Literary Monsters - SAMLA 2014 - Nov. 7-9

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Wenger Bro
contact email: 
lisa.bro@mga.edu

Special Session at S014 SAMLA conference (Atlanta)

In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters." Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books. Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications.

Please submit a 250-300 word abstract, a brief bio, and any A/V needs by May 20, 2014 to Lisa Wenger Bro, Middle Georgia State College, at lisa.bro@mga.edu.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
medieval
modernist studies
popular_culture
postcolonial
religion
renaissance
science_and_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian