Call for Submissions: Journal of Springsteen Studies

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Call for Papers
February 14, 2022
United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Music and Music History, Political History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies

BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies ( is an open-access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen. The editors of BOSS are currently soliciting papers for the journal’s fifth edition, with an expected publication date of September 2022.

BOSS provides a scholarly space for Springsteen Studies in the contemporary academy. The journal publishes interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to Springsteen’s body of work, performance, and place in popular culture. We are interested in a wide range of topics, including Springsteen’s representation of class and gender, political and religious ideas, fandom, legacy, and influences from literature, music, and cinema. Please submit a 500-word abstract by December 17, 2021 or an article between 15 and 25 pages that conforms to the Chicago Manual of Style by e-mailing it to Caroline Madden (Managing Editor) at or at by February 14, 2022. 

The editor Jonathan D. Cohen recieved his PhD in history from the University of Virginia and is the author of Long Walk Home.

Caroline Madden is the author of Springsteen as Soundtrack.