CFP: Monsters, 8-9 September 2022

Limina Journal in collaboration with the ARC Centre for Excellence for the History of Emotions and the Department of Classics at the University of Reading invites proposals for 20-minute papers or posters from postgraduate and early-career researchers that explore the theme of ‘monsters’.

Paper topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Monsters in various media and genres (e.g. folklore, mythology, literature, TV, movies, fantasy, horror, etc.)
  • Illustrations or representations of monsters
  • Creation/construction or deconstruction of monsters
  • Adaptation of monsters
  • Monsters and identity
  • The abject
  • Monsters and emotions (e.g. fear, love, etc.)
  • Posthuman, nonhuman, and animal studies
  • Considerations of ‘Othering’
  • Use of ‘monster’ as a descriptive term (e.g. conceptions of appearance and character, such as ‘monstrosities’, ‘ugliness’, ‘deformity’, etc.)

The conference will be split between in-person and virtual presentations at both The University of Western Australia and the University of Reading. We propose to have the conference in early September 2022.

Please submit your abstract (max. 200 words) and a short biography (max. 50 words) to this email by 3 June 2022. Please also include your preference for presenting at UWA or Reading and in-person or virtually.