Saturday, April 27, 2013

Zombie/Comedy CFP (6/1/13)

Another zombie collection. (See also a CFP on The Walking Dead at our comics blog.)

Edited Collection: Zombies and Comedy
Publication Date: 2013-06-01
Date Submitted: 2013-01-30
Announcement ID: 200898

The recent re-animation of the zombie in popular culture has led to the creation of the “zombie romantic comedy,” or the zomromcom. Examples of zombie comedies can be found in books, movies, and on the internet. Articles are invited for an edited collection on issues related to any element of zombie comedies (romantic or otherwise).

The following categories suggest possibilities for exploration but are by no means exhaustive:

• Love and zombies/the undead
• Love in the postapocalyptic world
• Romance and monstrosity
• Fandom and/or reception
• Transformation and/or adaptation in zombie comedies
• Gender
• Race
• Hybridity
• History and Memory
• Sex and the undead
• The literary zombie comedy
• The cinematic zombie comedy
• Zombie comedies and the internet

What to Send: 300 - 500 word abstracts (or complete articles, if available) and CVs should be submitted by June 1, 2013. If an abstract is accepted for the collection, a full draft of the essay (5000 – 8000 words) will be required by November 1, 2013.

Abstracts and final articles should be submitted to Please include “ZomCom” in your subject line.

Dr. Margo Collins

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