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CFP for The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture

updated: 
Saturday, July 13, 2024 - 12:32am
The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

The call for papers for the next general issue of the Australasian Journal of Popular Culture (ISSN 20455852 , ONLINE ISSN 20455860) is now open. 

The deadline for submissions of full articles (5-6k words) is August 31 2024. The Journal is indexed in SCOPUS (among others), and its remit is broad and international. Please submit your articles for consideration (together with a short bio and institutional affiliation) to both Professor Lorna Piatti-Farnell (lorna.piatti-farnell@aut.ac.nz) and Dr Ashleigh Prosser (ashleigh.prosser@murdoch.edu.au).

Call for proposals -- Race/Gender/Class/Media: Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers (6th edition)

updated: 
Friday, July 12, 2024 - 3:26pm
Routledge / Edited by Rebecca Ann Lind, University of Illinois at Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2024

With apologies for cross-posting, please consider submitting, and please share widely.

We seek proposals for the 6th edition of Race/Gender/Class/Media (Routledge). This reader contains upwards of 50 relatively short, tightly-written, good-quality research reports. We're looking for the same wide range of content as in prior editions, preferably focusing on contemporary media content.  

Class Conflict in 21st Century Science Fiction Film

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 8:13am
Cenk Tan & Mikail Boz
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

Call for Book Chapters: Class Conflict in 21st Century Science Fiction Film

UPDATED!

Under Strong Interest by McFarland’s Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy series

Editors’ Introduction

Critical Worldbuilding: Call for Proposals

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:41pm
Matthew Smith / Stanford University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

Critical Worldbuilding

 

Call for Proposals

Stanford University TDR Consortium Issue

"Critical Worldbuilding" edited by Matthew Smith

 

Proposal Submission Deadline: 15 September 2024

Submission Email: mwsmith1@stanford.edu

 

Mediations of Body in Popular Spaces/Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 8:30am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

Fraught with moral, religious, racial, sexual, and transgressive configurations, the body is a potent site for reflective practices within popular culture. The self-reflexive matrix of popular culture’s representations of human body functions as a site for materializing possibilities of varying forms of living. As a cultural sign, body features in both normative and non-normative debates on identity, selfhood, social relations, power, institutional surveillance and regulation. The practice of its representations, on the other hand, traditionally enables a culture of shared meaning-making which shapes how an individual perceives, thinks, feels, and acts amidst the production and circulation of discourses.

VII International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies

updated: 
Tuesday, July 9, 2024 - 11:41am
FANTAELX
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 6, 2024

VII INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON FANTASTIC GENRE, AUDIOVISUALS AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES

International Congress on Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies is an activity of scientific and academic dissemination that is part of Elche International Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX, with the collaboration of Miguel Hernández University, the Arts Research Center (CíA) and the Massiva research group. Its mission is to disseminate research studies within the different thematic lines and discourses of the Fantastic Genre, covering all its possible variants and platforms: cinema, television, theatre, literature, comics, video games, virtual reality, plastic arts, etc.


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2024 Harry Potter Academic Conference (HPAC) at Chestnut Hill College

updated: 
Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 11:03am
Harry Potter Academic Conference (HPAC) at Chestnut Hill College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 6, 2024

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Harry Potter Academic Conference (HPAC) at Chestnut Hill College

2024 Harry Potter Academic Conference (HPAC) at Chestnut Hill College

Friday and Saturday, October 18–19, 2024

St. Joseph Hall, Chestnut Hill College, 9601 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118

Deadline for conference submission proposals (academics & community members): September 6, 2024

Deadline for conference submission proposals (high school students): September 20, 2024

Early Bird Registration Deadline: October 1, 2024

Bad Art (vol.2) SAMLA 96 - Jacksonville

updated: 
Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 11:01am
Ian Afflerbach / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 25, 2024

After the encouraging success of last year’s panel, we want to continue our discussion on “bad art.” Scholarship on the politics of literature has, in recent decades, increasingly come to focus on whether texts from the past conform to the values of the present. Some texts are praised for modeling, even anticipating, our own progressive values, while others are subject to critique for the way they ignore, license, or justify forms of inequity, injustice, and subordination. This disciplinary impulse has come to seem not only justified, but natural. Yet it has also resulted in a growing corpus of books being dismissed or maligned within the academy (books that are often, and importantly, still being read and revered outside the academy).

