Forthcoming Series Accepting Submissions

To submit a book proposal for any of the series listed below, please visit our Proposal Submission Form here.

Icons of Horror

The Icons of Horror series is dedicated to the study of horror cinema and media through contemporary and classic iconic objects, villains, tropes, franchises, directors, and actors. Each book offers an engaging exploration of the presence and meanings of a single horror icon across multiple cinematic or media works.

Marc Olivier, series editor

Comedy & Culture

This series examines comedy at the intersection of media, culture, and politics during a time of increasing social division and radical technological change. Comedy’s proliferation across film, television, and digital media in the 21st century has made it an increasingly important element of discourses of race, gender, ethnicity, and democracy. How and why has comedic content exploded throughout national and global media, and what effect is this having on broader public conversations? Through critical considerations of the popular, industrial, and formal impact of comedic media, the series provides an engaging humor’s role in our evolving cultural landscape and its relationship with social identities and political discourses. The series emphasizes scholarship using interpretive, qualitative approaches focused not only on the formal dimensions of comedy, but also on issues of race and ethnicity, nationalism, class, gender, sexuality. Additionally, the series will aim to bridge the gap between the study and practice comedy, bringing scholars into dialogue with comedy creators. The series will appeal both to academics who study the subject and to non-academic readers who want to know about the art form and develop insights into how they might make comedy of their own.

Nick Marx and Matt Sienkiewicz, series editors

Worlds in Crisis: Refugees, Asylum, and Forced Migration

This series will be a hub for groundbreaking work on the causes of, experiences within, and responses to forced migration. Focusing on refugees, internally displaced people, asylum seekers, and the aid system that surrounds them, the series will move beyond mere pathos to investigate the complexity of lived experiences of displacement. In the refugee and migrant experience, what are the barriers against or opportunities for social connection and intimacy? How do humanitarian agencies, aid industries, and government resettlement policies benefit or exclude refugees and migrants? What is the individual’s experience in navigating these international policies and confronting the everyday experience of nationalism or altruism in local “host” populations? How does the history of forced migration and attempts to regulate it bear on the crisis facing the world today? Work in the series will show how the international, national, and local interact when responding to problems caused when people lose their homes, their states, and their rights. The series will prioritize vivid, lively writing that makes strong arguments and engenders widespread discussion.

Elizabeth Cullen Dunn and Georgina Ramsay, editors

Ottomanica: Voices, Sources, Perspectives

Indiana University Press’ “Ottomanica: Voices, Sources, Perspectives” welcomes new and groundbreaking work on the Ottomans, as well as translations of original sources that have particular relevance for the study of the Ottoman Empire. 

Chronologically, the series covers the entire span of Ottoman history, from the emergence of the Ottoman principality in northwest Anatolia ca. 1300 to the implosion and disappearance of the Ottoman Empire in the first decades of the twentieth century. We particularly value contributions that address the experiences of individuals and communities beyond the military-political elite. At the same time, we are keen to consider works that offer reevaluations of Ottoman central institutions. We invite translations from the entire array of languages that were used by authors who lived within or near the orbit of the empire: Ottoman Turkish, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Ladino, Persian, various Slavic dialects… We will also evaluate proposals for the translation of texts penned by travelers (diplomats, scholars, merchants…) to the Ottoman lands.

Given the significance of the Ottomans for comparative and global approaches to history, we encourage authors and translators to think of wider audiences while remaining anchored in the sources and methodologies of Ottoman scholarship. We expect “Ottomanica: Voices, Sources, Perspectives” to attract the attention of academics, students, and interested members of the public.

Kaya Şahin, series editor