Call for Papers

We welcome contributions from any perspective such as (but not limited to) the following:

  • Alien – origins, influences, production, aesthetics, publicity, reception, afterlife
  • Sequels, prequels and mashups: Aliens, Alien 3, Alien: Resurrection, Prometheus, Alien: Covenant, Alien vs Predator, Alien vs Predator: Requiem
  • The Alien Transmedia Universe: games, comic books, graphic novels, novelisations
  • Sigourney Weaver: star, producer, auteur?
  • Ripley as feminist icon: the gender politics of the Alien universe
  • Alien and motherhood
  • Alien and race, ethnicity and otherness
  • HR Giger and The Art of Alien
  • Alien and psychoanalysis
  • A Haunted House in Space: Alien as Gothic horror
  • Alien and science-fiction
  • Alien, audiences, fandom and ‘cult’
  • ‘The perfect organism’: Alien and evolutionary biology
  • Alien and neoliberalism, post-industrialism and the rise of multinational corporations
  • Alien and artificial intelligence, cybernetic organisms, and the post-human

Please send 300-word abstracts and a short biographical note to Dr Gregory Frame by 1 January 2019.