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CFP: "BUFFY at 20" Conference (Marquette University, April 1, 2017) - EXTENDED DEADLINE

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 9:59am
Marquette University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 6, 2017

April 1, 2017
Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI

Please submit 250-500 word abstracts to and
Participants will be notified by January 15, 2017.

Keynote Speaker: Sherryl Vint, University of California, Riverside

Consumer Identities and Digital Culture Symposium

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 10:14am
Consumer Identities
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

CFP: Consumer Identities and Digital Culture Symposium

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 20, 2016

The Division of Mass Communication at St. John’s University is now accepting submissions for paper presentations at an upcoming one-day symposium, Consumer Identities and Digital Culture. We seek transdisciplinary interpretations and critical analyses of consumption and consumer identity, broadly defined across emerging media and digital landscapes. This symposium is the first in a planned series of events interrogating various aspects of consumer identity, using fans as one exemplar and catalyst for discussion. Panelists will also be invited to participate in the development of an edited volume.


Deeper than Swords: Fear and Loathing in Fantasy and Folklore

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 3:48pm
University of Edinburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 25, 2016

19th-20th January 2017

School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

University of Edinburgh




“Fear cuts deeper than swords.” A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin

Confirmed speakers:

Professor Diane Purkiss (University of Oxford)

Dr Robert Maslen (University of Glasgow)


 **Deadline extended**

Audiences, Fandoms, and Reception: A Kino Club 313 Conference

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 10:08am
Kino Club 313 of Wayne State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 10, 2016

Call for Papers:

Audiences, Fandoms, and Reception: A Kino 313 Conference


deadline for submissions:  

December 10, 2016


conference location/date:

Wayne State University (Detroit, MI); Friday, February 17th, 2017


contact email:


keynote speaker:

Mythmoot IV: Invoking Wonder

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 12:17pm
Mythgard Institute by Signum University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mythmoot combines academic conference, literary creative meet-up, and fan convention all into one. It develops studies in fields not considered primary in literary scholarship such as science fiction, fantasy, horror, gothic, folklore, children’s literature, etc., in a way that academics and enthusiasts will appreciate. 

Mythgard Institute from Signum University is turning Mythmoot IV into a secondary-world experience for academics, friends, and fans. Confirmed guest speakers are Dr. Verlyn Flieger and Dr. Mike Drout, with more special guests to be announced. Mythmoot IV will be held from June 1st to 4th, 2017, at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, VA. This year’s theme is…

Invoking Wonder

Serenity: Essays on Joss Whedon’s ‘Big Damn Movie’ *EXTENDED DEADLINE*

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 5:03pm
Frederick Blichert, McFarland Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 13, 2017

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Abstracts due February 13, 2017.

Joss Whedon’s short-lived series Firefly developed a fierce following while it aired from 2002 to 2003. After its cancellation, fans cried foul and demanded more, which eventually led to the 2005 feature film follow-up Serenity, along with several tie-in comic books. The series and film were celebrated for their mixing of science fiction and western iconography, dystopic settings, progressive gender representations, underdog storylines, and clever and fast-paced dialogue.

‘I Am Not There’: International Conference on Bob Dylan

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 9:16am
FCSH-NOVA University of Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017

‘I Am Not There’: International Conference on Bob Dylan


18-19 May 2017

Venue: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal


I change during the course of a day. I wake and I'm one person, and when I go to sleep I know for certain I'm somebody else.

        Bob Dylan


Call for Proposals for an Essay Collection on Meta-Fiction, Intertextuality, and Authorship in Supernatural

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 9:18am
Anastasia Klimchynskaya, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

One of the defining themes of the CW’s Supernatural is its interest in fiction and storytelling. The longest running genre series on American television, it has, throughout its twelve seasons, broken the fourth wall in a way that no other TV show likely has. From making Supernatural itself (and its fandom) exist within the world of the narrative to the unique relationship between canon and fanon, fans and creators, Supernatural is a groundbreaking look at the way narratives are created, told, and retold. Yet most scholarship dedicated to Supernatural has omitted thoroughly exploring this crucial aspect of the series.