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Fashionating Images. Audiovisual media studies meet Fashion

updated: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 10:16am
Comunicazioni Sociali. Journal of Media, Performing Arts and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

This CS Journal special issue aims at exploring the encounter and intersection between fashion studies and media studies, with particular reference to visual and audiovisual products, e.g. cinema, television, advertising and digital media. Over the past decades, fashion acquired centrality in social and economical dynamics in Western culture for its capability to penetrate and influence both production and identitarian practices. Fashion both fully takes part in artistic processes as an autonomous aesthetic and semantic object (fashion as a medium) and has a pivotal role in crea­tive industry as a provider of fundamental material for the formation of imaginary worlds and characters (fash­ion as a media industry).

Women, Video Games, and Modding -- deadline extended

updated: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 6:19pm
Bridget Whelan / McFarland Books
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016

*** This is a call for article-length scholarly contributions for inclusion in a collection of essays broadly focused around the topic of women and video game "modding."***

Welcome to Night Vale (Collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:59am
Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Welcome to Night Vale collection: Approaching Deadline (6/15)

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Proposals related to the podcast Welcome to Night Vale are solicited for chapter contributions to an edited scholarly collection to be published by Palgrave.

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The editor seeks to include a range of approaches focusing on both form and content. Topics may include but are not limited to:

• internal themes and allusions
• genre and influences
• performance, music, and effects
• politics and historical contextualization
• podcast production, distribution, and consumption
• reception and fandom
• paratexts, marketing, and merchandise

Call For Papers: Special Issue. Find David Bowie: Alternative Approaches to Bowie and Comics

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 11:00am
The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

 ‘You must draw David Bowie. Find David Bowie, or I’ll send you David Bowie. Because if it isn’t David Bowie, you’re going to have to re-do it until it is David Bowie.’

-Kelley Jones, quoting Neil Gaiman, Hanging Out with the Dream King: Conversations with Neil Gaiman and His Collaborators (2004)

The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship invites authors and artists to submit contributions for a special collection of papers offering alternative scholarly approaches to David Bowie and comics.

Tolkien and Jackson Fan Studies Special Issue (10-01-16)

updated: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:49am
Robin Anne Reid / PCA / Journal of Tolkien Research
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

CFP: Tolkien and Jackson Fan Studies Special Issue (10-01-16)

 

Proposals are sought for fan studies scholarship on any aspect of fan production, creation, or activities relating to J. R. R. Tolkien's Legendarium and/or Peter Jackson's live-action film adaptations of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

 

The editors hope to co-sponsor at least one dedicated paper session at the national Popular Culture Conference (San Diego, April, 2017), and then to develop those papers to submit to a special theme issue of Journal of Tolkien Research the same year.

 

NeMLA 2017 - Legacies of French Film Criticism: Crossing Cultures and Perspectives

updated: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:49am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Legacies of French Film Criticism: Crossing Cultures and Perspectives

 

Despite a growing trend towards globalization and an increase in transnational film production, distribution and exhibition, not all audiences make sense of movies in the same manner. When films travel across borders, how are their meanings and reception impacted? Is the meaning of a film dependent on the cultural context in which it is read? This interdisciplinary panel will examine film criticism that falls under a broad “French-language” umbrella in order to map out significant trends as well as new directions in the study of French film criticism and its points of contact with other international cinemas.

 

DOCTOR WHO: TWELFTH NIGHT CHAPTERS WANTED

updated: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 5:10am
Dr Andrew O'Day
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 9, 2016

I am currently editing a collection on the Peter Capaldi era of Doctor Who for I.B.Tauris. I have most of the chapters now in draft form but am looking for 6,000 word chapters on the following:

 

1) Politics (looking, for example, at episodes such as 'Kill the Moon', 'The Zygon Invasion'/'The Zygon Inversion'

 

2) Cosplay

 

3) Translation - Subtitling and Dubbing 'Who' in non-Anglophone countries

 

 

Essays will be due in Autumn 2016. If you are interested in contributing please send a 500 word proposal and CV to aoday41414@aol.com with Doctor Who: Twelfth Night in the subject heading.

 

 

"The Death of Zod": Ethics in 21st-Century Comics

updated: 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 5:30pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Avid comic book fans sat appalled in theatres as Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel reached the climax of the film in which Superman kills his enemy Zod. Snyder’s film raises the question of whether this killing and the death of Zod could actually fit with Superman’s traditional moral compass. From Man of Steel to the CW’s Arrow and Flash series to the Avengers franchise, comic book characters are facing new ethical developments in their rejuvenation that both encompass and go beyond the idea of killing one’s enemy.

TRANSITIONS – New Directions in Comics Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:10pm
Birkbeck, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 26, 2016

TRANSITIONS – New Directions in Comics Studies
at Birkbeck College, London, on Saturday November 19th 2016.

Organised in collaboration with Comica- London International Comics Festival, Transitions at Birkbeck College is unique in offering a regular comics studies symposium and meeting point in London, a platform for emerging research at an event that is free of charge and open to all. Originally convened by PhD students in 2009, Transitions has become an annual fixture in the UK comics scholars’ calendar.

ReFocus: The Films of Albert Brooks

updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 7:46pm
Christian Long / University of Queensland
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Looking for two or three chapters on 1) Albert Brooks as a stand-up comedian, 2) Albert Brooks as a voice actor in The Simpsons, and 3) Albert Brooks as a voice actor in Finding Nemo.

deadline for submissions: May 10, 2017 

Please send a CV and a 150-250 word abstract to philshabano@gmail.com by 10 May 2017. Completed essays should be approximately 8,000 words (American spelling and grammar), referenced in Chicago endnote style.  

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