Call for book manuscripts, 'Monsters, Prodigies, and Demons' series

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Call for Publications
May 5, 2017 to May 4, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Humanities, Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies

Publisher: MIP University Press at Kalamazoo


Series Editors:

Kathleen Perry Long, Cornell University

Luke Morgan, Monash University


Series Advisory Board: 

Elizabeth B. Bearden, University of Wisconsin

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, George Washington University

Surekha Davies, Western Connecticut State University

Richard H. Godden, Louisiana State University

Maria Fabricius Hansen, University of Copenhagen

Virginia A. Krause, Brown University

Jennifer Spinks, University of Melbourne

Debra Higgs Strickland, University of Glasgow

Wes Williams, University of Oxford


This series - 'Monsters, Prodigies, and Demons: Medieval and Early Modern Constructions of Alterity' - is dedicated to the study of monstrosity and alterity in the medieval and early modern world, and to the investigation of cultural constructions of otherness, abnormality and difference from a wide range of perspectives. Submissions are welcome from scholars working within established disciplines, including—but not limited to—philosophy, critical theory, cultural history, history of science, history of art and architecture, literary studies, disability studies, and gender studies. Since much work in the field is necessarily pluridisciplinary in its methods and scope, the editors are particularly interested in proposals that cross disciplinary boundaries. The series publishes English-language, single-author volumes and collections of original essays. Topics might include hybridity and hermaphroditism; giants, dwarves, and wild-men; cannibalism and the New World; cultures of display and the carnivalesque; “monstrous” encounters in literature and travel; jurisprudence, law, and criminality; teratology and the “New Science”; the aesthetics of the grotesque; automata and self-moving machines; or witchcraft, demonology, and other occult themes.


To submit a proposal to this series, please email Erika Gaffney (, and/or MIP's general submission guidelines can be found online at