The Jurassic Park Book

Ed. collection, 30. June 2020.

Call for contributions: The Jurassic Park Book

Editors: I.Q. Hunter and Matthew Melia

Many thanks to all those who sent in abstracts for the proposed book on Jurassic Park (see CFP below). The editors have been overwhelmed by the reponse and we now have more than enough excellent proposals to choose from. We have therefore decided cancel the original deadline of 31 July and bring it forward to tomorrow, 30 June.

Proposals are invited for contributions to a proposed edited collection of new essays on Jurassic Park (1993), its sequels, franchise, and spin offs.

Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park (1993) took over $50 million dollars in its opening weekend and went on to gross over $1 billion worldwide at the box office.  One of the definitive Hollywood blockbusters, Jurassic Park met with almost universal critical and popular acclaim, broke new ground with its CGI recreation of dinosaurs, and started one of the most profitable of all movie franchises.

To mark the film’s 30th anniversary, this collection aims to interrogate the Jurassic Park phenomenon from a diverse range of critical, historical, and theoretical angles.  Proposals are especially sought for 6 – 7000 word chapters on gender, race, and colonialism; international distribution, marketing, reception and audiences; merchandising, toys, video games and other spin offs; CGI, SFX, film form and production design (cinematography, editing, sound, music etc.).

Please send proposals of 250 words with a short biography and note on institutional affiliation to Ian Hunter: iqhunter@dmu.ac.uk and Matt Melia: m.melia@kingston.ac.uk by 31 July 2020.

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Ian Hunter
Professor of Film Studies
Cinema and Television History Institute (CATHI)
De Montfort University
Leicester Media School
Clephan Building
The Gateway
Leicester LE1 9BH
T: (0116) 250 6239
E: iqhunter@dmu.ac.uk