Call for proposals: I.B. Tauris International Library of Gender in Popular Culture

We invite proposals for monographs to be included in this new library for I.B.Tauris.

The library is located within the visual culture list at I.B. Tauris, but has a number of clear links with other series and areas of study: film, television, art, cultural studies, literature, history and politics, and thus would engage closely with other I.B.Tauris titles, whilst nonetheless differentiating itself in a number of ways (many of our forthcoming monographs represent the first theoretical analysis of their subject).

Whilst gender is a heavily theorised subject, our library focuses on the work of innovative scholarly practice so that in many ways the monographs we would hope to commission are the first of their kind. We anticipate monographs which would be of relevance to a wide variety of disciplines related by the common theme of gender.

The titles in the library are the work of both established and emerging academics in a variety of disciplines who are analysing gender in relatively unexplored areas.  These innovative and avant-garde titles would enhance the existing catalogue of I.B. Tauris. Each monograph would be 70,000 words in length, and include a general introduction by the series editors to ensure that the links between the titles remain explicit.

Whilst being emphatically interdisciplinary, the ‘visual culture’ list allows for critical texts focusing on gender that would prove interesting to a wider range of readers in academia and beyond, and catering to an international audience.
Recently accepted titles include studies of gender in TV news technology; masculinity and postfeminism; steampunk and gender; and representations of the single mother in popular cinema. Forthcoming publications include an exploration of the homosexuality in early cinema, an edited collection which explores gender and austerity in film, gender in US tv crime drama, and masculinities in contemporary sci-fi cinema.

In the first instance, we invite 500-word summary proposals to be sent to both co-editors ( and by 3rd July 2017.

Professor Angela Smith
School of Culture
University of Sunderland