Critical Perspectives on Theory, Culture and Politics
A new series to be published by Rowman and Littlefield International
Call for Proposals
Critical Perspectives on Theory, Culture and Politics is a new interdisciplinary series developed in partnership with Rowman and Littlefield International and based in the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory at Cardiff University.
This interdisciplinary series focuses on innovative research at the interface between Critical Theory and Cultural Studies. In recent years work in Cultural Studies has increasingly moved away from directly critical-theoretical concerns. One of the aims of this series is to foster a renewed dialogue between Cultural Studies and Critical and Cultural Theory in its rich, multiple dimensions.
This series will contribute to the rise and consolidation of a broader cross-disciplinary reflection on the role and relevance of ‘theory’ in our technological and allegedly ‘post-theoretical’ age. It will take forward Cultural Studies’ commitment to grounded, located and engaged critical analysis and extend and refine conceptual tools in the light of emerging trends.
The series will seek to challenge ideas and perspectives both within local or global academic communities and among cultural practitioners. It will address new and developing areas as well as innovative approaches to well established themes and issues in a fast-changing socio-cultural landscape.
Proposals are welcome that use a theory/culture/politics framework to explore topics such as:
Affect, ethics, politics
Affect, reason and the uncanny
Alternative practices of meaning
Creativity and theory: performative dimensions
Digital theory & culture
Gender, sexuality and queer perspectives
Multiculturalism and interculturalism: theories and practices
New economic criticism
Philosophy and literary theory
Poetics, language and artistic practice
Politics of memory
Post-humanities (animality, technicity, the new university)
Race and ethnicity
Religion, culture, politics
Sport and leisure
Theorising creative practice
Time, place and space
Please direct proposals to the series editors at email@example.com
Proposal Submission Guidelines
To submit a proposal please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org by email attachment.
A Prospectus which should include a description of the book; a statement of what makes it important, timely, or unique; a statement of how it contributes to the objectives of the series; an analysis of competing or similar books (including publishers and dates of publication); a description of your target audience; an indication if any of the material in the book has been previously published, and, if so, when and where and whether republication rights are available; the length of the manuscript in word count; and, if the manuscript is not complete, an estimation of when it will be finished.
An annotated table of contents, including a paragraph describing each chapter.
A Curriculum Vitae specifying what qualifies you to write the book you are proposing.
Writing samples One or two sample chapters. If an introduction or overview is available, please include it. If no chapters are ready, send a comparable example of your writing.
We will acknowledge receipt of a proposal within two weeks. We would aim to provide a decision about whether or not we will propose the book to Rowman and Litllefield for publication within three months.
Please do not send your entire manuscript unless requested by the series editors.
Dr Glenn Jordan, School of Creative and Cultural Industries, University of South Wales
Dr Laurent Milesi, Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University
Professor Radhika Mohanram, Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University
Professor Chris Norris, Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University
Professor Chris Weedon, Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University
Professor Stuart Allan, Director, Institute of Media and Communication Research, University of Bournemouth, UK
Dr Arthur Bradley, Department of English and Creative Writing, Lancaster University
Dr Jake Buckley, University of Wales, Newport
Professor Ivan Callus, Department of English, University of Malta
Dr Cynthia Carter, School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University, UK
Dr Clive Cazeaux, Cardiff School of Art & Design
Dr James Corby, Department of English, University of Malta
Professor Chantal Cornut Gentille D’Arcy, Department of English, University of Zaragoza
Dr Andrew Edgar, Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University
Dr Ana Gonçalves, Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies/Centre for Geographical Studies, IGOT - University of Lisbon
Dr Mark Hayward, York University, Canada
Dr Anthony Mandal, School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University
Dr Christopher Müller, Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University
Dr Olivette Otele, School of Humanities and Cultural Industries, Bath Spa University
Dr Mareile Pfannebecker, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, University of Manchester
Dr Anindya Raychaudhuri, School of English, University of St Andrews
Dr Josh Robinson, Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University
Dr Peter Sedgwick, Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University
Professor William Spurlin, Department of English, Brunel University London
Professor Ted Striphas, Department of Media and Communications, Indiana University, Bloomington
Dr Lynn Turner, Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths, University of London
Dr Aidan Tynan, Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University