Guilty Pleasure Literatures: The penny dreadful to the graphic novel.

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Curt Herr, Dr. Deb Christie / Kutztown University
contact email: 
herr@kutztown.edu

Dr Curt Herr and Dr. Deb Christie seek essays on guilty pleasure literatures for a new anthology. We are looking for submissions that explore the idea of guilty pleasure reading balanced with the cultural significance of the works under question. Subjects may include, but are not limited to--
• The Victorian Newgate novel
• The penny dreadful
• sensation fiction
• horror comics of the 1930's and 40's
• the contemporary graphic novel.
Please send an abstract along with your submission to Dr. Curt Herr: herr@kutztown.edu
by Jan. 18th, 2012. Please use your title in the subject line.

cfp categories: 
american
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
gender_studies_and_sexuality
journals_and_collections_of_essays
popular_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian