From golems to Gollum, ghosts to Ironman, hobbits to succubi, zombies to dopplegangers, the possessed to those who wield the dark arts, the not-human, the almost-human, the was-human, the wants-to-be-human, the beyond-human, and those who use unknown powers to prey on humans have populated human culture and narrative from the beginning. Analysis from any critical perspective, exploring texts drawn from literature, film/TV, graphic novels, manga, comics, visual arts, and elsewhere, is welcome.
Us, Get Out, The Walking Dead, Cthulhu, It, and a wide variety of other texts would be appropriate topics.
Please submit through the PAMLA.org website directly.
PAMLA is in San Diego, November 14-17, 2019.