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Books Chapters for Depictions of Pestilence in Literature, Media, and Art (CALL FOR CHAPTERS FOR GUEST-EDITED BOOK COLLECTION)

Organization: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Categories: Postcolonial, American, Hispanic & Latino, Interdisciplinary, British, Popular Culture, Literary Theory, World Literatures, African-American, Colonial, Revolution & Early National, Transcendentalists, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, Medieval, Early Modern & Renaissance, Long 18th Century, Romantics, Victorian, 20th & 21st Century, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature
Event Date: 2022-05-22 to 2022-05-22 Abstract Due: 2022-05-22

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This book aims to fill in a gap in studies of literature, media, culture, and art by exploring depictions  of  contagious  diseases  in  different  genres  since  the  dawn  of  humanity  and compiling   a   history   of   such   representations   of   pestilence   from   a   post-human   and environmental perspective. Indulging in humankind’s struggle with calamities throughout history, the collection will discuss several media that portray real or imagined futures based on past and present facts. In today’s world, which is stricken with global warming and the COVID-19 pandemic, these narratives, termed ‘plague literature’, hold a crucial position in guiding humanity towards a greater ecological awareness. The book will appeal to scholars, students, organisations, and individuals who are interested in studies of literature, history, media, art, and environmental humanities.

Contributions are welcome on following topics:

·        Literary studies;

·        Environmental studies;

·        Cultural studies;

·        Media studies;

·        Art studies;

·        Discourse studies;

·        Literary theories;

·        Gender studies;

·        Animal studies;

·        History;

·        Philosophy.

Submission Requirements:

Chapters  should  be  between  4000  and  6000  words,  with  a  100-150-word  abstract,  and should be original and previously unpublished. If the work has already been published (as a  journal   article,   or   in   conference   proceedings,   for   example),   Cambridge   Scholars Publishing will require evidence that permission to be re-published has been granted.

All submissions should conform to the grammar and formatting guidelines provided by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, which can be viewed here: https://www.cambridgescholars.com/pages/forms-guidelines.

Unless agreed with the Editor prior to submission, referencing should be in Chicago style.

Any work submitted for publication should be free of copyright restrictions, and a statement should be submitted in support of this.

Contributions should be scholarly based, rather than anecdotal or unverifiable.

Contributions must be wholly in English, excluding footnotes, appendices, and short extracts for translation.

While we will perform pre-press evaluations on the collection, we do not provide full copyediting services, so we ask that works are submitted to us in their final, ‘ready-to-go’ and proofread form.


You should submit to the Editor a completed proposal form, alongside a copy of your work for her review. This submission should be made directly to the email addresses at the top of this page. Please note that incomplete submissions or submissions with language, citation or formatting issues will not be considered for the book.

If you have any questions about the collection, prior to your submission, please contact the Editor.


Full chapters, accompanied by completed submission forms, should be sent to the Editor no later than May 22, 2022.

The feedback for submissions will be provided by the Editor by July 2022.

All works should be submitted to the Editor, at the addresses provided at the top of this document.

The Editor will review these personally to consider their inclusion in the work. Should the Editor approve the chapters, you will then be asked to complete an agreement for the publication of these chapters. It is essential that this agreement is completed in order for your work to be printed.

Once the Editor has approved the chapter, and has received your contributor agreement, these will then be sent to Cambridge Scholars as a complete collection for pre-press reviews and publication. As such, it is essential that the work you submit to the Editor is finalised and has been thoroughly proofread.

You can view all open projects at the links below: https://www.cambridgescholars.com/pages/University-Showcase




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