Call for Papers: Examining the life of Prince Rogers Nelson: Known to the World as, Simply, Prince. Special Issue: Journal of African American Studies

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
July 7, 2016
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Music and Music History, Popular Culture Studies

 Call for Manuscripts

Examining the life of Prince Rogers Nelson: Known to the World as, Simply, Prince.

Special Issue: Journal of African American Studies

On April 21, 2016 the world lost one of this century’s most dynamic and talented performers, songwriters, and musicians. The Journal of African American Studies welcomes abstracts that deepen our understanding of this musical virtuoso from any number of perspectives and angles, utilizing any number of methodological approaches. Works that feature or focus on musical acts founded by or affiliated with Prince are also welcome.

While this issue will mainly consist of scholarly articles, a limited number of essays, opinion pieces, reflections, and personal recollections will also be considered for publication. Writers are encouraged to be as creative with their ideas as Prince was with his songwriting, music, and image.

To be considered for this special Summer 2017 issue of the journal, prospective authors must submit an abstract of no more than 300 words by July 7, 2016 via email to both guest editors Judson L. Jeffries, PhD (Jeffries.70@osu.edu) of The Ohio State University and Shannon Cochran, PhD (ShannonCochran@clayton.edu) of Clayton State University.

Authors will be notified by July 15, 2016 of approval. Full papers are due by January 16, 2017 and will be subject to peer review. Only those who have submitted abstracts will be invited to submit full papers.

Contact Info: 

Judson L. Jeffries

The Ohio State University

Department of African American and African Studies

486 University Hall

230 North Oval Mall

Columbus, OH 43210

jeffries.70@osu.edu

 

Shannon Cochran

Clayton State University

Department of English

Faculty Hall 116-C

Morrow, GA30260

 

ShannonCochran@clayton.edu

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