Women in Supernatural
The Women in Supernatural: Critical Essays
Under consideration with McFarland & Company
Susan Nylander, Barstow College
Mandy Taylor, California State University, San Bernardino
Editors Nylander and Taylor seek original essays for an edited collection exploring the women of the television show Supernatural through a variety of lenses and perspectives. These perspectives include but are not limited to gender roles, specific female character studies, the female fan gaze, LGBTQ+ issues, Wayward Sisters, postcolonial, feminist, and class. We also welcome explorations of the work of the women behind the camera: writers, directors, and showrunners, etc.
Our goal is to bring the women of Supernatural into the forefront, not only giving them the attention they deserve, but also potentially highlighting lingering issues of representation in television and media.
Chapters in the proposed collection can focus on one or more of the following categories as related to the series:
Specific female characters, writers, directors, showrunners
Fan studies/Fan labor
Actors’ charitable work (Stands campaigns, etc.)
Portrayal and treatment of women in the series
Usefulness/Use to/In opposition to the boys
Women as hunters
Women’s roles in mythology/myth making
Other perspectives on the women of Supernatural will also be considered.
Editors Nylander and Taylor previously published a collection Death in Supernatural: Critical Essays with McFarland & Company in 2019.
Abstract Due Dates
Preference will be given to abstracts received on or before June 30, 2022. Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words and should include a 1-2 page CV.
Final manuscripts of 6,000-8,000 words should be submitted in MLA style (8th edition) by February 28, 2023.
Send abstracts and questions to Susan and Mandy at email@example.com