CHARLIE BROOKER: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES Edited Collection of Essays
THIS IS AN UPDATED CFP WITH AN EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS. WE HAVE RECEIVED HIGH QUALITY SUBMISSIONS THUS FAR, BUT REQUIRE MORE TO COMPLETE THE COLLECTION
Charlie Brooker has one of the most distinctive styles in contemporary television. He has gained critical and commercial success in both fiction and non-fiction programmes, notably A Touch of Cloth, the Black Mirror collection and his ‘Wipe’ series. His distinguished style of blending comedy and cynicism underpin his work, and his dystopian narratives engage with some of the most pressing issues in the contemporary world.
Despite this, Brooker has received little critical attention. This edited collection of essays intends to be a starting point. It will offer critical perspectives on a range of themes and issues in his work.
Abstracts are invited for chapters of 6,000 words, and writers should focus on one key Brooker text. Chapters may be based on, but are not limited to, the following:
– Metafiction and narrative
– Satire and dark comedy
– Political contexts
– Ethics and philosophy
– Theoretical perspectives
– Genre and style
– Influences and inspirational media
– Non-fiction works (‘Wipe’, ’10 o’clock Live’)
– Brooker in print (various books, Guardian column, etc)
Abstracts of 300 words should be sent to the editor firstname.lastname@example.org by 10th November. Please include name and institutional affiliation.