#CFP x2: Isaac Asimov’s Foundation and Philosophy, and Historifans (Pop Culture and History Articles)

#CFP x2: Isaac Asimov’s Foundation and Philosophy, and Historifans (Pop Culture and History Articles) August 16, 2021

Two calls for papers/abstracts proposing book chapters that grabbed my attention, and I am sure that many who read my blog will feel the same way. First:

Historifans is looking for contributors who want to geek out and write articles about the connections between contemporary pop culture and their scholarly interestsHistorifans is a popular culture history site that seeks to create conversations that link current historical research with contemporary fandoms. We are currently in the process of building a pipeline of articles in preparation for our launch in early 2022. We highly encourage graduate students, early career academics, alt-ac professionals, non-traditional scholars, and people from historically marginalized and excluded groups to submit articles.

Examples of current articles in progress:

  • Pedagogy: Building the Star Wars galaxy through hypothetical archives
  • Locating Star Wars droids in Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth
    • Why Shango is a better god of thunder than Thor and would be a great addition to the Avengers after Thor retires
  • Orientalism in the Potter-verse: A Case Study of Prof. Quirrell

Articles should be no more than 1000 words long and must be accessible/readable for non-academic audiences. We are interested in articles that connect pedagogy, theory, sociology, history, anthropology, and/or other areas of inquiry to major fandoms including (but not limited to) Star Wars, Marvel, DC, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Star Trek, Lego, and Doctor Who. We also welcome digital humanities articles/projects.  Every article that we receive will go through a full review process.

Are you interested in pitching an idea? Please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/Y9qjGCxHZkBnofqZ7

Please email dsanchez@coloradocollege.edu if you have any questions.

Contact Info: Danielle Sanchez
Second, via email, I received this:

Call for Abstracts!

Isaac Asimov’s Foundation and Philosophy: Psychohistory and its Discontents

Edited by Joshua Heter and Josef Thomas Simpson

Abstracts are sought for a collection of essays on any philosophical topic related to Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series as well as the television adaptation (airing September 24, 2021 on Apple TV+) to be published with Carus Books. This is the same editorial team that worked with Open Court Publishing for many years. Potential contributors may want to examine previously published volumes such as Westworld & Philosophy as well as The Man in High Castle & Philosophy.

Abstracts and eventual essays should be written for an educated but non-specialized audience (with an approximate length of 10 to 12 pages).

Contributor Guidelines:

Email abstracts (and any questions) to: foundationandphilosophy@gmail.com

1. Abstracts should be between 100 – 500 words.

2. Potential contributors must include a resume/CV for each author/coauthor.

3. Initial submissions should be made by e-mail as either a Word doc. or a PDF.

4. Deadlines:

Abstracts due by December 19, 2021

First drafts due by March 11, 2022

Final drafts due by April 24, 2022

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