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Parallel Universes: Remaking Superheroes in Film and Popular Media

updated: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:12am
Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 7, 2019

Twenty-first century film and media have seen a rise not only in remakes and ‘re-imaginings’, but also in transmedia adaptations, works based in nostalgic callbacks, fan-written versions of media, and genre-bending remixes. While a wider body of work exists on transmedia storytelling and adaptation, contemporary superhero remakes and re-adaptations are still a largely unexplored subject, even as interest in the remake phenomenon continues to grow. The history of superheroes – and their supervillain counterparts – is rich in re-adaptations and remakes. This process seems intrinsic to the superhero’s textual and cultural journey, as it is re-shaped and re-moulded, from comics to film and other media forms.

ADAPTATION 2019 cfp

updated: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 10:59am
Midwest Pop Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Call for Papers:

ADAPTATION

2019 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference

Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 10-13

Cincinnati, OH                          

151 West Fifth Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Deadline: April 30 2019

submissions.mpcaaca.org

UMBRELLA ACADEMY: IDENTITY, FAMILY, VIOLENCE

updated: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:34am
Lisann Anders / University of Zurich
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

Coming of age and identity quests are often intertwined in stories, be it in novels, comics, or films. However, not every identity quest happens to teenagers. Adults, too, are on a constant search for who they are and/ or why they are. These questions are tackled and examined in the 2019 Netflix TV show Umbrella Academy as well as in the eponymous comic books series from 2008/2009. The comic series consist of 3 volumes, “Apocalypse Suite,” “Dallas,” and “Hotel Oblivion.”

 

Studies in Popular Culture: A Call for Submissions for Spring-Fall 2020 issues

updated: 
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 2:25pm
Dr. Jennifer Wojton, Editor/Studies in Popular Culture, Popular Culture Assoc in the South
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Studies in Popular Culture (SiPC) is looking for submissions for the Spring and Fall 2020 issues. This journal of the Popular Culture Association in the South (PCAS) publishes articles on popular culture however mediated through film, literature, radio, television, music, graphics, print, practices, associations, events – any of the material or conceptual conditions of life. Contributors include distinguished anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists, cultural geographers, ethnomusicologists, historians, and scholars in comics, communications, film, games, graphics, literature, philosophy, religion, and television.

 

Medievalism in America Panelist Needed (Please Respond by 20 April 2019)

updated: 
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 2:22pm
Michael Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Medievalism in America Panelist Needed

Please Respond by 20 April 2019

 

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture is organizing a panel on American medievalisms for a session at the June meeting of the New England American Studies Association at Fitchburg State University (Fitchburg, MA) on Saturday, June 8.

 

We are in need of a third presenter. Please contact us ASAP at medievalinpopularculture@gmail.com.

 

Michael Torregrossa

Founder, Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture

 

 

A Critical Companion to Robert Zemeckis

updated: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 2:39pm
Dr. Antonio Sanna, Prof. Adam Barkman
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

A Critical Companion to Robert Zemeckis

edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna

 

Part of the Critical Companion to Popular Directors series.

Owning, Despising, Joking: The Art of the Political Insult

updated: 
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:29pm
Judith Paltin/ University of British Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

CFP for an approved panel at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association conference, San Diego CA, Nov. 14-17, 2019

https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/17896
Please submit abstract proposals using PAMLA's online submission form (if you are new to PAMLA you will have to go to pamla.ballastacademic.com to create an account first).

Podcasting Poetics

updated: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 9:52am
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

11-12 October 2019

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

 

Alyn Euritt (Leipzig)

Patrick Gill (Mainz)

 

 

Riverdale: A Land of Contrasts

updated: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 9:47am
Heather McAlpine (University of the Fraser Valley), W. Ron Sweeney (University of the Fraser Valley), Jess Wind (University of the Fraser Valley)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Riverdale: a comic book turned hit TV show, a comic strip turned murder mystery, a town that is both nowhere and everywhere. Recently renewed for a fourth season, the CW’s popular campy teen drama is notable for its apparent departures from the checkout-stand digests of yore, and has a new witchy counterpart in Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, as well as a projected spin-off in the development of a Katy Keene series.

Call for Papers: Edited Collection Fan Studies: Methods, Ethics, Research

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 4:01pm
Paul Booth/Rebecca Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 3, 2019

Despite the increasing visibility of fan studies as a discipline, there remains scant work that turns its focus specifically to methodological issues. This relative neglect may be due to its status as a somewhat unruly or ‘undisciplined discipline’ (Ford 2014), which takes its theoretical cues from others including sociology, media and cultural studies, psychology, and literary studies. However, as its presence begins to grow and more scholars discover the work being undertaken, it is timely and appropriate for those working within the field to turn their attention more decisively to issues of methods.  

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