Palgrve Studies in the History of the Media - Call for Monograph Proposals
Relevant to scholars working in the History of the Media in disciplines such as History, English, Film Studies, Foreign Literatures, & all cognate disciplines.
Call for Proposals
In 2009, Palgrave will launch a major new monograph series entitled Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media. This series will provide an unequalled medium for the international study of the history of the media. It will publish high quality work on the history of communication from the middle ages to the modern day. It will seek to reflect the variety of different subjects, approaches and methods that now characterise scholarship in this expanding field of enquiry. The core intellectual aim of this series is to publish a succession of volumes (initially two per year) which will encourage dialogue between scholars and students with a common interest in the history of communication.
The series will prioritise monographs with an historical focus, including those authored by scholars trained in other disciplines. We wish to encourage interdisciplinary approaches that illuminate new methods for analyzing the history of the media. All submissions to the series will be considered on their own merits. However, the editors wish to signal their particular interest in receiving proposals which fall under the following three broad thematic areas:
1) Studies which have a broad, comparative outlook. In particular, the editors hope that this series might bring to the surface discussion of the differences and commonalities between different cultures of communication.
2) Studies which focus on the interface between different forms of communication. Overwhelmingly, historians of the media have analysed one form of communication as the basis for their study, for instance the printed pamphlet, the newspaper or the cartoon. The editors believe that it will be useful to prioritise studies which look at a range of different media. Perhaps more importantly, but more problematically, there is also the question of how different forms of media interface with each other.
3) Studies which focus on areas other than America and Western Europe. Studies of the media in English have overwhelmingly focused on the West, especially for the pre-modern periods. The series will promote high calibre studies of the media outside of this domain, e.g. Eastern Europe/Asia/the Middle East.
Submitting a Proposal
For further information on the new series, please do feel free to contact Dr Alexander Wilkinson (University College Dublin) firstname.lastname@example.org Guidelines for submitting a full proposal and a publishing proposal form can be found at http://www.palgrave.com/authors/publishing.asp
The Editorial Board
Dr Alexander Wilkinson (Centre for the History of the Media, University College Dublin)
Dr Bill Bell (Centre for the History of the Book, University of Edinburgh)
Dr Chandrika Kaul (University of St. Andrews)
Professor Kenneth Osgood (Florida Atlantic University)
Professor Carlos Barrera (University of Navarra, Spain)
Professor Peter Burke (Emmanuel College, Cambridge)
Professor Denis Cryle (Central Queensland University)
Professor David Culbert (LSU, Baton Rouge)
Professor Nicolas Cull (University of Southern California Centre for Public Diplomacy)
Professor Tom o’Malley (Centre for Media History, Aberystwyth)
Professor Chester Pach (Ohio University)
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