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Call for Papers for Journal Issue on Monstrosity

april 25, 2010

A call for papers which may be of interest to some of you, found in my inbox yesterday.

Call for papers for issue 17 of Philament: Monstrosity

“Everyone carries around their own monsters.”
– Richard Pryor

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites postgraduate students and early-career scholars to submit academic papers and creative works for our next issue upon the theme of Monstrosity. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Monsters Transgression The Uncanny
Abjection Fear The Other
Myth Abnormality The Grotesque
Hybridity Brutality Altered States
The Imaginary Bodies Alienation
Subhuman Superhuman Inhuman
The Macabre Morbidity Horror
Heroes Villains The Dead/Undead
Legends Folklore Evil
Fantasy Deviance  

Philament accepts submissions from current postgraduate students and early-career scholars (less than five years post-qualification).

Submissions may include:

  • Academic papers up to 8,000 words.
  • Opinion pieces: reviews (book, stage, screen, etc.), conference reports, short essays, responses to papers previously published in Philament, up to 1,000 words.
  • Creative works: writing, images, sounds or mixed media. Submissions should be limited to three pieces.

All submissions may be sent as an email attachment in a PC-readable format to together with a submission form available from

Academic papers must include endnotes and conform to Philament house style of referencing as detailed at the URL above. Philament will only accept submissions not previously published and not under consideration elsewhere.

Submissions close June 30 2010.

For more information visit or email

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