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WisCon 41 Feminist Science Fiction & Fantasy - Deadline February 23

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:01pm
WisCon 41 Feminism & Science Fiction in Madison, WI May 26-29, 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 23, 2017

We invite you to submit papers, panels, and presentations for Academic Programming at WisCon 41! Join us for a weekend dedicated to imagining, exploring, and critiquing alternate worlds, technological transformations, and the possibilities and processes for creating the feminist, decolonial, anti-racist, anti-ableist, anti-fascist futures we so badly need.

Binge Media

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 12:50pm
Ellen McCracken, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 10, 2017

This edited volume focuses on the new cultural phenomenon of binge media and the concomitant patterns of consumption--the viewing of or listening to a series of episodes in rapid succession. With the rise of streaming digital media such as podcasts, aggregated TV series, and other immersive media forms, new textualities and temporalities shape popular narrative forms. Self-directed consumption of digital media series means that audiences are dispersed, as viewing and listening become compressed or extended according to personal choice. The textual artifact is reconstituted through the erasure or alteration of the temporal gaps between weekly installments, and, most notably, by the compression or disappearance of commercial interruptions.

Popular Mediations of Science – Critical Perspectives on Science and its Contexts

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:04pm
Open Cultural Studies / De Gruyter Open
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Editors: Dr Maureen Burns & Dr Adam Dodd (The University of Queensland)

 This issue provides a collection of critical cultural perspectives on popularising science. Many cultural studies scholars use science studies, science and technology studies and feminist science studies in our work. This issue offers critical cultural studies, communication and media studies perspectives specifically on the dissemination of science. Instead of exploring the ways that science is communicated to the general public, this issue will explore how mediation is intrinsic to the core practices of science, and the ways in which popular genres feed back into scientific institutions and disciplines.  

The Sincerest form of Flattery

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:07am
Concordia University Graduate Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017


15th Annual Concordia English Graduate Colloquium

Concordia University Montreal




The Sincerest form of Flattery

March 17 | 18 | 2017


Billie Holiday Anthology

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:07am
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 20, 2017




Theorising the Popular Conference - Liverpool (UK), 21-22 June 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 4:59am
Popular Cultures Research Group, Liverpool Hope University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 17, 2017

Theorising the Popular Conference 2017

Liverpool Hope University, June 21st-22nd 2017

The Popular Culture Research Group at Liverpool Hope University is delighted to announce its seventh annual international conference, ‘Theorising the Popular’. Building on the success of previous years, the 2017 conference aims to highlight the intellectual originality, depth and breadth of ‘popular’ disciplines, as well as their academic relationship with and within ‘traditional’ subjects. One of its chief goals will be to generate debate that challenges academic hierarchies and cuts across disciplinary barriers.

Update: Women-in-Peril or Final Girls? Representing Women in Gothic and Horror Cinema

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 12:08pm
Gothic Feminism, University of Kent
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

At the request of colleagues, please note the extended deadline for abstracts is 14th February 2017 (for a truly bloody Valentine’s…)


Gothic Feminism presents:

Women-in-Peril or Final Girls? Representing Women in Gothic and Horror Cinema

25th – 26th May 2017

University of Kent

Keynote speaker: Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes (Manchester Metropolitan University)



When the Music Takes Over. Musical Numbers in Film and Television

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:23am
Department of Musicology, University of Salzburg
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

The FWF project “The Austrian Music Film, 1912-1933” in collaboration with the Department for Art History, Musicology and Dance Studies at the University of Salzburg and the Kiel Society for Film Music Research is organizing the International Conference:


When the Music Takes Over. Musical Numbers in Film and Television 

Conference Dates: 8-10 March 2018
Venue: University of Salzburg, Austria
Proposal Deadline: April 31, 2017


Keynote Speakers: Amy Herzog (Queens College, New York), Richard Dyer (King's College, London)

Research in the Fantastic / GFF Conference Vienna Sep 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:24am
Gesellschaft fuer Fantastikforschung
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

GFF 2017: Realities and World Building

University of Vienna, September 20th-23rd 2017


     The creation and experience of “new” worlds is a central appeal of the fantastic. From Middle Earth to variations of the Final Frontier, the fantastic provides a seemingly infinite number of fantastic “worlds” and world concepts. It develops and varies social and cultural systems, ideologies, biological and climatic conditions, cosmologies and different time periods. Its potential and self-conception between the possible and the impossible offer perspectives to nearly every field of research.