CFP Monsters & Monstrous Bodies in American Culture and Society (3/13/2022; NEASA 6/10-11/2022)
CALL FOR PAPERS
MONSTERS & MONSTROUS BODIES IN AMERICAN CULTURE AND SOCIETY
SPONSORED BY THE MONSTERS & THE MONSTROUS AREA OF THE NORTHEAST POPULAR CULTURE/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
PROPOSALS BY 13 MARCH 2022
We seek paper proposals of 250 words or less to complete a panel on the theme of “Monsters & Monstrous Bodies in American Culture and Society.” Presentations might focus on the representations of monsters and the monstrous in American dramatic or literary texts, visual media, or works of popular culture (such as comics, films, games, or television programing) or on the ways that monsters and the monstrous are created and/or perceived in American society.
This session has been proposed for the 2022 meeting of The New England American Studies Association (NEASA) to convene at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, from 10-11 June 2022.
Please send your proposals, contact information, and a brief academic biography to the session organizers at Popular.Preternaturaliana@gmail.com. We will share them with the conference committee for approval.
***Please Note: Vaccination and masks will be required of all presenters and attendees.***
Questions about the conference and the submission process can be sent to the NEASA Conference Committee at NEASAcouncil@gmail.com.
NEASA will be awarding prizes for the year’s best presentation by a graduate student or non-tenure track scholar (Mary Kelley Prize) and by an undergraduate presenter (Lisa McFarlane Prize). The Lois P. Rudnick prize for the best academic book in American Studies written by a New England scholar or about New England in 2020-21 will also be awarded. (Details and deadlines at https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/9793082/new-england-american-studies-association-neasa-awards.)
Further details on The New England American Studies Association can be found at https://newenglandasa.wordpress.com/.
The Monsters & the Monstrous Area maintains a blog at https://popularpreternaturaliana.blogspot.com/ with more information about its objectives as well as resources for furthering the study of monsters.