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Call for Papers: Additional chapters needed for “Characters of ‘The Walking Dead’”

CALL FOR PAPERS ON “CHARACTERS OF THE WALKING DEAD“ This volume is currently under contract with McFarland & Company Inc. Publishers and is co-edited by Kim Paffenroth and John Morehead. As the title indicates, we are seeking chapter submissions that focus on the characters of The Walking Dead television series and uses the characters as […]

Call For Papers: Science Fiction and the Bible (ISBL/EABS 2014)

The research group “Science Fiction and the Bible” meets for the second time at ISBL/EABS in Vienna (July 6th-10th). We invite proposals for papers which engage with the possibilities of discussing biblical literature informed by Science Fiction (SF) or closely related genres. Proposals for papers are invited that apply specific works, tropes, or theories from […]

Call for Papers – Sights and Frights: Victorian Visual Culture, Horror and the Supernatural

“Sights and Frights: Victorian Visual Culture, Horror and the Supernatural” University of Sussex June 19 2014 Deadline: December 16, 2013 “Sights and Frights” is a one day interdisciplinary conference, aimed at both academics and post-graduate students, whose aim is to explore and interrogate cultural cross-currents between nineteenth-century visual culture, science and social practice, particularly where […]

PCA/ACA Call for Participants: A Roundtable on Contemporary American Horror Cinema

Call for Participants: “‘Oh Yes, There Will Be Blood’: A Roundtable on Contemporary American Horror Cinema” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) National Conference Chicago, IL USA April 16-19, 2014 This roundtable discussion is centered upon recent scholarship, research and criticism concerning contemporary American horror cinema. Participants will read the volumes American Horror Film: The […]

Call for Submissions – The Guillermo Guide: Inside del Toro’s World of Gods and Monsters

Guillermo del Toro is one of the most interesting people currently involved in genre in its various expressions. He is an artist who embodies his art that comes as a result of his creative passions and deep reflection. One of the elements that make him so interesting is critical reflection on various elements that contribute […]

Brown University Conference: Beasts, Monsters, and the Fantastic in the Religious Imagination

My friend, colleague, and co-editor with J. Ryan Parker of Joss Whedon and Religion (McFarland, 2013), made me aware of this call for papers for an intriguing conference at Brown University. It is titled “Beasts Monsters, and the Fantastic in the Religious Imagination.” From the website: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Hosted by the Department […]

Call for papers: Southwest Popular / American Culture Association – Zombie Culture

Call for papers: Southwest Popular / American Culture Association – Zombie Culture Make plans to join the Southwest PCA/ACA for our 35th annual conference, February 19-22, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico Hyatt Regency Albuquerque. The conference theme this year is: Popular and American Culture Studies: Yesterday, […]

Call for Papers – Contemporary Horrors: Destabilizing a Cinematic Genre

Contemporary Horrors: Destabilizing a Cinematic Genre The University of Chicago, April 25-26, 2014 Keynote: Adam Lowenstein (Univ. of Pittsburgh) The turn of the millennium has witnessed a uniquely dazzling upsurge in cinematic production within the horror genre. How do we account for the prolific production and prodigious diffusion of horror film since the turn of […]

Call for Papers: Vampires and Humor

Call for Papers: Vampires and Humor (or Humor in Vampire Literature, Movies, and Music) Abstracts due: October 15 to Gilpin_vicky@hotmail.com Vampires and humor can be an interesting topic because the author can break down his or her analysis based on a variety of parameters. What is so special about vampires and humor? What does humor […]

Call For Papers – Little Horrors: Representations of the Monstrous Child

Gone is the Victorian innocence of childhood. We have entered the age of the monstrous child, the little horror. Each historical period can be seen to have prioritised a different facet of the child, the Victorian era idolised the innocence of the pre-pubescent child, the twentieth century the disaffected teenager, whilst the early twenty-first seems […]

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