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2022 Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference
« on: October 11, 2021, 09:16:22 AM »
Call for Presentations:  The Fifth Annual Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at StokerCon 2022
Abstract Submission Deadline: December 31, 2021

Conference Dates: Thursday, May 12, 2022 - Sunday, May 15, 2022
Conference Hotel: The Curtis Hotel, 1405 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202
Conference Website:

The Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference co-chairs invite all interested scholars, researchers, academics, and non-fiction writers to submit presentation abstracts related to horror and gothic studies for consideration to be presented at the annual StokerCon which will be held May 12 - 15, 2022 in Denver, CO. This will by a hybrid convention with both in-person and online events via Hopin.

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 in all of its forms.  As in prior years, we are looking for presentations that look to expand the scholarship in various facets of horror that proliferates in:

    • Art
    • Cinema
    • Comics/Manga
    • Literature
    • Music
    • Poetry
    • Television
    • Video Games
    • Cartoons/Anime
    • Etc.

We invite papers that take an interdisciplinary approach to their subject matter and 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/LGBTQIA+, studies
    • Genre studies
    • Historic analysis
    • Interpretations
    • Intertextuality
    • Linguistic
    • Literature studies
    • Media and communications
    • Media Sociology
    • Modernity/Postmodernity
    • Mythological
    • Psychological
    • Racial studies
    • Semiotics
    • Theoretical (Adorno, Barthes, Baudrillard, Dyer, Gerbner, etc.)
    • Transmedia
    • And others

Conference Details

    • Please send a 250 – 300 word abstract on your intended topic, a preliminary bibliography, and your CV to by December 31, 2021. Responses will be emailed out during the month of January. 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.
    • This will be a hybrid conference, with the ability to present either in person and/or online via Hopin. Those presenting in person are strongly encouraged to make a recording of their presentation to have on Hopin as we will not be live streaming in person presentations.
    • There are no honorariums for presenters.
    • In support of HWA’s Diverse Works Inclusion Committee goals, the Ann Radcliffe Academic co-chairs encourage the widest possible diverse representation to apply and present their scholarship in a safe and supportive environment. More information at:
    • Please subscribe the StokerCon’s Newsletter to keep abreast for the latest conference information. 

Organizing Co-Chairs

Michele Brittany and Nicholas Diak
Twitter: @AnnRadCon1

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 was released by McFarland in February, 2020.

Membership to the Horror Writers Association is not required to submit or present, however registration to StokerCon 2022 is required to be accepted and to present. StokerCon registration can be obtained by going to 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

StokerCon is the annual convention hosted by the Horror Writers Association wherein the Bram Stoker Awards for superior achievement in horror writing are awarded.