Queenship in the Modern World
Edited by Charles Beem and
Arianne Chernock


We are seeking essay proposals for an edited volume on the
history of queens and queenship in the Modern World, 1789 to
the present. We would also welcome the work of literary
scholars working in a historical context.  The editors welcome
all historical approaches; political, cultural, material,
gender and sexuality studies, as well as studies of queens in
both literature and film. We are particularly interested in
proposals that consider the interplay of and exchanges
between queens in western and non-western cultures. In
keeping with the mission of the Queenship and Power series,
this volume seeks to broaden our understanding of the
strategies that queens and empresses—both consort and
regnant, as well as female regents and other women who
wielded regal or quasi-regal power—pursued in order to wield
the powers of queenship, both “soft” and “hard,” within the
rapidly changing social, political, and cultural contexts of
the modern world.
The volume will be published in the “Queenship and Power” book
series for Palgrave Macmillan, edited by Charles Beem &
Carole Levin.  
Chapter proposals should be 250-300 words, accompanied a
brief CV and short biography. We are looking for essays in the
6,000-8,000-word range. Please email proposals to charles.
beem@uncp.edu and chernock@bu.edu
Deadline for proposal submission: January 1, 2021.
Charles Beem is Professor of History at the University of
North Carolina, Pembroke.  His publications include The Lioness
Roared:  The Problems of Female Rule in English History (2006),
and Queenship in Early Modern Europe (2019).  
Arianne Chernock is Associate Professor of History at Boston
University. Her publications include Men and the Making of
Modern British Feminism (2010) and The Right to Rule and the
Rights of Women (2019).