CFP. Monsters: Subject, Object, Abject

Posted by Glennis Byron on November 24, 2011 in News tagged with , ,


Monsters: Subject, Object, Abject

April 12th-13th 2012

The Manchester Museum, Oxford Road

Manchester, United Kingdom

From children’s toys to religious architecture, from medical and legal definitions to Gothic romance – cultural products resonate with fear, obsession and desire for the monster.


Proposals are sought for 20-minute papers. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Monsters in literature, art, music and film
  • Architectural monsters
  • Subjectivity and the monster
  • Objectification and the monster
  • Historical definition of the monstrous
  • Medical and legal monsters
  • Theorizations of the monstrous
  • Mythology, folklore and legends
  • Hybrids and hybridity
  • Cyborgs and the posthuman

Please send 300-word abstracts to by Sunday 1st January 2012. For more information, please see our website:

Following the conference, there will be a two-day public Monsters Convention in Manchester. We would be interested in hearing from anyone interested in offering a talk or seminar at this convention. Please email Dr. Hannah Priest for more info:

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