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Horror and Race Essay Collection - Deadline: 2021-07-01
« on: June 01, 2021, 09:47:06 PM »
Call for Chapters

We are seeking dynamic essays on the subject of race in contemporary horror.

George Romeroís classic Night of the Living Deadís Ben transfixed audiences on the treatment of race in the horror genre. Recent films like Get Out and Amazon Primeís series Them have begun to explore anew the subject of race in the 21st century.

As America grapples with race relations, itís a good time to understand its complexity. We invite interdisciplinary approaches besides the black/white polemic. There is room for essays dealing with sexuality and gender expression and the class struggles apparent. We encourage analysis of themes, behaviors, and depictions of characters and types. 

Essays should be undergraduate friendly and be free of academic jargon. We are anticipating an educated fan of horror as our readers.

Double-spaced proposals of less than 500 words can be emailed to by July 1, 2021, and final first drafts of accepted essays are due October 1, 2021. Final drafts will be approximately 8500 words (without references). This collection is under contract with DIO Press (

About the editors

Shirley R. Steinberg, PhD is the Werklund Research Professor of Critical Youth Studies at The University of Calgary. She is the author and/or editor of Kinderculture: the Corporate Constructions of Childhood and the SAGE Handbook of Critical Pedagogies.

Brian C. Johnson, PhD is an independent scholar focused on film studies. He published Reel Diversity: A Teacherís Sourcebook and co-edited Gleeís New Directions for Social Change and The Problematic Tyler Perry. Johnson is a best-selling novelist. His Send Judah First: the Erased Life of an Enslaved Soul chronicles the life of the enslaved cook at Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown, VA.