Over the last 15 years, Slayage: The Journal of Whedon Studies and other publications have featured a range of writing and scholarship about queer issues, identity and representations related to the Whedonverses but there has not yet been a publication dedicated solely to queer Whedon studies. A renewed interest in feminism and queer identities in mainstream culture and academia, alongside greater public recognition for LGBTQ issues and more attention being paid to popular culture across media: all suggest that the time is right for a concentrated examination of the Whedonverses from the perspective of queer theory and queer identities as they overlap but also differ, in all their complexity as they exist within an intersectional world.
fan studies and fandom
Pippi to Ripley 4:Sex and Gender in Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Comics
Ithaca College, April 21-22, 2017
Keynote: SAMMUS performs her acclaimed nerdcore hip-hop and talks about race, geekdom, and feminism.
Special guest: Breakout YA author LJ Alonge
Pippi to Ripley 4 is an interdisciplinary conference with a focus on women and gender in imaginative fiction. We invite papers devoted to fictional characters in all media, including: comics, films, television, and video games as well as in folklore, mythology, and children's and young adult literature. This year’s conference includes a special focus on:
Fan Intersectionality: Race, Gender and Sexuality in Fan Communities
19th-20th January 2017
School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
University of Edinburgh
CALL FOR PAPERS
“Fear cuts deeper than swords.” A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin
Professor Diane Purkiss (University of Oxford)
Dr Robert Maslen (University of Glasgow)
**Please note the change of dates**
Academic literary critics have long eyed book reviewers, their public counterparts, with suspicion. For example, in The Armed Vision, a 1948 study of the methods of modern literary criticism, Stanley Edgar Hyman makes the following heavily weighted distinction, "the reviewer, more or less, is interested in books as commodities; the critic in books as literature." However, the past 15 years have seen a proliferation of forms and forums for online writing about books that combine the literary and the commodity in complex and interesting ways, deconstructing and reevaluating the distinctions between these terms.
The Films of Wes Anderson
A special issue of Texas Studies in Literature and Language
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area chairs of the Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (http://southwestpca.org) invite paper or panel proposals on any topic related to the CW television series Supernatural.
Join us for the 37th Annual Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference, February 15-18, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2016.
Any and all topics will be considered, although we especially encourage proposals on:
Call for Papers:
“Always On Their Mind”: Elvis Presley and Consumer Culture
3rd June, 2017
University of Kent, UK
We invite proposals for an interdisciplinary conference on the star persona of Elvis Presley. The one-day event will be held at the University of Kent on the 3rd of June, 2017.
Circuits of Cinema:
Histories of Movie and Media Distribution
A HoMER Network Conference
on the History of Moviegoing, Exhibition and Reception
Hosted by the Circuits of Cinema Project
Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
22 to 24 June 2017 (Thursday to Saturday)
Pre-Conference 21 June 2017: all-day Mapping Movies “data hack”
Deadline to submit 250-300 word abstracts, by email to email@example.com
Wednesday, 30 November 2016.
CFP: Textual Reception – Exploring Audiences’ Writing Practices from a Gender Perspective (special issue of Genre en séries / Gender in Series)
Call for Papers
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
38th Annual Conference, February 15-18, 2017
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2016