Academics Wanted: The Supernatural Revamped

Project Overview: Editors Brodman and Doan are seeking original essays for their third of a series of books on legends and images of the supernatural in film, literature and lore from early to modern times and from peoples and cultures around the world. It will be titled The Supernatural Revamped: From Timeworn Legends to 21st Century Chic.

Their first two volumes, The Universal Vampire: Origins and Evolution of a Legend(Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013) and Images of the Modern Vampire: The Hip and the Atavistic (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013), finalist for a prestigious Bram Stoker book award, dealt exclusively with the vampire legend.

This volume is more inclusive, with emphasis placed on the evolution of a broad spectrum of timeworn images of the supernatural into their more modern—even chic—forms.

Each chapter in the collection will focus on one of the following categories of supernaturals:

  • Revenants (ghosts, zombies, vampires, etc.)
  • Shape Shifters & Other Earthbound Supernaturals (werewolves, witches, trolls, dwarves, etc.)
  • Fairy Folk (elves, fairies, leprechauns, etc.)

Abstract Due Dates:

Preference will be given to abstracts received before March 15, 2015. Late submissions will be accepted until April 1, 2015. Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words.

Final manuscripts of 5,000-7,000 words should be submitted in Chicago Style by August 15, 2015.

Contact them and send abstracts to: brodman@nova.edu or doan@nova.edu

The Supernatural Revamped: From Timeworn Legends to 21st Century Chic
Editors: Barbara Brodman and James E. Doan, Nova Southeastern University

(Photo credit: “Croglin Vampire” by Les Edwards.)

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