I. Petrifying Politics
1. “The American Nightmare: Graveyard Voters, Demon Sheep, Devil Women, and Lizard People”, Christina M. Knopf (Assistant Professor of Communication & Media Studies, SUNY Cortland).
2. “Horror, Crisis, and Control: Tales of Facing Evils”, John S. Nelson (Professor of Political Science, University of Iowa).
3. “We’re Witches and We’re Hunting You: Matriarchy and Misogyny in Conjure Wife”, Meghan A. Purvis (Harvest).
II. Apocalypse and After
4. “The Democratic Impulse in Post-Apocalyptic Films”, Christie L. Maloyed (Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Louisiana at Lafayette) and J. Kelton Williams (Education Program Specialist – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Division of Citizenship Education and Training).
5. “Through a Glass Darkly: The Dimensionality and Inadequacy of Political Fear in Stephen King’s The Stand”, Jordon B. Barkalow (Associate Professor of Political Science, Bridgewater State University) and Jennifer A. Mogg (Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, Bridgewater State University).
III. Ghoulish Games
6. “The Monsters Among Us: Realism and Constructivism in Vampire: The Masquerade, James D. Fielder (Associate Professor of Political Science, United States Air Force Academy).
7. “Anxiety in Suburbia: The Politics of Gaming in Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom”, Michelle Salerno (St. Francis School).
IV. Terrifying Television
8. “The Exorcist and a New Kind of American Television Horror”, Lynn Kozak (Associate Professor of Classical Studies, McGill University).
9. “Reality TV as Horror: Psychological Terror and Physical Torture”, Carol Westcamp (Associate Professor of English, University of Arkansas Fort Smith).
V. Creepy Comics
10. “Zombie Komiks in a Cacique Democracy: Patay Kung Patay’s Undead Revolution”, Lara Saguisag (Assistant Professor of English, College of Staten Island-City University of New York).
11. “...Just as You Will Do to One Another!”: Colonialism that Consumes Itself in Warren Publications’ Creepy” Zack Kruse (Ph.D. Candidate in English, Michigan State University)
12. “Witches in the South: Past, Present, and in Comics” Daniel V. Goff (Ph.D. Student in Humanities, Salve Regina University)
VI. Nightmarish Nature
13. “Bring Him the blood of the outlanders!”: Children of the Corn as Farm Crisis Horror, Kathleen P. Hunt (Assistant Professor of Agricultural Communication, Iowa State University).
14. “mother! and the Horror of Environmental Abuse” Emma Frances Bloomfield (Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas).
15. “Let the Bodies (of Water) Hit the Floor: Development and Exploitation in John Boorman’s Deliverance” Salvatore J. Russo (Assistant Professor of Political Science, California State University Dominguez Hills) and Chelsea Renee Ratcliff (Independent Scholar).
16. “The Mayor of Shark City”: Political Power in Jaws”, Leslie Stratyner (Professor of English, Mississippi University for Women).
VII. Return of the Repressed
17. “Fear of Founding from Plato to Poltergeist” Damien K. Picariello (Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of South Carolina Sumter)
18. “Post-Racial Lies and Fear of the Historical-Political Boomerang in Jordan Peele’s Get Out and Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad”, Cammie M. Sublette (Professor of English, University of Arkansas Fort Smith).
VIII. Cradle to Grave
19. “’The Mother Who Eats Her Own’: The Politics of Motherhood in Irish Horror”, Eamon Byers (Marymount International School).
20. “Frankenstein’s Dream and the Politics of Death”, Jeff J.S. Black (Distinguished Visiting Professor of Political Science, United States Air Force Academy).
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