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The Adaptation Essay Prize 2018

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 9:19am
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

The Adaptation Essay Prize 2018Entries now open

About the Adaptation Essay Prize

The Adaptation Essay Prize is a new innovation from the journal, launched in 2011 to encourage the best new scholarship in the field. While the journal publishes many articles which focus on the relationship between literature and film, the Editors are particularly keen to publish work which challenges the primacy of that relationship: this might include essays on computer games, opera, popular music, animation, genre fiction or work with a wider theoretical sweep.

The Prize

The winner’s prize will consist of:

*EXTENDED DEADLINE* Theorising the Popular Conference - Liverpool (UK), 11-12 July 2018

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:21am
Joshua Gulam / Liverpool Hope University - Media and Communication Department
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018


Please submit absrtacts by Saturday, March 31st.


Theorising the Popular Conference 2018

Liverpool Hope University, July 11th-12th 2018


Journal Issue on Tim Burton

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:35pm
Dr. Antonio Sanna
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Journal Issue on Tim Burton

Edited by Antonio Sanna

Consuming Cultures- MMLA Popular Culture Panel(s)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 4:57pm
Midwest Modern Language Association, Consuming Cultures Convention at Kansas City Marriott, November 15-18, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Since the emergence of Capitalism in Western society, humanity’s role as consumers of culture has become internalized as an inalienable component of modernity. From Marx’s metaphor of vampire labor in Capital to George Romero’s metaphorical representation of zombies as consumers in Dawn of the Dead to the ravenous hunger of online fandoms eagerly seeking for new content, the relationship between popular culture and its human consumers draws upon a rich, expansive history that recontextualizes interpolated human relationships by emphasizing (and sometimes questioning) the cultural narratives that dominate modern societies.

PCAS conference Panel: Bad Boys in Sports

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:36am
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

“Bad Boys” and Girls in Sports


CFP: Reflections on Black Panther

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:15pm
Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 23, 2018

Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (formerly The Journal of Pan African Studies; JPAS), a trans-disciplinary on-line multilingual peer reviewed scholarly journal devoted to the intellectual synthesis of research, scholarship and critical thought on the African experience around the world, is seeking contributions for a special edition of scholarly reflections about historical and current social complexity in Africa and the African diaspora as mirrored in Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole’s film Black Panther (Marvel Studio. Burbank, CA: 2018).


‘It Is True, We Shall Be Monsters’: New Perspectives on Horror, Science Fiction and the Monstrous Onscreen.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:36am
De Montfort University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 13, 2018

Call for Papers

‘It Is True, We Shall Be Monsters’: New Perspectives on Horror, Science Fiction and the Monstrous Onscreen.

Wednesday 13th of June 2018

Postgraduate Conference

Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre, De Montfort University, Leicester.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Dr Laura Mee and Dr Johnny Walker