Call for Abstracts: Git Gud’ and Other Stories: The Influence of Open Culture on Game Experiences

updated: 
Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 10:59am
MultiPlay Network UK
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

This volume will explore the outsized influence of community discourses on how games are experienced. Cultures and discourses surrounding games significantly impact player experiences. Salen and Zimmerman (2004) describe open cultural contexts where "the exchange of meaning between a game and its surrounding cultural context can change and transform both the game and its environment”. Consalvo (2007) discusses how videogame paratexts, including guides and wikis, serve crucial functions in understanding approaches to gameplay. Similarly, Mukherjee (2015) views games as multifaceted “assemblages” that are deeply informed by surrounding cultures and communities.

UPDATE CFP Preternatural in Popular Culture (7/1/2024; NEPCA Online and Dudley, MA 10/3-5/2024)

updated: 
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 9:48pm
Michael A. Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

UPDATED Call for Papers: Preternatural in Popular Culture

Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular Culture Association 

2024 Annual Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture Association 

Nichols College (Dudley, MA) and Zoom, 3-5 October 2024

 

Proposals due by 1 July 2024

 

The Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) invites submissions under the general theme of the Preternatural in Popular Culture.

 

Disability

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 1:58pm
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2025

 Special Issue CFP for TWC: Disability

Robert McRuer writes in Crip Theory that at some point in every person’s life, if they live long enough, they will be disabled. Yet, while disablement is an extremely common experience and ableism a hegemonic form of marginalization, disability is largely understudied across fields (Minich 2016, Ellcessor 2018). Fan studies has neglected to consistently explore disability or acknowledge the presence of ableism, resulting in a dearth of peer-reviewed publications on this intersection and a silencing of crip critique from disabled fans and scholars.

Bad Art (Vol. 2)

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 1:45pm
Ian Afflerbach / SAMLA (Jacksonville, 2024)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

After the encouraging success of last year’s panel, we want to continue our discussion on “bad art.”  We are not interested in "bad" as a judgment of quality or technique, but rather "bad" as a judgment of ethics or politics.

Tomb Raider at 30: The Legacy of Lara Croft (Emerald Publishers)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:38pm
Natalie Le Clue
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

In the world of Tomb Raider adventure awaits around every corner, waiting for the extraordinary to be uncovered. This has been the story of Lara Croft for nearly 30 years. Recent announcements regarding the upcoming live-action series by Amazon Prime (Maas & Otterson, 2024) and an officially redesigned character hinting at a new game release (Dinsdale, 2024) have thrust Tomb Raider back into the forefront of mainstream public consciousness. Since its inception in 1996, fans of the game series and the iconic Lara Croft have embarked on a journey together, solidifying her status as one of the most iconic game characters ever created.

**Extended Deadline** PAMLA 2024 Panel: Fantasy and the Fantastic

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:33pm
Kristin Noone / Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA 2024 Conference)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 16, 2024

**Extended DEadline - June 16**

Fantasy and the supernatural, broadly defined, shape many popular narratives and universes—from Lord of the Rings to Game of Thrones, from World of Warcraft to The Witcher, from classical and medieval tales of monsters and dragons to the worlds of N.K. Jemisin, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Nnedi Okorafor, and Ursula K. Le Guin. As a genre, fantasy engages with questions of rhetoric, identity, and power in multiple ways, across media, subgenres, and cultural traditions; the enchantment of fantastic and supernatural narratives casts a persistent and global spell.

A Nightmare on Elm Street @ 40

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 3:27pm
University of Nottingham/Fear2000
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 6, 2024

One, two, Freddy’s coming for you…

A Nightmare on Elm Street @ 40
Hosted by The University of Nottingham in association with Fear2000
8-9 November 2024

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Dr Bruna Foletto Lucas (Kingston University)

Dr Steve Jones (Northumbria University)

 

Special Guests

Mark Swift and Damian Shannon (screenwriters of Freddy vs Jason)

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Sports Area - NEPCA Hybrid Fall Conference 2024

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 11:49am
Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

The Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) Sports Area invites submissions for NEPCA’s annual conference to be held online October 3 – 5, 2024, and in person at Nichols College, MA. Virtual sessions will take place on Thursday evening and Friday morning via Zoom. In-person sessions will take place on Friday evening and Saturday morning with broadcast via Zoom.

SECOND CALL: Essays on Race and Racism in The Vampire Diaries Franchise, under contract with McFarland Press

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 2:52pm
Deanna P. Koretsky, Spelman College
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2024

Essays are invited for an edited volume exploring the role that race and racism play in the narrative worlds of The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, and Legacies, as well as the real world that consumes them. This volume explores how race intersects with other identity categories (gender, sexuality, disability, class, etc.) in the television and book series; how it structures power and agency in the storyworlds and behind the scenes; how it permeates the fan cultures associated with the franchise; and how ongoing fascination with the franchise reflects the tumultuous years of the Obama and Trump presidencies, the coronavirus pandemic, the racial uprisings of 2020, and beyond.

