Oy! Have We Got a Monster for You!
Monsters, demons and the Jewish Fantastic
Special Issue of *Jewish Film & New Media*
Guest editor, Mikel J. Koven (University of Worcester)
The *Journal of Jewish Film & New Media* invites submissions for a special
issue on Jewish horror and fantasy in film, TV and new media productions.
*Jewish Film & New Media* provides an outlet for research into all aspects
of Jewish film, television, and new media and is unique in its
interdisciplinary nature, exploring the rich and diverse cultural heritage
across the globe. The journal is distinctive in bringing together a range
of cinemas, televisions, films, programs, and other digital material in one
volume and in its positioning of the discussions within a range of
contexts—the cultural, historical, textual, and many others.
This special issue, planned for Autumn 2016, may include essays discussing
any form of (broadly interpreted) Jewish horror or fantasy in film,
television series (or episodes), or other digital material. Topics may
include, but are not limited to,
· Representations of Jews in horror and fantasy films, TV series
and new media productions
· Horror & fantasy films, TV series and new media productions made
by Jewish producers – i.e. Steven Spielberg, John Landis, Roman Polanski,
Larry Cohen, etc.
· Jewish spectatorship and audiences
· Jewish folklore monsters in film, TV series and new media
productions – specifically golems and dybbuks
· Jewish parodies of horror and fantasy films, TV series and new
· Israeli horror and fantasy films, TV series and new media
productions (an article on *Kalvet/Rabies* would be particularly
Submissions should be 8,000-10,0000 words in length following Chicago
Manual of Style, 16th edition. Submissions should be made (electronically)
to Dr. Mikel Koven ([log in to unmask]) by 1 October, 2015. Informal
enquiries and correspondence regarding this special issue should also be
sent to [log in to unmask]
Mikel J. Koven
Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
- Juvenal (Satires VI)
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