Romancing the Zombie: Falling in Love with the Undead in the 21st Century
Ashley Szanter, Weber State University
Jessica K. Richards, Weber State University
Editors Szanter and Richards seek original essays for an edited
collection on romance in the zombie genre. This collection is under
contract with McFarland Publishers. The 21st century has seen a greater
willingness to portray the undead as possible candidates for sexual and
romantic partnership as well as engaging with overarching themes of
romance and relationships in apocalyptic settings. Romance is a
generally neglected corner of zombie scholarship largely because of its
implied necrophilia. However, it is flourishing in films, literature,
and television shows that explore romantic relationships with corpses in
various states of decay. This collection will explore this generation’s
relatively new tendency to sexualize zombies as attractive and
Abstract Due Dates:
Preference will be given to abstracts received before May 15, 2016.
Abstracts should be no longer than 350 words and be accompanied by a
Final manuscripts of 6,000-8,000 words should be submitted in MLA style by September 15, 2016.
More details here.