CFP: Michael Arnzen: New Directions in Horror (11/15/05; ICFA, 3/15/06-3/19/06)
Paper Session: "Michael Arnzen: New Directions in Horror"
The 27th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts , Ft.
Lauderdale, FL, March 15-19, 2006. (http://iafa.org/)
Responding to the conference's focus on "the fantastic in other media,"
"Michael Arnzen: New Directions in Horror" attempts to define the impact of
new media on popular literature by exploring multiple award-winning author
Dr. Arnzen's literary experiments producing horror for such media as palm
pilots, email, electronic texts and his Stoker award winning website, The
Goreletter (as well as traditional print forms). Dr. Arnzen has already
agreed to act as a respondent.
Deadline: Nov 15 for paper abstracts to dsandner_at_fullerton.edu. ICFA
deadline: Nov 30. Presenters must be members of IAFA at the time of the
On Dr. David Sandner:
My paper, "Meat Shots, Gorelets, Severed Hands and the Uncanny in your
Inbox: Michael Arnzen's New Directions in Horror," will interrogate the
intersection of theory, new media and the traditions of the horror field in
Dr. Arnzen's texts. I am a Assistant Professor of English at California
State University, Fullerton. I recently edited Fantastic Literature: A
Critical Reader, currently available from Praeger. I also wrote The
Fantastic Sublime and co-edited The Treasury of the Fantastic. My fantastic
fiction and poetry appear in Realms of Fantasy, Asimov's, the collections
Mammoth Book of Sorcerers and Baseball Fantastic, Weird Tales, and
On Dr. Michael Arnzen:
The Bram Stoker Award is the horror field's highest honor: Dr. Arnzen has
won for Best First Novel (Grave Markings, 1994) and Best Alternative Forms
(2003) for his website http://www.gorelets.com; he has been nominated four
other times for Fiction Collection (100 Jolts, 2004), Poetry Collection
(Paratabloids, 2001 and Gorelets: Unpleasant Poems, 2003) and Alternative
Forms (The Goreletter, 2004). As an Associate Professor of English at Seton
Hill University, Dr. Arnzen has also brought to his work an extraordinary
theoretical grounding for his experiments in form.
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