Deadline for submissions: September 30, 2016

Full name /name of organization: Letizia Guglielmo/Kennesaw State University
Contact email:

Misogyny in American Culture

I am seeking contributors for a two-volume reference set on misogyny in American culture, currently under contract with ABC-CLIO publishers to be released in 2018. This two-volume set will provide a broad survey of American misogyny in all its cultural forms, from rap lyrics, slasher films, and stand-up comedy to politics and business. The set will explore the history of misogyny in these various areas, the forms that they take today—up to and including acts of violence against women—and proposals to confront and reduce expressions of hatred toward women and girls in whatever form they take. In addition to providing users with tools to understand the roots of violent and misogynistic behavior and attitudes toward women and girls, the texts will also explain how specific cultural, political, and technological developments are in some cases exacerbating the problem, identify particularly high-profile examples of misogyny, and provide resources for further engagement in the issue. The following topics are currently available for reference essays of 9,000 to 12,500 words each with opportunities for shorter 500-words case studies under these broad categories. Collaborative authorship is welcomed.

Beauty and Fashion
College and University
Education (primary and secondary)
Employment and Careers (not to overlap with Workplace)
Health and Medicine
Justice System
Marriage and Motherhood
Popular Music
Radio and Journalism
Politics and Democracy
Public Policy
Pornography and Sex Work
Technology Industry (not to overlap with Digital/Social media or Video Games and Gaming)
Video Games and Gaming (not to overlap with Digital/Social media or Technology Industry)
Violence and Terrorism
Workplace (not to overlap with Employment and Careers)
Please send an email inquiry with your name, institutional affiliation, topic(s) of interest, and a brief outline/overview of potential essay content. Attach a current CV to your message. Inquiries should be sent to Letizia Guglielmo, Associate Professor, Kennesaw State University ( no later than September 30, 2016.

Invited contributors will be notified by October 15, 2016 and provided detailed guidelines for essay organization and format.
Completed essay drafts will be due by February 15, 2017.
Following editor feedback, revised essays will be due by June 1, 2017.