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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:

Please direct proposals to the series editors at tcp@cardiff.ac.uk

Proposal Submission Guidelines

To submit a proposal please send the following information to tcp@cardiff.ac.uk 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.

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

Editorial Board

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

 

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