Academic literary critics have long eyed book reviewers, their public counterparts, with suspicion. For example, in The Armed Vision, a 1948 study of the methods of modern literary criticism, Stanley Edgar Hyman makes the following heavily weighted distinction, "the reviewer, more or less, is interested in books as commodities; the critic in books as literature." However, the past 15 years have seen a proliferation of forms and forums for online writing about books that combine the literary and the commodity in complex and interesting ways, deconstructing and reevaluating the distinctions between these terms.
fan studies and fandom
The Films of Wes Anderson
A special issue of Texas Studies in Literature and Language
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area chairs of the Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (http://southwestpca.org) invite paper or panel proposals on any topic related to the CW television series Supernatural.
Join us for the 37th Annual Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference, February 15-18, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2016.
Any and all topics will be considered, although we especially encourage proposals on:
Call for Papers:
“Always On Their Mind”: Elvis Presley and Consumer Culture
3rd June, 2017
University of Kent, UK
We invite proposals for an interdisciplinary conference on the star persona of Elvis Presley. The one-day event will be held at the University of Kent on the 3rd of June, 2017.
Circuits of Cinema:
Histories of Movie and Media Distribution
A HoMER Network Conference
on the History of Moviegoing, Exhibition and Reception
Hosted by the Circuits of Cinema Project
Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
22 to 24 June 2017 (Thursday to Saturday)
Pre-Conference 21 June 2017: all-day Mapping Movies “data hack”
Deadline to submit 250-300 word abstracts, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, 30 November 2016.
CFP: Textual Reception – Exploring Audiences’ Writing Practices from a Gender Perspective (special issue of Genre en séries / Gender in Series)
Call for Papers
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
38th Annual Conference, February 15-18, 2017
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2016
Call for Papers for
Academic Track at the 75th World Science Fiction Convention
“100 Years of Estrangement”
9–13 August, 2017
Messukeskus, the Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre, Helsinki, Finland
CFP: 30 years of Pixar Animation Studios – Symposium
Saturday 10th December 2016, King’s College London