Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference

Call for Presentations:

The Third Annual Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at StokerCon 2019

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 31, 2018


The Third Annual Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at StokerCon 2019

Conference Dates: May 9 – 12, 2019

Conference Hotel: Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, MI

Conference Website:


The Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference co-chairs invite all interested scholars and academics to submit presentation abstracts related to horror studies for consideration to be presented at the Third Annual StokerCon, May 9 – 12, 2019 held at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, MI.

The Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference is an opportunity for individuals to present on completed research or work-in-progress horror studies projects that continue the dialogue of academic analysis of the horror genre.  As in prior years, we are looking for completed research or work-in-progress projects that can be presented to with the intent to expand the scholarship on various facets of horror that proliferates in:

  • Art
  • Cinema
  • Comics
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Poetry
  • Television
  • Video Games

We invite papers that take an interdisciplinary approach to their subject matter and can apply a variety of lenses and frameworks, such as, but not limited to:

  • Auteur theory
  • Close textual analysis
  • Comparative analysis
  • Cultural and ethnic
  • Fandom and fan studies
  • Film studies
  • Folklore
  • Gender/LGBT studies
  • Historic analysis
  • Interpretations
  • Linguistic
  • Literature studies
  • Media and communications
  • Media Sociology
  • Modernity/Postmodernity
  • Mythological
  • Psychological
  • Racial studies
  • Semiotics
  • Theoretical (Adorno, Barthes, Baudrillard, Dyer, Gerbner, etc.)
  • Transmedia

Conference Details

Please send a 250 – 300 word abstract on your intended topic, a preliminary bibliography and your CV to [email protected] by October 31, 2018. Responses will be emailed out starting November 15th, 2018 to the end of the month.

  • Presentation time consideration: 15 minute maximum to allow for a Question and Answer period. Limit of one presentation at the conference.
  • There are no honorariums for presenters; this is an academic conference. There is, however, a StokerCon2019 award opportunity; see

Organizing Co-Chairs

Michele Brittany & Nicholas Diak

Email: [email protected]

The Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference is part of the Horror Writers Association’s Outreach Program. Membership to the Horror Writers Association is not required to submit or present, however registration to StokerCon 2019 is required to present. StokerCon registration can be obtained by going to There is no additional registration or fees for the Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference outside StokerCon registration. If interested in applying to the Horror Writer’s Association as an academic member, please see .

StokerCon is the annual convention hosted by the Horror Writers Association wherein the Bram Stoker Awards for superior achievement in horror writing are awarded.