I International H/Story Seminar
The Popcultural Life of Science:
Stories of Wonder, Stories of Facts
University of Silesia in Katowice
fan studies and fandom
I International H/Story Seminar
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.”
Call for Papers– DEADLINE EXTENDED AGAIN!
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
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
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).
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.
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
The Velvet Light Trap Issue #87: Sports and/as Media Studies
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.
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.