Monster Classics, 2011 ACCUTE conference May 28-31 Fredericton, NB

full name / name of organization: 
ACCUTE
contact email: 
kai.hainer@utoronto.ca and camilla@eckbo.ca

That Pride and Prejudice would inspire a zombie rewriting was perhaps surprising to Austen fans and critics, but "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" has itself inspired enough monstrous mash-ups from "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim" to "Jane Slayre" to constitute a genuine genre: monster classics. Something of a pun on the afterlife of fiction, what, if anything, do these neo-Romantic and neo-Victorian monstrosities suggest about the culture from which they are drawn? About our own culture? This panel welcomes papers that consider any aspect of the monster classic phenomena, from theories of adaptation and mutation to considerations of genre or canon.

Following the instructions on the ACCUTE website for member-organized sessions (http://www.accute.ca/membersessions.html), send your 700 word proposal (or 8-10 page double-spaced paper), a 100 word abstract, a 50 word biographical statement, and the submitter information form, to kai.hainer@utoronto.ca and/or camilla@eckbo.ca by 15 December 2010.

Note: You must be a current ACCUTE member to submit to this session.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
general_announcements
interdisciplinary
modernist studies
popular_culture
postcolonial
romantic
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian