CFP: Seeing What We’ve Become: Essays Examining Heroes and Heroes: Reborn
Editor Heather M Porter invites proposals or completed essays for an edited collection of scholarly works that explore Tim Kring’s Heroes (2006-2010) and the upcoming new incarnation of the series as a mini series Heroes: Reborn (2015). Proposals are sought on a variety of topics as diverse disciplinary approaches.
Though not prescriptive, the following list of topics may be productive to consider:
The reboot of the series in terms of production, narrative, and history of reboots. Multimedia platform presentations of the narrative (comics, web episodes and TV)
Personal Identity Race Relations
Group Identity (Us vs them) Philosophy and Ethics
Role of Heroes and Villains Psychopathology
Superheroes and Super Powers Production and Network Influence
Time Travel Fan Response
It is strongly recommended authors familiarize themselves with these publications to extend and/or challenge published analyses of the series.
- Johnson, David Kyle ed., Heroes and Philosophy: Buy the Book Save the World, Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley & Sons, 2009
- Porter, Lynnette, David Lavery and Hillary Robson, Saving the World A Guide to Heroes, Toronto, ECW Press, 2007
- Simmons, David ed, Investigating Heroes: Essays on Truth, Justice and Quality TV, Jefferson, McFarland & Company, 2012.
Queries and Submissions
Queries are welcomed: please email to PorterHeatherM@gmail.com and indicate that it is a “Heroes Query/Proposal/Paper” in the subject line. Send 350-500 word proposals or 5,000-7,000 word essays in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) to the same email address. Please provide a brief biography in a separate document or in the body of the email.
Proposals due: 15 January 2016
Notification of Acceptance: 1 March 2016