Representation of the Body in Fantasy and Gothic Literature

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Nurul Aziz/Worcester Papers (University of Worcester)
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Papers are invited for Issue 9 (2013) of Worcester Papers (ISSN 1749-1150) to be published in December 2013. This issue will be themed 'Representations of the Body in Fantasy and Gothic Literature', aiming to explore the undeniable influence of the body in these genres. This issue welcomes articles that examine the varied portrayals of the physical in the wide range of Gothic and Fantasy literature including, but are not limited to the following topics:
- The subversive body
- Corporeal transition/hybridity and the body
- Embodying gender
- Body under attack/ bodily betrayals
- Notions of alterity
- Body in illustrations

Please send 250 word abstracts, along with a brief biography by September 7th 2013 to Successful submissions will be notified by September 21st 2013. Final articles, in MLA style, font Times New Roman font size 12, double spaced, between 4,000 to 6,000 words must be received by November 7th 2013.

About Worcester Papers.
Worcester Papers is a journal produced by the Institute of Humanities & Creative Arts at the University of Worcester, Worcester, UK. The journal is edited by postgraduate students in collaboration with an editorial board of experienced academics. The articles are peer reviewed. The journal is registered with the British Library. The International Forum for Research in Children's Literature is within the Institute of Humanities & Creative Arts under the directorship of Prof Jean Webb. IFRCL is an interdisciplinary research group working in children's literature, historical perspectives, drama, film, illustration and interpreting text in the widest sense.