Call for Papers: Essays on Neil Gaiman
Edited by Tara Prescott (UCLA)
Nearly 25 years ago, Neil Gaiman launched the first issue of what was going to become the most innovative and beloved of comics: The Sandman. Today, fans are rejoicing at Gaiman’s highly-anticipated return to the series with Sandman: Overture while also riding the high from recent publications that include an autobiographicaltale, two epic television episodes, several children’s stories, a national collaborative tour, and an endless (Endless?) stream of witty and wonderful tweets, blogs, bits, and bobbins. Gaiman’s imagination works at such a furious pace that it is hard to keep up with him. Building on the success of McFarland’s Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman, this new multidisciplinary volume, to be published in 2014, offers fresh and enlightening perspectives on Gaiman’s most recent, groundbreaking work.
All topics are welcome, however, submitters should be familiar with the essays published in Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman. Topics that are similar to those covered in the first collection will not be accepted. Essays on the following are particularly encouraged:
Gaiman’s Twitter presence and online works
Perspectives on Anansi Boys, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, “Dr. Who” episodes, and Sandman: Overture
Collaborations with Tori Amos, Amanda Palmer, and others
Alternative format essays (photographic, comic, etc) that push the boundaries of traditional scholarship
Multidisciplinary essays that look at Gaiman’s work through the lenses of other fields
Proposals of 300-500 words and a short bio should be sent to email@example.com by February 1, 2014.
Full papers (4,000 – 6,500 words) will be expected by June 1, 2014.