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Looking for Book Proposals!

Lexington Books’ Politics, Literature, and Film series is actively seeking proposals for academic works that fit the description below:

This interdisciplinary series examines the intersection of politics with literature and/or film. The series is receptive to works that use a variety of methodological approaches, focus on any period from antiquity to the present, and situate their analysis in national, comparative, or global contexts. Politics, Literature, and Film seeks to be truly interdisciplinary by including authors from all the social sciences and humanities, such as political science, sociology, psychology, literature, philosophy, history, religious studies, and law. The series is open to both American and non-American literature and film. By putting forth bold and innovative ideas that appeal to a broad range of interests, the series aims to enrich our conversations about literature, film, and their relationship to politics.

All manuscripts will be double-blind peer-reviewed. Once the manuscript has gone into production, all costs will be covered by Lexington Books. All titles are released first as hardcover and ebooks and later as paperbacks (usually within 18 months). Titles available as paperback become available as a free exam copy for any professor considering adoption of the book for their course.

The primary market of Lexington Books is the academic library market, with the objective that their books will remain on library bookshelves and databases for decades to inform current and future scholars. Lexington attends most major disciplinary conferences as well as regional ones. For every conference Lexington attends, there is a corresponding catalog highlighting the titles on display in their exhibit booth. Those catalogs are also direct mailed to anywhere from 5,000 to 20,000 recipients carefully chosen for relevance based on discipline-specific mailing lists. Lexington publishes quantitative books and qualitative books, left-leaning books and right-leaning books, historical and contemporary titles, theoretical and practical. Lexington Books itself is a division of Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group.

For any potential authors who may be interested in publishing with us, refer them to Lee Trepanier ([email protected]).

Our academic board is Richard Avarmenko (University of Wisconsin), Linda Beail (Point Loma Nazarene University), Claudia Franziska Brühwiler (St. Gallen University), Tim Burns (Baylor University), Paul A. Cantor (University of Virginia), Joshua Diestag (University of California Los Angles), Lilly Goren (Carroll University), Natalie Taylor (Skidmore College), Ann Ward (Baylor University) and Catherine Zuckert (Notre Dame).


Books Currently in the Politics, Literature, and Film Series

Helen J. Knowles’s, Bruce E. Altschuler’s, and Jaclyn Schildkraut’s Lights, Camera, Execution! Cinematic Portrayals of Capital Punishment

Margaret Seyford Hrezo’s and Nicholas Pappas’s Possibility’s Parents: Stories at the End of Liberalism

Matthew Shipe’s and Scott Dill’s Updike and Politics: New Considerations

Aimee Pozorski’s AIDS-Trauma and Politics: American Literature and the Search for a Witness

Beibei Guan’s and Wayne Cristaudo’s Bauderlaire Contra Benjamin: A Critique of Politicized Aesthetics and Cultural Marxism

Joel R. Campbell’s and Gigi Gokcek’s The Final Frontier: International Relations and Politics Through Star Trek and Star Wars

Amanda DiPaolo’s and Jamie Gillies’s The Politics of Twin Peaks

George A. Gonzalez’s Popular Culture and the Political Values of Neoliberalism

Jerome C. Foss’s Flannery O’Connor and the Perils of Governing by Tenderness

Sara MacDonald’s and Barry Craig’s The Coen Brothers and the Comedy of Democracy

Steven Johnson’s Wonder and Cruelty: Ontological War in It’s a Wonderful Life

Timothy Haglund’s Rabelais’ Contempt for Fortune: Pantagruelism, Politics, and Philosophy

Khalil Habib’s and L. Joseph Hebert, Jr.’s The Soul of Statesmanship: Shakespeare on Nature, Virtue, and Political Wisdom

Steven Michels’ Sinclair Lewis and American Democracy

Susan McWilliam Brandt’s The American Road Trip and American Political Thought

Andrew Moore’s Shakespeare Between Machiavelli and Hobbes: Dead Body Politics

Joshua Bowman’s Imagination and Environmental Political Thought: The Aftermath of Thoreau

Elizabeth Amato’s The Pursuit of Happiness in the American Novels: Political Theory in Literature

Michelle Pautz’s Civil Servants on the Silver Screen: Hollywood Depiction of Government and Bureaucrats

John Heyrman’s Politics, Hollywood: Style: American Politics in Films from Mr. Smith to Selma

John Steinmetz’s Between Free Speech and Propaganda: The American Movie Industry, 1907-27

Bruce Altschuler’s Seeing through the Screen: Interpreting American Political Films

John Nelson’s Cowboy Politics: Myths and Discourses in Popular Western from The Virginian to Unforgiven and Deadwood

Andy Connolly’s Philip Roth and American Liberalism

David Davies’ John Milton Socratic Rationalism: The Conversation of Adam and Eve in Paradise Lost

Brian Smith’s Walker Percy and the Politics of the Wayfarer

Mark Kremer’s Romanticism and Civilization: Love, Marriage, and Justice in Rousseau’s Julie

Alessandro Maurini’s Aldoux Huxley: The Political Thought of a Man of Letters

Alejandra Salinas’ Liberty, Individuality, and Democracy in Jorge Luis Borges

Kimberly Hale’s The Politics of Perfection: Technology and Creation in Literature and Film

Lee Trepanier

Lee Trepanier is a Professor of Political Science at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He is author and editor of several books and also is the editor of VoegelinView (2016-present) and editor of Lexington Books series Politics, Literature, and Film (2013-present).

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