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Exploitation Cinema in the 21st Century

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:05pm
Dr James Newton Canterbury Christ Church University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 3, 2017

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

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 11:16am
InVisible Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

“Speculative Visions” –​ ​Issue 27

For its twenty-seventh issue, ​InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Vis​ual Culture invites scholarly articles and creative works that address the complex and multiple meanings of specul​ative 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

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 11:53am
Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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


Edited Collection on Masculinity and Gender in Sons of Anarchy

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 11:56am
Susan Fanetti, California State University, Sacramento
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017


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.


Special Issue TWC CFP: Tumblr and Fandom (05/01/17; 06/15/17)

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 10:40pm
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

Over the past five years, more and more English language transformative fandoms have gravitated to the social networking site Tumblr, moving from online communities such as LiveJournal, Dreamwidth, and Yahoo! Groups. Thus many fan communities have shifted organization structures to adapt to Tumblr’s multiple points of entry and seemingly anti-hierarchical framework. Some fans describe Tumblr as a fandom free-for-all without clear rules for engagement. Others describe this uncertain multiplicity as one of the platform’s strengths. Still others have pointed to Tumblr's comparatively more visual interface as enabling greater global participation in heretofore monolingual fandom spaces.

Ken Russell: Perspectives, Reception and Legacy

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 12:41pm
Kingston University, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 9, 2017

Ken Russell: Perspectives, reception and legacyFriday 14 July - Sunday 16 July 2017

Venue: Kingston University, UK


Price: to be confirmed
Speaker(s): Professor Linda Williams (Southampton University), Dr Brian Hoyle (Dundee University) and Lisi Tribble (wife of and collaborator with Ken Russell)
To attend: booking will be available soon, please check back

Page 23 Lit Con at Denver Comic Con

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 11:20am
Page 23
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Call for Papers, Panels, and Presentations Page 23 LitConJune 30-July 2, 2017


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

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


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