The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:

BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies is an open access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen. The first edition of BOSS will be published in June, 2014 and the editors are currently soliciting papers for the second edition. BOSS provides a scholarly space for Springsteen Studies in the contemporary academy by publishing articles that examine the political, economic, and socio-cultural factors that have influenced Springsteen’s music and shaped its reception. The editors of BOSS welcome broad interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to Springsteen’s songwriting, performance, and fan community, as well as studies that conform to specific disciplinary perspectives. Please submit articles between 15 and 25 pages that conform to The Chicago Manual of Style to Springsteenstudies@gmail.com by August 18th, 2014. Authors will be notified of acceptance by November, 2014 and the second issue of BOSS will be published in January, 2015.

Contact: Please address all queries to Jonathan D. Cohen (Managing Editor) at Springsteenstudies@gmail.com.


JOURNAL STAFF:

Managing Editor:

Jonathan D. Cohen (PhD Student, Department of History, University of Virginia)

Editors:

Roxanne Harde (Professor of English, University of Alberta, Augustana)

Irwin Streight (Professor English, Royal Military College of Canada)

Editorial Advisory Board:

Eric Alterman (Professor of English and Journalism, Brooklyn College and CUNY Graduate School of Journalism)

Jim Cullen (Ethical Culture Fieldston School)

Steven Fein (Professor of Psychology, Williams College)

Bryan Garman (Wilmington Friends School)

Stephen Hazan Arnoff (Office of Culture, Community, and Society, Shalem College)

Donna Luff (Harvard Medical School)

Lorraine Mangione (Professor of Psychology and Director of Practica, Antioch University New England)

Lauren Onkey (Vice President of Education and Public Programs, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

June Skinner Sawyers (Newberry Library)

Bryant Simon (Professor of History, Temple University)

Robert Wiersema (Author)

Jerry Zolten (Professor of Communication and American Studies, Penn State University)

 

MISSION STATEMENT:

BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies aims to publish scholarly, peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen. This open-access journal seeks to encourage consideration of Springsteen’s body of work primarily through the political, economic, and socio-cultural factors that have influenced his music and shaped its reception. BOSS welcomes broad interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to Springsteen’s songwriting and performance. The journal aims to secure a place for Springsteen Studies in the contemporary academy.