Book Series

Call for Volume Submissions

 The Theology and Pop Culture series from Lexington Books and Fortress Academic is interested in proposed volumes on various themes related to popular culture, i.e., music, television, movies, etc. Such themes can include a genre (ex: science fiction), a favorite director (ex: Stanley Kubrick), or an author (ex: James Baldwin). Potential volume editors should submit a CV and a short prospectus (300-500 words) including a projected table of contents (if single-authored), projected length, and a date of submission to series editor Matthew Brake at popandtheology@gmail.com.

Call for Papers: Theology and the Marvel Universe

Editor: Gregory Stevenson (gstevenson@rc.edu)

Theology and Pop Culture is currently seeking contributions for a potential edited volume from Rowman and Littlefield on the intersection of theology and the Marvel Universe. Essays may focus on comic books/graphic novels, film, and television/streaming series. Essays should be written for academics, but avoid “jargon” to be accessible for the layperson.

Potential ideas include but are not limited to:

Greek mythology and the Marvel superhero; Catholicism and the character of Daredevil; Ms. Marvel and the rise of the Muslim superhero; Ghostrider and the deal with the devil; Spider-Man and moral theology; Luke Cage and liberation theology; Black Panther and African theology; Iron Fist and the conflict between capitalism and spiritualism; violence and redemption in The Punisher; religious tolerance and intolerance in The X-Men; the depiction of cults in Marvel’s Runaways; Dr. Strange and the conflict between faith and science; christology in Marvel; Iron Man and Tony Stark’s quest for redemption; Marvel’s cosmic beings; Thor and Norse theology; Captain America and the role of faith; apocalyptic themes in Marvel stories; Cloak and Dagger and the metaphor of light and darkness (this list could go on indefinitely so feel free to propose any relevant topic)

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Please submit an abstract between 300-700 words with CV or resumé, including a list of any previous publications, to Gregory Stevenson at gstevenson@rc.edu by September 15, 2018
  2. Submission deadline for drafts of accepted papers is April 30, 2019 (if a particular essay needs to incorporate the fourth Avengers film, a later submission date can be negotiated)

Call for Papers: Theology and Prince

Editors: Rev. Katrina E. Jenkins (kejenkins@rollins.edu) & Jonathan H. Harwell (jharwell@rollins.edu)

Theology and Pop Culture is currently seeking contributions for a potential edited volume of essays on theology and the life, music, and films of Prince Rogers Nelson. Essays should be written for academics, but avoid jargon in order to be accessible for the layperson.

Potential ideas include but are not limited to:

Prince’s evolution from Seventh Day Adventist to Jehovah’s Witness; his study of religions; theological themes in his music, words, symbols, aesthetics, fashions, and paratexts; liberation theology; race; African American religious culture; political views; humanitarianism; pacifism; vegetarianism; theology of the body; apocalyptic eschatology and views on death and afterlife; spirituals and gospel music; public and private homilies; views on gender and sexual orientation; hypnotism; proselytism; spiritual alter egos (e.g., Camille, Spooky Electric); the third eye; Prince’s effects on theology, religion, and spirituality; spiritual ethnography of fans and associates; interviews; archival research; unreleased works; interfaith connections; spheres of influence; utopias and dystopias; or spiritual crises.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Please submit an abstract between 300-700 words with CV or resume, including a list of any previous publications, via this online submission form by July 16, 2018. The submission form at https://tinyurl.com/theologyandprince requires a free Gmail account.
  2. Notification of acceptance will be by late August 2018, and the deadline for drafts (6,000-10,000 words) of accepted papers is January 14, 2019.

Call for Papers: Theology and Black Panther

 Theology and Pop Culture is currently seeking contributions for a potential volume on the character of Black Panther in comics, television, and film with a specific emphasis on Black Liberation Theology. Essays should be written for academics, but avoid “jargon” to be accessible for the layperson.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Please submit Abstracts between 300-700 words with CVs to Matthew Brake at popandtheology@gmail.com by August 30, 2018
  2. Submission deadline for drafts (6,000-10,000 words) of accepted papers: March 1, 2019

Call for Papers: Theology and Game of Thrones 

Theology and Pop Culture is currently seeking contributions for a potential volume on the work of George R.R. Martin and the world of Game of Thrones. Essays should be written for academics, but avoid “jargon” to be accessible for the layperson.

Potentials ideas include but are not limited to:

The Drowned God, “What is dead may never die, but rises again harder and stronger.” Baptism and religious initiation; Death is the first and the last enemy: The understanding of Death in religious traditions; Zoroaster and the Lord of Light; The Seven and the Trinity; Animism and the old gods; Heart trees and sacred spaces; Looking for the divine in a world of many gods: religious pluralism in a globalized world (exclusion, inclusion, inclusivism, universalism, handling religious conflicts, etc.); Old gods, new gods, the Lord of Light: religious progression from polytheism to monotheism in modernity’s understanding of religion; Seeing many gods as aspects of one divine: Hindu monotheism; Jesus and the way of Baelor; Serving the Lord of Light without knowing it: pneumatological inclusivism; When religion wields the sword: The Faith Militant in Westeros; The Prince that was Promised and Messianic expectations; “It is known”: Faith and epistemic humility; “It’s your gods who have all the rules”: Navigating multi-faith marriages; “We Wrestle Not Against Flesh and Blood”: Understanding belief in Spiritual Warfare; Prophets, Seers, and three-eyed ravens: visions and dreams in Pentecostal experience

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Please submit Abstracts between 300-700 words with CVs to Matthew Brake at popandtheology@gmail.com by August 1, 2018
  2. Submission deadline for drafts (6,000-10,000 words) of accepted papers: January 15, 2019
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