Zombie Romantic Comedies - ZomRomCom - Essay Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Drs. Deborah Christie, Margo Collins, and Ken Montieth
contact email: 
supernaturaltelevision@gmail.com

The recent re-animation of the zombie in popular culture has led to the creation of the “zombie romantic comedy,” or the zomromcom. Evidence of the zomromcom phenomenon can be found in books, movies, and on the internet. Articles are invited for an edited collection on issues related to any element of zombie romantic comedies. The following categories suggest possibilities for exploration but are by no means exhaustive:

• Love and zombies/the undead
• Love in the postapocalyptic world
• Romance and monstrosity
• Fandom and/or reception
• Transformation and/or adaptation in zomromcoms
• Gender
• Race
• Hybridity
• History and Memory
• Sex and the undead
• The literary zomromcom
• The cinematic zomromcom
• The zomromcom in YA and children's literature
• Zomromcom and the internet

What to Send:
300 - 500 word abstracts (or complete articles, if available) and CVs should be submitted by May 15, 2013. If an abstract is accepted for the collection, a full draft of the essay (5000 – 8000 words) will be required by November 1, 2013.

Abstracts and final articles should be submitted to supernaturaltelevision@gmail.com. Please include “ZomRomCom” in your subject line.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
journals_and_collections_of_essays
poetry
popular_culture
religion
rhetoric_and_composition
romantic
science_and_culture
theatre
twentieth_century_and_beyond