Horror Studies (Journal)

ISSN 20403275 , ONLINE ISSN 20403283

Horror Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to the rigorous study of horror in all its manifold cultural and historical forms. With a strong interdisciplinary focus, the journal seeks to publish high-quality articles and reviews on topics relevant to the study of horror across a range of disciplines. 

Category: Cultural Studies


Managing Editor

Mark Jancovich
University of East Anglia
horror.studiesj@gmail.com

Editors

Dale Townshend
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
D.Townshend@mmu.ac.uk

Gary Rhodes
The Queen’s University of Belfast, UK
gdrhodes@gmail.com

Michael Lee
University of Oklahoma, USA
melee@ou.edu

Linnie Blake
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
L.Blake@mmu.ac.uk

Bernice Murphy
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
bernicemurphy55@gmail.com

Horror Studies is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal that intends to serve the international academic community in the humanities and specifically those scholars interested in horror. Exclusively examining horror, this journal will provide interested professionals with an opportunity to read outstanding scholarship from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including work conceived as interdisciplinary. By expanding the conversation to include specialists concerned with diverse historical periods, varied geography, and a wide variety of expressive media, this journal will inform and stimulate anyone interested in a wider and deeper understanding of horror.


Managing Editor

Mark Jancovich
University of East Anglia
horror.studiesj@gmail.com

Editors

Dale Townshend
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
D.Townshend@mmu.ac.uk

Gary Rhodes
The Queen’s University of Belfast, UK
gdrhodes@gmail.com

Michael Lee
University of Oklahoma, USA
melee@ou.edu

Linnie Blake
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
L.Blake@mmu.ac.uk

Bernice Murphy
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
bernicemurphy55@gmail.com

Managing Editor

Mark Jancovich
University of East Anglia
horror.studiesj@gmail.com

Editors

Dale Townshend
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
D.Townshend@mmu.ac.uk

Gary Rhodes
The Queen’s University of Belfast, UK
gdrhodes@gmail.com

Michael Lee
University of Oklahoma, USA
melee@ou.edu

Linnie Blake
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
L.Blake@mmu.ac.uk

Bernice Murphy
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
bernicemurphy55@gmail.com

Managing Editor

Mark Jancovich
University of East Anglia
horror.studiesj@gmail.com

Editors

Dale Townshend
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
D.Townshend@mmu.ac.uk

Gary Rhodes
The Queen’s University of Belfast, UK
gdrhodes@gmail.com

Michael Lee
University of Oklahoma, USA
melee@ou.edu

Linnie Blake
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
L.Blake@mmu.ac.uk

Bernice Murphy
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
bernicemurphy55@gmail.com

Notes for Contributors Download

Special issue: Reappraising Stephen King Download


Call for Papers

Reappraising Stephen King (Horror Studies journal special)

Stephen King is indisputably a major figure in horror. Not only has he been a prolific best-selling author since the 1970s, his name is also associated with a number of television and film texts, including a number of recent high-profile releases, such as It and The Dark Tower, as well as Stranger Things, a series not authored by King but openly nostalgic for his work. King’s influence moreover extends beyond horror, crossing into other genres and outside of the world of fiction, including social commentary (Guns, as well as numerous public appearances), genre history and criticism (Danse Macabre), and reading and writing practice (On Writing).

Testimony to King’s significance is the constant popular appetite for reflections on his life and work, from Douglas Winter’s The Art of Darkness: Stephen King (1986) to Chad Clark’s Tracing the Trails (2018), and a number of similar publications in between. Academic work is not hard to find either, though it is sometimes constrained by the critical ambivalence surrounding King’s name, and has tended to privilege specific topics, such as King’s relationship with Hollywood. Tony Magistrale has authored, co-authored, and edited a number of books on King’s fiction, his films, and his position as “America’s storyteller” (2009). Other recent books have addressed King’s film and television adaptations (Brown 2018) and the Gothic in King’s work (Sears 2011), and some isolated articles exist on specific texts by or associated with Stephen King, suggesting continued intellectual interest but only scratching the surface of what could be asked in relation to a figure of this status. 

The aim of this Horror Studies special is to open up the discussion about Stephen King at a time when he seems especially relevant. Selected articles will, therefore, present focused arguments that tread new ground and pursue new avenues for examining King’s work, influence, and significance.

