CfP: New Zealand Gothic

Posted by Timothy Jones on November 08, 2016 in Uncategorized tagged with , ,

Call for Papers


Special Gothic Edition of the Journal of New Zealand Literature


Guest Editor: Dr Erin Mercer

The Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL) is the only international, fully peer-reviewed journal devoted to New Zealand literary studies. In 2017, JNZL will publish a special edition devoted to Gothic and it welcomes the submission of papers (4000-5000 words) on any aspect of the Gothic as it relates to New Zealand literature.

Topics can include, but are not limited to:

  • Haunting and spectrality
  • Domestic Gothic
  • Rural Gothic
  • Monsters and the monstrous
  • The Uncanny
  • Memory and trauma
  • Gothic intertextualities
  • Genre and the Gothic
  • Gothic regionalities and geographies
  • Postcolonial Gothic
  • M?ori Gothic


The deadline for expressions of interest is 3 February 2017. These should include an abstract of the proposed paper (250 words) and a short bio (100 words).


Completed papers are due 17 July 2017.


Please email expressions of interest and completed papers to the guest editor Dr Erin Mercer at:


For more information visit the JNZL web site: Alternatively,

please contact Dr Erin Mercer (

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