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Call for Papers: In Frankenstein's Wake

To mark the 200th anniversary, in 2018, of Mary Shelley’s novel, we invite articles for a special issue, examining the impact of Shelley’s creation on the development of sf. Following Brian Aldiss’ critical intervention in Billion Year Spree (1973), this is a relationship that has often been explored, so we would like to encourage contributions that investigate the afterlives of Shelley’s novel within the sf genre in new and innovative ways. Topics may include (but are not confined to) the following areas:

  • Critical and historiographical reassessments of the relationship between Frankenstein and sf
  • Re-workings/rewritings of the Frankenstein myth within contemporary sf
  • Performing Frankenstein on screen, stage and in music
  • The Frankenstein legend and contemporary portrayals of scientists
  • The Frankenstein myth and the popular communication of science
  • Adapting the Frankenstein story to new media – graphic novels, videogames, etc.
  • New and contemporary theoretical approaches to the Frankenstein myth
  • Mary Shelley and her creation in contemporary women’s sf

Articles should be approximately 6000 words long and written in accordance with the style sheet available at the SF Foundation website. The deadline for entries is Monday, 29th January 2018. Entries should be submitted to journaleditor@sf-foundation.org