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[UPDATE] SGMS 2016 CFP: World-Building in Asian Popular Cultures

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 1:33pm
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Please note that our deadline for submissions has been extended to September 1, 2016:

SGMS 2016 CALL: World-building in Asian Popular Cultures

The Call for Mechademia 10 states: “Japanese popular culture — manga, anime, games, and SF — abound in scenarios in which our contemporary reality appears to be but one possible outcome within an open situation.”

Foundation Essay Prize 2017

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 2:43pm
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 7, 2016

We are pleased to announce our next essay-writing competition. The award is open to all post-graduate research students and to all early career researchers (up to five years after the completion of your PhD) who have yet to find a full-time or tenured position. The prize is guaranteed publication in the next summer issue of Foundation (August 2017).

To be considered for the competition, please submit a 6000 word article on any topic, period, theme, author, film or other media within the field of science fiction and its academic study. All submitted articles should comply with the guidelines to contributors as set out on the SF Foundation website. Only one article per contributor is allowed to be submitted.

CFP: The Memory Factory: Hollywood’s Influence on Historical Memory

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:02am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (November 11-13 2016 Pasadena, CA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association  

PAMLA 116th Annual Conference November 11-13, 2016


Panel Chair:              Vanessa Osborne


Affiliation:                University of Southern California




Session Title:           “The Memory Factory:  Hollywood's Influence on Historical Memory"

Orphan Black: Sestras, Scorpions, and Crazy Science UPDATED

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 4:44pm
Janet Brennan Croft and Alyson Buckman, eds.
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Call for Contributors UPDATED!


ORPHAN BLACK: Sestras, Scorpions, and Crazy Science

Edited by Janet Brennan Croft and Alyson Buckman


Call for Contributors: Fan Phenomena: Game of Thrones

Monday, May 9, 2016 - 11:56am
Kavita Mudan Finn
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

With five books and approximately eight million words published thus far in the Song of Ice and Fire series (1996-ongoing) and the sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones currently airing, we are seeing the beginnings of a school of criticism devoted to George R.R. Martin’s works and their peculiar brand of deconstructive and in many ways postmodern interpretations of the fantasy genre and medievalism. Often positioned as the grittier antithesis of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth, Martin's narrative focuses on the darker side of chivalry and heroism, stripping away these higher ideals to reveal the greed, amorality, and lust for power underpinning them.


Eastsploitation: Eastern Europe and the Cinematic Lowbrow

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 3:38pm
Richard Nowell & Jindriska Blahova, Charles University in Prague
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Call for Papers


Eastsploitation: Eastern Europe and the Cinematic Lowbrow


Edited by Jindriska Blahova and Richard Nowell