Monday, September 20, 2010

Call for Abstracts: Popular Culture and Political Theory

Homer Simpson and the Promise of Politics: Popular Culture as Political Theory
Edited by Joseph J. Foy and Timothy M. Dale

"Abstracts are sought for an edited volume exploring political theory/political philosophy as presented through popular culture.  This volume is to be published through the University Press of Kentucky as part of their politics and popular culture series, which includes Homer Simpson Goes to Washington: American Politics through Popular Culture and Homer Simpson Marches on Washington: Dissent through American Popular Culture.  For additional information, please see the attached 'Project Overview.'

The chapters of this book will consider the political theory represented by major works of popular culture, written to examine these ideas in the context of great political thinkers and influential political ideas.  The typical chapter will select a film, television series or musical artist, or a genre of examples from any of these categories, and examine the popular culture artifact in the context of a collection that covers a wide range of popular culture texts organized to provide a relatively comprehensive look at the political theory canon through a popular culture lens.  The book is intended for readers being introduced to political theory (first and second year college students), or readers generally interested in the intersection between cultural and political studies. 

Contributor Guidelines:

  • Brief abstract (100-500) words describing the popular culture artifact employed and the political theory/political philosophy examined
  • Resume/CV for each contributing author
Abstracts may be submitted to  Please contact this address if you have any questions regarding the project.

Although abstracts are currently being sought, authors who have unpublished essays relevant to this collection are encouraged to submit."

Please forward to all potentially interested contributors

Timothy Dale
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Department of Social Change and Development
Mary Ann Cofrin Hall, B310
University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
Phone: 920-465-2061 Fax: 920-465-2791

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