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Call for Papers: Edited Volume on Jodi Picoult - British Association for American Studies


Call for Papers: Edited Volume on Jodi Picoult

If you are currently researching Picoult, please consider submitting your paper proposal. Potential topics which derive from the author’s novels and the critical debates surrounding her work may include, but are not limited to:

  • The discrepancy between “popular” and “literary” writing / Picoult and the academia
  • Women’s fiction and the “domestic” vs. men’s fiction and the “universal”
  • Gender roles and stereotypes
  • Divorce and children’s custody
  • Teenagers / school bullying / teen suicide / school shootings / the US gun lobby
  • LGBT rights / abortion / reproductive technologies / stem-cell research / eugenics
  • Race / racial prejudice / white supremacy / the rise of neo-nazism
  • (Re)constructing history / the Holocaust / biography / autobiography
  • Death / Euthanasia
  • Religion and religious fundamentalism
  • Punishment and retribution / Law enforcement
  • Television and the media / film adaptations / the Hollywood industry
  • Dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Eco-criticism, nature and the Anthropocene
  • Legacy and influence

Deadline for proposals: 15 January 2023

Notification of acceptance: 28 February 2023

Deadline for submission of completed papers (5.000 – 8.000 words, inclusive of notes and bibliography): 30 June 2023

Enquiries and / or proposals should be submitted to the editor: