Call for Book Chapters: "Pre-Modern Monsters and their Social Reflections"

Vernon Press is seeking chapter contributions for a forthcoming edited volume on “Pre-Modern Monsters and their Social Reflections” from scholars from the Humanities and Social Sciences fields. 

Areas can include, but are not limited to, Religious Studies, Theology, Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy, Folklore, Ancient Myths, Literature, or any related fields of knowledge. 
Themes and sub-themes for consideration include, notions such as the monster(s) relation to, or reflection of, social communities, identity, boundary demarcation (physical space or perceived morals), gender, technology, and urbanization; please note, this is a non-exhaustive list.

This compilation will consist of “Ancient” (Pre-Modern) Monsters within their social, historical, and cultural context which created them. The chapters should focus on specific pre-20th century monsters(s) as a socio-historical reflection concerning particular themes. 

Interested scholars should submit a 250-500 word abstract and short bio to Dr. Allan Wright (University of Alberta) at

Deadline for abstract submission: October 29th, 2021
Accepted abstracts will be contacted by: November 19th, 2021

This proposal is due on October 29th 2021.

Page last updated on September 10th 2021. All information correct at the time, but subject to change.