The Age of Dystopia

full name / name of organization: 
Louisa MacKay-Demerjian
contact email: 
lmdemerjian@gmail.com

Dystopia as a genre has exploded in recent years. Cambridge Scholars Publishing has expressed interest in publishing a collection which seeks to answer questions such as the following: How has the genre been treated similarly or differently by various practitioners? Why is it so popular and why has it become a trend in ’young adult’ literature? At what points in literary history has the genre been this popular? What is it about our world that has prompted this explosion? How do television programs and films with a dystopian flavor approach their topics? Margaret Atwood’s Maddaddam trilogy and The Hunger Games trilogy stand out for their popularity but lesser known works are welcome. Abstracts or complete essays to lmdemerjian@gmail.com by March 15, 2014.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
journals_and_collections_of_essays
science_and_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond