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CFP: FANS Health & Biology Studies Area

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:24pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association Health and Biology Studies Area

Call for Papers

It is our pleasure to announce a Call for Papers for the new Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association Health and Biology Studies Area. This area will examine the interplay between health, medical, and biology topics and fandom and media studies, broadly construed to include both physical and mental health.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

Call for chapter proposals for an edited collection - "The Power of Makeup": Evolving Commerce, Community, and Identity in the Modern Makeup Tutorial

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:23pm
Clare Douglass Little
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 6, 2017

In a society defined by digital experiences, the online makeup tutorial democratizes the “American dream,” making it accessible to all—all who can find an audience of followers/subscribers, that is. It connects YouTube celebrities who promote makeup-challenge tags and offer advice to their subscribers/followers and helps bring individuals into a larger virtual community. It further promotes what constitutes intimacy in modern society via cross channel communication between “YouTubers” and interactive on-screen dialogue with channel subscribers, who can gain further “intimacy” with their makeup gurus through additional outlets like Snapchat and Twitter.

In Search of the Hero(es) within the Genre and Beyond

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 10:36am
Department of English, MMV, Banaras Hindu University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

In Search of the Hero(es) within the Genre and Beyond


“A Hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”

-       Joseph Campbell


CFP SWPACA 2018 - Television

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 11:53am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Call for Papers: Television

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) 39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018, Albuquerque, New Mexico 

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 39th annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.  

The Television Area Chair invites interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of television, past or present. Topics include, but are not limited to:

Trump-Era Horror Book (Last Call for Abstracts)

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:03am
Ulster University, Northern Ireland
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

TitleMake America Hate Again: Trump-Era Horror & the Politics of Fear

Collection Editor: Dr Victoria McCollum (Ulster University)

Deadline for Abstracts: September 30, 2017

Publisher: Routledge

Distributed Authorship

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 1:03pm
Sean Gurd / Francesca Martelli
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

a transdisciplinary conference on distributed authorship
UCLA, October 5-7 2018.
Co-Organizers, Francesca Martelli and Sean Gurd