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Call for Papers: Edited Collection Fan Studies: Methods, Ethics, Research

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 4:01pm
Paul Booth/Rebecca Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 3, 2019

Despite the increasing visibility of fan studies as a discipline, there remains scant work that turns its focus specifically to methodological issues. This relative neglect may be due to its status as a somewhat unruly or ‘undisciplined discipline’ (Ford 2014), which takes its theoretical cues from others including sociology, media and cultural studies, psychology, and literary studies. However, as its presence begins to grow and more scholars discover the work being undertaken, it is timely and appropriate for those working within the field to turn their attention more decisively to issues of methods.  

Mythopoeic Children's Literature--Special Issue Mythlore

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:02pm
Mythlore: Journal of JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Call for Papers: Mythopoeic Children’s Literature


Special Issue of Mythlore, Fall 2019

Guest Edited by Donna R. White

** Deadline Extended: April 15, 2019 ** Final paper deadline: June 30, 2019 **


Literary Monsters

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:23am
Speculative Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019


In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters."  Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books.  Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. They are Other. They are Us. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications.


Queer SF: Beyond the Heteronormative Paradigm [EXTENDED DEADLINE - 4/15/19]

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:51am
Museum of Science Fiction/Escape Velocity Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

The Museum of Science Fiction is accepting 250-word proposals for 15-20 minute papers to be presented at this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in National Harbor Maryland, May 24th – 26th, 2019.

2019 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation and Anime

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:38pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and panels both on Western animation and on anime for its 2019 Conference, to be held Thursday-Sunday, 10-13 October 2019 at the Hyatt Regency, 151 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH.  As animation and anime cover all kinds of storytelling, topics may include but are not limited to the following suggestions:  

Tulsa Day of YA

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 1:53pm
Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature,in conjunction with Nimrod International Journal and the Tulsa City-County Library, seeks paper and roundtable proposals for the Tulsa Day of YA, which will be held at the Tulsa City-County Library on from the evening of February 21 to the afternoon of February 22, 2020.


South Central Modern Language Association Sci-Fi & Fantasy Panel

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 2:21pm
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

The 76th annual South Central Modern Language Association convention will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas from October 24-26 at the Little Rock Marriott, near the Clinton Library and the headquarters of Heifer International. It is the perfect city for this year’s theme, “Pathways: Past, Present and Future.” The theme takes its cue from Arkansas’s natural beauty, rich history, and diverse culture.

"It Was Fifity Years Ago Today": An Academic Tribute to The Beatles

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 12:07pm
Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS), NEW University of Lisbon, Portugal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

An academic tribute to The Beatles

Lisbon, 16-18 April 2020

FCSH NOVA, Colégio dos Jesuítas, Campolide



2019 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference, Television Area, 10/10-10/13 *Deadline Extended*

Monday, April 29, 2019 - 3:23pm
Dr. Cory Barker, Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019


Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference

Thursday-Sunday, 10-13 October 2019

Cincinnati, OH

Hyatt Regency Cincinnati

Address: Hyatt Regency, 151 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Phone: (513) 579-1234

Narrative in Play Working Group

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:09am
MLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

Stories are not only told, but are often enacted or explored through play or interactive media.  This working group will share in-progress work and discuss the methodological challenges of studying these unique modes of storying.

Deadline for submissions: Monday, 18 March 2019

Send abstracts to: Jonathan Rey Lee (

Where: MLA 2020 Conference in Seattle, WA

When: January 9-12, 2020


What is a working group? (per MLA website)