Two-volume essay collection The Devil that You Know: Evil in American Pop Culture
Call for Papers Date:
The co-editors of a multi-volume set on the theme of evil in American popular culture would like to invite contributions. We are looking for articles on specific aspects of evil in American pop culture.
The article should be 4,500-7,000 words in length and suitable for both scholars and general readers. We plan to include about 30 essays in total.
Please send a 300-500 word proposal by October 1, 2011. Include a brief CV (max 1 page) with your proposal.
Completed chapters will be due March 1, 2012.
The set is under contract with Praeger and scheduled for release in 2013.
The editors seek contributions that examine
US popular culture in different media: film, television, music, literature, the World Wide Web as well as
Various understandings of evil and its representation in American life and politics and behaviors and events characterized as evil in various news media.
The articles should seek to place representations of evil within their historical, social, and cultural context while encouraging readers to reconsider some of the ideas about evil that pop culture perpetuates and promotes. The set seeks to provide fresh discussions of behaviors and events characterized as evil historically in the United States as well as today.
Example topics include:
Holocaust on Film
The Rules of the American Horror Genre
The Saw Franchise: Evil Provides a New Platform for Moral Thought
Lost, and the Dialogue between Good and Evil
Catholic Pedophilia, Evangelical Hypocrisy, and Islamic Terror: Religion, Evil, and the News
Let It Be vs. Let It Bleed: Rocks Enduring Dialogue
The History of Goth Culture
Stephen King: Evil in its Many Forms
YouTube: Finding the Audience for Evil
Satanists and other Cult Phenomena
Murder Memorabilia Online
Sharon Packer, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Associate Professor in Media and Culture Studies
English | Department of Aesthetics and Communication | Aarhus University
+45 8942 6537
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