Taylor Swift and Philosophy
Edited by Georgina Mills and Catherine M. Robb
Call for Abstracts
The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series
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Contributors of accepted essays will receive an honorarium. Abstracts and subsequent essays should be philosophically substantial but accessible, written to engage the intelligent lay reader.
Possible themes and topics might include, but are not limited to, the following:
You Belong With me: The Nature of Friendship
Christmas Tree Farm: Growing up and Childhood Memories
It’s Me: Self-love and Self-loathing
Everything has Changed: Falling in love and the ethics of romantic Relationships
Look What You Made Me Do: Fame, Narrative, and Villainy
Bad Blood: The Ethics of Reputational Damage
Speak Now: Was Taylor Obliged to Take a Stand?
Delicate: Love in the Time of Fame
We are Never Getting Back Together: The Ethics of Writing a Breakup Song
Red: Songwriting and the Phenomenology of Emotion
Better Than Revenge: Catharsis and Songwriting
The Heartbreak Prince: Disillusionment and Inequality
Gender Identity in ‘Lover’: Pride, Equality and LGBTQA+ Rights
‘Only the Young’: Youth, Misogyny and Fame
This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Good Will as A Finite Resource
Who is Taylor Swift?: 20 Years of Fame
Changing Media: From Country Teenager to Adult Folk Singer
Feeling 22: Taylor Swift’s Phenomenology of Time
The Old Taylor is Dead: Fame and Identity Over Time
Taylor’s Version – What’s So Special About a Re-Recording?
From the Vault: Narrative, Fandom, and Releasing Old Music
Stolen Lullabies: The Ethics of Creative Ownership
Innocent: Kanye and the Ethics of Forgiveness
The ‘One Dollar’ Lawsuit and the Importance of Fighting Back
- Submission deadline for abstracts (350-500 words) and CVs: June 8
- Submission deadline for drafts of accepted papers: September 18
Kindly submit by e-mail (with or without Word attachment) to firstname.lastname@example.org
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