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Metal, Extreme Music and the Holocaust

updated: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 5:53am
University of Leeds
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 2, 2016

Call for Papers: Metal, Extreme Music and the Holocaust EXTENDED DEADLINE: 2 OCTOBER
University of Leeds 12 December 2016

Speakers:
Dr Matthew Boswell, University of Leeds, author of Holocaust Impiety
Dr Keith Kahn-Harris, author of Extreme Metal: Music and Culture on the Edge
Dr Nicholas Terry, University of Exeter, Holocaust historian and ex-editor of Terrorizer

CFP: "So Bad It's Good" (SCMS 2017 Proposed Panel)

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:28pm
Kate Russell (University of Toronto); Kevin Chabot (University of Toronto)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 12, 2016

SCMS 2017 Panel CFP: So Bad It’s Good

“Clearly, in cinematic circles of all kinds, there has been a significant realignment on the social terrain of taste, a powerful response to what has been termed ‘the siren song of crap’.”

-       Jeffrey Sconce

“To understand bad taste one must have very good taste. Good bad taste can be creatively nauseating but must, at the same time, appeal to the especially twisted sense of humor, which is anything but universal.”

-       John Waters

SECOND Call for Proposals (*Updated* August 15th, 2016): Collection of Essays on HOW TO ANALYZE AND REVIEW COMICS

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:30pm
Forrest C. Helvie, Ph.D.
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

Have you ever read a review of a comic or graphic novel on a website and felt like you were only reading a book report? How many of you noticed an article in an academic journal that focused on one of your favorite graphic novels, but it ended up glossing over – or completely forgetting – to mention aspects of the art and dryly deconstructed the narrative?

I Am Already Dead: Essays on The CW's iZombie and Vertigo's iZOMBIE [Contracted with McFarland Publishers] (UPDATE)

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:32pm
Ashley Szanter and Jessica K. Richards
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Editors Szanter and Richards seek original essays for an edited collection on Rob Thomas’s television series iZombie as well as the show’s graphic novel source material, Roberson and Allred’s iZOMBIE. This particular series has begun to overhaul modern constructions of the zombie in popular culture and media. While scholarship on the television zombie is not in short supply, particularly in regards to AMC’s The Walking Dead, we believe this particular show and comic series speak to a growing trend in zombie culture whereby the zombie “passes” as human—fully assimilating into normalized society.

38th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

updated: 
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 9:36am
International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

38th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

Fantastic Epics

March 22-26, 2017
Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel
Deadline: October 31

Please join us for ICFA 38, March 22-26, 2017, when our theme will be “Fantastic Epics.” We welcome papers on the work of: Guest of Honor Steven Erikson (World Fantasy and Locus Award nominee), Guest of Honor N.K. Jemisin (Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award nominee, Locus Award winner), and Guest Scholar Edward James (Pilgrim, Hugo, British Science Fiction Association, and Eaton Award winner).

EXTENDED DEADLINE (AUG 14) Locating Amateur Production Across Media

updated: 
Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 4:43am
SCMS 2017 Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Because of unforeseen issues with our emails, we advise everyone to resubmit their proposals by August 14. Please send your proposal to both panel chairs to ensure that your proposal is correctly received

  

Call for Papers (SCMS 2017 Panel)

LOCATING AMATEUR PRODUCTION ACROSS MEDIA

 

CFP: Celebrating Star Trek's 50th Anniversary

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:23pm
PopMatters
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 12, 2016

When Star Trek debuted on NBC on September 8, 1966, there was little indication that its longevity across multiple platforms (films, series, books) would rival that of series such as Doctor Who, or that the series (and its fans) would become fixtures of popular culture, objects of academic study, and an outsized influence on science fiction.

 

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the hit franchise, and celebrations of its cultural impact have been as varied as the show’s own incarnations.

 

Call of Duty Essay Collection

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:27pm
Nate Garrelts
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 1, 2016

It is no surprise that Call of Duty is one of the best selling game franchises of all time. The games have been celebrated for their historical accuracy, bonus zombie content, and competitive multiplayer gameplay. Call of Duty's popularity has spawned toys, comic books, and even a special edition Jeep Wrangler. In January 2016 the Call of Duty World League was founded for players to compete on a global stage for millions in prize money. Events can be watched on sites like Twitch and MLG.TV.  

Fanfiction in Medieval Studies: What Do We Mean When We Say 'Fanfiction'?

updated: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:28am
52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 11-14, 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Panel title: "Fanfiction in Medieval Studies: What Do We Mean When We Say 'Fanfiction'?"

Conference: 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 11-14, 2017

Organizer: Dr Anna Wilson, anna.wilson@utoronto.ca

Abstract submission deadline Sept 15

 

THE ART OF PUNK: CONFERENCE AND POSTGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM

updated: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:28am
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON & PUNK SCHOLARS NETWORK
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

 

 UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON & PUNK SCHOLARS NETWORK PRESENT THE THIRD ANNUAL

In partnership with PIND (Punk is Not Dead)

A History of the Punk Scene in France (1976-2016)

CONFERENCE AND

POSTGRADUATE

SYMPOSIUM

THE ART OF PUNK

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON

FRIDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2016

 

Third Annual PSN Conference

and Postgraduate Symposium

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