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.
fan studies and fandom
[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
Call for Papers: Metal, Extreme Music and the Holocaust EXTENDED DEADLINE: 2 OCTOBER
University of Leeds 12 December 2016
Dr Matthew Boswell, University of Leeds, author of Holocaust Impiety
Dr Keith Kahn-Harris, author of Extreme Metal: Music and Culture on the Edge
Dr Nicholas Terry, University of Exeter, Holocaust historian and ex-editor of Terrorizer
SCMS 2017 Panel CFP: So Bad It’s Good
“Clearly, in cinematic circles of all kinds, there has been a significant realignment on the social terrain of taste, a powerful response to what has been termed ‘the siren song of crap’.”
- Jeffrey Sconce
“To understand bad taste one must have very good taste. Good bad taste can be creatively nauseating but must, at the same time, appeal to the especially twisted sense of humor, which is anything but universal.”
- John Waters
Have you ever read a review of a comic or graphic novel on a website and felt like you were only reading a book report? How many of you noticed an article in an academic journal that focused on one of your favorite graphic novels, but it ended up glossing over – or completely forgetting – to mention aspects of the art and dryly deconstructed the narrative?
Editors Szanter and Richards seek original essays for an edited collection on Rob Thomas’s television series iZombie as well as the show’s graphic novel source material, Roberson and Allred’s iZOMBIE. This particular series has begun to overhaul modern constructions of the zombie in popular culture and media. While scholarship on the television zombie is not in short supply, particularly in regards to AMC’s The Walking Dead, we believe this particular show and comic series speak to a growing trend in zombie culture whereby the zombie “passes” as human—fully assimilating into normalized society.