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The Carmen Maria Machado Moment and the Latinx Literary Present

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:48pm
Northeast MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Carmen Maria Machado's short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties (2017), was the winner of the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize and Shirley Jackson Award, and the finalist for the National Book Award and PEN/Robert W. Brigham Prize for Debut Fiction. Received to great acclaim, Her Body and Other Parties provocatively navigates between eerie and moving narratives that toy between science fiction, speculative fiction, horror, and fan fiction to underscore the various violences inflicted on women's bodies.

Barbarians Within: Constructing the Barbaric Other in Speculative Fiction

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:17pm
Northeast MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

For the past two years, NeMLA’s keynote speakers have evoked the image of barbarians at the gates, and they are not alone in their use of this powerful image. Barbarians evoke a particular kind of wildness and danger that continues to resonate in popular culture, from the Dothraki and Wildlings in Game of Thrones, to the raiders in Parable of the Sower. In response to NeMLA 2020’s theme, “Shaping and Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places, Languages and Cultures,” we invite presentations that interrogate the idea of barbarism in speculative fiction. How is the barbaric defined and located? Can the racist and colonialist implications of the term ever be shed or inverted?

Deadline approaching - Fan studies chapter contributions

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:16pm
Bridget Kies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Deadline for chapter contributions and/or expressions of interest is October 1. We have special need for contributions that consider transnational fan communities or texts, historically marginalized communities, and understudied media texts.
CFP: Fandom: The Next Generation
Transgenerational Fans and Long-Running Media Franchises

CFP: Stardom and Fandom, Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference (2/19-22)

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:44am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 41st annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. 

 The Area Chair for Stardom and Fandom invites paper or panel proposals on any aspect of stardom or fandom. The list of ideas below is limited, so if you have an idea that is not listed, please suggest the new topic. We are an interdisciplinary area and encourage submissions from multiple perspectives and disciplines. Topics might include:

Studies of individual celebrities and their fans, both current and historical

Eat/Play/Tweet: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Storytelling and Identity in Popular Culture

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:42am
Popular Culture Research Centre, Auckland University of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

The Popular Culture Research Centre (Auckland University of Technology) welcomes papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on the theme of ‘storytelling and identity’ in popular culture. The conference will be held in Auckland on 7-9 July 2020.

Utopia & Dystopia Conference on the Fantastic in Media Entertainment

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 10:25am
Rikke Schubart/University of Southern Denmark
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Conference, University of Southern Denmark, May 28–29, 2020

 

Utopia & Dystopia

Conference on the Fantastic in Media Entertainment 

 

Venue: University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

 

Proposal Deadline: December 10, 2019

 

Call for Presentations

REMINDER: CFP - Call for chapters on The Fast and the Furious films

updated: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:02am
Dr Joshua Gulam, Liverpool Hope University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Editors - Dr Joshua Gulam (Liverpool Hope University), Dr Sarah Feinstein (University of Leeds), and Dr Fraser Elliott (University of Salford)

We are seeking chapter proposals for an edited collection on the culture, commerce, and ideology of The Fast and the Furious films.

SWPACA 2020: Television

updated: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 1:10am
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) 40th Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020, Albuquerque, New Mexico 

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 40th annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.  

The Television Area Chair invites interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of television, past or present. Topics include, but are not limited to:

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