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

Ottomanica: Voices, Sources, Perspectives

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 this series to attract the attention of academics, students, and interested members of the public. Inquiries may be sent to series editor Kaya Şahin ([email protected]).

Kaya Şahin, series editor


Studies in Climate and Environmental Resilience

Studies in Climate and Environmental Resilience, published by Indiana University Press in partnership with the Environmental Resilience Institute (ERI) at Indiana University, is a new series that seeks to publish works that deal with human responses to environmental and climate challenges and the social, economic, political, and cultural issues that relate to such responses. Topics for consideration may include the climate future of the Midwest, the legacies of coal and steel in the Midwest, water security, environmental journalism and injustice, climate anxiety and youth activism, and agricultural futures of the corn/soy belt, among others. While thoroughly grounded in the types of research, study, and scholarship that are characteristic of ERI, works in this series are also intended to be accessible to a broad-based audience beyond the academy, in the state of Indiana and beyond. To assure wide reach across all demographic categories of readers, books in this series will be available online in an electronic edition for no charge. Inquiries may be sent to series editors Gabriel Filippelli ([email protected]) and James Shanahan ([email protected]).

Gabriel Filippelli and James Shanahan, series editors


Underground Cultures

Underground Cultures welcomes proposals for books that showcase underground cultures, broadly conceived as artistic, political, and spiritual acts of dissidence in a range of social contexts. As underground cultures create innovative ways of making community and the self, books in this series will investigate sites of cultural and artistic expression that are politically charged yet may be hidden in plain sight. The series seeks studies that incorporate methods from disciplines in proximity to subcultural acts and groups, like folklore, ethnomusicology, anthropology, history, sociology, religious studies, and literary and cultural studies. The series also urges international perspectives on underground cultures and is interested in volumes interacting with expanding notions of “being underground” in the contexts of coloniality, the Global South, and diaspora. Inquiries may be sent to series editor Solimar Otero ([email protected]).

Solimar Otero, series editor