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Open Graves, Open Minds update

Previously TheoFantastique has noted the conference and publishing work of Open Graves, Open Minds. This post shares a recent update received on their work, including a book and conference. OPEN GRAVES, OPEN MINDS relates theĀ Undead in literature and other media to questions concerning genre, technology, consumption and social change. It features original research by leading […]

The Undead and Theology Now Available for Purchase

Theology and the Undead (Pickwick Publications) is now available for purchase in digital form for Kindle, MAC and PC through, and in print edition. See the publisher's website for more information. This is a unique volume that explores various facets of how monsters can provide for theological reflection. It makes the perfect Halloween pumpkin […]

Transcultural Undeadness: Histories and Incarnations of Multiethnic Hauntings and Horror

TRANSCULTURAL UNDEADNESS: HISTORIES AND INCARNATIONS OF MULTIETHNIC HAUNTINGS AND HORROR The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the Unites States (MELUS) contact email:, MELUS 2013 March 14-17, 2013 Downtown Pittsburgh Deadline: October 20, 2012 Panel co-organizers: Eric Gary Anderson and Cassel Busse. One point of departure for this session is […]

Open Graves, Open Minds: Bram Stoker Centenary Symposium

Dr. Sam George of the University of Hertfordshire informed me about the following upcoming conference. Open Graves, Open Minds: Bram Stoker Centenary Symposium 20-21 April 2012 This symposium arose from the Open Graves, Opens Minds: Vampires and the Undead in Modern Culture Research Project, led by Dr Sam George at the University of Hertfordshire. Initiated […]

The Undead and Theology to be Published by Wipf & Stock

The Undead and Theology has found a publisher in Wipf & Stock. My co-editor Kim Paffenroth signed the contract this week. Submissions by the contributors are due at year's end. Here is a description, as well as a list of contributors and their chapter topics. Overview Kim Paffenroth and John W. Morehead, editors The academy […]

The Undead and Theology Essay Collection Selected

An idea that brewed in the fertile brains of Kim Paffenroth, Matt Cardin, and myself, has taken a major step toward becoming reality. Working with Kim Paffenroth as co-editor, and having sifted through a number of submissions after a call for papers, we have chosen the lineup for an upcoming essay collection on THE UNDEAD […]

Undead in the West: PCA/ACA Call for Contributors

The Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association have issued a Call for Contributors: Undead in the West: Vampires, Zombies, Mummies, and Ghosts on the Cinematic Frontier (anthology) Deadline for abstracts: September 18, 2011 The frontier has long been framed as a landscape of life and death, but few scholarly works have ventured into the […]

CALL FOR PAPERS: Theology and the Undead

CALL FOR PAPERS Theology and the Undead The academy and pop culture alike recognize the great symbolic and pedagogical value of the undead (or reanimated dead). Vampires and zombies possess an important ability to enable reflection in a variety of personal and cultural ways. This has been explored variously from consumerism to racism to the […]

Open Graves, Open Minds Conference Update

In a previous post I mentioned the Open Graves, Open Minds: Vampires and the Undead in Human Culture conference which looked at various ways in which the vampire serves as a metaphor in culture. The conference was held in April of this year on the campus of the University of Hertfordshire in the UK. (See […]

Academic Conference on the Undead in the UK

The University of Hertfordshire in the UK is hosting an academic conference on the undead next week. The conference is titled "Open Graves, Open Minds: Vampires and the Undead in Human Culture." The conference is described as follows: The aim of the conference is to relate the undead in literature, art, and other media to […]

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