The Undead (deadline 9/30/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
lindsay.bryde@gmail.com

This seminar seeks papers with strong analytical theses that offer readings of the undead phenomenon in literature and/or pop culture. Proposals may theorize the undead, offer close readings of individual undead texts, contemporary or not, but should keep in mind the big picture question: why is this material resonating so strongly with contemporary audiences (American or otherwise)? How do we, in other words, make sense of our love of the undead? Send 300-500 word abstracts and a brief biography to Lindsay Bryde at lindsay.bryde@gmail.com.

cfp categories: 
film_and_television
popular_culture
theory