The Fifth Annual Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at StokerCon 2021

Conference Dates: May 20– 23, 2021

Conference Hotel: The Curtis, Denver, Colorado

Conference Website:

The Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference co-chairs invite all interested scholars and academics to submit presentation abstracts related to horror studies for consideration to be presented at StokerCon™, May 20 – 23, 2021 held at the Curtis Hotel in Denver, Colorado.

The Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference is an opportunity for individuals to present on completed research or work-in-progress horror studies projects that continue the dialogue of academic analysis of the horror genre.  As in prior years, we are looking for completed research or work-in-progress projects that can be presented to with the intent to expand the scholarship on various facets of horror that proliferates in:

  • Art
  • Cinema
  • Comics
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Poetry
  • Television
  • Video Games

We invite papers that take an interdisciplinary approach to their subject matter and can apply a variety of lenses and frameworks, such as, but not limited to:

  • Auteur theory
  • Close textual analysis
  • Comparative analysis
  • Cultural and ethnic
  • Fandom and fan studies
  • Film studies
  • Folklore
  • Gender/LGBT studies
  • Historic analysis
  • Interpretations
  • Linguistic
  • Literature studies
  • Media and communications
  • Media Sociology
  • Modernity/Postmodernity
  • Mythological
  • Psychological
  • Racial studies
  • Semiotics
  • Theoretical (Adorno, Barthes, Baudrillard, Dyer, Gerbner, etc.)
  • Transmedia

Conference Details

Paper submission details will be announced in 2021.

  • Presentation time consideration: 15 minute maximum to allow for a Question and Answer period. Limit of one presentation at the conference.
  • There are no honorariums for presenters; this is an academic conference.

The Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference is part of the Horror Writers Association’s Outreach Program. Membership to the Horror Writers Association is not required to submit or present, however registration to StokerCon™ 2021 is required to present. StokerCon™ registration can be obtained here. There is no additional registration or fees for the Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference outside StokerCon™ registration. If interested in applying to the Horror Writer’s Association as an academic member, please see .

StokerCon™ is the annual convention hosted by the Horror Writers Association wherein the Bram Stoker Awards® for superior achievement in horror writing are awarded.