Series Editor
Victor E. Taylor, South Dakota State University

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EMERGING CONVERSATIONS IN THE GLOBAL HUMANITIES features titles focusing on newly emergent and critically reimagined concepts and expressions shaping and transforming today’s global humanities. By utilizing an efficient micro-book format (25,000 to 35,000 words), the series provides intensive examinations of wide ranging topics that are crucial to rethinking and resituating foundational discourses associated with global humanities based research. Each title presents a newly emergent or critically reimagined concept or expression in a specific historical, philosophical, political, or rhetorical context. From these discursive contexts, new or re-envisioned concepts and expressions are folded back into the global humanities matrix revealing the limitations of prior perspectives and opening the way toward new inquiries for critical thought, expressions, experiences, and options.

Areas of inquiry may include but are not limited to

  • world/place/belonging/exile
  • westernization/dewesternization
  • modernities/postmodernities
  • decoloniality/coloniality
  • discourse/thought/material expression
  • subjectivities/identities/affiliations


The audience for the series includes humanities scholars, undergraduate and graduate students, and readers interested in the arts and humanities and/or the history of ideas. The micro-book format makes the titles an affordable and pedagogically effective option for upper-level courses and seminars across humanities disciplines.

Series Advisory Board

  • Gabriel Abudu, PhD, York College of Pennsylvania
  • Mehnaz Afridi, PhD, Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center/Manhattan College
  • Agata Bielk-Robson, PhD, University of Nottingham
  • Keith Gilyard, EdD, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Alex Taek-Gwang Lee, Kyung Hee University
  • Colbey Emmerson Reid, PhD, Columbia College Chicago
  • Aaron Levy, PhD, University of Pennsylvania and Public Trust/Slought Foundation
  • Steven Mailloux, PhD, Loyola Marymont University
  • Walter Mignolo, PhD, Duke University
  • Craig Saper, PhD, University of Maryland, Baltimore County 
  • Sheila S. Walker, PhD, Afrodiaspora Global
  • Cindy Zeiher, PhD, University of Canterbury

Submission and Contact Information

Queries should be directed to Victor E. Taylor (

Review our full submission guidelines here.

Your proposal should outline the rationale and projected audience for the book and its relation to other books in the field; include the book's table of contents or a chapter outline, the estimated length and the timetable for completion, and the introduction, and (if available) a sample chapter. Please also send the CV of the author(s) or editor(s).

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About the Editor

Victor E. Taylor is the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Extended Studies/Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies at South Dakota State University. He has authored or edited numerous books, including Divisible Derridas (with Stephen G. Nichols), Christianity, Plasticity and Spectral Heritages, The Routledge Encyclopedia of Postmodernism (with Charles E. Winquist), and Conversations in Cultural Rhetoric and Composition Studies (with Keith Gilyard). He has also edited multiple book series with Johns Hopkins University Press and the Davies Publishing Group. He has served as the executive editor of The Journal of Cultural and Religious Theory since 2005.

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