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New Approaches to Bob Dylan

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:28pm
University of Southern Denmark
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Bob Dylan's songs have been the subject of countless close readings and interpretations. Philological research has identified many of the literary sources for Dylan’s lyrics. His songs have been studied in relation to the ballad tradition, romanticism, modernism, and postmodernism. Dylan’s revisionary approaches to what it means to be a poet have also been widely discussed. Drawing on the occasion of Dylan’s recent Nobel Prize, this conference seeks to open up new avenues and different approaches to his songs.

We are especially interested in the following topics:

Attachment and Attunement

Ethics and Choice in the Works of Terry Pratchett

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:22am
Emily Leverett and Kristin Noone
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Call For Papers: Ethics and Choice in the Works of Terry Pratchett
Ed. Kristin Noone and Emily Lavin Leverett
(This is for the same volume Kristin sent out before, if you saw that!)

Call for BOOK REVIEWS: Film Technology

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:31am
Mediascape: UCLA's Journal of Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Mediascape Call for Book Reviews

Spring 2017: Film Technology


For the Reviews section of its Spring 2017 issue, Mediascape, UCLA’s journal of cinema and media studies, invites reviews of scholarly works dealing with film technology.

Edited Collection: The CW Network

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:52am
Ashley Carlson, University of Montana Western, and Lisa K. Perdigao, Florida Institute of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Call for Papers: The CW Network


Hamilton: Shaping Discourse in Pop Culture and History (For Better or Worse)

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:43am
Northeast Modern Language Association - 2018 Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton swept the theatre awards season of 2016 for its inventive mix of hip hop, history, political relevance, and casting choices. In the avalanche of accolades that the show was awarded, the critical discourse is only starting to emerge that demonstrates how the show has pioneered many areas, yet does have weaknesses that underpin the framework of the musical. This panel seeks to evaluate the show, the ways it has resonated with audiences, and consider the critical conversation developing outside of traditional theatre scholars. Some possible topics to consider involve the show’s depiction of women, perspectives on U.S.

Emily Dickinson and Popular Culture

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:03am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 21, 2017

South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, Georgia, November 3-5, 2017

CFP: International Journal of James Bond Studies, Issue 2

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:01am
International Journal of James Bond Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The International Journal of James Bond Studies is now accepting submissions for Issue 2.


His Beautiful Dark Twisted Imagery: Kanye West’s Moving Image Aesthetic

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 9:52am
Brandon Arroyo. Concordia University, Montreal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 7, 2017

Whenever someone tells me that they “hate” Kanye West I immediately ask them if they are familiar with his music, most of the time the answer is an emphatic: “no!” Granted, West seems to almost fetishize this self-created divide between his abrasive and confrontational public persona, and his introspective and heartfelt musical lyrics. However, this is due to his insistence on having both his public appearances and music act as provocations that actively question norms around masculinity, the black experience in America, and the life of an artist.

"[O]ther worlds than these": The Multi-Media Multi-verse of Adapting Stephen King

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 12:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Association, April 12-15, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

“‘Go then. There are other worlds than these’” (King, Gunslinger, 266). These are the final words of one of Jake Chambers’s lifetimes in Stephen King’s 1982 novel The Gunslinger, Volume I in his Dark Tower series. Throughout the subsequent seven volumes—and other novels—King has continued to develop this “other worlds” concept, also described as “many levels . . . [of] the Tower of all existence” (King, Insomnia, 576). Recently, the metaphor may apply as well to adaptations of King’s work as to the multi-verse of the novels and stories themselves.

Journal Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy No. 3, 2018 (New deadline)

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 10:36am
Messengers from the Stars Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Journal Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy No. 3, 2018 (new deadline - June 30)! Edited by: Martin Simonson & Raúl Montero Gilete Co-edited by: Angélica Varandas, Ana Daniela Coelho & José Duarte

Messengers from the Stars is an international, peer-reviewed journal, offering academic articles, reviews, and providing an outlet for a wide range of creative work inspired by science fiction and fantasy. It aims at promoting science fiction and fantasy in the humanities while, at the same time, providing a forum for discussion on all aspects of science fiction and fantasy by welcoming innovative approaches and critical methodologies to the critical and creative landscape.