Topics may include:

  • King and the critics
  • King as social, cultural, and political commentator
  • King in the age of Trump
  • King, philosophy, and religion
  • King and the politics of conspiracy
  • King and the publishing industry
  • King and storytelling
  • King and screenwriting
  • Authorial presence in King’s work
  • King and collaborative authorship
  • Intertextuality within King
  • King’s crime/mystery/horror hybrids
  • King, the short story, and other formats
  • King and the 19th Century realist novel
  • King’s writing of genre history
  • King as spokesperson for horror
  • King beyond horror
  • The Kings, a family of writers

Please submit proposals and expressions of interest to Dr Filipa Antunes (a.antunes@uea.ac.uk) by 1 November 2019. Full drafts will be expected by August 2020.

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Horror Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to the rigorous study of the aesthetics of horror in all of its cultural and historical forms, from film and literature, music and dance, to fine art, photography and beyond. Seeking to advance the academic study of horror in theoretically and historically informed ways, Horror Studies is devoted to publishing high-quality articles and reviews relevant to its focus. With a strong commitment to interdisciplinarity, Horror Studies seeks to foster fruitful dialogue on horror between a wide range of different critical and scholarly traditions.

Rather than abstracts, the editors request that authors submit completed manuscripts using Harvard Style citations.

For further information or for submission of essays, please contact Mark Jancovich, Managing Editor, at horror.studiesj@gmail.com

All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.

Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.

Managing Editor

Mark Jancovich
University of East Anglia
horror.studiesj@gmail.com

Editors

Dale Townshend
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
D.Townshend@mmu.ac.uk

Gary Rhodes
The Queen’s University of Belfast, UK
gdrhodes@gmail.com

Michael Lee
University of Oklahoma, USA
melee@ou.edu

Linnie Blake
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
L.Blake@mmu.ac.uk

Bernice Murphy
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
bernicemurphy55@gmail.com

Advisory Board

Katarzyna Ancuta
King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand

Drew Beard
Portland State University, USA

Steven Bruhm
University of Western Ontario, USA

Fred Botting
Kingston University, UK

Stefano Cracolici
Durham University, UK

Ellis Hanson
Cornell University, USA

Kelly Hurley
University of Colorado at Boulder, USA

Tanya Krzywinska
Falmouth University, UK

Alison Peirse
Northumbria University, UK

Thy Phu
University of Western Ontario, USA

Robert Singer
Graduate Centre/CUNY, USA

Phillip Sipiora
University of South Florida, USA

Isabella Van Elferen
Kingston University, UK

Managing Editor

Mark Jancovich
University of East Anglia
horror.studiesj@gmail.com

Editors

Dale Townshend
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
D.Townshend@mmu.ac.uk

Gary Rhodes
The Queen’s University of Belfast, UK
gdrhodes@gmail.com

Michael Lee
University of Oklahoma, USA
melee@ou.edu

Linnie Blake
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
L.Blake@mmu.ac.uk

Bernice Murphy
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
bernicemurphy55@gmail.com

 
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Contents

  • Volume (10): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2019


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  • Volume (10): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2019


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  • Volume (9): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2018


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  • Volume (9): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2018


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  • Volume (8): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2017


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  • Volume (8): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2017


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  • Volume (7): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2016


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  • Volume (7): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2016


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  • Volume (6): Issue (1)
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  • Volume (6): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2015


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  • Volume (5): Issue (1)
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  • Volume (5): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2014


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  • Volume (4): Issue (1)
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  • Volume (4): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2013


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  • Volume (3): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2012


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  • Volume (3): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2012


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  • Volume (2): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2011


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  • Volume (2): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2011


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  • Volume (1): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2010


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  • Volume (1): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2010


Managing Editor

Mark Jancovich
University of East Anglia
horror.studiesj@gmail.com

Editors

Dale Townshend
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
D.Townshend@mmu.ac.uk

Gary Rhodes
The Queen’s University of Belfast, UK
gdrhodes@gmail.com

Michael Lee
University of Oklahoma, USA
melee@ou.edu

Linnie Blake
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
L.Blake@mmu.ac.uk

Bernice Murphy
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
bernicemurphy55@gmail.com

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