Monsters, Prodigies, and Demons: Medieval and Early Modern Constructions of Alterity

May 15, 2017
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New book series
Monsters, Prodigies, and Demons: Medieval and Early Modern Constructions of Alterity

SERIES EDITORS: KATHLEEN PERRY LONG Cornell University, USA and LUKE MORGAN Monash University, Australia

This series is dedicated to the study of monstrosity and alterity in the medieval and early modern world, and to the investigation of cultural constructions of otherness, abnormality and difference from a wide range of perspectives. Submissions are welcome from scholars working within established disciplines, including—but not limited to—philosophy, critical theory, cultural history, history of science, history of art and architecture, literary studies, disability studies, and gender studies. Since much work in the field is necessarily pluri-disciplinary in its methods and scope, the editors are particularly interested in proposals that cross disciplinary boundaries. The series publishes English-language, single-author volumes and collections of original essays. Topics might include hybridity and hermaphroditism; giants, dwarves, and wild-men; cannibalism and the New World; cultures of display and the carnivalesque; “monstrous” encounters in literature and travel; jurisprudence, law, and criminality; teratology and the “New Science”; the aesthetics of the grotesque; automata and self-moving machines; or witchcraft, demonology, and other occult themes.


Further Information

For questions or to submit a proposal, please contact the acquisitions editor, Erika Gaffney ( or visit our website:



  • KATHLEEN PERRY LONG Cornell University, USA
  • LUKE MORGAN Monash University, Australia



  • Elizabeth B. Bearden, University of Wisconsin
  • Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, George Washington University
  • Surekha Davies, Western Connecticut State University
  • Richard H. Godden, Louisiana State University
  • Maria Fabricius Hansen, University of Copenhagen
  • Virginia A. Krause, Brown University
  • Jennifer Spinks, University of Melbourne
  • Debra Higgs Strickland, University of Glasgow Wes Williams, University of Oxford



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