Emerald Studies In Death And Culture

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Series description

Please note that Emerald Publishing are no longer commissioning new projects for this series and we are not accepting new proposals for publication in it. Bristol University Press are now accepting proposals for the series in a new form – please contact them directly.

The human response to mortality is a research theme across the arts, humanities and social sciences but is not always explicitly acknowledged. The subject of death tends naturally to cross disciplinary boundaries and so can be marginalized, sitting on the edge of mainstream academic endeavour.

Emerald Studies in Death and Culture provides an outlet for cross-disciplinary exploration of aspects of mortality. The series will create a new forum for the publication of interdisciplinary research that approaches death from a cultural perspective. Published texts will be at the forefront of new ideas, new subjects, new theoretical applications and new explorations of less conventional cultural engagements with death and the dead.

We welcome proposals for monographs and edited collections, and also for short books (between 20-50,000 words). Contributions from early career researchers are particularly welcome. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • the dead and the undead in gaming culture
  • the invisibility of commonplace death in popular culture
  • the challenge of apprehending mortality in the recent and ancient past
  • the boundaries of visual representations of mortality
  • how the dead inhabit space and place
  • the dead body as an idea and as a reality
  • the "greening" of death
  • digital immortalities

Editorial Board

Professor Jacque Lynn Foltyn, National University, US
Dr Lisa McCormick, University of Edinburgh, UK
Dr Ben Poore, University of York, UK
Professor Melissa Schrift, East Tennessee State University, US
Dr Kate Woodthorpe, University of Bath, UK

Also in Death Studies:

Sharing Death Online
Funerary International

To submit a proposal to this series, please contact the series editors via email:

Dr Ruth Penfold-Mounce
University of York, UK
Dr Julie Rugg
University of York, UK
Dr Jack Denham
York St John University, UK

The editors can be contacted at death-and-culture@york.ac.uk

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