Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Journal Announcement: Monsters and the Monstrous

This came across our desk recently, and we would like to share this unique opportunity for publication. They are accepting a wide range of items for this publication, but hurry - the deadline is March 21st. 

Journal Announcement and Call for Submissions

Monsters and the Monstrous

Volume 2, Number 1, Special Issue on Monstrous Memory

The Editors welcome contributions to the journal in the form of

articles, reviews, reports, art and/or visual pieces and other forms

of submission on the following or related themes:

Monstrous Memory.

Sethe: "It's so hard for me to believe in . Some things go.
Pass on. Some things just stay. I used to think it was my rememory. .
. . But it's not. Places, places are still there. If a house burns
down, it's gone, but the place-the picture of it-stays, and not just
in my rememory, but out there, in the world".

Denver: "If it's still there, waiting, that must mean that nothing
ever dies."

Sethe: "Nothing ever does." (Morrison, Beloved)

 Monsters of memory, monstrous memories, monsters as memories.

Keywords: memory, remembrance, history, trauma, the past, undead,
re-memory, undying, haunting, unheimlich, spectre's, monsters, ghosts.

The Call for Articles:

This special issue of Monsters and the Monstrous is looking for
articles and reviews that are based around the idea of Monstrosity and

Memories of the past, whether individual, societal or national
constantly invade our everyday lives. Sometimes as the remembrance of
monstrous past events that can, and should, never die or be forgotten
but also as disruptive and destructive presences that upset, intrude
and invade our equilibrium and sense of self.


Monstrous events and people that live on today:

-the holocaust and national geneocides, hiroshima etc.

-natural disasters, tsunami's, eartquakes and volcanic eruprions.

-monstrous figures from the past such as Rasputin, Jack the Ripper,

-the national and cultural disparities in the conceptions of all of
the above.

Monstrous entities from the past in fiction and film:

- Manifestations of the national past and political extremism, The
Grudge, Godzilla, Dead Snow, Frostbite

- Representation of monsters that lived before humans, Cthulu
(Lovecraft), Jurassic Park, Starship Troopers, Priest.


Ghosts and Spirits that Haunt the Present:

-Popular series such as Medium, The Ghost Whisperer, Supernatural,
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

-Discontented figures that want justice or revenge, Woman in Black,
Death Watch, Ringu, Nightmare on Elm Street

- traumatic events that cannot be escaped, Silent Hill, Triangle,

Whether Proustian flashbacks or actual embodiments , metaphorical,
psychological, or phantasical the monsters of the past will not
relinquish their hold on our times, lives and imaginations.

Submissions for this Issue are required by 31st March 2012 at the

Contributions to the journal should be original and not under

consideration for other publications at the same time as they are

under consideration for this publication. Submissions are to be made

electronically wherever possible using either Microsoft® Word or


Length Requirements:

Articles - 5,000 – 7,000 words.

Reflections, reports and responses - 1,000 – 3,000 words.

Book reviews - 500 – 4,000 words.

Other forms of contributions are welcome.

Submission Information:

Send submissions via e-mail using the following Subject Line:

‘Journal: Contribution Type (article/review/...): Author Surname’
and marked "Monstrous Memory."

Submissions E-Mail Address: <javascript:location.href=>

Submissions will be acknowledged within 48 hours of receipt.

Contributions are also invited for future issues of the journal which
will include: "Twilight and Teaching the Monstrous", "Monstrous

We also invite submission to our special features on Non-English
Language Book Reviews, and Monstrous Pedagogy. Please mark entries for
these topics with their

We look forward to folks getting involved in and with the journal.



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