American Literature and Culture Secton (Department of English Studies, University of Wrocław) and New Media and Popular Literature Secton (Department of Polish Studies, University of Wrocław) invite paper abstracts for “Generaton BioWare,” a conference focused exclusively on the Canadian developer and their games.
fan studies and fandom
Call for chapter proposals: Animation and advertising
Proposals are invited for chapters in a new edited collection on the topic of ‘Animation and Advertising’.
In the last two decades, scholarly attention to transmedia storytelling (TS) has increased dramatically. Approaches to the topic vary widely, ranging from a focus on the effects of TS on narratives and texts (Harvey, Mittell); explorations of paratexts, metatexts, intertexts, and pretexts (Gray, Clarke); and the increase in fan participation and agency with regard to narrative agency since the transmedia turn (Jenkins, Geraghty, Hills). More recently, scholars such as Raúl Rodríguez-Ferrándiz have returned to what might be considered the beginning, looking to Gerard Genette’s discussion of paratexts and building on Genette’s print-bound ideas with transmediated frames.
Fan studies has consistently identified media or participatory fandom as an intertextual and self-reflexive communitarian space. Further, scholars have produced extremely important work concerning fan identity in these spaces, theorized mainly around the axes of gender and sexuality (Hellekson and Busse 2006; Stein 2015). However, a sustained examination of the effect of racial identity in these spaces has not yet occurred.
Penny Dreadful (2014-2016) has become one of the most critical well-regarded shows of the post-millennial Gothic television revival, drawing explicitly on classic tropes, texts and characters throughout its three-season run. However, despite the show’s critical success and cult following, a substantive academic examination of the show has yet to be undertaken.
Call for Papers
Exploring Boundaries in Film and Television
Wednesday 14 June 2017
Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre, De Montfort University
Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Dr. Iain Smith, Lecturer at King’s College London
The Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre, De Montfort University, invites postgraduates and early career researchers and to its sixth annual postgraduate conference.
October 18-22, 2017, St. Louis, MO
Hyatt Regency St Louis at the Arch
315 Chestnut Street
St. Louis, MO 63102
Phone: (314) 665-1234
The Television area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its 2017 conference in St. Louis, Missouri. We are looking for papers that examine any aspect of television, from any time period, and using any number of methods. Potential topics for paper or panel proposals include, but are not limited to:
With the proliferation of global media on the Internet, Korean television dramas have quickly become a popular phenomenon.Not just permeating Asia, but also appearing in the U.S., the Middle East, Europe, and Spanish-speaking countries among others, these dramas lead to fans scrambling to provide subtitles in their own languages. Along with being enthralled with characters and storylines, fans find themselves listening to soundtracks and following their favorite actors to other Korean dramas.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Seventh Biennial Conference of the RECEPTION STUDY SOCIETY
The Saint Paul Hotel and St. Catherine University
Sept. 21-23, 2017 Saint Paul, Minn.
Thursday through Sunday
Call for Papers
Asian and Asian American Culture Area
2017 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference
Wednesday-Sunday, 18 - 22 October 2017
St. Louis, Missouri
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
Deadline: April 30, 2017
The Asian and Asian American Culture Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2017.
Proposals will be accepted from any area relating to Asian and Asian American cultures. Potential topics could include, but are not limited to: