In an attempt to gather, study, and assess the emerging grouping of film productions focusing on diverse manifestations of the horror genre, Rosana Díaz Zambrana and Patricia Tomé are calling for original proposals for an anthology about the Latin American and Caribbean horror film. Proposals (in Spanish) will be accepted until February 15, 2011.
Suggested topics are not limited to, but may include: stories of zombies, monsters, or vampires; B-movies; dynamics of race and gender; parodies of the horror genre; globalization and transnationality; new technologies and forms of consumption; adaptations of literary texts; ecological readings; exploitation cinema; re-appropriations of Hollywood; and national panoramas of the horror film.
Potential contributors should send a 300-word abstract about the proposed critical approach and a preliminary title, along with biographical information including your email address, academic affiliation. (Acceptance of the proposal does not necessarily ensure acceptance of the final version of the essay for publication.) For more information, please contact the editors: Rosana Díaz Zambrana at firstname.lastname@example.org and Patricia Tomé at email@example.com.
Photo: Above, scene from Javier Fuentes-León’s Undertow, which has been described as a South American gothic horror film, from http://bombsite.com/issues/1000/articles/4755; below, scene from Bernardine Santistevan’s The Cry, from http://www.best-horror-movies.com/the-cry.html.