A call for articles for a proposed edited collection on gender and horror. Deadline end of May.
This edited collection aims to re-examine horror in an era of remakes, reboots and re-imaginings. There have been many developments in the horror genre and whilst much of it has been reliant on previous material, there are also many shifts and changes such as:
- cross-over of genres (for example, teen romance paired with vampires and werewolves, or horror in space);
- new formats such as Netflix, and cinema no longer being the only place we see horror;
- a resurgence of stories of hauntings and ghosts;
- and the popularity of ‘found footage’.
We wish to focus specifically on horror from 1995 to the present, as after a brief hiatus in the mainstream, the 1990s saw the return of horror to our screens – including our TV screens with, for example, Buffy The Vampire Slayer – and with horror and its characters more knowing than before.