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[ecrea] HBO! Life After Legacy, Edited Collection Call for Abstracts

Thu Mar 03 14:21:17 GMT 2016

/It’s HBO! Life After Legacy/ (2018) will examine, not HBO’s legacy
shows, but its current programming, bringing together an international
group of media and cultural studies scholars to offer an in-depth look
at issues of race, class, gender, sexuality and power behind HBO’s new
and original voices.

Current shows, such as /Game of Thrones/;/ Girls/;/ The
Leftovers/;/ Silicon Valley/;/ True Detective/;/ The Looking/;/ Ballers;
and Viny/l, will be discussed through the lens of sociocultural and
political context and the transformation of American television and
global society in the 21st century. There exists a range of issues here,
driven by HBO’s current content, which are important not only to the
shows, but to our understanding of society today.

What is it about /Game of Thrones/, a series of power, violence and
fear, that resonates so deeply with audiences? How is it that /True
Detective/ (2014-present), a Nietzsche-influenced crime drama, broke
viewing figure records? Why has HBO’s comedy-drama /Looking/ (2014-2015)
been celebrated as the most original and progressive depiction of queer
characters in the 21st century? What is it about the post-Katrina New
Orleans-set mini-series/ Treme/ (2010-2013) that has provoked discussion
about cultural appropriation, race and class? How did indie comedy
series/Girls/ (2012-present) re-define the representation of Baby Boomer
predecessors and their millennial successors? Why has post-apocalyptic
drama /The Leftovers/ (2014-present) been deemed the most brutal and
essential, ‘new kind of religious’ viewing experience on television?

*Editors: Victoria McCollum and Giuliana Monteverde*

*Deadline for Abstracts: March 31, 2016*

*Publisher: Routledge*

Submission Guidelines: Abstracts/Proposals (250 words) with a 50-word
biography due: *March 31, 2016*. Notifications made by: *April 10,
2016*. Accepted and completed papers (5000-6000 words with references in
Harvard format) due: *April 1, 2017*.

For suggested themes, and more submission information please see our
full Call for Papers at:

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