FRANKENSTEIN AND THE FANTASTIC
CALL FOR PAPERS FOR A THEMED-SESSION OF THE
FANTASTIC (FANTASY, HORROR, AND SCIENCE FICTION) AREA
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2016 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire
21 and 22 October 2016
Proposals by 15 June 2016
Michael A. Torregrossa
Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area Chair
Formed in 2008, the Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area celebrates its ninth anniversary in 2016, and, this year, we hope to commemorate the 200th-anniversary of the composition of Frankenstein by seeking proposals from scholars of all levels for papers that explore any aspect of Mary Shelleyís novel and its relationship to texts of the ongoing Frankenstein tradition. We are especially interested in papers that explore underrepresented works and media.
Please see our website NEPCA Fantastic http://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com for further details and ideas. Presentations will be limited to 15-20 minutes in length (depending on final panel size).
Potential presenters should be aware that studies of Frankenstein in popular culture do not exist in a vacuum, and, in pitching their ideas, will be expected to be familiar with previous discussions of the Frankenstein tradition, including Donald F. Glutís The Frankenstein Catalog (McFarland, 1984) and The Frankenstein Archive (McFarland, 2002) and Susan Tyler Hitchcock’s Frankenstein: A Cultural History (Norton, 2007).
If you are interested in proposing a paper, please address inquiries and send your biography and paper abstract (each of 300 words) to the Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org, noting “Frankenstein and the Fantastic Proposal 2016” in your subject line. Be sure to submit your iPaper Proposal Form on NEPCA’s official site: https://nepca.wordpress.com/2016-conference/