New Perspectives on the Metal Gear Solid Series

Due Date: 12-01-2022

Coming amid the 35th and 25th anniversaries of Metal Gear (1987) and Metal Gear Solid (1998), this collection welcomes abstract proposals for original contributions from emerging and established scholars. Successful proposals will approach the games of the Metal Gear Solid franchise through a variety of lenses and frameworks. Essays that respond to and extend existing Metal Gear Solid scholarship and criticism in new directions are welcome, as are those that carve out entirely new territory. This collection will serve as exegesis of and critical companion to the series by not only celebrating and critiquing these games but also critically interrogating them. Essays should take an interdisciplinary approach in moving to elucidate or complicate the impact of the series. For more details, including a list of suggested topics, please see the complete CFP at

Please submit a 300–500-word abstract of your proposed chapter contribution and a brief CV including complete contact information by 1 December 2022 to Steven Kielich and Chris Hall ( Authors are welcome to reach out to Kielich ( or Hall ( directly with any inquiries, but please do not submit abstracts, CVs, or contact information to the editors’ .edu emails.

Full chapters of accepted proposals will be 5,000–8,000 words in length and will likely be due late April 2023 after signing a contract with a publisher.