Ray Bradbury: A Companion
Call for Essays: Ray Bradbury: A Companion
EXTENDED DEADLINE: December 31, 2023
Even eleven years after his death, Ray Bradbury remains one of the most celebrated and significant twentieth century cultural figures. He worked in a variety of modes, genres, media, and places. His is a lasting legacy of science, fantasy, wonder, and an optimism for the future.
As part of Peter Lang’s “Companion” series, the proposed volume is a collection of essays on Ray Bradbury, his life, works and cultural impact.
The series: https://www.peterlang.com/series/gffc
We are looking for proposals for 25-30 essays of 2500-3000 words (all inclusive) for the volume.
Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
Individual analyses of specific novels, stories, and story collections
Dark Carnival / Bradbury and Horror/ Bradbury and Lovecraft
Bradbury and Halloween
Bradbury and Carnivals
Bradbury and the World’s Fair
Bradbury’s mentors (Leigh Brackett, Forrest J. Ackerman, etc.)
Bradbury's crime fiction
The cinema of Ray Bradbury (It Came from Outer Space, Moby Dick, etc.)
Adaptations of Bradbury in different media (film, radio, television, graphic novels, etc.)
Bradbury's involvement with Disney
Bradbury's involvement with the space program
Bradbury and Politics
Representations of Bradbury in popular culture
Bradbury outside the United States
Receptions of Bradbury’s work
Interested contributors should send a 250 word abstract and a brief 200 word bio to volume editor Kevin Wetmore at email@example.com by December 31, 2023.
Those whose proposed essays are selected for the book will submit their first drafts by October 2024, pending positive reviews from the press’s peer reviewers. Final essays will follow Peter Lang standard format and style.