Sandman: The TV Series

deadline for submissions: 
October 15, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Tara Prescott-Johnson, UCLA
contact email: 

After decades of failed attempts at interpreting the comic that many fans believed couldn’t be adapted, the Netflix series Sandman is now enjoying richly deserved critical and commercial success. The explosive popularity of the series follows on the heels of other recent television adaptations of Neil Gaiman’s work, most notably Good Omens (2019 Amazon) and American Gods (2017-2021 Starz). It is also fueling ongoing discussions about representation, social justice, and art's role in responding to and reflecting upon historical and cultural movements. This edited book collection seeks essays that delve into these issues and more. Proposals that discuss adaptation (including the Sandman audiobook for Audible) and offer disciplinary perspectives beyond literature and film and television are encouraged. Proposals should demonstrate familiarity with existing Gaiman scholarship, including Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman, Neil Gaiman in the 21st Century, and Critical Insights: Neil Gaiman.



500 word proposals (with short bio) are dueby October 15, 2022

and completed essays(4,000 – 6,500 words) are due by December 31, 2022.


To learn more, contact: Dr. Tara Prescott-Johnson,