fan studies and fandom
Mary Jacobs Memorial Essay Prize
The Sylvia Townsend Warner Society
invites essays on any aspect of the life and work of Sylvia Townsend Warner.
Aim: to encourage further study of the writings of Sylvia Townsend Warner, in honour of the distinguished work of Dr. Mary Jacobs.
29th June – 1st July 2017
Corsham Court, Bath Spa University, UK
The Captivating Criminality Network is delighted to announce its fourth UK conference. Building upon and developing ideas and themes from the previous three successful conferences, Crime Fiction: Detection, Public and Private, Past and Present will examine what is arguably the very heart of this field of critical study.
Call For Papers: Transnational Monstrosity in Popular Culture
Saturday 3rd June 2017, York St John University
This one-day conference will explore the figure of the monster in transnational popular culture, across cinema, television, games, comics and literature, as well as through fandoms attached to global monster cultures. It is our intention to bring together researchers to consider how transnational monstrosity is constructed, represented and disseminated in global popular culture.
Hero and Hero-Worship: Stardom/Fandom in Modern India
DEADLINE EXTENDED until January 5th!
Canterbury Christ Church University
Symposium: Exploitation Cinema in the 21st Century.
Date: June 9th 2017
Deadline for proposals: 3rd March 2017
Keynote Speaker: Dr Johnny Walker, Northumbria University
“Speculative Visions” – Issue 27
For its twenty-seventh issue, InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture invites scholarly articles and creative works that address the complex and multiple meanings of speculative visions.
The last decade has seen a rise in popularity among science fiction, fantasy, and horror. These
genres encourage the capacity to imagine post-human bodies, extraordinary worlds,
techno-utopias, and claustrophobic spaces of violence. In their reliance upon the imagination,
these speculative visions provide a space to consider contradictions and a carnivalesque
interaction between popular culture and critical theory.
Agatha Christie: A Reappraisal
A two-day conference. 19-20 June 2017. Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge
JULIUS GREEN, author of Curtain Up: Agatha Christie: A Life in Theatre
DR MERJA MAKINEN, author of Agatha Christie: Investigating Femininity
CFP: Edited Collection on Masculinity and Gender in Sons of Anarchy
Editor: Susan Fanetti, California State University, Sacramento
Through its seven-season run, from 2008-2014, Sons of Anarchy celebrated and contemplated the world of outlaw bikers and became a cultural phenomenon in its own right. Creator and showrunner Kurt Sutter’s modern-day retelling of Hamlet became and continues to be the highest-rated show in FX’s network history, and for that achievement, Sutter was, in later seasons, granted unprecedented leeway to tell his story in his way.