Depictions of Gender and Sexuality in Popular/Public Culture
Due Date: 10-07-2022
Proposals for essays are sought for a volume that critically examines depictions of gender and sexuality in popular culture, specifically in the last decade or so (2010–present). 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 or positive impact on society in general or the political stage in particular?
- What still needs to be said, portrayed, or represented in popular culture? When is representation alone not enough?
Submissions: Submit your proposal and short biography no later than 7 October 2022, to both firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. For more information, visit https://samla.memberclicks.net/ext-cfps.
Notification of acceptance: Ongoing, no later than 30 October 2022
Provisional deadline for essay draft submission (approximately 10,000–15,000 words): 5 May 2023