Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary Academic Study of Zombies

The Religion and Popular Culture group on Yahoo! recently issued the following call for papers:

Call for Papers: An Interdisciplinary Collection of Essays on the Zombie

We are seeking proposals for an interdisciplinary edited volume discussing the zombie from a wide variety of perspectives and within a wide range of contexts. We encourage submissions from any discipline, including but not limited to English literature, film studies, media studies, cultural studies, gender studies, queer studies, philosophy, religious studies, anthropology, sociology, history, psychology, economics, and political science. We especially welcome new approaches to the study of zombies. In addition to theoretical essays on zombies, we also welcome critical discussions of specific zombie films, novels, and graphic novels, including those both pre- and post-Romero.

Proposals should be between 200 and 300 words. Authors are asked to include brief biographical details along with their submissions, including name and academic affiliation. Please submit proposals either electronically or by regular mail. Deadline for submissions is October 31st, 2008.

Submit to either:

Dr. Cory James Rushton
Dept. of English
St. Francis Xavier University
PO Box 5000
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
B2G 2W5Canada


Dr. Christopher M. Moreman
Dept. of Philosophy
California State University, East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94542

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There are 2 Comments to "Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary Academic Study of Zombies"

  • thewrittenweird says:

    Ha, it’s so funny that I stumbled on this while considering making a proposal for an article on Zombie Walks and Pub Crawls for this very CFP. I’ve spent the last couple of hours perusing various forums and newspapers, and here I end up, at your blog, for a post you made almost a year ago. Feel like collaborating on an essay?

  • John W. Morehead says:

    Get in touch with me via email and let’s kick it around. I just might be interested in some kind of collaborative effort.

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