Shapeshifters, Cyborgs, and Psychedelics: Analyzing the Alternate Worlds of J. J. Abrams' Fringe
Call for Papers Date: 2012-05-15
Date Submitted: 2012-04-22
Announcement ID: 194120
*Auteur Theory—J.J. Abrams, creator
*(Dis)Ability—representations of mental illness, psychotherapeutic techniques, (de)institutionalization
*Drug Use—recreational use as well as therapeutic use of recreational drugs
*Government Intervention/Conspiracy Theories
*History—LSD trials, emergence of transpersonal
*(Neuro)Science and Technology—ethics (e.g., human experimentations)
*Paratexts—web content, fan fiction, glyphs
*Production—cinematography, editing, musical score
*Predecessors—The X-Files, Regenesis, Eleventh Hour, etc.
We strongly recommend authors familiarize themselves with these publications to extend and/or challenge published analyses of the series:
*Grazier, Kevin R., ed. Fringe Science: Parallel Universes, White Tulips, and Mad Scientists. Dallas: Smart Pop, 2011. Print.
QUERIES AND SUBMISSIONS
Queries are welcomed; please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send 350-500-word proposals or 5,000-7,000-word essays in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) to the same email address; please label your attachment with “Fringe,” your last name, and the date (day.month.year)—e.g., “Fringe, Cochran, 1.3.12.” We suggest but do not require that proposals include a working bibliography. Please provide in a separate document or in the body of the email a brief biography and selected vita.
We are currently negotiating with a publisher and working on the following timeline:
*Proposals Due: 15 May 2012
*Notification of Acceptance: 15 June 2012
*First Drafts Due: 1 November 2012
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