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Edited Collection on the Romance Genre in the 21st Century

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:07am
Susan Fanetti/CSU Sacramento
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Call for Proposals

Not Your Mother’s Bodice Rippers: The Romance Genre in the 21st Century

Editor: Susan Fanetti



The enduring stereotype of the romance novel is the dramatic cover depicting the bare-chested, Fabio-modeled “hero” holding the swooning “heroine” draped over his arm, her wild hair flowing and her bountiful pale breasts swelling from her torn dress. Hence the term “bodice-ripper.”


Esotericism & Occultism FINAL DEADLINE EXTENSION Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, February 2020, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 1:19pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019


Esotericism & Occultism

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal submission deadline: November 24, 2019

Washington Irving and the Theater (ALA 2020)

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:06am
The Washington Irving Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Washington Irving Society invites proposals for a panel connecting Washington Irving and his contemporaries to the theater. As a native New Yorker, Irving was a lifelong theater goer and even aspired to become a playwright while living abroad. His relationship with playwright John Howard Payne and Frankenstein author Mary Shelley, in fact, developed during this time in England when he attempted to write for the theater. As we continue to celebrate the 200th anniversary of The Sketch Book (1819-1820), stage performances of stories from the collection, such as “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” are welcomed, but we open the panel to stage productions of Irving and his other writing, too.


Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature

Monday, January 6, 2020 - 1:59pm
Northwestern State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature for an edited collection of the same name in the series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).

Extended Deadline: Call for Abstracts: Critically Reading "The Vampire Diaries"

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 5:50pm
Book Publication
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Vampires are a phenomenon that have captivated humans since ancient times, and continue to globally fascinate different target audiences. From vampires in early Chinese traditions to their depiction in early poems such as “The Vampire” by Heinrich August Ossenfelder, to Lord Byron’s “The Vampyre”, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, to vampires in more recent TV series and movies, this creature has not only evoked fear and horror but has also embodied both anxieties as well as desires of the culture and time in which it was created. Consequently, as vampire narratives today have started to go beyond the realms of horror, sometimes even turning the vampire into romantic heroes, they bring new insights to current issues across various fields.


Deadline Updated: Comics in Community: 2020 UF Graduate Comics Organization Conference

Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 3:41pm
UF Graduate Comics Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

Dear Colleagues, 

We are extending the deadline for our Call for Papers for the Comics in Community Conference until January 10th, 2020. Thank you to everyone who has submitted an abstract so far, and we look forward to reading them all. We are also very pleased to announce that Dr. André Carrington will be our first keynote speaker. Do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions, and please see below for our full CFP.


17th Annual UF GCO Conference: "Comics In Community"

Updated Deadline for Submissions: 1/10/2020

Hosted by: Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida

Dragons: Edited collections on film, literature, gaming, and online culture

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:35am
Northwestern State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

As the popularity of mythical creatures in films and literature grows, there is one creature that remains prominent: the dragon. Dragons have become most visible recently in the cinematic versions of The Hobbit and in George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones Series). However, there are other films, such as Dragonslayer (1981), Reign of Fire (2002), Dragonheart (1996), and the How to Train Your Dragon series (2010-2019), and numerous adult and children’s literature series that feature dragons.

CFP -- Doctor Who: New Dawn (Essays on the Jodie Whittaker Era)

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:34am
Brigid Cherry
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 4, 2019

Doctor Who: New Dawn is a collection of essays devoted to the era of the first female Doctor, Jodie Whittaker, and the work of showrunner Chris Chibnall. Edited by Brigid Cherry, Matt Hills and Andrew O’Day, and due to be published by Manchester University Press in 2020, the collection responds to the reinvention and ‘new dawn’ of Doctor Who, primarily engaging with the show’s reframing in terms of gender and diversity. Due to an untimely withdrawal, we now invite proposals for a 6,000-word chapter on female fans’ responses to the casting of Jodie Whittaker and/or their reception of a female incarnation of the Doctor.