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CMCS 2017 Media Workshop & Book Talk on Reel Inequality (Rutgers University Press)

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 10:48am
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 4, 2016

The following CFP may be of interest to scholars working on questions of sustainable filmmaking and race/gender equality in film. 

  CFP EXTENDED DEADLINE: Bridging Gaps: Where is the film scholar in Hollywood filmmaking?
Extended deadline for conference abstract submissions is November 4th, 2016

Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) 4th international conference “Bridging Gaps: Where is the film scholar in Hollywood filmmaking?” is hosting an exclusive media workshop and features the following key speakers at the University of Southern California on March 17-19, 2017:

Hybridity and Monstrosity

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 11:20am
University of Texas at Dallas Arts and Humanities Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016


Conference website:



University of Texas at Dallas
Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association

February 24 and February 25, 2017

Keynote speakers: Dr. Nnedi Okorafor and Dr. Stephen T. Asma

 Theme: Hybridity and Monstrosity

Submission Deadline: December 31 , 2016


American Lierature Association: Postwar Geographies

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 10:13am
Jacqueline Foertsch / U North Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 16, 2017

Postwar Literary Studies Group / ALA

Postwar Geographies:  Discussions of literature, 1945-1975, wherein mapping, locating, traveling, place-making, or turf-marking has a significant role:  the Iron Curtain, the color line, “the women’s room(s),” Model Cities, etc.  Abstracts to by 16 January 2017.


Postwar Literary Studies Group / ALA

Special TWC Issue CFP: Romance/Fans: Sexual Fantasy, Love, & Genre in Fandom (12/31/17; 3/15/19)

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 7:17pm
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Romance is one of the most beloved genres of media around the world. Catherine Roach describes fans of romance fiction as ‘ludic readers... who read for play and pleasure’ (2016, 32). According to Roach, romance fandom is both ‘intensely private, as the reading experience can be, but also powerfully communitarian’ (32). Despite the popularity of romance media, romance fandoms remain relatively unaddressed within fan studies. Traditionally, the relationship between “shipping” and romance has been cast as either oppositional or ambivalent. Catherine Driscoll argues that romance “generally appears as a mute field” in studies of fan fiction (2006, 82). Romance is framed as a force that sexually explicit fan fiction responds to or acts against.

The World of Harry Potter (Popular Culture and the Deep Past 2017)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 10:25am
The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at The Ohio State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites you to join us on February 24-25, 2017, for our fourth ‘Popular Culture and the Deep Past’ extravaganza at The Ohio State University, devoted this year to the theme of Harry Potter on the 20th anniversary of the publication of J.K. Rowling's first Potter novel.

Submissions Wanted: Edited Collection on Steven Universe

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 10:25am
John R. Ziegler and Leah Richards
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

The Cartoon Network television series Steven Universe (2013- ), created by Rebecca Sugar, the first woman to create a show for the network, has attracted both media acclaim and a devoted fan following for, among other things, its progressive portrayals of queer characters and blended families in a story driven by members of a rigid caste society who rebelled in order to halt their civilization’s colonization of Earth. Despite Steven Universe offering rich analytical opportunities, very little scholarship has yet been published on the show, and we are seeking submissions for an edited collection, titled Keep Beach City Weird: Theorizing Steven Universe

that will remedy that lack.  


Twenty-Third Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 11:14am
Ottawa University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

Twenty-Third Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture

April 6, 2018

On the campus of Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas

Keynote Address:  Gerald Early, consultant to Ken Burns's Baseball and Jackie Robinson

Comics Remixed: Adaptation and Graphic Narrative

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 12:51pm
The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida invites applicants to submit proposals to the 14th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, “Comics Remixed: Adaptation and Graphic Narrative." The conference will be held from Friday, April 7 to Sunday, April 9, 2017.  Confirmed keynote speakers include Matt Kish, illustrator of Moby Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page, and Dr. Nina Caputo, author of graphic history Debating Truth: The Barcelona Disputation of 1263.


CFP: All topics relating to Harry Potter Novels and/or Fan Community

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:03am
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Call for Proposals, MISTI-Con 2017

Deadline for submissions: 11/30/2016

Date by which proposers shall be notified: 12/31/2016

Convention dates: 5/18-5/22/2017

Proposals should include a title, 300-500 word abstract, a 50-100 word summary, and a biography of 100 words or fewer, contact information, and the proposer’s academic or other affiliation, if any; the submission form contains requests for needs such as audio-visual equipment. Further details and more information on programming at

Crossing the Boundaries of Reception -- New Deadline

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 11:54am
Special Issue of "Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History"
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 12, 2017

The journal Reception invites submissions for its special-topic issue for the 2018 volume year focusing on “Crossing the Boundaries of Reception.” Authors are encouraged to construe “boundaries” as broadly as possible within a reception-study context, including: