Call for Papers

There are currently two calls for papers.

(1) Special Call for Papers

Using Popular Culture to Bring Awareness, Develop Understanding, and Find Solutions to Issues in our Contemporary World

Submission deadline: August 1, 2019
Expected publication date: February 2020

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue on the intersection between popular culture texts, broadly conceptualized, and awareness, understanding, and solutions to issues in contemporary society.

How are you using popular culture to understand or teach about the contemporary world? What practices, innovations, and theories are you reinterpreting or creating to better conceptualize the current political climate? In what ways have popular culture texts allowed you to dig deeper, bring awareness, uncover solutions, or highlight contemporary issues, including but not limited to:

• gender bias
• racial stereotyping
• “othering”
• fake news
• online bullying
• narrow ways of knowing and thinking (e.g., Western, white, male)

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(2) Rolling Submissions

Topics are particularly welcomed that address a scholarly examination of popular culture and pedagogy, such as:

  • Relationships between literature, culture, music, technology, gender, ethnicity, and media;
  • Theoretical, practical, pedagogical, and historical examinations of popular culture, including interdisciplinary discussions and those which examine the intersections between American and international cultures; and
  • Interviews, reviews of books, films, conferences, music, and technology.

Types of submissions:

  1. Articles/essays – theoretical or practical discussion of popular culture and/or pedagogy.
  2. Reviews – essays reviewing books, films, games, conferences, etc. as they relate to popular culture and/or pedagogy.
  3. Proposals for Special Issues.

Please review our Style Guide for more information.

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