation and marriage. This book asks: what kinds of popular cultural practices have facilitated or reflected ideas of romantic love to Australians? Continue reading