Taylor Swift and Philosophy Call for Abstracts

Taylor Swift and Philosophy 

Edited by Georgina Mills and Catherine M. Robb 

Call for Abstracts 

The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series 

Please circulate and post widely. Apologies for cross-posting. 

To propose ideas for future volumes in the Blackwell series please contact the Series Editor, William Irwin, williamirwin@kings.edu

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 Guidelines:

  1. Submission deadline for abstracts (350-500 words) and CVs: June 8
  2. Submission deadline for drafts of accepted papers: September 18

Kindly submit by e-mail (with or without Word attachment) to  taylorswiftandphilosophy@gmail.com


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