The Lost Generation: An Encyclopedia
Editors: Bob Batchelor and Kathleen M. Turner

The Lost Generation: An Encyclopedia (Rowman & Littlefield) brings to life the Jazz Age and the artists, writers, and influential figures that made it one of the nation’s most interesting and compelling periods. Since commentators often use the Lost Generation in comparison with our own age, the reference work enables readers and researchers engaged with the topic a means of understanding the comparison, as well as the contrasting ideas driving that era and our own.

Each article will include the name and affiliation of the contributor in the byline of the entry. We are currently making assignments, deadlines will be on a rolling basis.

We encourage graduate students, advanced undergraduates, faculty and staff members, and writers/journalists interested in the period to write for this important reference work.Please express interest to both editors.  Bob Batchelor ( and Kathleen M. Turner ( Please send both editors a CV.

We have listed the available topics as well as the style guide and author information sheets on this page:

Call for Authors/Proposals:

Bob Batchelor edits 5 book series for Rowman & Littlefield, proposals and/or queries about possible books, should be sent directly to him. Book proposals must include a sample chapter and other details available at the R&L site.

Other specific interests: Call for Editors
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The 100 Greatest Characters in Young Adult Literature
Pulitzer Prize Winners on Film
Cultural History of the NYT Bestseller List

Contemporary American Literature (The Cultural History of Comic Books, Faulkner, Morrison, Richard Ford, John Irving, etc.)
Great Authors/Great Works
Sports Icons and Issues in Popular Culture
100 Greatest…
The Cultural History of Television (particularly The Office & Lost)

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