Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference

The Second Annual Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at StokerCon 2018

Call for Presentations!

Abstract Submission Deadline: November 27, 2017

Conference Dates: March 1 – 4, 2018

Conference Hotel: Biltmore Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island

Conference Website: www.http://stokercon2018.org/

 

Photograph by Michele Brittany.

The Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference co-chairs invite all interested scholars and academics to submit presentation abstracts related to horror studies for consideration to be presented at the Third Annual StokerCon, March 1 – 4, 2018 held at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island (see: http://www.providencebiltmore.com/ ).

The inaugural Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference in 2017 was a tremendous success and saw many presentations covering various aspects of horror studies. It is the goal with the second conference to continue the dialogue of academic analysis of horror. Hence 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:

  • Art
  • Cinema
  • Comics
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Poetry
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Etc.

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:

  • Auteur theory
  • Close textual analysis
  • Comparative analysis
  • Cultural and ethnic
  • Fandom and fan studies
  • Film studies
  • Folklore
  • Gender/LGBT studies
  • Historic analysis
  • Interpretations
  • Linguistic
  • Literature studies
  • Media and communications
  • Media Sociology
  • Modernity/Postmodernity
  • Mythological
  • Psychological
  • Racial studies
  • Semiotics
  • Theoretical (Adorno, Barthes, Baudrillard, Dyer, Gerbner, etc.)
  • Transmedia

Conference Details

  • Please send a 250 – 300 word abstract on your intended topic, a preliminary bibliography and your CV to AnnRadCon@gmail.com by November 27, 2017. Responses will be emailed out during the last week of November/first week of December, 2017.
  • 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; this is an academic conference. There is, however, a StokerCon2018 award opportunity; see http://horrorscholarships.com/the-scholarship-from-hell/
  • The co-chairs of the Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference are exploring the possibilities of editing and publishing a volume of conference presentations (along with selections from the inaugural conference). Presenters will have the opportunity to edit and expand their presentations into proper chapters if they are selected for the volume.

Organizing Co-Chairs

Michele Brittany & Nicholas Diak

Email: AnnRadCon@gmail.com

About the Ann Radcliffe Conference and Stokercon

The Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference is part of the Horror Writers Association’s Outreach Program. Membership to the Horror Writers Association is not required to submit or present, however registration to StokerCon 2018 is required to present. StokerCon registration can be obtained by going to www.stokercon2018.org. 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.