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CFP: Comparative Media Studies for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:44pm
Carole-Anne Tyler, University of California, Riverside
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

Comparative Media Studies welcomes papers on any media studies topic but is especially interested in those which relate to the conference theme, "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing."  Papers might address the privileging of the visual in film and television theory, new screens (phones, tablets, home theater displays) and their impacts, the dialectic of image and sound tracks--or of story and spectacle--in the media construction of a diegetic world, (in)visible differences and identity construction in media texts, the cinematic or televisual "gaze" or "glance" now (or "then"), neoliberal "ways of seeing," cell phone photography (or videography), the graphic interface, the "unwatchable."

REVISED DEADLINE JULY 1 : High, Low and Everything in Between: The Birth and Death of Labels in Film Studies

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:45pm
Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

CFP: SYNOPTIQUE Issue Vol. 6, no. 2



High, Low and Everything in Between: The Birth and Death of Labels in Film Studies



La version française suit.


This issue of Synoptique is proposed in partnership with the 19th Film Studies Association of Canada graduate colloquium. All members and non-members of FSAC are invited to participate.

Cinema De-Centered

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:52pm
Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Presented by: Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association, San Francisco State University

Dates: October 19 + 20, 2017

Keynote Speaker: Stephanie Boluk & Patrick LeMieux

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Otherness and Transgression in Fan and Celebrity Studies

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 4:53am
Otherness: Essays and Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The deadline for submissions has been extended to Wednesday, November 1, 2017. 

The peer-reviewed, open-access e-journal Otherness: Essays and Studies is now accepting submissions for its special issue: Otherness and Transgression in Fan and Celebrity Studies, Autumn 2017.

Otherness: Essays and Studies publishes research articles from and across different scholarly disciplines that critically examine the concepts of otherness and alterity. We particularly appreciate dynamic cross-disciplinary study.

Hunting for the Real Hunter S. Thompson in the Great Shark Hunt

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:59pm
Keith C. Wilson
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2017


The Great Shark Hunt is Hunter S. Thompson’s first volume of Gonzo Journalism, spanning about twenty years of articles which experimented in blending and bending genre. What makes these articles experimental is his unconventional use of fiction and humor in sports writing and political commentary.  

Queering Cyberspace/Queers in Cyberspace

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:59pm
Josie Rush / NeMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Today, the internet serves as a watering hole for many LGBT individuals, whether as a place to go to meet, learn, organize, converse, plan, debate, or play. According to a 2013 study by the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), LGBT youth are five times more likely than non-LGBT youth to search online for information on sexuality or sexual attraction, almost twice as likely to search for medical information online than non-LGBT peers, and report high levels of online civic engagement. 1 in 4 LGBT youth report being “more out” online than offline, 1 in 10 LGBT youth report first coming out online, and about 52% of LGBT youth who weren’t out offline had used the Internet to connect to other LGBT users (GLSEN).

FANS Law and Politics Call for Editors

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:28am
Fandom And Neomedia Studies Law And Politics Studies Area
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

The Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association, an internationally recognized academic organization, invites applications for membership in its Law and Politics Studies Area. This group will examine the interconnections between fandom and media on the one hand and politics and law on the other. “How is political culture played out in the media?” “How is law (mis)represented in fiction?” and similar questions will fit into this field. Current and retired lawyers in good standing, law students, elected or appointed government officials, professors of law and/or politics, and political operatives are eligible for membership in this committee. The chair at any given time must be a practicing lawyer, sitting government official, or current professor.

Reminder -- CFP ReFocus: The Films of Xavier Dolan

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:38am
Andrée Lafontaine
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

CFP ReFocusThe Films of Xavier Dolan

Ever since his first feature film J’ai tué ma mère premiered at Cannes in 2009, where it received an eight-minute standing ovation and three awards, every film from the prolific and precocious 28 year-old Québécois director Xavier Dolan has generated significant buzz. A recipient of numerous international awards, Dolan has recently taken his career into genre filmmaking (with Tom à la ferme, which premiered at Venice and garnered the prestigious FRIPESCI prize) and to an international level, with his first English-language feature The Death and Life of John F. Donovan now in post-production.