The Many Lives of the Purge

deadline for submissions: 
February 28, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Kevin Wetmore
contact email: 

Call for Papers: The Many Lives of The Purge


Ron Riekki and Kevin Wetmore, editors, call for abstracts for consideration for inclusion in a volume with the working title The Many Lives of The Purge.


We seek essays analyzing any and all parts of Blumhouse’s Purge Universe: The Purge (2013), The Purge: Anarchy (2014), The Purge: Election Year (2016), The First Purge (2018), The Purge TV series (2018-2019), The Forever Purge (2021), or other aspects of the franchise, including parodies of and references to in contemporary politics. 


Proposals due by: February 28, 2021


Accepted proposals will be informed immediately on March 1 and sent a style sheet.

First drafts are due June 15.  The draft will be 5-6K words (all inclusive of notes and works cited).


The editors will return edited drafts to contributors by July 4.  Final drafts will be due in early October. 


Email proposals and/or any questions to  Thank you.