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Performing Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 8:27am
Fantastika Journal and Conferences
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Performing Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference

July 3rd – 5th, 2017, Lancaster University

The 4rd annual Fantastika conference will focus on performative bodies in fantastika. This includes performance in theatrical plays and films, as well as an examination of the body itself. How is the body performed and perceived in fantastika texts? How do fantastika texts and our interaction with fantastika texts modulate our understanding of performative bodies?

EXTENDED - CFP for Peplum, Historic Epics, Sword & Sandal Films and TV

updated: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 11:31am
Nicholas Diak
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 29, 2016

This CFP originally ended at the end of June. However, the submission window is being extended to invite additional essayists to take part. Please read below and the CFP has been altered a little bit to accomodate the new deadline, but also adjust for potential topics. 

Introduction

Two Shakespeare Panels for ICMS Kalamazoo 2017

updated: 
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:52am
Shakespeare at Kalamazoo
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Shakespeare at Kalamazoo

International Congress for Medieval Studies 2017

 

Shakespeare at Kalamazoo invites submissions for two sessions at the 2017 Congress, which will be held at Western Michigan University on May 11-14, 2017.

 

Maps in Popular Fiction

updated: 
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 9:50am
NeMLA 2017 Baltimore
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Maps bound in at the beginning of books can shape the reading of the book in a variety of ways. Whether they map continents and signal the sweeping world building of a high fantasy, or map an idyllic English village and signal a cozy murder mystery, both the scale and content of a map provides important information for a reader of fiction. This panel will consider the questions of genre raised (and perhaps answered) by prefacing fiction with maps, and also the various issues of intertextuality indicated by the presence of the map. For instance, is the map part of the packaging? Is it paratextual? Bound in as a page, does it reify text by providing the semblance of context?

Death in Supernatural **DEADLINE EXTENDED** [Edited Collection under contract with McFarland Publishers]

updated: 
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 7:48pm
Mandy Taylor and Susan Nylander
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Project Overview

Editors Taylor and Nylander seek original essays for an edited collection exploring the the nature of death as well as the character Death, the Horseman, in the television show Supernatural.  As death is a constant theme and sometime driver of the show’s narrative, this collection seeks to more fully examine the ways Supernatural represents, personifies, and explores death.   This collection is under contract with McFarland Publishers.

 

Chapters in the proposed collection can focus on one or more of the following categories:

  • Psychological analyses of death, dying, and grief in the series

Special TWC Issue CFP: Social TV Fandom and the Media Industries (3/1/17; 3/15/18)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 7:41pm
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

When Henry Jenkins calls the mid-2000s media landscape one of convergence culture, he describes the intersection of media industries, online social media, and television audiences. Using emerging multiplatform strategies producers can directly engage and immerse potential television audiences. Likewise, industry shaped hailing of fans creates fan-like audiences, but it does so within limits, reflecting industry concerns and agenda.

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