The recent re-animation of the zombie in popular culture has led to the creation of the â€œzombie romantic comedy,â€ or the zomromcom. Examples of zombie comedies can be found in books, movies, and on the internet. Articles are invited for an edited collection on issues related to any element of zombie comedies (romantic or otherwise). The following categories suggest possibilities for exploration but are by no means exhaustive:
â€¢ Love and zombies/the undead
â€¢ Love in the postapocalyptic world
â€¢ Romance and monstrosity
â€¢ Fandom and/or reception
â€¢ Transformation and/or adaptation in zombie comedies
â€¢ History and Memory
â€¢ Sex and the undead
â€¢ The literary zombie comedy
â€¢ The cinematic zombie comedy
â€¢ Zombie comedies and the internet
What to Send: 300 – 500 word abstracts (or complete articles, if available) and CVs should be submitted by June 1, 2013. If an abstract is accepted for the collection, a full draft of the essay (5000 â€“ 8000 words) will be required by November 1, 2013.
Abstracts and final articles should be submitted to email@example.com. Please include â€œZomComâ€ in your subject line.
Dr. Margo Collins