"Bring out your Dead:" Visions of Pandemics Past, Present and Future in LIterature and the Arts

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
January 9, 2021
Location: 
Florida, United States
Subject Fields: 
Early Modern History and Period Studies, Health and Health Care, Humanities, Public Health, World History / Studies

“Bring Out Your Dead”:

Visions of Pandemics Past, Present and Future in Literature and the Arts

 

Editors

Barbara Brodman and James E. Doan

                                                                                       

Project Overview

 

Editors Brodman and Doan are seeking original essays for the sixth of a series of books on visions of the supernatural and the apocalyptic in literature and the arts.* They encourage submissions from peoples and cultures around the world and from scholars of the Sciences as well as the Arts. Each of section of this collection will focus on one of the following categories: 

 

  1. Visions of pandemics past in literature and the arts, with emphasis on critical analysis of the lessons learned and lost during and after each event and the causes and   consequences of each;
  2. Visions of modern pandemics in literature and the arts, with emphasis on critical analysis of lessons learned and lost during and after each event and the causes and possible consequences of each;
  3. Futuristic visions of pandemics in literature and the arts, with emphasis on a critical analysis of the proposed outcomes of those events and their effect on the planet and the human species.

 

 

Abstract Due Dates

 

Abstracts are due before February 1, 2021.  They should be no longer than 300 words. 

 

Final manuscripts of 5,000-7,000 words should be submitted in Chicago Style (most recent edition: notes and bibliography system) by September 15, 2021.

 

Contact us and send abstracts to:  brodman@nova.edu or doan@nova.edu

 

 

* The Universal Vampire: Origins and Evolution of a Legend (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013), Images of the Modern Vampire: The Hip and the Atavistic (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013), The Supernatural Revamped: From Timeworn Legends to Twenty-First-Century Chic (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016), Apocalyptic Chic: Visions of the Apocalypse and Post-Apocalypse in Literature and Visual Arts (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2017), Utopia and Dystopia in the Age of Trump: Images from Literature and Visual Arts (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2019)

Contact Info: 

James E. Doan, Professor, Dept. of Humanities and Politics, NSU, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314

 

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