The Vampire area of the PCA/ACA is accepting proposals for paper presentations, roundtable discussions and four-person panels on any aspect of the television show "The Originals." Please submit proposals by Oct. 1, 2016 at the PCA/ACA website: pcaaca.org.
fan studies and fandom
A chapter has become available for the volume Doctor Who: Twelfth Night to be published by I.B. Tauris. The chapter should look at the character of Missy in the context of Moffat's queer characters (Madame Vastra and Jenny and 'odd' figures such as Dorium and Strax). It should argue, however, that casting the Master as female de-queers the relationship between the Doctor and the Master and casts it as heterosexual. Other female characters should be examined such as the Rani and Servalan in Blake's 7. The chapter should NOT look at fan responses to Missy as this is covered elsewhere in the collection.
UPDATE: SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED.
CFP: Edited Collection on Masculinity and Gender in Sons of Anarchy
Editor: Susan Fanetti, California State University, Sacramento
Through its seven-season run, from 2008-2014, Sons of Anarchy celebrated and contemplated the world of outlaw bikers and became a cultural phenomenon in its own right. Creator and showrunner Kurt Sutter’s modern-day retelling of Hamlet became and continues to be the highest-rated show in FX’s network history, and for that achievement, Sutter was, in later seasons, granted unprecedented leeway to tell his story in his way.
CFP 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 11–14, 2017), Kalamazoo: The Craft (Beer) of Medievalism: Popular Culture, the Middle Ages, and Contemporary Brewing (A Roundtable) According to the Brewers Association, an industry advocacy group, American craft brewing is a rapidly growing $22.3 billion market. As a visit to any store specializing in small-scale beer will affirm, medieval imagery and ideas are frequently invoked in the marketing and conceptions of such beer. This roundtable will explore the multi-faceted intersection of medievalism and the craft beer movement.
As a follow-up to the successful publication of Digital Gaming Re-imagines the Middle Ages (Routledge, 2014), I am soliciting proposals for a follow-on volume tentatively entitled, Lit, Lore, and Canon in Medieval Digital Gaming.
[EXTENDED DEADLINE] CALL FOR PAPERS: “Gothic Afterlives: Mutations, Histories, and Returns”
The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its third biennial conference, to be held at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, on 23rd-24th January 2017.
This is a call for proposals on 1980s nostalgia in 21st-century film and television. Topics may include, but are not limited to, films and programs such as TRON: LEGACY, SUPER 8, STRANGER THINGS, CREED, and THE EXPENDABLES series, among many others. A variety of disciplinary approaches is welcome. Please send a 300-word proposal, a 50-word bio, and a list of at least five relevant sources to Dr. Doug Cunningham at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference will be held in Chicago between March 22 and March 26, 2017.
CFP: Essays on the Evil Dead Anthology
Call for chapter contributions to an edited anthology
Abstracts of 400 words may be submitted any time before September 30, 2016.
Chapters of 3000-7000 words will be due January 15, 2017.
Borges once cheekily wrote, “Writing long books is a laborious and impoverishing act of foolishness…A better procedure is to pretend that those books already exist and to offer …a commentary.” Indeed authors as varied as Borges, Lovecraft, Dick, Apollinaire, Lew, and Asimov placed completely fictional books at the center of their own literary universes. That would make a fascinating panel, but that is not this panel. Rather, what this panel seeks are academic-style works of literary theory and criticism which take as their primary texts completely fictional novels, stories, movements, authors, and films.
“Strong Independent Shipper Who Don’t Need No Canon:” When Fans Reject Canon
2017 PCA/ACA Annual National Conference
San Diego, Wednesday, April 12th—Saturday, April 15th