Utopia and Dystopia in the Age of Trump

deadline for submissions: 
February 1, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
James Doan and Barbara Brodman, editors
contact email: 

Utopia and Dystopia in the Age of Trump:

Images from Literature and Visual Arts


Project Overview


Editors Barbara Brodman and James Doan are seeking original essays for the fifth in a series of books on images of the supernatural and the futuristic in film, literature and visual arts.  Their first three volumes,The Universal Vampire: Origins and Evolution of a Legend (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013), Images of the Modern Vampire: The Hip and the Atavistic (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013), and The Supernatural Revamped: From Timeworn Legends to Twenty-First-Century Chic (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016), placed emphasis on the evolution of a broad spectrum of timeworn images of the supernatural into their more modern—even chic—forms.  This volume and its predecessor, Apocalyptic Chic: Visions of the Apocalypse and Post-Apocalypse in Literature and Visual Arts (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2017), take the reader into the futuristic realm of apocalypse and post-apocalypse, utopias and dystopias.


Each chapter in this collection will focus on one of the following categories: 


  1. The evolution of utopian and dystopian imagery in literature, film and visual arts.
  2. Critical evaluations of utopian and dystopian visions in literature, film and visual arts in the age of Trump


Abstract Due Dates (Extended)


Preference will be given to abstracts received before February 1, 2018.  Late submissions will be accepted until March 1, 2018. Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words. 


Final manuscripts of 5,000-7,000 words should be submitted in Chicago Style (16th ed.) by September 15, 2018.


Contact us and send abstracts to:  brodman@nova.edu or doan@nova.edu