Rum, Power, and Myth: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue on the Socio-Cultural Impact of Pirates and Piracy
For the upcoming essay collection...
tentatively titled, "Rum, Power, and Myth: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue on the Socio-Cultural Impact of Pirates and Piracy."
I am soliciting contributions that address all issues related to pirates. This collection seeks engaging essays that critical analyze the effects of pirates on modern and historical issues.
I am looking for scholarly writings that can use theoretical approaches (disciplines may include... rhetoric, film studies, history, political science, economics, tourism studies, museum studies, etc.), but that are also appealing and comprehensible for undergraduate students (and non-academic pirate researchers and fans).
Independent scholars, junior faculty, and graduate students (masters, ll.m., doctorates) are welcome and encouraged to submit. Multiple submissions are accepted and encouraged. Non-academic professionals with experience in pirate research or in closely aligned disciplines are also encouraged to participate.
Pirates, pirate myth, and pirate history, related to many modern disciplines. A list of topics may include the following:
Maritime History / Culture
Race Relations and Stereotypes
Sports and Mascot Studies
Please send a 250 word abstract (Word documents are encouraged) and include a brief bio (containing the author's name, institutional affiliation (if any), and contact information) in the email text to firstname.lastname@example.org. Abstracts are due by February 15, 2008. Tentatively, authors will be notified of their acceptance by March 15, 2008 and will be expected to submit completed essays of 6,000-10,000 words in May 2008.
You will be notified when your abstract is received.
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