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Mythcon 48: All That Is Gold, 29-31 July 2018

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:32pm
Mythopoeic Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Mythopoeic Society is launching into a series of 50th anniversaries—of the founding of the Society in 2017, of the conception and launch of our scholarly journal Mythlore in 2018, and of our first society conference in 2019. For the fiftieth anniversary of our Society, we would like to see papers and panels relating to gold, and to celebrate the work of our Guests of Honor, to the gold that can be found through library and archival research. As always, papers on any topic relating to J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and mythopoeic fantasy in general, not just our theme, are welcome as well.

 

Gold in fantasy:

Fifth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference CFP

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 11:00am
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Fifth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Ft. Worth, TX, on 10 and 11 June 2017. #FANS5 is gearing up for a spectacular year. with Dr. Stephen Reysen of Texas A & M University at Commerce, noted fandom psychology scholar, as our keynote speaker.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one’s own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.

CFP: The third International Conference on Popular Culture and Education

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:03pm
Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities, The Education University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities and the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies at The Education University of Hong Kong is pleased to announce The Third International Conference on Popular Culture and Education, which will take place in Hong Kong, July 20th-22nd, 2017.

CORRUPTIBLE SEED: Literary, Political, and Historical Perspectives on Bob Dylan

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:09pm
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond B.C.
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

CORRUPTIBLE SEED: Literary, Political, and Historical Perspectives on Bob Dylan

Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond B.C., September 22-23, 2017

Organisers: Tracey Kinney (Department of History, Kwantlen Polytechnic University), Gregory Millard (Department of Political Science, Kwantlen Polytechnic University), and Heather Cyr (Department of English, Kwantlen Polytechnic University).

Dickens Day 2017: Dickens and Fantasy

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:11pm
Birkbeck, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

*DICKENS DAY*

Saturday 14th October 2017, Senate House, London

Dickens and Fantasy

 

Steampunk: Then, Now, and Then Again

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:12pm
Dr Christine Berberich, University of Portsmouth & British Steampunk Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 14, 2017

Steampunk: Then, Now, and Then Again

Bishop Grossteste University, Lincoln

25th – 27th August 2017

 

 

‘The past is a kind of future that has already happened.’

Bruce Sterling, Co-author of The Difference Engine

 

Social Discourse, Mythos, and Visual Culture

updated: 
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 2:10pm
Maryland Institute College of Art
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

We invite papers from graduate students and emerging scholars that address the ways in which visual culture, the built environment, and electronic media affect and inform our perceptions of collective memory and/or identities. This symposium is devoted to a consideration of the role that popular visual culture plays in shaping critical discourse with the aim of better understanding the world around us.

For example, what role do monuments play in forming public memory around specific historical events? How do adaptations of film, comics, and other forms of popular art address classic themes, such as myth? As many popular artforms are now available digitally, how do professional and amateur artists respond? 

 

ACCSFF 2017 CFP

updated: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:27pm
Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The 2017 Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy will be held Friday and Saturday, June 2-3, 2017, in Toronto, Ontario, at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy, one of the most important collections of fantastic literature in the world.  

We invite proposals for papers in any area of Canadian science fiction and fantasy, including:

    -studies of individual works and authors;
    -comparative studies;
    -studies that place works in their literary and/or
     cultural contexts.

Fan Studies Network Conference, 24-25th June 2017

updated: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:29pm
Centre for Participatory Culture, University of Huddersfield, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 13, 2017

The Fan Studies Network 2017 Conference
24-25th June 2017
Centre for Participatory Culture,

University of Huddersfield, UK

Keynote Speaker: Dr Louisa Stein (Middlebury College, USA) 
Plenary Address: Professor Matt Hills (University of Huddersfield, UK)

Technology of the Soul

updated: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 4:20pm
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 24, 2017

MOSF Journal of Science Fiction @ Escape Velocity 2017

 

The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting 250 word proposals for 15-20 minute papers for this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in Washington, D.C, September 1st – 3rd.

The topic of this literature panel is “Technology of the Soul,” and aims to discuss posthumanism and metaphysics. More specifically, we would love papers discussing the boundaries of what we might consider the human “soul” and where we locate the parameters of personhood in a technologically enhanced world.

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