Gothic in Asian Animation and Sequential Art, a special issue of 'Gothic Studies'

updated: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - 6:11am
Joseph Crawford, University of Exeter
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

Article proposals are invited for a special journal issue of Gothic Studies (expected publication date November 2026) on “Gothic in Asian Animation and Sequential Art” edited by Katarzyna Ancuta (Chulalongkorn University) and Joseph Crawford (University of Exeter).

 

Call for Chapters for Toyetic Television: A Companion

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:13pm
Sophia Staite
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2024

From G. I. Joe workout routines and Sailor Moon wedding gowns to Bratz doll make-unders and Ferby modding, toyetic, merchandise-driven television from past decades has proved remarkably resilient. Toyetic television clearly holds a far greater and more enduring cultural significance than definitions such as “glorified half-hour commercials” (Hilton-Morrow & McMahan 2003, p. 78) might suggest. It is meaningful to individual viewers, it becomes “social lubricants facilitating communication between one child and another” (Steinberg 2012, p. 90), and it can connect generations through shared viewing and playing pleasures.

Reading Taylor Swiftly

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:04pm
Post-45 Contemporaries
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

“Reading Taylor Swiftly”CFP for Post-45 Contemporaries

Co-editors:

Stephanie Burt, Donald and Catherine Loker Professor of English, Harvard University

Gabriel Hankins, Associate Professor of English, Clemson University

 

Request for Papers: Science & Technology - 2024 NEPCA Hybrid Conference

updated: 
Monday, May 20, 2024 - 1:50pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

The Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) will host its 2024 annual conference this Fall as a hybrid conference from Thursday, October 3 – Saturday, October 5. Virtual sessions will take place on Thursday evening and Friday morning via Zoom, and in-person sessions will take place on Friday evening and Saturday morning at Nichols College, Dudley, Massachusetts.

Anne for Everyone: Green Gables, Children of Color, and Global Childhoods

updated: 
Monday, May 20, 2024 - 1:50pm
Ebony Elizabeth Thomas and Sarah Park Dahlen
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2024

 

Call For Papers

ANNE FOR EVERYONE: 

GREEN GABLES, CHILDREN OF COLOR, and GLOBAL CHILDHOODS

Edited by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas and Sarah Park Dahlen
Under contract with the University Press of Mississippi

 

CFP Medieval Comics Team-Up: The Values of Comics for Medieval Studies (6/1/2024; Medieval Academy of America - Cambridge, MA 3/20-22/2025)

updated: 
Monday, May 20, 2024 - 1:47pm
Michael A. Torregrossa, Medieval Comics Project
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2024

Medieval Comics Team-Up: The Values of Comics for Medieval Studies

Session proposed for The Medieval Academy at 100: The 2025 Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America (Harvard University, Cambridge MA, from 20-22 March 2025)

Sponsored by Medieval Comics Project, an outreach effort of the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture

Organized by Michael A. Torregrossa

Paper Proposals due 1 June 2024

 

SFSU 26th Cinema Conference CFP: The Liminal Age - Changing Cultures, Genres, and Relationships in the Digital Landscape

updated: 
Monday, May 13, 2024 - 1:36pm
The CINE Colloquium at SFSU
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 8, 2024

Dear Scholars and Creatives,

We are excited to announce the call for papers for The Liminal Age; the 26th Annual Graduate Conference hosted by San Francisco State University’s CINE Colloquium. Submit your work and join us on October 25th & 26th for a multidisciplinary exploration of the unique cultures, genres, and relationships fostered by the ever-shifting terrain of the online world. See the information below for a description of this year’s theme and instructions to submit your proposal.

 

MAPACA 2024 Annual Conference Call for Proposals

updated: 
Monday, May 13, 2024 - 1:32pm
Mid Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)

2024 Annual Conference

November 7-9, 2024

Atlantic City, NJ

Tropicana Casino and Resort, Atlantic City

Call for Proposals

Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2024 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) conference in Atlantic City, NJ. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome.

Dinosaurs in Film, Literature, and the Arts

updated: 
Monday, May 13, 2024 - 1:12pm
Rachel Carazo
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 25, 2024

This collection seeks essays on dinosaurs in film, literature, and the arts. The Jurassic Park franchise solidified the presence of dinosaurs in the pop cultural imagination, but there have been other media and dinosaur portrayals that have captured the public's imagination. Topics can include, but are not limited to:

-Studies of specific films

-Studies of specific novels

-Studies of special effects renderings of dinosaurs

-Artwork with dinosaurs

Chapters will be due in April 2025. Chapters should be approximately 5,000 to 7,000 words, with Chicago-style endnotes and a bibliography page.

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