Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Film

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: Mythological Equines in Film for an edited collection of the same name in the series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).

All areas of study, with a common goal of representing the cultural, social, philosophical, and material significance of mythological equines in film are invited to participate.

Francisco LaRubia-Prado recently edited a collection about horses in film and literature. There are also several single essays and general books about horse-themed films. Nevertheless, there have been no other collections on specific themes regarding the cultural, social, material, and philosophical impacts of horses in film. Thus, even though this particular collection regards mythological equines in film, more-detailed, decade-by-decade film studies about horses will follow the completion of this collection.

The scope of the present call is broad. All topics regarding the themes and impact of mythological equines in film will be considered. Possible topics include (non-comprehensive list):

  • Unicorns
  • Pegasus
  • Water horses/ kelpies
  • The intersections of childhood, gender, race, and ethnicity with these equines
  • Changes in the representations of mythological equines over time
  • Visual aspects and attributes of mythological equines
  • Representations of good and evil in connection with mythological equines
  • Live-action films in comparison to cartoons

Deadline for proposals: September 5, 2019

Deadline for first drafts: November 25, 2019

How to submit your proposal

Please submit one-page abstracts/proposals to or, including a short biographical note. More information on what we look for in a proposal is available on our website.

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More information on


LaRubia-Prado, Francisco. The Horse in Literature and Film. Uncovering a Transcultural Paradigm.  Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2017. Print.  

This proposal is due on July 31st 2019.

Page last updated on August 5th 2019. All information correct at the time, but subject to change.