Neo-Gothic Narratives

deadline for submissions: 
February 15, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
S. Maier
contact email: 

CFP: Neo-Gothic Narratives


Recent years have seen the strong development of Neo-Victorian studies, including a theorization of the project by scholars including Ann Helimann, Christian Gutleben, Marie-Louise Kohlke, Mark Llewellyn and others.  This collection on the Neo-Gothic invites similar attempts to define and theorize what exactly qualifies as such a text, what mobilizes the employment of the gothic to speak to our own times, whether nostalgia plays a role, and whether might there is room for humour or only for trauma in these narratives across various media.


We invite submissions on neo-Gothic topics that may include, but are not limited to, the following:


Terror, horror and the uncanny


Re-visioning the monstrous

Hauntings and spectrality/spectral Visions

Liminal Sexualities

Golem and/or the Undead


Graphic embodiments

Stereotypes and Tropes

LGBTQ Embodiments 

High/low culture 


Graphic ghouls

Global origin(s) and adaptation(s)


Please submit a 300-word abstract including your name, a one-page cv, and contact details to the editors of this collection, Sarah E. Maier ( and Brenda Ayres, by 15 February 2019.