Essays on Neil Gaiman (February 1, 2014)

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Tara Prescott / UCLA

Building on the success of Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman (McFarland 2012), this new collection of critical essays, to be published by McFarland in 2014, focuses on Gaiman's most recent publications, including his return to the Sandman series (Sandman: Overture), his autobiographical novel (The Ocean at the End of the Lane), and his growing online presence and fan base.

Submitters are asked to be familiar with Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman, as essays on similar topics will not be accepted.

Essays on the following are particularly encouraged:

• Gaiman's Twitter presence and online works
• Perspectives on Anansi Boys, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, "Dr. Who" episodes, and Sandman: Overture
• Collaborations with Tori Amos, Amanda Palmer, and others
• Alternative format essays (photographic, comic, etc) that push the boundaries of traditional scholarship
• Multidisciplinary essays that look at Gaiman's work through the lenses of other fields

Proposals of 300-500 words and a short bio should be sent to by February 1, 2014.
Full papers (4,000 – 6,500 words) will be expected by June 1, 2014.