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Reminder -- CFP ReFocus: The Films of Xavier Dolan

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:38am
Andrée Lafontaine
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

CFP ReFocusThe Films of Xavier Dolan

Ever since his first feature film J’ai tué ma mère premiered at Cannes in 2009, where it received an eight-minute standing ovation and three awards, every film from the prolific and precocious 28 year-old Québécois director Xavier Dolan has generated significant buzz. A recipient of numerous international awards, Dolan has recently taken his career into genre filmmaking (with Tom à la ferme, which premiered at Venice and garnered the prestigious FRIPESCI prize) and to an international level, with his first English-language feature The Death and Life of John F. Donovan now in post-production.

CFP: Indie Games in the Digital Age (Anthology)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:37am
MJ Clarke CSULA, Cynthia Wang CSULA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

The digital realm has reconfigured the ways in which production and consumption of games happen.  Consider some prominent examples:

  • In May 2011, self-taught game developer Andrew Spinks released his own world-building game after only five months of production.  The game, Terraria, now available on all major computing and gaming platforms, has sold over 20.5 million units, but is still only available through Spinks’s own publishing firm, Re-Logic.


Television Studies Session at PAMLA 2017 (Honolulu, Hawaii)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 2:16pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Television Studies Session at PAMLA 2017


Friday, November 10 – Sunday, November 12, 2017

Chaminade University of Honolulu


Television Studies, a standing session of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), is now accepting proposals for the organization’s 115th annual conference. This year’s conference theme is “The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing.”  All proposals in the realm of television studies are welcome, with a particular interest in the following focus issues as well:


CFP: Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses Eight

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:32pm
Whedon Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 8, 2018

Slayage: The Journal of Whedon Studies, the Whedon Studies Association, and conveners Stacey Abbott and Cynthia Burkhead invite proposals for the eighth biennial Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SCW8). Devoted to Joss Whedon’s creative works, SCW8 will be held on the campus of the University of North Alabama, Florence, Alabama, June 21-24, 2018. The conference will be organized by Local Arrangements Chair Cynthia Burkhead, along with Slayage alumns Anissa Graham, Stephanie Graves, Jennifer Butler Keeton, and Brenna Wardell

GLBTQ Studies Area of MAPACA (Philadelphia, November 2017)

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:33pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The GLBTQ Studies Area of MAPACA welcomes proposals of relevance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. Proposals are encouraged on any medium and from any critical, contemporary, historic, or disciplinary perspective. While proposals on any topic are accepted, we especially welcome proposals that speak to the following:

*Denied Service: H.R.2802, the First Amendment Defense Act

*The Politics of Public Spaces: Inclusion/Exclusion

*Popular Culture and Trans Perspectives and Representation

*Drag Culture and Performance

*GLBTQ Representation on Film

*”Looking” at GLBTQ TV Representation

*Manhunting on Grndr: Gay Social Apps

UPDATED: Essays for Collection on Supergirl Television Series--Under Contract

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 7:06pm
Tim Rayborn and Melissa Wehler
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 10, 2017

McFarland Publishers, an independent book publisher devoted to a wide variety of topics, including history, sports, and pop culture, will be releasing a collection of essays on the CW television series Supergirl. Tim Rayborn and Melissa Wehler will take on the role of editors.

Comics and Graphic Narratives Panel (Deadline 5/21) - PAMLA 2017 (Honolulu, Hawaii 11/10-11/12)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 2:38pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Proposals for individual presentations are invited for the Comics and Graphic Narratives panel at the 2017 meeting of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA). All papers dealing with comics and other graphic narratives will be considered. Papers utilizing media specific analysis, and papers with a strong connection to this year theme of "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing" are highly encouraged. A visual component to the paper/presentation is also encouraged.

This years conference will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii and is sponsored by Chaminade University of Honolulu The conference will be held between Friday, November 10, 2017 and Sunday, November 12, 2017.

SUMMER PROGRAM in Queer and Feminist Narrative Theories -- DEADLINE EXTENDED

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 2:38pm
Project Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

Project Narrative Summer Institute (PNSI) is a two-week workshop at Ohio State University that offers faculty and advanced graduate students in any discipline the opportunity for an intensive study of core concepts and issues in narrative theory. The focus for summer 2017 will be Queer and Feminist Narrative Theories: Interdisciplinary Methodologies and will be held from Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 21.

Theorising the Popular 2017 - Registration Now Open

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:18pm
Liverpool Hope University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 12, 2017




Liverpool Hope University


This is a reminder that registration for Theorising the Popular 2017 is now open.

Now in its 7th year, Theorising the Popular is an annual international conference organised by the Popular Culture Research Group at Liverpool Hope University. The primary aim of the conference is to highlight the intellectual originality, depth and breadth of 'popular' disciplines, as well as their academic relationship with 'traditional' subjects.  

The conference will be held at Liverpool Hope's main campus, Hope Park, and will run from 21-22 June 2017. 


CFP: Video Game Studies: The Visual Politics of Play for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:19pm
Daniel Ante-Contreras, University of California, Riverside
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

This session is interested in both analysis of games and the gaming industry and the visibility and role of “video game studies” as an institutional entity. It seeks papers willing to engage with the intersections of visuality and play in games and game studies as they are and as they might be. 

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by May 21, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here: