Call for articles for Gothic Afterlives, a new collection on adaptations and remakes of the Gothic in film and TV, edited by Lorna Piatti-Farnell.
Twenty-first century media have seen a rise not only in remakes and ‘re-imaginings’, but also transmedia adaptations, works based in nostalgic callbacks, fan-written versions of media, and genre-bending remixes. While a wider body of work exists on transmedia storytelling and adaptation, Gothic horror remakes are still a rich and largely unexplored subject, even as interest in the remake phenomenon continues to grow. And yet, the history of Gothic horror in film and television is rich in re-adaptations, and re-conceptualizations, where the literary roots of Gothic horror tropes, narratives, and characterizations continue to resurface and uncannily return.
This edited collection, intended as a volume for Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield’s ‘Remakes, Reboots and Adaptations’ series, seeks to address the multi-faceted reincarnations of Gothic horror in contemporary film and television. Gothic Afterlives sets out to say something about who we are, where we’ve come from, and where we’re going, as read in our popular culture and the stories we tell ourselves over and over again.