Thursday, February 24, 2011

CFP: Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman (collection; April 1)

Call for Essays:
Death, Desire, Fury, and Delirium:
Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman
Edited by Tara Prescott and Aaron Drucker

Broadly lauded as a landmark writer in comics and fantasy fiction for his depiction of powerful and independent female characters, Neil Gaiman’s uses of feminist tropes and ideologies deserves further exploration. This collection due to be published in early 2012 looks carefully at the broad spectrum of Gaiman’s work and how he interacts with “feminism” through his oeuvre.

The editors of a critical anthology discussing the work of Gaiman in any medium -- including the comics, films, novels, and stories -- and how he assesses, criticizes, valorizes, and revises expectations of feminism, the feminine, and the place and purpose of women in narrative.

Critical analysis of any work by Gaiman will be considered so long as the subject of the article focuses on our topical interest.

Please send 200-300 word abstracts by 01 April 2011 to:

Tara Prescott and Aaron Drucker

If selected, final papers of 4,000 – 6,500 words (including endnotes and references) will be due 01 July 2011. No exceptions. Please note the submission of an essay does NOT necessarily mean publication in the volume. The editors are striving to put together as tight a collection as possible with many diverse viewpoints covering all aspects of Gaiman’s work as it addresses and problematizes contemporary notions of feminism.

Authors are also expected to follow the editor’s style guide and be willing to have their work edited.

For further details, please see the web page for the collection at:

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