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[ecrea] Call for Chapters: Harry Potter Edited Volume

Tue Mar 07 15:53:39 GMT 2017

/Inside the World of Harry Potter/ is a proposed interdisciplinary, multi-contributer volume born of the robust field of Harry Potter Studies and the community of collaborators that exists within the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association.

This proposed volume will cover a range of topics within the works of J.K. Rowling. The Harry Potter series is such a rich text for analysis, particularly of social issues that can be extrapolated to real-world, non-fictional settings. The scholarship being produced surrounding the Harry Potter series is phenomenal.

As such, this call for chapters invites interested scholars to submit papers and/or proposals for publication consideration in this edited volume.

Contributions should use the works of JK Rowling (the /Harry Potter/ series, or companion works such as /The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Fantastic Creatures and Where to Find Them/, or /Quidditch Through the Ages/) to address a social or political issue, such as race, class, gender, sexual orientation, societal structure, age, muggle vs. wizard relations, technology, religion, and so forth. Work using paratexts, such as /Pottermore, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Potter Puppet Pals/, and the like will be accepted as well. All themes will be considered as related to the overall direction of the volume. In addition, work related to fan practices, or application to real-world issues are always welcome.

Proposals from any academic discipline will be considered. Emerging and early career scholars are especially encouraged to submit. Final papers should be no longer than 30 pages, including references, and should be scholarly in nature yet accessible in language and tone.

For consideration, please submit an abstract/proposal of no more than 500 words to Dr. Christopher Bell, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, at cbell3 Abstracts/proposals should be sent as Word Document attachments, and should include the author(s)’s name, affiliation, title and email contact information. Abstracts/proposals should be submitted no later than May 1, 2017. Final papers will be due September 1, 2017.


Christopher Bell, Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Studies

Assistant Professor of Media Studies
Department of Communication

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Harry Potter Studies Area Chair – Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Academic Offices Building 517

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway

Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918


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obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion."

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