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The Handmaid’s Tale and Philosophy, Call for Abstracts

Posted on | April 23, 2018

Call for Abstracts

The Handmaid’s Tale and Philosophy

Rachel Robison-Greene, Editor

Abstracts are sought for a collection of philosophical essays related to the book and television series The Handmaid’s Tale. This volume will be published by Open Court Publishing (the publisher of The Simpsons and Philosophy, The Matrix and Philosophy, Dexter and Philosophy, The Walking Dead and Philosophy, Boardwalk Empire and Philosophy, and The Princess Bride and Philosophy, etc.) as part of their successful Popular Culture and Philosophy series. Chapters of the book are meant to be accessible and entertaining to a lay audience. Potential contributors may want to examine other volumes in the Open Court series.

Contributors are welcome to submit abstracts on any topic of philosophical interest that pertains to The Handmaid’s Tale. The focus of this collection is, specifically, philosophical topics in The Handmaid’s Tale, but papers that explore themes in other works of Margaret Atwood are also welcome, so long as the points made can be explicitly tied back to The Handmaid’s Tale.

Please feel free to forward this to anyone writing within a philosophic discipline who might be interested in contributing.

Contributor Guidelines:

  1. Abstract of paper (100–750 words)
  2. Resume/CV for each author/coauthor of the paper
  3. Initial submission should be roughly 3000 words and may be made by mail or email (we prefer e-mail with MS Word attachment)
  4. Deadlines:

Abstracts due May 15, 2018
First drafts due June 15, 2018
Final drafts due July 15, 2018

(I am looking to complete the entire ms by July 31, 2018, so early submissions are encouraged and welcomed!)


Rachel Robison-Greene
Department of Political Science and Philosophy
Weber State University
1203 University Circle
Ogden, UT 84408-1203

Email: rachelrobison@weber.edu



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