CFP

Dark Arts Journal is currently taking submissions for two separate calls for papers:

The Dark Arts Journal 3.1 EXTENDED CALL! Now Due by Feb 10th 2017

The Dark Arts Journal is pleased to announce a call for papers for issue 3.1 for the topic of “Gothic Studies Today.” We invite innovative submissions on any aspect of the field of Gothic studies as it stands, including philosophical, theoretical or inter-disciplinary approaches to the area. Possible topics may cover, but are by no means limited to the following ideas:

  • Gothic studies and philosophy or literary theory
  • The interdisciplinary Gothic – theology/biblical studies/politics/art/media/sciences
  • Contemporary challenges or debates in Gothic studies
  • New methodologies or emergent Gothic fields in culture, media, text or society
  • Gothic history – new approaches to Gothic texts, interrogations of the Gothic canon etc.

All submissions should be emailed to darkartsjournal@gmail.com for the attention of the editor with the subject line “Dark Arts 3.1 Submission.” Papers should be between 4000-5000 words and use the MHRA style guide for referencing and footnotes. We welcome contributions from scholars at any stage in their careers, but preference will be given to postgraduate and early career researchers.

The deadline for submissions is 31st December 2016 Feb 10th 2017

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The Dark Arts Journal 3.2 Special Issue: Gothic Capitalism

Capitalism: for some the source of modern evil, for others a being of monstrous power to be worshipped, for Marx, an inherently haunted phenomenon. Recent years has seen a two way exchange emerge between New Economic Critics now reading the market as inherently spectral and cultural scholars focusing on the presence of money in classic gothic tales; from Ebeneezer Scrooge being haunted by his financial partner, to Dracula bleeding money, to Edgar Allan Poe’s fictional doubles signifying emerging understandings of corporate personhood. Since the 2008 crash, an event that saw the devastating destruction encapsulated within the market inflicted on a global scale, more and more questions are being asked about how we understand finance, the market, and whether modern capitalism can survive, or indeed, if we can survive modern capitalism. We therefore invite submissions on the theme of Gothic Capitalism for a themed edition.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

*Evil bankers

*Possessed commodities, or gothic commodification of the body

*The monstrous market

*Gothic formulations of accumulation, capitalist competition, and debt

*Neoliberalism in the gothic

*Gothic understandings of capitalism i.e. zombie banks

*Capitalist re-readings of classic gothic texts and films

*The Gothic as a commodity, gothic advertising, gothic tourism

*Money as a haunted concept and/or item

Submissions should be between 6000-9000 words and use the MHRA style guide for referencing and footnotes. We welcome contributions from scholars at any stage in their careers, but preference will be given to postgraduate and early career researchers.

The deadline for submissions is the 8th January 2017. Submissions should be sent to gothiccapitalism@gmail.com