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Page 23 LitCon at Denver Comic Con 2018

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:03pm
Page 23/Denver Comic Con
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Call for Papers, Panels, and Presentations



Page 23 LitConJune 15-17, 2018


500-word abstracts for papers, panels, and roundtables, offering a critical approach on comics and pop culture are being accepted for a scholarly conference at

DENVER COMIC CON at the Colorado Convention Center         DENVER, CO                                           June 15-17, 2018



Greetings, True Believer!  Now in its Super Seventh Year, Page 23’s LitCon seeks abstracts from all disciplinary and theoretical perspectives related not only to comics and graphic novels, but gaming, television, film, anime, or action figure studies. Any pop culture topic is welcome!


Bridging Gaps: Where is Ethical Glamour in Celebrity Culture?

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 4:05pm
Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

CMCS 7th International Conference Bridging Gaps: Where is Ethical Glamour in Celebrity Culture?
Lisbon, Portugal

July 1 – 3, 2018

Includes a free walking tour & Port wine in the charming Roman neighborhood of Lisbon!


Literature's Kinkiest Corners

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 7:01pm
Drs. Howe and Cook, Southern New Hampshire University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

We are currently seeking 500-word abstracts for an edited collection on kink and other fringe texts (taboo literature, self-published erotica, SM narratives, fan fiction, disavowed fictions, and other marginalized texts). In this project, we define kink broadly to encompass a range of "inappropriate" texts, understanding that kink often refers to non-normative erotic fantasies and experiences. We are interested in contributions that focus primarily on contemporary written texts and do so by engaging theoretical frameworks such as psychoanalysis, queer theory, rhetoric, and feminist theory. One of the interests of this project is an exploration of the ways texts shift in and out of different canons and categories.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Fan Studies Network 2018 Conference

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 9:07am
Fan Studies Network
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 2, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: Fan Studies Network 2018 Conference

Fan Studies Network 2018 Conference
29th & 30th June 2018
School of Journalism, Media & Cultural Studies (JOMEC), Cardiff University, UK


Keynote Speakers:

Dr Mark Duffett, Reader, University of Chester, UK
Professor C. Lee Harrington, Miami University, USA 


FINAL REMINDER: CFP Gothic, Ghastly, Corporeal and Creaturely: Tim Burton's Curious Bodies

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 9:41am
Fran Pheasant-Kelly/University of Wolverhampton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 8, 2017


Final Reminder Call for Papers

The First International Conference on Twenty-First Century Film Directors

University of Wolverhampton in collaboration with Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton and Redeemer University College, Ontario presents

Gothic, Ghastly, Corporeal and Creaturely: Tim Burton's Curious Bodies

Thursday 15th February 2018 at Light House Media Centre*, Wolverhampton

Keynote: Professor Adam Barkman, Redeemer University College, Ontario

Journal of Communications Media Studies - Open Call for 2018 issue

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 9:08am
Zack Stiegler
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Journal of Communications Media Studies is broad in focus and welcomes submissions on a variety of communication topics including (but not limited to) mass communication, international communication, educational technology, rhetorical studies, and organizational/corporate communication. Article submissions should be directed to Editor Zack Stiegler ( for consideration. All article submissions undergo double blind peer review.

Worldcon 76 Academic Track

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 2:15pm
The 76th World Science Fiction Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018


Science fiction always plays a part in recreating our world and directing civilization's progress. While much SF takes place in a hypothetical "future," the entire body of speculative literature influences and interacts with our world—suggesting potentialities, solutions, organizational methods, alternative cultures, and paths to follow or avoid. In that spirit, the 76th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) in San José, California has chosen "Make the Future" for its overarching theme.

**Reminder** Shadow Cinema: The Historical and Production Context of Unmade Films

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 11:16am
De Montfort University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 8, 2017


Unmade films are a burgeoning area of scholarly inquiry. The rise of the film archive, from the Michael Klinger Papers and Hammer Archive, to the John Boorman Papers and Stanley Kubrick Archive, all have unearthed a treasure trove of abandoned or halted projects, left unmade for a range of industrial, cultural and political contexts. This also extends to unreleased cinema, those projects that were abandoned in pre-production, cut short in production, or simply never distributed, or removed from circulation.