Prose Studies: #BlackLivesMatter Pasts, Presents, and Futures

Prose Studies seeks submissions for a special issue, #BlackLivesMatter Pasts, Presents, and Futures. Editors are interested in analyses of nonfiction texts and truth-telling discourses that attend to the particular ways in which Black Lives Matter has been appropriated, institutionalized, or mobilized as a framework for radical, capitalist, juridical, and humanitarian ends. These texts and discourses include ethnography, medical and scientific reports, human rights reports, public policy, political, social and philosophical treatises, the forms that elicit demographic or other data, essays, diaries, letters, autobiography, biography, news and social media, musical performance (particularly rap and hip-hop), pedagogical reflections, etc. We invite critical negotiations with social movements that analyze experiences of black communities and communities of color and how those movements address issues of appropriation; the rhetoric of (non)humanness; pedagogical practices; intersectionality; and erasure in the pasts, presents, and futures of those movements.

Submissions should be no longer than 9,000 words, including captions, footnotes, and references. Each submission should include a 150-word abstract, short biography, and six keywords. For full submission guidelines, visit Authors should submit Word-compatible manuscripts electronically through the Taylor and Francis Editorial Manager Should you have any questions about the submission process, please contact Louis M. Maraj ( or Clare A. Simmons (