Literary Monsters

deadline for submissions: 
June 1, 2024
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Tracie Provost
contact email: 

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Literary Monsters Panel


In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters."  Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books.  Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. They are Other. They are Us. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications.


Please submit a 250-300 word abstract, a brief bio, and any A/V needs by June 1, 2024 to Tracie Provost, Middle Georgia State University, at