Twenty-first century media have seen a rise not only in remakes and ‘re-imaginings’, but also transmedia adaptations, works based in nostalgic callbacks, fan-written versions of media, and genre-bending remixes. While a wider body of work exists on transmedia storytelling and adaptation, Gothic horror remakes are still a rich and largely unexplored subject, even as interest in the remake phenomenon continues to grow. And yet, the history of Gothic horror in film and television is rich in re-adaptations, and re-conceptualizations, where the literary roots of Gothic horror tropes, narratives, and characterizations continue to resurface and uncannily return.
fan studies and fandom
The Melodrama Research Group presents:
At home with horror? Terror on the small screen
27th-28th October 2017
University of Kent
Keynote speaker: Dr Helen Wheatley (University of Warwick)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Abstract sumission deadline is now extended to May 15th, 2017
submission via email: email@example.com (Mr. Manni Cheung, Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities, The Education University of Hong Kong)
The Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities and the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies at The Education University of Hong Kong is pleased to announce The Third International Conference on Popular Culture and Education, which will take place in Hong Kong, July 20th-22nd, 2017.
Netflix’s meteoric rise as an online content provider has been well documented and much debated in the popular press and in academic circles. It has been praised as the future of television (Auletta, 2014) and as “the most feared force in Hollywood” (Villarreal & James, 2016), while also decried as the end of “TV’s Golden Age” and blamed for ushering in an era where “TV shows may be briefer, lower-budget and filled with the kind of product-placement ads that audiences hate and advertisers pay for” (Thielman, 2016).
TRANS TV: Call For Papers
Transformations of Television Industries
Transformations of Television Consumption Practices
Transformations of Televisual Aesthetics, Narratives and Identities
21st Century Transnational and Transmedia Television Practices
Wednesday the 13th of September to Friday the 15th of September, University of Westminster, 309 Regent St, London
Organised in Collaboration with the CREAM and CAMRI research centres and the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design at the University of Westminster.
Organising Committee: Dr Michael Goddard, Dr Christopher Hogg, Jane Thorburn, Paul Dwyer, Ged Maguire, Robert Benfield, Simon Passmore.
Call for Papers:
2017 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Wednesday-Sunday, 18-22 October 2017
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
315 Chestnut St.
St. Louis, MO 63102
Deadline: April 30 2017
CFP ReFocus: The Films of Xavier Dolan
Ever since his first feature film J’ai tué ma mère premiered at Cannes in 2009, where it received an eight-minute standing ovation and three awards, every film from the prolific and precocious 28 year-old Québécois director Xavier Dolan has generated significant buzz. A recipient of numerous international awards, Dolan has recently taken his career into genre filmmaking (with Tom à la ferme, which premiered at Venice and garnered the prestigious FRIPESCI prize) and to an international level, with his first English-language feature The Death and Life of John F. Donovan now in post-production.
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.
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.