Supernatural Studies 2018 Annual Conference

Our inaugural conference will be held on the historic campus of Bronx Community College, CUNY, in the Bronx, NY, on Friday, March 23, 2018. Horror scholar and author of a series of zombie novels Dr. Kim Paffenroth of Iona College will deliver the keynote address.

Schedule of Presentations

Click here for a pdf of the 2018 conference program.

Please note that there is no on-campus parking for visitors, so attendees who are driving should budget time to find street parking. Please also note that visitors will need to check in with the Security Officers stationed at the gates to enter the campus (you may be asked to sign in).   

All rooms for panels are on the ground floor of North Hall and Library. To get to room 314 (registration, lunch, and keynote), take the stairs at the center of the building, near the main entrance, go up two flights, and go as far to the right as possible. (Right assumes that you are facing the balcony railing with your back to the stairs.) 


Online registration is now closed.  On-site registration will be available, payable by cash or check.

The Supernatural Studies Association invites submissions for the inaugural Supernatural Studies Conference, to be held at Bronx Community College on Friday, March 23, 2018. Call for submissions

The conference welcomes proposals on representations of the supernatural in any form of text or artifact, such as literature (including speculative fiction), film, television, video games, social media, or music. Submissions regarding pedagogy and supernatural representations will also be considered. There is no restriction regarding time periods or disciplinary and theoretical approaches (examples include literary, historical, and cultural studies approaches).

Abstracts of 300 words maximum should be sent to by the extended deadline of January 9, 2018, and decisions regarding acceptance will be communicated by January 20, 2018, with a registration deadline set for February 8, 2018. Faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars are welcome to apply.  Please note that, due to location and funding, we do not have an associated conference hotel and cannot offer travel support.

Bronx Community College