Author Topic: CFPs: Visions of Death in the 21st Century - Deadline: 2021-01-30  (Read 13 times)

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CFPs: Visions of Death in the 21st Century: A Companion

We finished the 20th Century with the beautiful Brad Pitt playing a very human Death but in the 21st Century how has this changed? The past 20 years has seen the rise of extremist politics and religion, #MeToo, BLM, pandemics and not forgetting the recent global ramifications of Covid-19. So when the world seems in a sharp descent back into the past rather than launching into the future what face does Death, The Grim Reaper, Hel, Thanatos, La Meurte, Shinigami have when she/he/it looks at us?

Of particular interest are examples from Indigenous, Aboriginal, Latino, Indian, African American texts, films, games, music, performance, comics, and art.

The essays will be for a collection in the Genre, Literature and Film Companion series for Peter Lang, Oxford. Essays are approximately 2,500 words long (inc. notes but not bibliography), should be accessible but touch on the big ideas and take a main example as a ‘lens’ to look at the wider topic.

300 word abstracts or expression of interest should be sent to the editor Simon Bacon (baconetti@googlemail.com)  by January 30th 2021, with a view to having a completed essay by start/mid 2022.