Monsters and Monstrosity: A Tribute to Mary Shelley (Creative Panel)

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Languages Association

Call for Papers


Creative Panel: "Monsters and Monstrosity: A Tribute to Mary Shelley"


Northeast Modern Languages Association

12-15 April 2018

Pittsburgh, PA  

Richard Johnston, United States Air Force Academy


Panel Description: 1818 marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. To honor Shelley’s enduring novel, and to compliment the critical panel on the literature and culture of 1818, this roundtable welcomes creative work, in any genre, on monsters or the idea of monstrosity. The thematic possibilities are limitless but include: racial, cultural, sexual, and/or class alterity; animals, humans, and/or the trans-human; children, adolescents, and/or adults; or systemic monstrosities in economics, education, industrialism, law, medicine, politics, religion, and/or war. In the interest of including as many voices and as possible, participants will be asked to limit presentations of original creative work to 10 minutes.


Submission Guidelines: Please submit 300-word proposals by 30 September 2017. Proposals must be submitted electronically through the NeMLA website:


The title of this panel is “Monsters and Monstrosity – A Tribute to Mary Shelley,” and the number is 16946.


Questions? Contact Richard Johnston at