The Literature, Cultural & Media Studies eBook Collection

By: Guest contributor, Mon Mar 7 2022

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Since its inception in 2016, the Literature, Culture and Media Studies eBook collection has been home to some of the most cutting-edge research in the humanities, and this year is no different. While building on classic well-studied topics, the 2023 collection forges ahead and ventures further into innovative and emerging research areas.

Classic subjects such as Shakespeare, film and television studies and theatre history are, as ever, well covered but newer topics such as social media, sound and music studies, literature and energy, theatre and the environment, science fiction and fantasy, and interpersonal communication are added to bring this collection right up to date for students and researchers interested in critical contemporary cultural issues.

Featuring a fantastic line-up of authors, this collection continues to showcase topflight research that breaks barriers and wins awards. Notable contributors have included esteemed scholar of media and communication Arthur Asa Berger, renowned semiotician Marcel Danesi, and award-winning investigative journalist David Leigh, with many equally high calibre authors set to feature in the 2023 collection.

Our Handbooks programme is particularly strong for 2023 with a swathe of new titles releasing such as The Palgrave Handbook of Theatre and Migration, The Palgrave Handbook of Disability and Communication, The Palgrave Handbook of Neo-Victorianism and The Palgrave Handbook of Colonial Commemorations to name but a few; we are publishing a number of exciting textbooks including an eagerly anticipated 2nd Editon of Mareike Jenner's Netflix and the Re-invention of Television: and continue to offer a wide range of thought-provoking titles such as Digital Inclusion, Russiagate Revisited, Naming Africans and Studio Ghibli

2023 Editor’s Highlights

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Connecting with Authors and Editors around the World

We are a truly international publisher, serving the research community around the globe. With hubs throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific we are perfectly positioned to connect with our book authors and editors wherever they are located. Our global base of editorial staff is located in cities such as New York, London, Heidelberg, Tokyo, Beijing, New Delhi, Singapore, Melbourne and São Paulo. They constantly travel to scientific meetings and universities to connect with the research community.

Notable Authors

  • James Katz, Feld Professor of Emerging Media, Boston University, recipient of the 2021 prestigious Frederick Williams Prize for Contributions to the Study of Communication Technology by the International Communication Association
  • Robin Mansell, Professor of New Media at LSE, leading Communications department in the UK. Recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Alumni Award for Academic Achievement from Simon Fraser University.
  • Thomas Leitch, Professor of English, University of Delaware, USA.
  • Cyrus Mulready Professor Department of English, State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, USA
  • Jennifer Andrews Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Professor of English at Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Yana Meerzon, Professor of Theatre, University of Ottawa

Felicity Plester © Springer Nature 2021
About the Author

Felicity is Editorial Director for Humanities at Palgrave Macmillan with overall responsibility for the literature; film, culture and media studies; and theatre and performance studies scholarly books programmes. She leads a team of seven Editors based in our London and New York offices, who publish high quality, cutting-edge research in a range of formats, including monographs, edited collections, scholarly Handbooks, major reference works, textbooks and Palgrave Pivots across these diverse subjects. Prior to becoming Editorial Director, she headed up the film, culture and media studies team at Palgrave, but also has experience of commissioning into the literature and theatre lists. Felicity joined Palgrave in 2010, having previously been Commissioning Editor for environment, development and public and social policy at Edward Elgar Publishing for five years.

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