Call for Presentations:
The Fourth Annual Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at StokerCon UK
Abstract Submission Deadline: October 31, 2019
Conference Dates: April 16-19, 2020
Conference Hotel: The Royal and The Grand Hotels, Scarborough, UK
Conference Website: https://stokercon-uk.com/
The Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference co-chairs invite all interested scholars, academics, and non-fiction writers to submit presentation abstracts related to horror studies for consideration to be presented at the fifth annual StokerCon which will be held April 16 – 19, 2019 in Scarborough, UK.
The Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference is an opportunity for individuals to present on completed research or work-in-progress horror studies projects that continue the dialogue of academic analysis of the horror genre. As in prior years, we are looking for completed research or work-in-progress projects that can be presented to with the intent to expand the scholarship on various facets of horror that proliferates in:
We invite papers that take an interdisciplinary approach to their subject matter and can apply a variety of lenses and frameworks, such as, but not limited to:
Close textual analysis
Cultural and ethnic
Fandom and fan studies
Media and communications
Theoretical (Adorno, Barthes, Baudrillard, Dyer, Gerbner, etc.)
Please send a 250 – 300 word abstract on your intended topic, a preliminary bibliography, and your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 31, 2019. Responses will be emailed out starting early November 15to the end of the month. Final acceptances will require proof of StokerCon registration.
Presentation time consideration: 15 minute maximum to allow for a Question and Answer period. Limit of one presentation at the conference.
There are no honorariums for presenters.
Michele Brittany, Nicholas Diak, and Kevin Wetmore Jr.
The Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference is part of the Horror Writers Association’s Outreach Program. Created in 2016 by Michele Brittany and Nicholas Diak, the Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference has been a venue for horror scholars to present their work. The conference has also been the genesis of the Horror Writer Association’s first academic release, Horror Literature from Gothic to Post-Modern: Critical Essays, comprised entirely of AnnRadCon presenters and slated to be released by McFarland in the fall of 2019.
Membership to the Horror Writers Association is not required to submit or present, however registration to StokerCon 2019 is required for to be accepted and to present. StokerCon registration can be obtained by going to https://stokercon-uk.com/. There is no additional registration or fees for the Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference outside StokerCon registration. If interested in applying to the Horror Writer’s Association as an academic member, please see www.horror.org/about/ .
StokerCon is the annual convention hosted by the Horror Writers Association wherein the Bram Stoker Awards for superior achievement in horror writing are awarded.
Michele Brittany, Nicholas Diak, Kevin Wetmore Jr.