Call for Chapters: Language, Power, and Ideology in Political Writing

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Call for Papers
August 30, 2018
United States
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Languages, Literature, Linguistics, World History / Studies
Call for Chapters: Language, Power, and Ideology in Political Writing


Önder Çakırtaş, PhD, Bingol University

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: August 30, 2018

Full Chapters Due: January 30, 2019

Submission Date: April 30, 2019


This project tries to produce an outline for the diversification of literature and political writings. The book covers many disciplines ranging from political literature, gender politics, identity politics, minority politics, to ideologized writing, censorship, rhetoric and aestheticism of politics, and gendered literature.


The reasons for the huge achievement of political and ideological writings are many. The first that comes to mind is the intercontinental attractiveness of the source materials from many differing cultures and nationalities, addressing power, autonomy, left/right wings, justice, prohibition, law, censorship, identities, and etc. Politics and political literature studies have emerged as one of the most dynamic areas of scrutiny since the existence of human being. Following in the footsteps of Plato and Aristotle, for instance, a number of scholars have explored the function of ideology and politics in culture and social life. Relying on ideological as well as socio-political theories, politics has contributed to cultural studies in many ways: books focusing on direct and indirect politics, gender politics, minorities, exile, identities, censorship, political engagement and leadership theories from the perspective of ideology, philosophy and cultural studies were published, among many other studies that investigate the role of politics in social life.

Few critics, however, have investigated the intersections of politics and literature in literary texts. George Orwell has famously claimed that “[…] there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues.” And Jacques ranciere expresses that all literature is political. Then, can we talk about a literature out of politics? Do writers use politics, or are they unaware of outer world? How do the authors make advantage of writing political? What are the disadvantages of political or highly ideological writings? Our study aims to find some explanatory answers to these questions.

Target Audience

The book will be a help for the scholars, academicians, students, librarians studying world literatures. The book will not only contribute to those in the department of any literature, but to those who specifically study politics, international relations, cultural studies, women studies, gender studies and political and ideological studies. As the world and writings get more politicized day by day, this book will benefit from what it includes.

Recommended Topics

Tentative Table of Contents/Topic Coverage include but not limited to the following titles:

 Political Language

 Politics and Writing

 Ideological Narration

 Literature, Ideology and Politics

 The Literature Today and Censorship

 World Literature (Including Different Literatures) and Politics

 Ideology and Writing

 Minority Literature and the Politics of Identity

 Gender Politics and Gendered Literature

 Ideologized Art and Samples

 Political Writers and Contributions

 War Politics and War Writings

 Politics and Prose

 Politics, Drama and Poetry

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before August 30, 2018, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by September 30, 2018 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters (each comprising at least 8,000 words) are expected to be submitted by January 30, 2019, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Trust in Knowledge Management and Systems in Organizations. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. All proposals should be submitted through the E-Editorial DiscoveryTM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2019.

Important Dates

August 30, 2018: Proposal Submission Deadline

September 30, 2018: Notification of Acceptance

January 30, 2019: Full Chapter Submission

February 30, 2019: Review Results Returned

March 15, 2019: Final Acceptance Notification

April 15, 2019: Final Chapter Submission


Editor’s Name: Önder Çakırtaş

Editor’s Affiliation: PhD, Assistant Professor, Bingol University (Turkey), Department of English Language and Literature

Editor’s Contact Information

Bingöl Üniversitesi

Fen Edebiyat Fakültesi

Oda No:D2-8 12000 Bingöl/TÜRKİYE

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