Deadline for submissions: April 3, 2017
Full name / name of organization: Editors: Kerry Fine, Arizona State University Michael K. Johnson, University of Maine–Farmington Rebecca M. Lush, California State University San Marcos Sara. L. Spurgeon, Texas Tech University.
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CFP: Race and Gender in the Weird Western (critical collection) Editors:Kerry Fine, Arizona State UniversityMichael K. Johnson, University of Maine–FarmingtonRebecca M. Lush, California State University San MarcosSara. L. Spurgeon, Texas Tech University

This proposed anthology explores the genre category of the Weird Western–a hybrid genre form that mixes western themes, iconography, settings, or conventions with elements drawn from horror, fantasy, supernatural, or science fiction genres. The particular focus of the anthology will be a critical analysis of race and gender in the Weird Western. We are interested in submissions that explore either how the Weird Western challenges the representation of race and gender in the conventional Western or how the Weird Western can serve as a way to reinforce existing gender and racial paradigms in the Western. We are especially interested in contributions that consider the inclusion and representation of African American and Native American characters in the Weird Western. We are seeking contributions that consider the following possible topics (but the volume’s scope is not necessarily limited to only these):

Indigenous Futurism and the Western
Afrofuturism and the Western
The Queer West in the Weird Western
Race and the Weird Western
Gender and the Weird Western
Sexuality and the Weird Western
Weird Westerns by Native American authors
Latinx/Chicanx Futurism and the West
The Dark Tower (books and/or film)
Please send proposals to by April 3, 2017. Proposals should be between 500-700 words. Those with accepted proposals will be expected to submit a full draft (6,000-8,000 words) in August 2017.