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 2022 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 new topics like digital media, journalism, visual culture, animation, photography, fashion and mobility studies 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 higher calibre authors set to feature in the 2022 collection.

This year our Handbooks programme goes from strength to strength with new titles such as The Palgrave Handbook of Reproductive Justice and Literature as well as The Palgrave Handbook of Utopian and Dystopian Literature; we are developing a strong textbooks programme including Practice as Research in the Arts and Beyond, The Protagonists Journey and Professional Writing: and continue to offer a wide range of thought-provoking titles such as Tattooed Bodies, Digital Games After Climate Change and Cancel Culture alongside new series such as Palgrave Science Fiction and Fantasy: A New Canon.

2022 Editor’s Highlight





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

  • Corinne Saunders, Associate Director of the Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University, UK
  • Clive Boom, Emeritus Professor, Middlesex University, UK
  • Toyin Falola, Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities and Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Alexa Alice Joubin, Professor of English, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, International Affairs, Theatre, and East Asian Languages and Literatures at George Washington University in Washington, D.C
  • Jan Servaes, ex-UNESCO Chair in Communication for Sustainable Social Change and has taught at around 120 universities in 55 different countries

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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