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Comics Remixed: Adaptation and Graphic Narrative

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 12:51pm
The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida invites applicants to submit proposals to the 14th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, “Comics Remixed: Adaptation and Graphic Narrative." The conference will be held from Friday, April 7 to Sunday, April 9, 2017.  Confirmed keynote speakers include Matt Kish, illustrator of Moby Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page, and Dr. Nina Caputo, author of graphic history Debating Truth: The Barcelona Disputation of 1263.


CFP: All topics relating to Harry Potter Novels and/or Fan Community

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:03am
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Call for Proposals, MISTI-Con 2017

Deadline for submissions: 11/30/2016

Date by which proposers shall be notified: 12/31/2016

Convention dates: 5/18-5/22/2017

Proposals should include a title, 300-500 word abstract, a 50-100 word summary, and a biography of 100 words or fewer, contact information, and the proposer’s academic or other affiliation, if any; the submission form contains requests for needs such as audio-visual equipment. Further details and more information on programming at

Crossing the Boundaries of Reception -- New Deadline

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 11:54am
Special Issue of "Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History"
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 12, 2017

The journal Reception invites submissions for its special-topic issue for the 2018 volume year focusing on “Crossing the Boundaries of Reception.” Authors are encouraged to construe “boundaries” as broadly as possible within a reception-study context, including:

Queering the Whedonverses—a Slayage special issue

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:05am
Slayage: the Journal of Whedon Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 16, 2016

Over the last 15 years, Slayage: The Journal of Whedon Studies and other publications have featured a range of writing and scholarship about queer issues, identity and representations related to the Whedonverses but there has not yet been a publication dedicated solely to queer Whedon studies. A renewed interest in feminism and queer identities in mainstream culture and academia, alongside greater public recognition for LGBTQ issues and more attention being paid to popular culture across media: all suggest that the time is right for a concentrated examination of the Whedonverses from the perspective of queer theory and queer identities as they overlap but also differ, in all their complexity as they exist within an intersectional world.

Pippi to Ripley 4: Gender and Sexuality in Fantasy,Science Fiction and Comics

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:06am
Katharine Kittredge
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Pippi to Ripley 4:Sex and Gender in Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Comics

Ithaca College, April 21-22, 2017

Keynote: SAMMUS performs her acclaimed nerdcore hip-hop and talks about race, geekdom, and feminism.

Special guest: Breakout YA author LJ Alonge

Pippi to Ripley 4 is an interdisciplinary conference with a focus on women and gender in imaginative fiction. We invite papers devoted to fictional characters in all media, including: comics, films, television, and video games as well as in folklore, mythology, and children's and young adult literature. This year’s conference includes a special focus on:

Fan Intersectionality: Race, Gender and Sexuality in Fan Communities

Deeper than Swords: Fear and Loathing in Fantasy and Folklore

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 6:00am
University of Edinburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 11, 2016

19th-20th January 2017

School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

University of Edinburgh




“Fear cuts deeper than swords.” A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin

Confirmed speakers:

Professor Diane Purkiss (University of Oxford)

Dr Robert Maslen (University of Glasgow)


 **Please note the change of dates**

The Book Review: Contemporary Forms, Forums, and Forces

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 10:06am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 7, 2016

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.

The Films of Wes Anderson

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 10:06am
Texas Studies in Literature and Language (TSLL)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 23, 2017

The Films of Wes Anderson

A special issue of Texas Studies in Literature and Language


CFP: Supernatural SWPACA (11/1/16; 2/15-18/2017)

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 10:06am
Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area chairs of the Southwest Popular / American Culture Association ( 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:

'Always on Their Mind': Elvis Presley and Consumer Culture

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 10:01am
University of Kent, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

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.