U nastavku vam prosljeđujemo poziv za člancima za novu antologiju “Good Grief(s): Historical and Culture Readings of Peanuts”.
Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts was not only a milestone in comic art, but a reflector and shaper of American culture throughout the twentieth century. From its humble origins in 1950, Schultz’s deceptively simple line art conveyed the gamut of human experiences, capitalizing on universal themes from unrequited love to happiness being nothing more than embracing a warm puppy. Schulz, who continuously produced a new installment every day for fifty years, drew on a wealth of historical and cultural references, from World War I andThe Great Gatsby to Ludwig von Beethoven and Vincent Van Gogh. Contemporary issues, including Hank Aaron breaking Babe Ruth’s record, the Apollo moon landing, and prayer in schools all appeared throughout his strip’s lifespan.
The ubiquity of Peanuts in the funny pages, on greeting cards, appearing in animated specials, and other facets of American culture have largely shielded it from cultural analysis. Not surprisingly, the majority of attention focuses on art criticism, or, more pointedly, art appreciation. Works, such as Schulz’s own celebratory anthologies of reprints, Chip Kidd’s The Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz, Robert L. Short’s The Parables of Peanuts, and Richard Greene’s and Rachel Robinson-Greene’s Peanuts and Philosophy, address Schulz’s contribution to the American zeitgeist, but barely scratch the surface of the rich cultural textures contained within.
This anthology is the first work to touch upon Peanuts as a historical and cultural document. The characters and props—ranging from Lucy’s psychiatric booth to Snoopy’s dog house to Charlie Brown’s pitcher mound—are certainly ripe for explorations of historical and cultural themes in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
While Schulz’s cast of characters have appeared in other media, including Broadway shows, decades of television specials, a motion picture, and various collectible memorabilia, the primary focus should remain on the comic strip. Submissions should consider one storyline, character, or theme during a set of years; an analysis of “Lucy vs. The Masked Marvel” has a greater chance of being accepted than a broad overview tracing Charlie Brown’s characterization from 1950 to 2000.
Potential topics include but are no means limited to:
This anthology anticipates the seventieth anniversary of Peanuts, with a planned publication date of 2018/2019. It is under contract to McFarland & Co.
Abstracts of 250 words are due March 15, 2017. All submissions will be acknowledged.
Contributors’ first drafts will be due by mid-September 2017.
Final drafts are due by February 14, 2018. Final drafts will run approximately 20 pages and reflect Peanuts’s wide readership of academics and popular audiences alike.
The book will certainly serve as a capstone for examining the entirety of Charles M. Schulz’s universe as well as a launching point for further Peanuts studies.
Thank you for your attention. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Peter W. Lee
An invitation to send a paper to the periodical Elementary Education in Theory and Practice.
Krystyna Zabawa <firstname.lastname@example.org>, University of Cracow, is editor in chief of the thematic issue: “Values and anti-values in children’s literature”. Articless will be accepted till 1.06.2017.
Links to the periodical website:
The articles are published both in Polish and English. The journala is referenced in indexes such as: BazHum, CEEOL, CEJHS, Index Copernicus, Pol-index.
Here are the links to indexes and the call for papers.
Another issue will be devoted to Periodicals for Children in the 19th and 20th century (deadline 1.09.2017.) – this one will be only in English.
U prilogu možete naći poziv za eseje / članke za specijalni broj časopisa Americana E-Journal.