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[ecrea] Monsters and the Monstrous Journal-- Fairy Tale Monsters / Monstrous Fairy Tales
Fri Feb 13 21:48:51 GMT 2015
The Monsters and the Monstrous Journal Current Call for Submissions:
Volume 5, Number 1 (Summer 2015), Fairy Tale Monsters / Monstrous Fairy
This special issue of the Monsters and the Monstrous Journal proposes to
discuss the ideas of fairy tale monsters and monstrous fairy tales and
explore how fairy tale monsters are defined, (re)created and (re)visioned.
Contemporary popular culture has seen the fairy tale genre expand to
include elements of paranormal romance by mixing with more traditional
supernatural monsters (eg. vampires, werewolves, etc.), become
re-energized with teenaged iterations of classic characters (Monster
High, Ever After High), and persevere as a space of both invention and
Indeed, 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in
Wonderland, which has often been categorised as a fairy tale; Carroll
himself specifically identified Through the Looking-Glass as “a
fairy-tale” in the poem he wrote as an epigraph for that book.
-Redefining, revisioning fairy tale monsters: mashups, redeeming the
“monster,” and retellings (Once Upon a Time, Maleficent, Sleepy Hollow;
Neil Gaiman, Angela Carter, etc.) -(Re)interpretations of fairy tales
through the political, socio-cultural, (dis)abilities and sexual canon
(eg. Liminality, deviance, inhumanity, witches, etc.) -Monstrous fairy
tales: violence, cannibalism, rape -Disneyfication of the fairy tale:
Who is the real villain?
-New vs. Old fairy tale heroes/heroines
-New vs. Old fairy tale villains, monsters -East vs. West fairy tales
(eg. Grimm and the use of non-western storylines; manga) -Urban legends
and the fairy tale (eg. La Llorona, the boogeyman, the Wolf as
-Young adult fiction rewriting the fairy tale and its monsters (eg.
Jackson Pearce, Lily Archer, Maggie Stiefvater, Francesca Lia Block etc.)
-Fractured fairy tales, parodies and mash-ups: monsters revisited (eg.
Marissa Meyer, Cornelia Funke, Danielle Page, etc.)
-Fairy tales, popular romance and erotica: sexual deviance,
non-heteromative revisions; challenging the status quo (eg. Anne Rice,
Alison Tyler, Eloisa James, etc.) -Fairy tales and Hollywood (eg. Tim
Burton, Matthew Bright, etc.) -Visual fairy tales: opera, ballet,
musicals (eg. Wicked)
-Monstrous teenage legacies: “Monster High” and “Ever After High”
-The metaliterary use of fairy tales and/or pedagogical uses of fairy
We are also looking for film and book reviews on any theme related to
the idea of Monsters and the Monstrous. All materials reviewed should
have been published or released within two years of the journal issue
they are submitted to. Any queries, please contact the editor at the
Submissions for this Issue are required by Friday 26th June 2015 at the
latest. 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 .rtf
format. All images, artworks and photographs need to have the
appropriate copyright permissions before being sent in.
We also invite submission to our special features on Non-English
Language Book Reviews. Please mark entries for these topics with their
All accepted articles, artworks and prose pieces will receive a free
electronic version of the journal.
For more information please follow this link:
~ poetry, prose, short stories can be any length but not exceed 7,000 words.
~ articles should be between 4,000 – 7,000 words long ~ reflections,
reports and responses should be 1,500 – 3,000 words long ~ book and film
reviews should be between 500 and 1,500 words long
All submissions should include a short biography (100-150 words) that
will be included with the to be included submission if accepted. Please
send submissions via e-mail using the following Subject Line:
‘Journal: Contribution Type (article/review/…): Author Surname’
Submissions E-Mail Address: (monstersjournal /at/ inter-disciplinary.net)
Submissions will be acknowledged within 48 hours of receipt.
All submissions should be formatted in accordance with the journal style
sheets. A word template for this may be found here: Download Journal
Template File (Word Document).
If accepted for publication, you will be provided with one opportunity
to see a proof inspection copy of your submission. Only typographical or
factual errors may be changed during proof checking stage. Revisions or
addition to the text will not be possible.
All contributors will receive one complimentary PDF copy of the edition
in which their submission appears. Camera-ready .pdf of prints will also
be made available.
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