WebinarJam

Please join me on Tuesday, September 20, at 7 p.m. for a reading from my upcoming fiction collection, Battle without Honor or Humanity: Volume 2, followed by Q&A. The event is sponsored by Raw Dog Screaming Press and accessible via WebinarJam. Register here.

Battle #2 Giveaway

Enter the second Goodreads giveaway for an autographed copy of my upcoming fiction collection, Battle without Honor or Humanity: Volume 2, which will run until the end of August. Coming from Raw Dog Screaming Press in late September.

Empires of the Self

Compliments of Rick McGrath, here's the artwork for my essay in Deep Ends: The J.G. Ballard Anthology 2016, coming soon from The Terminal Press. The essay is an abridged version of a chapter in my upcoming book on Ballard, which will be part of University of Illinois Press's Modern Masters of SF series.

Battle #2 Preorders

Battle without Honor or Humanity: Volume 2 is now available for preorder from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and directly from Raw Dog Screaming Press. If you are interested in reviewing my new fiction collection, query me for a desk copy.

Dog Con 5

Raw Dog Screaming Press's fifth annual writing convention, DogCon, will be held at Broadkill Resort this year. I will be in attendence, staying down the street at the apporpriately titled Dogfish Inn, the motel of Dogfish Head Brewery. I can't think of a better locale.


CFP: Essays on the Evil Dead

Please consider submitting to this Call for Papers. The anthology will include a revised, updated version of my essay on Army of Darkness, "Schizophy of the Medieval Dead," which originally appeared in Technologized Desire: Selfhood & the Body in Postcapitalist Science Fiction and Journal of Popular Culture. I still think it's the best critical essay I've ever written.

CFP: ESSAYS ON THE EVIL DEADCall for chapter contributions to an edited anthology. Abstracts of 400 words may be submitted anytime before September 15, 2016. Chapters of 3000-7000 words will be due January 15, 2017.

Essays on The Evil Dead is an academic anthology, edited by Ron Riekki and Jeffrey A. Sartain, examining the extended legacy of one of the all-time great horror motion pictures. Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Slant, and a long list of any magazine that makes lists include The Evil Dead as one of the masterpieces of horror cinema. With the 2013 remake of the film, the 2015 debut of the new Ash vs. Evil Dead television series, the musical, and the ongoing comic series, the Evil Dead franchise is more popular than ever, demanding, more than ever, critical examination and explanation for fans and critics alike. One of the top grossing independent films of all time, the original The Evil Dead, made by Michigan natives Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell, sparked a worldwide cult following that has resulted in sequels, remakes, musicals, comic books, conventions, video games, and a wildly successful television series on Starz, now filming its second season. Essays on The Evil Dead gives a variety of theoretical perspectives, including feminist film theory, Marxist film theory, psychoanalytical film theory, materialist theories of adaptation, and more.

The editors seek essays of 3000-7000 words on any aspect of The Evil Dead films and media franchise:

  • Film and television studies essays related to The Evil Dead (1981), Evil Dead II (1987), Army of Darkness (1992), Evil Dead (2013), and/or Ash vs. Evil Dead (2015- ) such as horror, comedy, affect, corporeality, embodiment, materiality, gender studies, psychoanalysis, production and distribution, cinematography and technology, history of cinema, independent film, media franchises, sequels, adaptations, long form television, or others.
  • Essays about comics and graphic narratives as well as issues related to adaptation that are related to any of the numerous Evil Dead/Army of Darkness comics by a variety of publishers.
  • Essays on video games, gaming narratives, and adaptations into games of any of the Evil Dead/Army of Darkness video games.
  • Essays related to Evil Dead: The Musical, drama, adaptation, theater and performance studies.
  • Essays related to the various toys, miniatures, collectibles, and other material ephemera associated with the Evil Dead franchise.
  • The editors are also open to projects with any other emphases that are related to the Evil Dead media franchise.

The anthology is under contract and will be released in 2017. Please submit abstracts of up to 400 words anytime before September 15, 2016 to jeffrey.sartain@gmail.com. Completed essays of 3000-7000 words will be due January 15, 2017.

Battle #2 ARCs


Advance reader copies of Battle without Honor or Humanity: Volume 2 arrived this morning! It looks terrific. Thanks, as always, to John Edward Lawson, Jennifer Barnes, and the Raw Dog Screaming Press team. I'm giving away 10 autographed copies to anybody who is interested in writing a review. Query me via email.