UPDATE - CALL FOR PAPERS
Entertainment and American Popular Culture Since 1950
Popular Culture has been an integral factor in the fabric of America since its inception. Indeed, the clothes we wear, the music we listen to, the film and television we watch , literature we consume and other facets of our daily being is heavily, if not entirely influenced by the culture that we reside in. Exploring this culture can reveal some of our most deeply held beliefs and assumptions, ideas that we may otherwise take for granted. This is particularly the case since the mid 20th century. We are soliciting proposals for a collection of essays on Entertainment and American Popular Culture Since 1950. Submitted proposals should discuss any of the following topics, celebrities, events, awards, music, pageants, film, television, race, gender, religion, literature, sexuality, family. technology etc… Essays must focus on the topic of entertainment or the entertainment industry in some fashion.
While we will consider submissions from ABD’S and individuals from varied academic backgrounds, STRONG PREFERENCE will be given to Ph.D.’s , Ed.D’s, MFA’s, MBA’s , Juris Doctorate’s , Journalists, MD’s and others with terminal degrees. Proposals should be no more than two pages. Submissions should be sent to either:
Elwood Watson, Ph.D.
Professor of History, African American Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies
East Tennessee State University
Blake Scott Ball, Ph.D.
Department of History and Political Science
NOTE: AT THIS POINT, PLEASE JUST SEND PROPOSALS!
Submission Deadline September 30 , 2021