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CFP: Transnational Horror Reader (Disability Studies)

***This is a targeted  invite for a specific portion of a larger volume for which a general CFP has previously been circulated.  Please note that at this time we are only considering works that address the particular specified segment***

We invite submissions that consider intersections between the construction of disability and the genre of horror for a volume on the transnational cultural work of Horror in visual media. We are particularly interested in submissions that explore the transgressive possibilities the genre allows, both interrupting cultural scripts of the body and inviting new ones. 

Possible topics may include (but are not limited to) transnational issues related to:

  • Economies of Disability 
  • Formal Construction of disability
  • Representations of Race / Ethnicity 
  • Representations of Trauma 
  • Economic Crisis and Horror 
  • Inter-Asian Re-makes of Horror Films 
  • Hollywood Appropriations of South East Asian / Asian Horror 
  • Transnational Horror Franchises 
  • Monstrous Translations and Circulations (Zombies, Vampires, Werewolves, Ghosts, Spirits) 
  • Intertextual Transformations (Video Games, Manga, Virtual Communities) 
  • Sound Design / Translation / Dubbing in Horror Films 
  • The Politics of Reception (Fan Culture, Fanzines, etc.)

Guidelines: Abstract Submission Deadline: March 15, 2012. Please send a 300-500 word abstract and a brief biography (50 – 100 words) to editors Sophia Siddique Harvey: soharvey@vassar.edu or Raphael Raphael:  rraphael@hawaii.edu

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