Monday, 25 June 2012

"Monsters and the Monstrous" Journal

Monsters and the Monstrous is a biannual peer reviewed global journal that serves to explore the broad concept of “The Monster” and “The Monstrous” from a multifaceted inter-disciplinary perspective. 

The journal publishes work that seeks to investigate and assess the enduring influence and imagery of monsters and the monstrous on human culture throughout history. 

In particular, the journal will have a dual focus with the intention of examining specific ‘monsters’ as well as evaluating the role, function and consequences of persons, actions or events identified as ‘monstrous’. The history and contemporary cultural influences of monsters and monstrous metaphors will also be examined.

Perspectives are sought from those engaged in the fields of literature, media studies, cultural studies, history, anthropology, philosophy, psychology, sociology, health and theology. Ideas are welcomed from those involved in academic study, fictional explorations, and applied areas (e.g. youth work, criminology and medicine).

Volume 1, Number 1, Table of Contents (pdf) (97,41 KB)
Advisory and Editorial Boards
Paul L Yoder
(Truman State University, USA)

Peter Mario Kreuter
(Südost-Institut, Regensburg, Germany)

Sorcha Ni Fhlainn (Reviews)
(Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland)

Editorial Board
Peter Dendle
Pennsylvania State University, USA

Duane Kight
Haverford College, Philadelphia, USA

David White
University of Calgary, Canada

William Rable
Saint Louis University, USA

Roger Davis
Grant MacEwan College, Canada

Cristina Santos
Brock University, Canada

Call for Submissions
The Editors welcome contributions to the journal in the form of articles, reviews, reports, art and/or visual pieces and other forms of submission.

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.

Length Requirements:
Articles - 5,000 – 7,000 words.
Reflections, reports and responses - 1,000 – 3,000 words.
Book reviews - 500 – 4,000 words.
Other forms of contributions are welcome.

Submission Information:
Send submissions via e-mail using the following Subject Line:
‘Journal: Contribution Type (article/review/...): Author Surname’

Submissions E-Mail Address:
Submissions will be acknowledged within 48 hours of receipt.

Style Sheets: all submissions should be formatted in accordance with the journal style sheets.

Volume 1, Number 1
March 2011
Download Table of Contents (pdf)
Published twice per year: 1st March and 1st September

There may also be one special focus edition each year, connected to the Monsters and the Monstrous project conference and published in December. The special edition price is not included in the subscription rates.

Individual subscriptions are £39.95 for 2 editions per year.
Institutional subscriptions are £79.95 for 2 editions per year.
Single Issue purchaese are £25.95 per edition.

Postage in the UK is free. Postage for Europe and Rest of the World is charged at a single edition cost.

Books for Review
Books for review should be sent to:
Dr Rob Fisher
Priory House
149B Wroslyn Road
Freeland, Oxfordshire
OX29 8HR
United Kingdom

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