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“Bring Out Your Dead”: Visions of Pandemics Past, Present and Future in Literature and the Arts

Due Date: 09-15-2021

Editors Barbara Brodman and James E. Doan are seeking original essays for the sixth of a series of books on visions of the supernatural and the apocalyptic in literature and the arts. They encourage submissions from peoples and cultures around the world and from scholars of the sciences as well as the arts. Each section of this collection will focus on one of the following categories:

  1. Visions of pandemics past in literature and the arts, with emphasis on critical analysis of the lessons learned and lost during and after each event and the causes and consequences of each
  2. Visions of modern pandemics in literature and the arts, with emphasis on critical analysis of lessons learned and lost during and after each event and the causes and possible consequences of each
  3. Futuristic visions of pandemics in literature and the arts, with emphasis on critical analysis of the proposed outcomes of those events and their effect on the planet and the human species

Abstracts are due before 1 April 2021. They should be no longer than 300 words. Final manuscripts of 5,000–7,000 words should follow the most recent edition of The Chicago Manual of Style and be submitted by 15 September 2021. Send abstracts to brodman@nova.edu or doan@nova.edu.