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

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Dr. Curt Herr, Dr. Deb Christie / Kutztown University
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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:
by Jan. 18th, 2012. Please use your title in the subject line.