Frankenstein 1818 to 2018: 200 Years of Mad Scientists and Monsters: A First Call for Papers

deadline for submissions: 
June 1, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Michael A Torregrossa / The Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Frankenstein 1818 to 2018:

200 Years of Mad Scientists and Monsters

A First Call for Papers

 

The Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and/or complete sessions to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in 1818 and to celebrate the longevity of her iconic characters of scientist Victor Frankenstein, “the pale student of unhallowed arts,” and his monstrous construct, “the thing he had put together,” as she succinctly describes them in her introduction to the 1831 reissue of the work.

Proposals should explore aspects of the novel as representations of the fantastic and/or the afterlife of the text in later fantastic narratives of any genre or medium in which adaptations have occurred.

 

Presentations will be part of the conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association to be held in the fall of 2018.

 

Please contact area chair Michael A. Torregrossa at FrankensteinandtheFantastic@gmail.com with your proposals in advance of the 1 June 2018 deadline.

Further details and submission instructions will be available at Frankenstein and the Fantastic, an outreach effort of the Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association, based at https://frankensteinandthefantastic.blogspot.com/.