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Call for book proposals: digital humanities, media and society, environmental humanities (Book proposals)

Organization: MacBain & Boyd Publishers
Event: Book proposals
Categories: Postcolonial, Digital Humanities, Comparative, Popular Culture, Gender & Sexuality, African-American, Comics & Graphic Novels, Aesthetics, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media
Event Date: 2019-01-31 Abstract Due: 2018-12-31

The academic press, MacBain & Boyd Publishers, is currently seeking book proposals and book-length manuscripts. Proposals may be for monographs, in-depth scholarly works, or anthologized collections in the below three fields of study or beyond. 

Digital Humanities

Topics might include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • cross-cultural research
  • decolonialism and knowledge production
  • digital aesthetics
  • digital archives and policies
  • documentary work and social impact
  • history of digital humanities
  • interdisciplinary research on race and ethnicity
  • language processing
  • public history and digital collections
  • language processing
  • spatial and textual analysis
  • topic modeling
  • translation
  • underrepresented literatures and cultures

Media & Society

Topics might include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • multiplatform adaptations of literary works
  • Afrofuturism in visual media
  • "Cancel Culture"
  • comedy and public intellectualism
  • comedy and sociopolitical activism
  • decolonialism and postcolonialism
  • documentary web series
  • ecological perspectives on media production/"green" production
  • educational campaigns for films and web series
  • evolution of the horror genre in film/TV/(new) media
  • financing as relates to female and minority-focused or minority-led productions
  • graphic novels and comics
  • immigrant and migrant narratives
  • inclusion and diversity as principle and practice
  • #MeToo and #TimesUp movements
  • minority community representations
  • refugee media creatives
  • sexuality & gender identity
  • social thrillers
  • sociopolitics in/of gaming
  • speculative fiction (on screen)
  • web series with themes of social issues
  • whitewashing and casting in film and television

Environmental Humanities

Topics might include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • cli-fi (climate fiction)
  • climate refugees
  • conflict/war and natural resources
  • corporate environmental responsibility
  • cross-cultural environmental research
  • cultural production and creative industries
  • ecocriticism
  • ecofeminism
  • ecojustice/environmental justice
  • environmental health crises
  • environmental journalism
  • environmental personhood
  • environmental policy and ethics
  • environmental racism
  • food ethics and food security
  • non-human rights/personhood
  • petroculture in/and the media

Potential authors and editors should hold a doctorate in their field of research and teaching (Ph.D. preferred), as well as a teaching position at a college or university at the full, assistant, or adjunct level. Proposals may be accepted as PDFs, Word docs, or in the body of an email. Manuscripts should be sent as PDFs or Word documents. Send queries, proposals, and manuscripts to MacBain & Boyd Publishers at submissions@macbainandboyd.com. (Other areas of interest include political science, cultural studies, the broader arts and humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields.)

The academic press MacBain & Boyd publishes The Behavioral Mind: A Journal of Personality Disorders, a twice-annual scholarly journal on mental health; The Future Screen, a series featuring scholarship that explores historical perspectives, contemporary discussions, and innovative developments in film, television, and new media studies; the Dissertations In Print series with a concentration on recent doctoral research in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields; and is also publisher of the forthcoming An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Interpersonal Psychotherapy: Terms and Concepts, and Reliving the Crash: Recession Narratives in Film and Television. Titles published by MacBain & Boyd are designed for academic markets, with text use including classroom adoptions, university library collections, and public library collections, as well as the general public. Website: http://www.macbainandboyd.com.



Kyna Morgan