Besties, Frenemies, and Mean Girls: Depictions of Female Friendship in Pop Culture


About the Publisher: Praeger is a well-established, well-respected publisher known for serious books.


Book Description:

This concept was inspired by a desire to investigate how things have changed from Lucy and Ethel in I Love Lucy to the modern-day Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (or Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph in Bridesmaids, etc.) We are envisioning a single-volume collection of essays that explores various depictions of female friendship in any area of popular culture: film, television, music, literature, advertising, social media, etc. We are open to proposals addressing anything from the 1940s on, and at this stage, our concept is open. We want to give the contributors room to use their own creativity and research to form new ideas.

CALL FOR PAPERS (4,000-6,000 word essays)

Please forward a 200-500 word abstract and short bio (200-500 words) to the email address provided.

Due date for abstracts: October 1, 2015.  (Expect a response in 30-60 days, depending upon when our editor and the editor-in-chief approve each proposal.) Due date for first draft: March 1, 2016. Due date for final draft: 1 month after receipt of review or request for revisions of essay.

MAXIMUM/MINIMUM WORD COUNT: 4,000-6,000 WORDS (including endnotes)


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