[Air-L] Call for Abstracts: Fictional Representations of Nerds and Loneliness

Johnson, Gareth Gareth.Johnson at warwick.ac.uk
Tue Mar 3 03:58:41 PST 2020

Dear all,

Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal [1], in association with SOAS and the University of Oxford, is delighted to announce the latest opportunity to contribute to a special issue, on the theme of 'fictional representations of nerds and loneliness across various media and cultures'.

We are looking for contributions which explore fictional representations of nerds and loneliness across various media and cultures. Traditionally associated with a particular niche culture, nerds entered the mainstream through popular formats such as the highly successful TV show The Big Bang Theory (2007-2019) in the early 21st Century. Besides, the pervasiveness of the popular image of nerds has crossed linguistic borders and depictions of nerds are frequent beyond the Anglo-American context, as attested by the term nerd being widely used in languages such as Italian or German.

Full details on the call, along with how to submit are available online.

Submissions & Deadline
At this stage we are seeking abstracts (300 words) by 6th April 2020 - submitted by email to lonelynerds2021 at gmail.com.

Successful applicants will be invited to contribute an article to the special issue, as well as participate in a workshop at SOAS; both scheduled for 2021.

We especially welcome contributions from post-graduate and early career researchers, addressed to an interdisciplinary audience, as per the core remit of the Exchanges journal.

With thanks

[1] About Exchanges
Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal (ISSN 2053-9665) is a scholar-led, peer-reviewed, open access, interdisciplinary, online-only journal dedicated to the publication of high-quality work by researchers in all disciplines. Launched in 2013 with the subtitle The Warwick Research Journal, from 2018 the title embraced a new brand as Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal, to reflect the increasing international nature of its Editorial Board and author community. The title particularly attracts innovative research articles from emerging domain experts and early career researchers, but also seeks to publish scholarly work by authors who combine research with academic teaching or other professional employment.

Further details on the journal can be found online, or via the Managing Editor-in-Chief. https://exchanges.warwick.ac.uk/about



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