[I will be in attendance as respondent to this panel, so I thought I’d help Dr. Sandner get the word out by posting his Call for Papers here…]
Call for Papers:
Paper Session: Michael Arnzen’s New Directions in Horror
The 27th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, March 15-19, 2006.
Responding to the conference’s focus on ‘the fantastic in other media,’ Michael Arnzen: New Directions in Horror attempts to define the impact of new media on popular literature by exploring multiple award-winning author Dr. Arnzen’s literary experiments producing horror for such media as palm pilots, email, electronic texts and his Stoker award winning website, The Goreletter (as well as traditional print forms). Dr. Arnzen has already agreed to act as a respondent.
Deadline: Nov 15 for paper abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org. ICFA deadline: Nov 30. Presenters must be members of IAFA at the time of the conference.
On Dr. David Sandner:
‘Meat Shots, Gorelets, Severed Hands and the Uncanny in your Inbox: Michael Arnzen’s New Directions in Horror,’ will interrogate the intersection of theory, new media and the traditions of the horror field in Dr. Arnzen’s texts. I am a Assistant Professor of English at California State University, Fullerton. I recently edited Fantastic Literature: A Critical Reader, currently available from Praeger. I also wrote The Fantastic Sublime and co-edited The Treasury of the Fantastic. My fantastic fiction and poetry appear in Realms of Fantasy, Asimov’s, the collections Mammoth Book of Sorcerers and Baseball Fantastic, Weird Tales, and elsewhere.
On Dr. Michael Arnzen:
The Bram Stoker Award is the horror field’s highest honor: Dr. Arnzen has won for Best First Novel (Grave Markings, 1994) and Best Alternative Forms (2003) for his website; he has been nominated four other times for Fiction Collection (100 Jolts, 2004), Poetry Collection (Paratabloids, 2001 and Gorelets: Unpleasant Poems, 2003) and Alternative Forms (The Goreletter, 2004). As an Associate Professor of English at Seton Hill University, Dr. Arnzen has also brought to his work an extraordinary theoretical grounding for his experiments in form.