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 2024 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 science, 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, and award-winning Mexican journalist and author Elena Poniatowska, with many equally high calibre authors set to feature in the 2024 collection.

Our Handbooks programme is particularly strong for 2024 with a swathe of new titles releasing such asThe Palgrave Handbook of African American Literature in the Twenty-First Century, The Palgrave Handbook of Neo-Victorianism, and The Palgrave Handbook of Comparative New Cinema Histories to name but a few. We are publishing a number of exciting textbooks including Record, Mix, and Master: A Beginner's Guide to Audio Production, The Shaping of News: A Framework for Analysis,  Approaches to Digital Archives and a new creative writing student guide, Writing Ecofiction.  In addition we are releasing 2nd Editions of Ann Millett-Gallant's The Disabled Body in Contemporary Art and Gareth White's Audience Participation in Theatre. We also continue to offer a wide range of thought-provoking titles such as Genetics and the Novel,  Communicating COVID-19: Media, Trust, and Public Engagement and The Guantánamo Artwork and Testimony of Moath Al-Alwi.

2024 Editor’s Highlights

Affordable Curriculum

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 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
  • Oyèrónkẹ́ Oyěwùmí, Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University, USA and winner of the African Studies Association's 2021 Distinguished Africanist Award
  • Alexa Alice Joubin, Professor of English, Theatre, International Affairs, and East Asian Languages and Cultures, and Co-Director of the Digital Humanities Institute, The George Washington University, USA
  • Michael Dobson, Director of the Shakespeare Institute and Professor of Shakespeare Studies, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Norma Elia Cantú, Norine R. and T. Frank Murchison Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, Trinity University, USA

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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