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Call for Chapters: Ideological Messaging and the Role of Political Literature

Önder Çakırtaş, PhD, Assistant Professor, Bingol University (Turkey), Department of English Language and Literature

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: May 30, 2016
Full Chapters Due: September 30, 2016
Submission Date: February 28, 2017


This book project tries to produce an outline for the diversification of literature and political writings. The book covers many disciplines ranging from political literature, gender politics, identity politics, minority politics, to ideologized writing, censorship, rhetoric and aestheticism of politics, and gendered literature.


The reasons for the huge achievement of political and ideological writings are many. The first that comes to mind is the intercontinental attractiveness of the source materials from many differing cultures and nationalities, addressing power, autonomy, left/right wings, justice, prohibition, law, censorship, identities, and etc. Politics and political literature studies have emerged as one of the most dynamic areas of scrutiny since the existence of human being. Following in the footsteps of Plato and Aristotle, for instance, a number of scholars have explored the function of ideology and politics in culture and social life. Relying on ideological as well as socio-political theories, politics has contributed to cultural studies in many ways: books focusing on direct and indirect politics, gender politics, minorities, exile, identities, censorship, political engagement and leadership theories from the perspective of ideology, philosophy and cultural studies were published, among many other studies that investigate the role of politics in social life. 

Few critics, however, have investigated the intersections of politics and literature in literary texts. George Orwell has famously claimed that “[…] there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.' All issues are political issues.” And Jacques ranciere expresses that all literature is political. Then, can we talk about a literature out of politics? Do writers use politics, or are they unaware of outer world? How do the authors make advantage of writing political? What are the disadvantages of political or highly ideological writings? Our study aims to find some explanatory answers to these questions.


Target Audience

The book will be a help for the scholars, academicians, students, librarians studying world literatures. The book will not only contribute to those in the department of any literature, but to those who specifically study politics, international relations, cultural studies, women studies, gender studies and political and ideological studies. As the world and writings get more politicized day by day, this book will benefit from what it includes.

Recommended Topics

The Tentative table of Contents comprises but is not limited to the following subject areas: 

Literature, Ideology and Politics 
The Literature Today and Censorship 
World Literature (Including Different Literatures) and Politics 
Ideology and Writing 
Minority Literature and the Politics of Identity 
Gender Politics and Gendered Literature 
Ideologized Art and Samples 
Political Writers and Contributions 
War Politics and War Writings 
Politics and Prose 
Politics, Drama and Poetry


Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before May 30, 2016, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by June 15, 2016 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by September 30, 2016, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. 

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Trust in Knowledge Management and Systems in Organizations. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. 

All proposals should be submitted through the E-Editorial DiscoveryTM online submission manager.



This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2017.

Important Dates

May 30, 2016: Proposal Submission Deadline 
June 15, 2016: Notification of Acceptance 
September 30, 2016: Full Chapter Submission 
November 30, 2016: Review Results Returned 
January 30, 2017: Final Acceptance Notification 
February 28, 2017: Final Chapter Submission



Editor's Name: Önder Çakırtaş 
Editor's Affiliation: PhD, Assistant Professor, Bingol University (Turkey), Department of English Language and Literature 

Editor's Contact Information 
Bingöl Üniversitesi 
Fen Edebiyat Fakültesi 
Oda No:D2-8 12000 Bingöl/TÜRKİYE

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