Additional Chapters Sought for Edited Collection on Horror-Comedy Films

deadline for submissions: 
August 1, 2024
full name / name of organization: 
Thomas Britt, editor
contact email: 

I am accepting proposals for an edited collection with a working title of Case Studies in Horror-Comedy Films. This edited collection is under contract with a university press, with an anticipated publication date in late 2025. The existing group of contributions well illustrates the focus and structure of the collection, which corresponds to comic takes on horrors of the body, mind, and society. The motivation for this call for additional chapters is to expand the attention to national cinemas beyond North America.

As this collection is presented as a group of "case studies," the themes and topics of potential titles for inclusion are broad. However, preference will be given to contributions focusing on one or two films as case studies rather than choosing a theme/topic and illustrating that theme/topic with several films in a single chapter. I am exclusively interested in chapter proposals covering European, South American, Asian, African, or Australian horror-comedy films.

One effect of having a contract in place is that the timeline for this collection is accelerated. Please see the relevant timeline below, and be sure you can adhere to it if your proposal is accepted.

Proposal guidelines

Please send all correspondence to editor Thomas Britt at Those interested in submitting proposals should email a 250-300 word abstract and a short (50-100 word) biography. In your abstract, specify the film (or no more than two films) that will be the subject of the proposed chapter and indicate how this film/these films relate to the collection's emphases on comic horrors of the body, mind, or society. Please provide your name, institutional affiliation (if any), and email in the document that includes your abstract and short biography.


I am receiving proposals through August 1, 2024, using the process described above in the proposal guidelines.

All submitters will be notified of acceptance or otherwise by August 15, 2024.

For those whose proposals are accepted, the deadline for complete initial drafts of 4500-5000 words is November 15, 2024.