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Mythmoot IV: Invoking Wonder

updated: 
Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 12:17pm
Mythgard Institute by Signum University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mythmoot combines academic conference, literary creative meet-up, and fan convention all into one. It develops studies in fields not considered primary in literary scholarship such as science fiction, fantasy, horror, gothic, folklore, children’s literature, etc., in a way that academics and enthusiasts will appreciate. 

Mythgard Institute from Signum University is turning Mythmoot IV into a secondary-world experience for academics, friends, and fans. Confirmed guest speakers are Dr. Verlyn Flieger and Dr. Mike Drout, with more special guests to be announced. Mythmoot IV will be held from June 1st to 4th, 2017, at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, VA. This year’s theme is…

Invoking Wonder

Serenity: Essays on Joss Whedon’s ‘Big Damn Movie’ *EXTENDED DEADLINE*

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 5:03pm
Frederick Blichert, McFarland Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 13, 2017

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Abstracts due February 13, 2017.

Joss Whedon’s short-lived series Firefly developed a fierce following while it aired from 2002 to 2003. After its cancellation, fans cried foul and demanded more, which eventually led to the 2005 feature film follow-up Serenity, along with several tie-in comic books. The series and film were celebrated for their mixing of science fiction and western iconography, dystopic settings, progressive gender representations, underdog storylines, and clever and fast-paced dialogue.

‘I Am Not There’: International Conference on Bob Dylan

updated: 
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 9:16am
FCSH-NOVA University of Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017

‘I Am Not There’: International Conference on Bob Dylan

 

18-19 May 2017

Venue: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal

 

I change during the course of a day. I wake and I'm one person, and when I go to sleep I know for certain I'm somebody else.

        Bob Dylan

 

Call for Proposals for an Essay Collection on Meta-Fiction, Intertextuality, and Authorship in Supernatural

updated: 
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 9:18am
Anastasia Klimchynskaya, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

One of the defining themes of the CW’s Supernatural is its interest in fiction and storytelling. The longest running genre series on American television, it has, throughout its twelve seasons, broken the fourth wall in a way that no other TV show likely has. From making Supernatural itself (and its fandom) exist within the world of the narrative to the unique relationship between canon and fanon, fans and creators, Supernatural is a groundbreaking look at the way narratives are created, told, and retold. Yet most scholarship dedicated to Supernatural has omitted thoroughly exploring this crucial aspect of the series.

Panel on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

updated: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 10:46am
Console-ing Passions, July 27–29, 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

The CW’s breakout show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has attracted a large fan base and has won a number of awards, including Rachel Bloom’s Golden Globe for Best Actress and Emmy awards for choreography and editing. I seek papers for a proposed panel for the Console-ing Passions conference addressing the many sides of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. The conference takes place from July 27–29, 2017, at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC (http://www.console-ingpassions.org/.) 

Papers already slated for the panel include an analysis of the show’s engagement with feminist theory and an analysis of the show’s gendered constructions of happiness.

CMCS 2017 Media Workshop & Book Talk on Reel Inequality (Rutgers University Press)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 10:48am
ESI.CORE, CMCS
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 4, 2016

The following CFP may be of interest to scholars working on questions of sustainable filmmaking and race/gender equality in film. 

  CFP EXTENDED DEADLINE: Bridging Gaps: Where is the film scholar in Hollywood filmmaking?
Extended deadline for conference abstract submissions is November 4th, 2016

Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) 4th international conference “Bridging Gaps: Where is the film scholar in Hollywood filmmaking?” is hosting an exclusive media workshop and features the following key speakers at the University of Southern California on March 17-19, 2017:
 

Hybridity and Monstrosity

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 11:20am
University of Texas at Dallas Arts and Humanities Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

 

Conference website:  http://www.utdgsaraw.com

 

 

University of Texas at Dallas
Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association

 utd.gsa@gmail.com


February 24 and February 25, 2017


Keynote speakers: Dr. Nnedi Okorafor and Dr. Stephen T. Asma

 Theme: Hybridity and Monstrosity


Submission Deadline: December 31 , 2016

 

American Lierature Association: Postwar Geographies

updated: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 10:13am
Jacqueline Foertsch / U North Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 16, 2017

Postwar Literary Studies Group / ALA

Postwar Geographies:  Discussions of literature, 1945-1975, wherein mapping, locating, traveling, place-making, or turf-marking has a significant role:  the Iron Curtain, the color line, “the women’s room(s),” Model Cities, etc.  Abstracts to foertsch@unt.edu by 16 January 2017.

 

Postwar Literary Studies Group / ALA

Special TWC Issue CFP: Romance/Fans: Sexual Fantasy, Love, & Genre in Fandom (12/31/17; 3/15/19)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 7:17pm
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Romance is one of the most beloved genres of media around the world. Catherine Roach describes fans of romance fiction as ‘ludic readers... who read for play and pleasure’ (2016, 32). According to Roach, romance fandom is both ‘intensely private, as the reading experience can be, but also powerfully communitarian’ (32). Despite the popularity of romance media, romance fandoms remain relatively unaddressed within fan studies. Traditionally, the relationship between “shipping” and romance has been cast as either oppositional or ambivalent. Catherine Driscoll argues that romance “generally appears as a mute field” in studies of fan fiction (2006, 82). Romance is framed as a force that sexually explicit fan fiction responds to or acts against.

The World of Harry Potter (Popular Culture and the Deep Past 2017)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 10:25am
The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at The Ohio State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites you to join us on February 24-25, 2017, for our fourth ‘Popular Culture and the Deep Past’ extravaganza at The Ohio State University, devoted this year to the theme of Harry Potter on the 20th anniversary of the publication of J.K. Rowling's first Potter novel.

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