An “Other” Zombie Project: Decolonizing the Undead

deadline for submissions: 
May 31, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Giulia Champion
contact email: 

An “Other” Zombie Project: Decolonizing the Undead

Edited by Professor Stephen Shapiro, Giulia Champion and Roxanne Douglas

The editors of this project are interested in developing an interdisciplinary edited collection on perspectives of the zombie figure that focus on non-Anglo-Euro-centric works and theories. We are interested in submissions that re-frame the zombie figure in the humanities and social sciences and/or contest previous understandings of the zombie and its history. These re-framings could be articulated with areas of engagement which include, but are not limited to:


  • Contemporary Environmental Issues
  • Decolonizing Movements, Silenced Pasts and Historical Amnesia
  • (Post-)Colonial Debates
  • The Global South and Non-Western Works
  • (Post-)Feminism
  • Social Justice
  • Debates on “Popular Culture” and de-hierarchization of arts and culture
  • Literature and Visual Studies
  • Disability Studies
  • Migration
  • Pedagogy and Education


300-500 words chapter abstracts, including 5 to 10 keywords, are due by the 31st May 2019 and full chapter submissions will due November/December 2019.


The following information should accompany any submission:

  • Author’s title, name, affiliation and position
  • A brief biography (up to 200 words)
  • Permissions for any images used
  • Copies of any relevant ethics clearances and disclosure of funding
  • An acknowledgment that the work has not been previously published and is not under simultaneous consideration elsewhere


Please direct all submissions and inquiries to