CFP: The Handbook to Horror Literature: Select chapters needed

A Call for Articles here for a collection on horror literature edited by Kevin Corstorphine and Laura Kremmel. The deadline is 30 April 2017.

Most handbooks on the subject of horror focus specifically on film, whereas books on the literary manifestations of horror tend to be bound to the idea of the “Gothic.” The current field of Gothic studies grows out of the study of Romanticism, and refers specifically to a late eighteenth-century genre, but has also come to denote a critical approach to literature, film, and culture, drawing on psychoanalysis, post structural criticism, feminist and queer theory. These perspectives are all to be included here, but the book responds to a growing sense that “horror” is itself a worthwhile focus of analysis. This handbook will focus very strongly on literature, giving it specific value on established English literature University courses worldwide, and allowing for an exploration of horror that looks further back than the Gothic. It also takes an international approach. Each chapter will achieve a balance between a useful overview or context of the selected topic as well as posing an original argument.

About William the Bloody

Cat lover. 18C scholar on the dialogue and novel. Co-convenor OGOM Project
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3 Responses to CFP: The Handbook to Horror Literature: Select chapters needed

  1. Daryl Wor says:

    I must confess, I don’t read this log as much as I once did but when I see things like this it is the most wonderful breath of fresh air, just knowing there are people out there doing the studious regard to all things Gothic. Thank you!

    • William the Bloody says:

      Oh, thanks for your kind remarks, Daryl–it means a lot! You can always follow us on Twitter or by subscribing to the blog–then if anything does come up that you’re interested in, you won’t miss it

      • Daryl Wor says:

        Oh sure. I follow this by email so I see a lot of the goodies that way. If nothing else I always get a fine reminder y’all are “keepin’ it real” as they say. With the work that I do my plate runneth over, and I’m back to pen pals (snail mail), just catching up with healing from social starvation. (If only it took the weight off and gave me more of a Daniel Ash figure. Hee hee hee.)

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